Rejecting Science

When we present science to a creationist, there is nothing wrong with the science. They can understand it just fine with a little work. The objection has nothing to do with the science or how well it fits the facts. It is all about loyalty to the god story. That loyalty is held in place with childhood trauma, fear of being roasted alive forever. It has nothing to do with how well the god story fits the facts. No matter how crazy the god story is, no matter how improbable, they can’t take the chance of being roasted alive. It is as irrational and intense as a spider-phobia installed by a phobic mother even before the child could talk. Consider that the #1 argument Christians use for their belief is Pascal’s Wager — fear of torment from their loving god.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70)