I met one of my old friends and found out they believe the earth is less than 10,000 years old. I tried my best not to be judgemental, but I don’t think I did a very good job.
I appreciate Young Earthers because they keep me on my toes. I CANNOT pat myself on the back just because I claim to know better. This person was making bold claims which I found to be outrageous. However, I didn’t do the research to refute his claims. I didn’t have the arguments that would poke holes in his theory. My worst crime is that I didn’t have the data to back up my own claims. I didn’t do my homework. I didn’t do the research. I didn’t come ready.
For shame! I hope I can learn to be less smug. Young Earthers remind me to be humble. I hope I’m not like them. I hope I have a rudimentary understanding of the fundamentals of science. I hope I can find beliefs that are true, and not just beliefs that conveniently fit with my existing beliefs.