I was at work and was talking to some 19-or-20-year-old young man about the Bill Nye vs. Ken Ham
debate. This 61-year-old woman, who partially overheard our brief conversation, talked about how she had some interesting magazines about Creationism. The young man, wanting to be polite, said that he would love for her to give him some.
I knew that she was a fairly strong Christian before this incident, just by what I heard from her every so often. When me and the young man briefly conversed, she was oblivious toward my stance. She probably assumed that I was a Christian, because every time she made a "Christian comment", I would just smile and nod in agreement. I am fairly new at my job, and I want to "keep the peace"
Finally, she asked me if I wanted to borrow her magazines. That's
when I came out of the "closet" and told her that I don't believe in any of that bullshit, although I was raised as a Christian.
So, I looked online after typing the title of her magazines into the Google search-bar.
I found this interesting:http://www.icr.org/article/7887/
Secular scientists may be quite knowledgeable in their specialty fields, and many people naively assume that claims about an old age of the earth couldn’t possibly be motivated by anything other than a simple desire for truth. However, it’s important to recognize the human mind’s natural hostility toward the things of God. Without faith in Christ, we are characterized by “enmity against God” (Romans 8:7) and described as those who “suppress the truth in unrighteousness” (Romans 1:18). Many Christians who advocate accommodation with old-earth ideas would unhesitatingly affirm these statements from Romans, but they also argue that an old age for the earth and universe cannot be questioned. But an old earth and universe simply cannot be reconciled with the plain meaning of Scripture.