WHAT HUMANISTS NEED TO KNOW
Many of us remain astounded, incredulous, that so many modern Christians insist that this universe was made in seven days, and not so long ago. (Well, they have a point–didn’t Alley Oop have a dinosaur for a steed?) But really, do we think they are that stupid?
What they do think, however is that the evolution theory destroys the very foundation of their religion, which is the bible–and to many, they may well see this as a deliberate attack by secularists.
Think of how important this is to them. for instance the Trinity Church in Manhattan is wealthy. How wealthy?
In 2011, Trinity spent nearly $6 million to maintain its properties,
including the main church building, built in 1846.But after a lawsuit filed by a disenchanted parishioner, the church has offered an estimate of the value of its assets: more than $2 billion.”
Now you don’t get that kind of money by growing wheat–every cent of that comes from accepting reservations for a room in heaven. every cent comes from people who do not want to die and are willing to spend big time for a nice room and the confirmation for their reservation is the Bible.
Now would you, or we, really toss away that kind of return from a scam? Well course we would, we are scrupulously honest, every one, but you get the drift.
So arguing with them about creation requires an entirely new kind of conversation. Like pro-life who say they are concerned about the fetus when we all know this is a drive to control women’s sexual activity.
We need to stop responding to fake reasons and focus the conversation on their real motives