|You guys believe what you want to believe. I'll believe what I want to believe.|
I am finished.
I have never been trying to change what you believe. That was never my goal. Nowhere in this thread did I mean to suggest you should change your beliefs. If I came across that way, I apologize.
My only point here (or really the only one I care about) is that religious faith tends to close peoples minds to alternative explanations. I have given examples of when/how this has happened, and provided a link to an excellent video which explains it in great detail (in a remarkably neutral and nonoffensive way).
To see you simply wash your hands of it and walk away from the thread is my greatest fear (with regards to possible outcomes of this thread). By doing so, it in effect provides yet another example of what I'm talking about.
I really don't want to be right, because seeing this happening to so many people is very depressing to me. All I want is for people to get more knowledge. How can that possibly be a bad thing?
Please at least watch the video. I'll link it one last time:
Again the intent is not to change your belief system. It is merely to encourage you to educate yourself on subjects you don't fully understand. Being educated does not mean you have to abandon your faith.
Look at it this way: the more you learn about evolution/etc, the easier it will be to defend your standpoint when someone tries to force it on you ;)
EDIT: The video actually might get a little offensive when he gets to the (largely meant to be comical) "Stupid design" stuff at the end. So you can stop watching at 28:40