Atheists defending morals (humanity, rights, freedom, justice, etc...) is one of the most absurd things ever, are you guys aware of the consequence of your beliefs? do you know what is it like to be a real atheist?
Consequences of our beliefs? No religion has yet been able to substantiate their religious assertions with empirical evidence, they have been given thousands of years to do so...
But there is evidence of things like the Big Bang, Evolution, Homosexuals and so on. - They have been substantiated.
From an atheistic view, we are just a bunch of atoms without purpose and meaning (nihilism), good and evil are illusions, and the belief that a certain act is good or evil is an arbitrary conclusion, "It's pretty hard to defend absolute morals on grounds other than religious ones", Richard Dawkins says.
Absolutely false. Good and Evil does exist, but they can differ from ones own perspective.
Morals are a human construct... Morals are built from things like empathy and pain. - In short, we share empathy with someone who is in pain... And would not like to experience a similar pain or inflict that pain upon others.
And we can always talk about the Terrorists who leverage religion for their heinous crimes and the amount of Christian leaders who have been unjust towards children... Where the hell are their morals?
In short... Religion is not required to have morals, I save peoples lives daily, I am a hard-line atheist, unless you are suggesting I don't have morals?
An atheist who's honest with himself wouldn't care about others lives, as long as he's not concerned. he won't let "moral values" prevent him from pursuing pleasure in his finite life (hedonism), why would he not kill if it won't have negative consequences on him (aka punishment, which wouldn't exist in a purely atheistic world, only the law of nature do).
Pleasure doesn't override morals.
And an Atheist would and can care about himself and others, again... Empathy.
You can blame your consciousness for that, or keep lying to yourself. As for the homosexuality topic, I recommend reading "My genes made me do it!".
Homosexuality has already been scientifically established that there is a biological, environmental and social aspect to it.
In saying that... Homosexuality most certainly does come into conflict with the main 3 middle eastern religions, Christianity, Islam and Judaism... But again, after thousands of years, millions of followers... None of those religions have been able to establish their various assertions with empirical evidence... And thus Homosexuality should take priority in matters.
Why would you want a child to see your relationship as different, unique or outside of the norm then any other relationship. What purpose would that have if you are looking for parity. If you want to be treated as equals or the same then your relationship is nothing special or different its another relationship.
I'm not. Hence why LGBTQI issues should be included in the curriculum with regular education.
Well we will disagree with that. True love is understanding that it's not all about your emotions and at a child young age everything is about their emotions. If love was binary then I would agree with what you say but love and explaining the different types between 2 different people isn't some simplistic message.
Children are more intelligent than you give them credit for, they have an amazing range of emotions and imagination that often Adults seem to miss.
Not sure what you are sorry for. I am perfectly happy with my upbringing and my parents but just like any person, you are your own person.
Homesexuality has been here since time started, not sure if you have to tell me that it's here to stay. I will say that no child needs to be taught about LGBT culture unless they want to learn about it. It's not something that needs to be forced then any other culture and its definitely no different or special then any other culture. I will definitely say I have a different stance but that's because I do not see the LGBT community any different than any other community.
If my children want to learn about LGBT community and culture more power to then but it will be their decision not someone else making it for them.
I am sorry that your perspective is generally wrong.
Every child should be taught about LGBT culture, it's got strong historical, social, political underpinnings in all modern western societies, it's a part of society.. And children should be taught about all major aspects of society. - Unless you are suggesting that children should be excluded from some aspects in order not to offend a few demographics who hate the LGBT community?