[ExI] Sunday Creationist

Dan TheBookMan danust2012 at gmail.com
Tue Jul 23 02:22:31 UTC 2019

On Jul 22, 2019, at 5:36 PM, Darin Sunley <dsunley at gmail.com> wrote:
> I dunno. Opening a conversation with the people who grow your food with "Hurr durr! The things you think are stupid and you're an evil hypocrite for thinking them" just doesn't seem helpful.
> Or wise.
> Or kind.
> Or entirely sane.

Well, I agree if your goal is to start a conversation with them, this is not a good approach. But I don’t think John wanted to do that. Also, conversations I’ve had with them always seem fairly one-sided — not really a conversation but more them playing debating games to try to convert me or to play to their audience. 

> The civil war will get great ratings though. Maybe this time the revolution /will/ be televised.

The revolution was already televised: look back at old video of the Fall of the Soviet Empire. A televised revolution if ever there was one.

I’m not really sure the number of Young Earth Creationists is all that large. They might get more coverage, but I think the ones that are more inclined to play intellectual (in other words, who might enter a discussion of evolution that goes beyond them sneering at it) are an even smaller.

I’m also not sure they’re going to causing any revolutions. One must remember that the Right has a variety of factions — not just Christian biblical literalists (not all of whom are on the Right). I’ve sadly seen many Right-wingers who are evolutionists and use that to justify some flavor of fascism, sexism, and racism.


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