the bible is full of contradictions because the authors and compilers didn't write it to be taken as verbatim instructions on how to live? that they provided tales of ethics, morality and faith.
then again, if somebody truly "believes" the earth is only 6000 years old and dinosaur fossils are a test of faith rather than proof of pre-historic life, dunno how you can reason with that.
i know this is an old thread, but this kind of shiyat drives me nutz with its utter irrationality. even the highly unreasonable, intolerant, misogynist catholic church (of which i am a collapsed member) doesn't deny science.
As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.
– Ernest Hemingway