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|Quote (Kris @ Jan. 25 2011,10:55)|
|Well, you could rise above all this and present your arguments, present your evidence and if the religious zealots don't like it, then you can go away with pride that you tried your best.|
Ah, that's the thing though.
A zealot cannot be convinced via rational argument.
A scientist can be convinced via rational argument.
So if argument does not work with religious zealots then what? Stand mute as they build temples to ignorance like the Creation Museum?
That might work for you, but some people won't stand idly by when ignorance is promoted as knowledge.
Why do you care if they build a creation museum? If few to no people were interested in what's in the creation museum, it wouldn't stay open for long. You must think that enough people will be interested to keep it open. What does that tell you?
Here, let me give you some hints: Religious beliefs are popular. More popular than science. Most people believe in a God-like creator. Religions are better marketers than science.
And yet all those people go home, watch their TV and eat their processed dinner.
And their children grow up knowing that science makes it all possible and that their parents have some rather funny ideas that they certainly won't be thinking.
I don't expect the world to change all at once, but it's enough to know that each subsequent generation is more secular then the one before. And provably so.
And if rational people can help speed that process then all the better.
Note I'm not saying that all theists==irrational. But those who distort reality (i.e. science) in favour and to promote a worldview out of a child's story book, like the Ark story, and teach that to children should be opposed in every peaceful way possible.
I also mentioned that He'd have to give me a thorough explanation as to *why* I must "eat human babies".
if there are even critical flaws in Gaugerís work, the evo mat narrative cannot stand