Around 15 or so years ago I was about three comments into a discussion about creation when a biblebabble.com regular accused me of not believing in fossil feul.
“How can anyone take you serious when you don’t believe in the gas you put in your own car, you f-ing moron?”
In retrospect I guess I should have cut my losses right then and given up on defending the faith to stubborn scoffers and Internet trolls but, alas, I guess it takes three or so million such entounters and over a decade and a half for some people to learn.
But learn I did, eventually, right around the time a few months ago I decided that I was absolutely done trying to reason with the wilfully ignorant who only wish to forcefully point out my baseless superstitious nonsense so I might wise up and embrace reason.
And what a treat it has been ignoring the mindless blather of know it alls who haunt the comment forums of this blog and countless others, valiantly waging their unholy war against frakking fundamentalist arsehats who don’t have the common decency to shut the frak up about the fictional Jesus of Nazareth character already.
But, as good as avoiding members of Church of Atheism and their seething need to get payback against Christian bloggers for hurts they experienced at the hands of their own religious oppressors has been, it isn’t possible to avoid them all, all the time.
Hence a conversation I had recently in which I was accused of worshiping Ken Hamm, believing humans and vegetarian dinosaurs used to walk around hand in hand, and thinking Old Earth Creationists will burn in Hell forever.
Vegetarian dinosaurs? Patently absurd and should have been ignored I know but…
For clarification purposes, this blog’s official position on origins is Young Earth Creationism.
That being said, this blog and its owner recognize that Old Earth Creationism is a valid viewpoint that a Christian can hold. In no sense is Old Earth Creationism heresy and in no sense should Old Earth Creationists be shunned, scorned, or not considered true brothers and sisters in Christ.
In the interest of fairness, this blog has positively presented Old Earth Creationism as it is commonly understood because the blog’s owner firmly believes it is good for alternative viewpoints to be examined, motivating us to further search the Scriptures to make ensure our own beliefs are biblically sound.