Locking in Creationism

There are two kinds of creationists, the professional con men who earn a living from it and their victims who hand over 10% or more of their lifetime income for the privilege of being brainwashed. The con men have a serious problem. Creationism is completely counter to fact. If they let their followers think about it, or expose them to science, they would soon realise how bogus it was. The con men have evolved a very sophisticated set of brainwashing tools to keep their victims in thrall. It works like this:

It is true that creationists are unusually stupid, but that is only because they were brainwashed as infants to surrender their reason to the creationist con men.

Just what then actually motivates people to try to talk creationists out of their beliefs?

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)