A couple of late-night thoughts...
The YEC stuff was basically an excuse I was looking for to
discount Christianity. My worst sin, then and now, is pride.
An unwillingness to give control of my life over to something
other than myself. Therefore it wouldn't be fair of me to blame
YEC for me not committing my life to Christ at that point.
Now, having said that, I would add that the reasons I myself
waste my breath :) arguing against YEC is because I see it as an
unnecessary stumbling block in the path of new Christians and,
even more importantly, I sincerely believe many of the claims
made by YECs are demonstrably false. I think truth, honesty,
and intellectual integrity are important characters which often
appear to be lacking in YEC apologetic materials.
Finally, Glenn, of course I forgive you for ghostwriting YEC
apologetic material! If that's your worst "sin" you're way ahead
of me :).
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