World History According to Young Earth Creationists


Imagine you like a fairy tale so much that you want to live in it. Then imagine you read this fairy tale every single day of your life, well into your adulthood and every time someone says your fairy tale hero doesn’t really exist, you take it as an offence to your dignity and beliefs. Imagine you live in the most advanced country in the First World, where access to education is universal but you refuse to take advantage of it because it threatens your morality.

In short, imagine you’re an idiot.

But wait a while before you get offended. The good news is you’re not alone. A 2012 Gallup poll shows 46% of Americans believe God made humans in their exact current form sometime during the last 10.000 years, in 6 days, together with the Earth and everything else. This number is definitely on the rise, reflecting the spiritual evolution of modern consumerist societies in which everybody feels entitled to be an idiot.

6 comments on “World History According to Young Earth Creationists

  • I think you’ve failed to take the time to consider what the implications of evolution as a raison d’etre truly are. Here’s a clue “an acid which sweeps away all meaning, life is reduced to a meaningless algorithm which includes even the higher thought processes.”(sic.)… idiots really?

    • Stebak, I think you’ve failed to take the time to consider what the implications of your comment are. Here’s a clue: raison d’etre is a French phrase meaning either “the thing that is most important to someone or something” OR “the reason for which a person or organization exists.”

      Among those who accept science instead of rejecting it when it inconveniences our worldviews, evolution is rarely “most important” in our lives. Unless you are a scientist for whom evolution impacts your field, in fact, it is rarely either of those two definitions. Life is most certainly not “reduced” or “meaningless” to those of us who accept that the process by which it came about involved a little bit more complexity than divine oration.

      You make some assumptions that are—at best—flawed.

      I believe in God, and accept that evolution is a biological process confirmed to exist on at least one of the planets in the universe. The two are not mutually exclusive. The thing is, I don’t feel the need to tell everyone who doesn’t believe in God that their lives are meaningless because that is very, very far from the truth as I observe it. It is up to each and every one of us to derive meaning and satisfaction from our lives, and if the utilization of reason and the brain that (I believe) God gave you is a source of existential crisis for you, then I pity you, sir.

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