Several years ago while at the gym, I noticed the gym trainer reading a book, I think it was "The View From the Center of the Universe". We started talking, mostly me asking questions. He told me three very interesting (ie: absurd) things:
- Earth is, indeed, the Center of the Universe. Not sure where he got his calculations for an expanding universe
- Taking all sizes of particles floating about the universe, from large stars to dust particles, the average size of everything in the universe is "man-size". (Ok, Shaq or Mini-me?)
- The Sun orbits Earth. This is proved by all of the references in the Bible of "the rising sun", which aligns with "the rising son".
Being a "young" atheist, I was at a loss as to how best respond. I didn't want to outright laugh at him, y'know?
But you know what really blew me away? He stated that the Bible and Evolution are compatible, and not only that, he stated that the Bible proves
Evolution. When asked "how?" he said that if you add up the days of Creation, times them by the "every day is as a thousand years to god", then add up some other days (I think the flood and days in the grave were some of them
), then you'll arrive at the exact number of years for the evolutionary age of the earth. I wish I could remember the exact formula... I looked online for it but couldn't find it.
How is one supposed to counter such "educated ignorance", as I call it?