The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #134693 Message #3283569
Posted By: Bill D
02-Jan-12 - 02:29 PM
Thread Name: BS: Young Earth Creationism
Subject: RE: BS: Young Earth Creationism
Greg... I wonder how long it's been since you even attempted to 'get thru' to a 'true believer'.
Did you ever play with silly putty? It will shatter if you throw it hard against a brick wall, but you can s-l-o-w-l-y mold it into a shape if you are patient.
Insults serve ONLY to make someone retreat and harden their defenses and close their mind tighter. A little teasing and patient Socratic dialogue can sometimes get someone to relax and allow a new thought....and maybe THEIR children will benefit. Education is a process, not an edit or a threat.