Science Over Religion. The only reason I'm even slightly supporting this is because I believe in luck and science (as well as being a Wiccan). It's been discovered that, at least twice in every three years, the Red Sea shallows out in the middle, making it easier to "cross the sea," as Moses supposedly did. In this case, he had good time and lucky as Hell. Do I believe in the whole "miracle"? Well, theorists state that it's possible that Moses had some sort of contact with extra-terrestrial beings. Because of this connexion, he was able to obtain items, making it easier to perform certain tasks. Again, do I believe in all of this? I believe that it's definitely a possibility of it happening. Now, I know that there are Christians who are going to say: "Well, you're not interpreting the Bible correctly." Well, how are you any better? Humans are humans, we jump to conclusions.
Weight After Life. It's been said that when the human body dies, it loses at least an ounce of weight. Now, could this be from the momentum of the blood and heart beats adding weight to the body, and when we die, it stops and we lost it? It's highly possible, but I believe that if we were just bodies waking around, we'd all be robots, programmed to do precisely the same actions. Whereas if we have a soul, it explains our differences.
Balance of Both. The thing is that all things are born with both good and evil within them. When something is described as "evil," it's just the side of them that they decide to act upon. They could be just as good at the same time, only they try to hide in fear of showing weakness.
Nature is Grey. See, as a practitioner of magick (yes, with a K), I can understand the mentality of this question. The thing that some people need to realise is that magic(k) is not something that can be classified as black or white. Magic(k) is a part of Nature, and Nature is a balance of good and evil. As beings of Nature, we are all born with both inside of us - some of us just act upon one side of ourselves more than the other. For those who don't believe in magic(k), think of prayer. Are the energies put into praying evil because they're trying to rid of something? No. The only thing that may be even slight related to "black" would be the intent. Again, people act upon themselves differently,
Science Can Be a Religion. Yes, I do. Even though I have a religion, I still like to take many things into consideration. Now, does that mean that Evolution is true? Not necessarily, because it's the "Theory" of Evolution. I remember my Biology teacher telling us: "Science never fully proves anything, but does quite a lot to support the idea." This is how I feel, even though I think that it has proved millions of things to us. I'm merely saying that I support and believe in the Theory.
Significance of Diversity: Although I would admittedly partially agree with the opposing argument, it is good for multicultural societies to exist. In general, it seems that places with more than one race and / or religion tend to have citizens who are more Liberal in mindset, whereas places - as the opposer states - like Northern New England are more Conservative. People are more open-minded to change and improvement when they are exposed to more than one way of thinking. It shows people that not everybody is exactly the same. It is similar to the idea of school: We are taught multiple subjects in order to be well-rounded individuals and know how to push through certain obstacles in life; likewise, knowing how different people work is a good way to influence those around you in order to obtain a personal desire.
History and Morality. All that I can hope for is that people will finally realise that music shouldn't be something to do for money, but a way to express yourself and your history. You should want to share your story, and in doing so, not ask for payment, for life lessons should always be without charge. Read Aesop's Fables.
Not Legal, not Right First of all, Political Correctness completely contradicts the idea of Freedom of Speech; the First Amendment clearly states that the government shall not abridge it - if such is the case, why are everyday citizens attempting to abridge it?
Secondly, teaching it to children is to teach them lies. From a very young age, we tell kids that the world is a tough place to live in. Telling them not to say something is telling them that they must be sensitive to other people - in which case, they won't be prepared to go head-on with those who don't "watch their language." If we're going to prepare kids for a tough world, they need to be able to take blunt commentary - "offensive" or not.
Thirdly, people might actually get more offended by PC than bluntness itself. We watch what we say because it MIGHT offend someone, without that individual coming up to his and saying "shut it." We have our language, they have their choices.
Unintentional and Subconscious Good in War. Even though there's homophobia around the world and many other negative aspects of religion, you have to remember that they just don't understand other people's perspectives. They truly believe that they're trying to get you to a better place. Yes, religion can also cause violence, which makes this perspective somewhat contradictory, but these wars are all from misunderstanding. Forgive me if I sound like a hippie in this. So, although religions cause these issues in the world, it's all for a twisted sense of good that they're trying to force upon us. Again, it sounds contradictory, but you really have to take things from their perspectives to get a grasp of everything. I'm a Wiccan, so I don't try to force anything on anyone; but some of my closest kith and kin are baptist, so I kind of understand.
Histories in Perception. As stated in previous comments, art is an emotional expression. Not only that, but I believe that portraits, sculptures, novels, and poems are ways to tell history in the perspective and opinions of the artists. Poets and singers were the original historians, in my opinion, for they explain what's happened/happening in their own way in which people can relate to. These people are true "musicians" or "bards." They don't care about being paid for their talents, they care about telling their story in the way that they can do the best. I, myself, am a musician and poet.