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JFHalsey's Avatar Jump to comment 10 by JFHalsey

I've forwaded the original link to my parents, YECs who brainwashed me quite thouroughly in my impressionable years.

I actually came out of the brainwashing much more painfully; I never even heard an actual scientist's rebuttal to YEC claims until after I became an atheist; in fact, it was my budding atheism that drove me to see, "if all these claims I've been taught are true, how the hell do scientists claim otherwise?"

Glenn's article was copyrighted 2000; he could very well be atheist by now. Or, he could have successfully compartmentalized, like so many Catholics. But stories like his are important, even if the ending was a little depressing.

Thu, 02 Oct 2008 09:56:00 UTC | #245335