It’s time people called time on the poppycock that is creationism.
We mock our ancestors who believed the world was flat, that the earth was the centre of the universe, that sinners would be sent to eternal damnation. And yet, in a world where science has opened many doors and explained many things, there are millions who defy logic and take in every word of the bible as if it was the contemporary report of the previous day in parliament rather than something based on folklore and tales passed down – and embellished – through generations.
Science proves things. Religion is based on quite the opposite. If people chose to believe in it, good for them. But when they chose to force others to listen to outright twaddle and then have teachers, individuals with great responsibility and influence, to present the twaddle as possible fact, then we have a problem.
The earth is 4.5 billion years or so old. Not a few thousand. Dinosaurs roamed for 300 million of those years and not for a few hundred alongside our ancestors. What creationists believe is as real as Humpty Dumpty or Aesops Fables. In their place all are fine but not when people start pretending they are real.