Exactly, especially creationist rationalizations.
Originally Posted by Jerry
You start with an unshakable idea, the bible is 100% true. You add "proof": (2 Timothy 3:16). the bible says it's 100% true, and because it's 100% true it must be 100% true.
Then you start to read it, and you come across a passage like
Isaiah 38:8: I will make the shadow cast by the sun go back the ten steps it has gone down on the stairway of Ahaz.'" So the sunlight went back the ten steps it had gone down
On the day the Lord gave the Amorites over to Israel, Joshua said to the Lord in the presence of Israel: “Sun, stand still over Gibeon, and you, moon, over the Valley of Aijalon.” 13
So the sun stood still, and the moon stopped,till the nation avenged itself on[a]
its enemies, as it is written in the Book of Jashar.
There's no mention of earthquakes or people falling down, so God is obviously revealing his divine design through Isaiah and Joshua. God is telling us that the sun orbits the earth. He didn't just mention this once, he mentioned it twice. God doesn't lie. People who disagree are evil and must be burnt.
The Church didn't resolve Galileo of wrongdoing until 1992! Think about that. Men were walking on the surface of the moon, taking pictures like this: and the Church still refused to admit that they were wrong.
Now creationists by in large ignore these passages. They were important enough to the veracity of Christianity to torture and murder people before, but now it's just not that big of a deal. Either God used magic to inertially shield everyone on Earth, or these are just poetic versus that shouldn't be taken as literal truth. Or whatever, don't think to hard about it. We like having GPS so planetary physics is acceptable science.
Instead, the real problem is "Evilution". The Bible clearly states that God created the Earth in 6 DAYS... Oh... that doesn't work?? Shoot... hmmm..... Did I say days? I meant ERAS.
The problem with Religion masquerading as science is that Religion already knows the answer. There's no room for intellectual pursuits. There's no place for debate. Don't challenge what we know, we already know it. Why are you trying to cause other people to doubt? Is your faith too weak? Don't let the devil gain a foothold!
We have people spending their lives in intellectual pursuits, measuring things, making predictions, defending their ideas. On the other hand we have people like Mr Hamm who teach that his interpretation of a verse from a 3000 year old manuscript is more reliable than lifetimes of research. Science is "brainwashing".
What are we doing to our kids? Is it any wonder that our education system is failing when children are taught to supplant critical thinking with religious dogma?