"I agree with the unlikeliness of your changing these folks at this point.
I suggest you simply remember that half the people you run into are of below average intelligence and save your breath for those worth the discussion..."
"My parents were Protestants (joined numerous churches). My father became a truly right wing religious nut case before he died (1994)--fortunately, I have not sensed that trend in myself (at least not yet, at 65)."
"Even as a very young kid, I was a biologist (by the time I was 8, I had decided to get my Ph.D. in entomology). The whole "Noah's Arc" thing was far beyond my willing suspension of disbelief, and the older I got the less plausible any…"
Thanks--I appreciate the welcome. Dunno how "bright" I am (I am a banjo player, after all); nonetheless, I truly hope for the day when "religious people" are regarded with the same respect now awarded "flat earthers."
Hello Dr. Donald
Welcome to this great international site and its thousands of bright people like you who recognise religion for the superstition and giant fraud that it is,
and that gods are merely fictions inside brains which are filled with 'faith'.
Terry Meaden (Retired physicist; 60+)
originator of the busy discussion group
"ORIGINS: Universe, Life, Earth, Humankind, Fossils, Religion, Evolution, Darwin..." with its over 240 discussion topics.