posted on Jul, 18 2010 @ 09:29 PM
reply to post by nophun
I accept evolution now but I used to be, believe it or not, a Creationist. This can be blamed on the fact I was raised a fundamentalist Christian and
was taught that the Bible was the infallible word of God.
Of course, even given what I'd been told, I knew that the Earth couldn't be 6,000 years old because we wouldn't see all of the stars if the Earth
was so young (and we certainly wouldn't be able to look beyond our galaxy like we can with high powered telescopes). So I was an Old Earth
Back then there was NOTHING that could have persuaded me to believe in Evolution. I was fully in deep self-deceiving myself with all kinds of
Creationist propaganda on the internet.
The thing that finally awoke me was when I stopped feeding from the mouth of madness and read the Bible for myself. Once I realized it was wrong on
almost everything the Creationist views fell apart. Even then, though, I viewed both Creation and Evolution/Abiogenesis as equally invalid and
nonsensical - UNTIL I looked into the evidence for evolution and stumbled upon things like wikipedia articles on evolution and transitional fossils,
Aronra and Thunderf00t, etc.
Sorry for going off on a personal story tangent but the point is once you stop feeding from the mouth of madness, from the propaganda, it becomes
harder to deceive yourself into believing all the lies. Then you can return to the debate with a clear head and it becomes, well, clear, Evolution has
the evidence to back itself up and Creationism doesn't.
The fact that we're on the internet right now means it will be harder to get through to these people, because they will read any evidence for
evolution and try to immediately find an Answers in Genesis page or Kent Hovind video to negate it all and support their delusion. Its an uphill
battle, I know, ever since I accepted evolution and came to my senses I've been doing my part to combat the same ignorance I'd been trapped within.