I think it's wrong to lie. I was just trying to make a point.
My remark "I know as little as you" was childish and uncalled for and I apologise.
For the record, I know nothing of science and dislike the discipline intensely. ( having said that, I can read, and i see as many impressive letters after the names of the creation scientists as other scientists in the respective fields. I know they're massively outnumbered though )
I don't try to make any other point other than the fact that the origin of the known universe cannot be explained scientiffically - in that 'something from nothing' has no alternate explanation other than a supernatural one. I beleive that supernatural is God...and I can't explain Him, but I can know Him.
I think this attitude, and everything about how you approach the world, to be sad and unfortunate. But you seemed to be completely honest about it, to which I can only say thanks.
Humans have the urge to understand stuff. They also seem to have a tendency to run out of steam in the discovery department, because it's damn complicated. Luckily, we have had great minds cover the millennia who dare to step into the complexity, and try to understand it, and even explain it. But as always, the lazy ones keep getting in the way.
That's right, lazy. And I'm not pointing at you specifically, but at the collective group of people who go out of their way to stop science from telling us how things work, how the universe may have come into existence, how life as we know it came into existence, as well as many other mysteries. And they do this precisely because it conflicts with old books. Seriously. An old book, which was never really a book in it's oldest forms, say's that some god poofed it all here, and poofed in the animals, and poofed in all of the stars and galaxies (something ancient people had no idea existed, not to mention that they had no idea they were standing on a fucking planet.)
This is the problem magicmiles. And it's a big problem. If you abhor science, then get an education on it before you try to tear it down. It's that simple. And by the way, middle school children are learning about evolution in school every day.
Recent surveys indicate that atheists know the Bible better than any other group - and my guess is because the Bible is the single best book to read in order to shed the delusion of God as anything other than a fictional character. They read it, they step back and say "what?", and they realize that carrying on in life, believing in mythology as though its real, does nothing to help humanity, or move us forward as a species. In fact, it holds us back.
The complexity of the universe, and the earth and life is amazing, and worth every second of time that scientists spend unraveling it. And for those who choose to crack their Bible, read Genesis, and call it a day, I say fine - but stay the hell out of the way, and preach the delusion in privacy.