Most animals give warning to those in their territory before attacking them. Just like how a man cocks (I assume it's spelled that way) his gun before immediately pulling the trigger. Some guys just pull the trigger. The only thing that holds more people from just firing is knowing the consequences they'll face via "the law."
Again, I say we're animals. Nothing more, nothing less.
The ability to speak, read, and write has kept man at bay. Good thing too.
Well for one thing "most" does not encompass "all". And that's also why I said "or otherwise discriminate against" because animals do not have what we would refer to as a conscience. I mean, have you ever observed them at all
? They will kill each other for pretty much any reason, including for sport. As higher beings (than animals) we both know that doing this to another human is wrong. If you don't think it's wrong, then maybe you are an animal. As for me I know
it's wrong. This in and of itself proves that I am fundamentally different than an animal.
It's simple enough. Things exist. If something exists, it has to have a point at which it came into being - a creation point. If something is created, it has to be created by something or someone. This, philosophically and scientifically, is required. Matter is made up of energy, and that energy had to have come from somewhere. Follow the logic of a creation needing a creator backward and you will find that whatever the source of all things may be, it must be eternal in nature, having no beginning. Therefore, you are forced to conclude that something created everything, and that something is eternal in nature.
Otherwise, you believe that something came from nothing, and that is absolutely illogical, irrational and absurd. This is why the U.S. requires swearing in on the Bible in court. The Founding Fathers figured that anyone whom did not know there was a Creator of some sort must be irrantional since something cannot come from nothing. All of them were scholars of the Old Testament, there of whom were Deists.
The next question is whether it was a thing or a person which created everything. A thing does not have intelligence, only a person. And we see incredibly complicated and well balanced design in every existing thing. Furthermore, we see programming in DNA which is exceptionally similar to the programming in a computer, but far more complicated and advanced.
If someone asked you, "Where did the programming in the computer come from", your answer would clearly not be, "It happened by chance". That's irrational, wouldn't you agree? So why would one think that the programming in DNA has no programmer? That's irrational. The programming in DNA is what has turned tons of evolution scientists into intelligent design scientists. They understand that it is completely impossible for well order, super intelligent programming to spawn all on its own. There must be a programmer, period. There is no other solution.
Therefore, a rational, logical individual will inevitably conclude that there must be an eternal Creator by which all things were created. Any other conclusion is not logical and makes absolutely no sense. If the video established this, sorry for repeating it. I didn't watch the video. :P
Basically, I try to respect people for their beliefs, and in doing so, I hope that they return the favor. I don't want to label myself as a christian, muslim, buddhist, or atheist, or whatever...I just want to be a person that respects other people.
Prime example of what I was saying right here. Name one animal that will ever behave this way. No animal can ever or will ever go against it's nature, or what it feels it should do, in order to accommodate an opposing animal. I really don't know what could possibly offer more proof than that.