From: Steve Petermann (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Sep 12 2003 - 15:49:20 EDT
YEC is not about science. It is about feelings and needs. All religions
speak to profound existential issues: life, death, meaning, purpose, etc.
Because these issues are profound and ultimately important to individuals,
anything that offers some level of certainty about them can be very
appealing to certain people. Postulating an unerring resources for these
ultimate questions even reinforces that appeal. Then if YEC theology raises
an incredible threat(hell) the lock is secure.
The way to deal with those oppressed by YEC beliefs is not to try to
dissuade them logically or scientifically. The way is to proclaim God's
eternal and *unconditional* love for them. One doesn't have to "get it
right" before God loves them. If there is one thing that grabs people more
than anything else in scripture it is the proclamation of God's
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