Originally posted by madnessinmysoul
What's concerning is that this ignorance seems to be willful, that the sources that these people use are biased, entirely inaccurate, and sometimes outright laughable.
They need to stop talking smack about evolution at churches. They never even come close to getting it right, and I highly suspect that's purposeful. Again, a type of straw man argument. I had to walk out of a mega church once due to the guy proclaiming, "Evolution is like having a messy room and coming home to it magically clean all by itself!" As everyone applauds. Geniuses.
I wonder how we can remedy this.
No more churches? Not that I would ever advocate that.
How about we start looking at the creation story in a book full of parables as exactly that - a parable. Didn't anyone get the message to that story? Some possible theme interpretations include: Work hard, work well (lessons from the ruling class more than god but whatever), but don't forget to reconnect with the important things, even god needs downtime, etc...
To me the creation story is at best an obvious parable. What is the Bible? A holy guide to life from your creator, right? Christians, consider those stories in the Bible you already know to be lessons and parables. Now pretend they're not and try to make sense of them literally. Doesn't work, creates more questions than answers, makes the teller seem foolish... Sound familiar?