A Glimpse into the Young-Earth Creationist Mindset
On the Amazon.com website, someone gave Jonathan Park, Vol. 1: The Adventure Begins a one-star rating. Someone else decided to comment.
Here is the review:
The series is well-written, the characters are unique and the stories are interesting. However, the science content leaves much to be desired. Each 25-minute episode has less than 10 minutes’ worth of science information. The information given is sometimes flat-out wrong, eg, “Evolution is a chance process.” or “Evolutionists liked the idea that life came from non-living objects because it meant that life could form without God.” Other times, the information is misleading or incomplete.
Here is the comment:
Typical evolutionary response–the science is just wrong. No proof–just repeat it long enough and you Christian idiots ought to buy it. We don’t. Give me PROOF that the science in this series is wrong (not some “expert” screaming and ranting against creative design) and I will listen.
Did the Reviewer say that he/she is an evolutionist? No
Did the Reviewer say that Christians were idiots? No
Did the Reviewer give examples of incorrect statements in the series? Yes
Were the examples of statements made by some ‘expert’ screaming and ranting against creative design? No
Will this person really listen? ??
This person already has the idea that since the review is negative, that must mean that the Reviewer is an evolutionist intent on correcting all those idiotic Christians with repetitive mantras by some expert screaming and ranting against creative design. Well, he/she is resolute in his/her determination to let the Reviewer know that in no uncertain terms is he/she going to fall for that. He/she will listen only when there is PROOF. Somehow I doubt that will happen. He/she already has his/her mind made up.
This is the kind of mindset that careful indoctrination with Young Earth Creationism creates.
Not all Young-Earth Creationists are like this person. But, I would venture that the attitude displayed here is far more prevalent than one might think.
Can anything be done to change this?