I think I can finally find some peace with the fact that I'm not going to be able to change christian minds by sheer force of will nor strength of invective.
This article helped me to understand what I'm up against:
The Science of Why We Don't Believe Science
It helps to understand why they can never understand me.
Of course I already knew some of this, but it's nice to see it so well laid out. I knew they were not reachable, and that it was the power of an emotional belief over an intellectual fact, but this traces out the rationale of it all better for me than I had for myself.
Why, I might as well try to 'write my name in the snow' in Siberia. From here.
So, enjoy. Talk amongst yourselves.........
Oh, and PS: Mike, this one's for you.
PPS: On a related note, that of the triumph of christian religious ignorance over both intellect and common decency, here's an amazing thing.
Not in a good way.
What kind of world do they envision?
Or is that the problem, that they do not envision any world, since the bible lays it all out for them? After all, if you 'know how it all ends' then you obviously have no power to change it or affect it in any way by your personal actions... it's not up to you to make the world a better place, is it? It's up to god. And he's decided to scrap the whole project.
How utterly love-less they are.