Origins “Hot Potato” and Creationists are “Idiots”
One very interesting thing to notice in the origins issue is the tremendous volatility of this topic. The very existence of such hostility indicates what??? I will leave it you to postulate why it is that everyone is so unwilling to let the other side think the way they do. But does one side seem to have more of a need to suppress the other? Is one side hotter under the collar than the other? And if so why?
Why can’t this issue be comparable to: “What kind of ice cream do you like? I like chocolate. Oh, I prefer strawberry.” Why is it that when I Google “Creationists are Idiots“ that the’re no lack for responses. But when I google “Evolutionists are idiots“…nothing?
By NO means am I saying that there are not hotheaded creationists. I have seen at least one for myself and it’s never pretty when someone belittles another. But from even a cursory examination, there seems a weighted tendency here.
One such website says, “But creationism is for idiots, a pathetic, blinkered, morally and intellectually bankrupt substitution for thought, one that presents a sad, limited view of the universe.”
Another more polite website says, “Despite massive scientific corroboration for evolution, roughly half of all Americans believe that God created humans within the last 10,000 years. This widespread refusal to accept evolution can drive some academics into a fury. I’ve heard biologists call anti-evolutionists “idiots,” “lunatics”…. and worse. But the question remains: How do we explain the mass public’s stubborn resistance to Darwinism?”
This is not an article to tell you how or what to think why there is such volatility within this topic. I simply want you to look for it next time you enter or observe a “debate” between the philosophies. And ask yourself, no matter what your belief, “Why does what the other person says, matter so much to me?”