born-this-wayOne of the most popular and feng shui arguments of homosexuals is, “We are just born that way.” Well, uh, not so much.

You are born in the image of God, and according to his likeness, but you know, a guy has to make choices… and yours involve other guys, or whatever the case may be. That catch phrase has made headlines everywhere and even got religious folks second guessing the aforementioned note in Genesis.

There’s this popular aphorism, “If you can’t beat them, join them.” Would it surprise you that it seems one faith-centric researcher at the University of Oxford is taking that idiom out for a spin?

Dr. Justin Barrett, a senior researcher at the University of Oxford’s Centre for Anthropology and Mind, claims that young people have a predisposition to believe in a supreme being because they assume that everything in the world was created with a purpose. He says that young children have faith even when they have not been taught about it by family or at school, and argues that even those raised alone on a desert island would come to believe in God.

Sure, this looks good for a tenured professor but here is some anthropology for you, and I’m sitting here in my skivvies (great visual, eh).

You ever sit in a chair without looking at it? How about start a car without checking an engine? Maybe take a pill when you have a headache? It takes faith to do all that with success. No one wants the chair to break, the engine to not turn over and the tylenol to work its mojo on your feet instead of your migraine. That’s why this epiphany doesn’t impress me.

Listen to logic: Anyone remember 9-11? Public conscience about God was flaring at an all-time high. People from all walks of life and dregs of society were holding hands and singing Kumbaya because everyone was willing to give this God a whirl. Then, when President Bush (like him or not) warded off U.S. bound terrorism for a few years, things went back to normal and folk thought they didn’t need to force allegiance to Jesus any longer.

However, what do people scream when tragedy strikes? “Oh, God!” What do people holler in the throes of passion? “Oh, God!” What do people plead when they need something really bad? “Oh, God!” How about the hungover puke-ridden party animal grasping onto the great white porcelain god named Raaallllllllph? “Oh, God!”

Any more questions about people innately driven to worship God? How about ask God? He’ll answer… every time.

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