kaiju_wars wrote:I believe the "big bang" was when God made the universe, and everything went boom. Now do I think it took millions of years? No, I don't.
I respect other people's beliefs and opinions, as long as they respect mine.
Million, billion, I still don't believe it took that long, I still believe that "the big bang" was when God made the universe, and I still believe it took only 7 days. (6 days, plus a day of rest)
See, I don't respect that belief at all. I won't personally insult you or harass you for it, but that's as much "respect" as anyone deserves merely for holding an opinion.
You completely disregard all of the scientific evidence on cosmology and decide that a collection of ancient writings is more reliable. That's... not worthy of any kind of respect at all--just like people who believe the earth is flat do not deserve respect. If your beliefs are immune to evidence, that shows something profoundly irrational in your way of thinking about these things, and that's not a good thing. Maybe you're a totally rational person otherwise, but you're keeping your rationality away from your religious beliefs.