Fun With Fundies: The Scopes Trial 2.0
The Scopes Trial was nearly 100 years ago and yet, here we are in the 21st Century and this battle still goes on, even on Twitter. It’s discouraging though not surprising that there are people who still unquestionably declare the world to be roughly only 6000 years old; a belief not even shared by most mainstream Christian denominations, let alone religious skeptics. How can we expect people to accept climate change when they’re walking around (fully erect, I might add) with foolish notions lodged in their brain about the age of our planet itself? But I guess we must remember that this is the same country where more people believe in angels than Evolution.
The following is an exchange I had on Twitter with a Fundamentalist Christian from Texas:
OTOOLEFAN: Man up? You’re the one who goes around bragging about blocking girls on Twitter!
bill453: I blocked her for mocking God.
OTOOLEFAN: How Christian.
bill453: When reason is repeatedly rejected we turn them over to Satan.
bill453: Who are you to judge what is Christian?
OTOOLEFAN: How old do you believe the Earth to be?
bill453: About 6 thousand years just like the Bible says.
OTOOLEFAN: Fossils are just a trick, right? Flintstones is a documentary?
bill453: Why would I think fossils are a trick? They are formed by catastrophic events like the world wide flood.
OTOOLEFAN: Don’t you know that we have fossils that go back MILLIONS of years?
bill453: no they don’t.
OTOOLEFAN: Please tell me WHERE in the Bible it says how old the Earth is?
bill453: God created the earth a fully developed planet just like He created Adam a fully developed man.
OTOOLEFAN: You don’t believe we have fossils that go back longer than 6,000 years?? What grade did you get in Science?
bill453: I did not say the earth is exactly 6k years old, I said about and I am not the final authority, the Bible is.
OTOOLEFAN: Who did Cain & Abel marry?
bill453: their sisters, the gene pool was uncontaminated.
bill453: I go by the lineage.
Fairy tales die hard.