> The CRI is not doing any harm to the Christian community.
If you tell people, "You cannot be a Christian unless you accept
one specific inadequate way of reading the Bible which leads to manifest
conlfict with what we know about the real world", you are doing terrible
harm to the Christian community & providing a quite unnecessary scandal
(because it is not the scandal of the cross). If you imply to young
people that believing in an old earth is equivalent to atheism, then as
soon as they learn from real science that the earth is old, they're
likely to take you at your word & decide that they are atheists.