I figured I would share this video. Here we have a former Creationist talking about why he is no-longer a Creationist. In fact I am now finding a trend of former creationists coming out and telling their path to reason. I found this article interesting by Matt Young who was so into Creationism that he mowed lawns to donate 1,000 dollars to the Creation Meseu..err the Flintstones documentary on display.
My proudest teenage achievement was mowing lawns to earn $1000 so I could help build the Creation Museum. My donation earned me lifetime free admission, a polo shirt, and my name engraved in the lobby. I wrote back and forth with many prominent creationists and hotly debated origins with anyone who dared argue in favor of evolution. On two occasions I even wrote featured articles for the Answers In Genesis website – a high honor for Teenage Me.
I’m writing all this because I don’t know many people who were as far into the creation science movement as I was and came out of it.
Now what strikes me here is that all the cases I've seen thus far concerning those coming out of this is that they do so when they stopped being intellectually lazy and decided to actually investigate the subject academically. :
After graduating high school, I went on to college and got my bachelor’s degree in physics. Despite four years of physics, it still took me a long time before I actually came to understand evolution, geology, and cosmology. Now, I’m always learning, always finding out new information, always excited.
Now I will let you read the rest of his story, but isn't it amazing how learning can become addictive and exciting? I must say that when I myself finally left Christianity, I began to really educate myself and learn more about the world as it really is.. And it's not something I had to fear anymore as it's not what they told me it would be. It's not the work of some Evil demon being in a place of hell, but rather the path to reason and enlightenment. And more importantly a path to being honest without the need for dishonesty to hold myself up and feed my woeful denial. Thus I encourage you, the reader, fellow Viner, guest, friend, or creationist to watch the video, and read Matt's path to reason. Give just a fraction of your time to squeeze just a small amount of reality into your life, and it will grow like a tree of knowledge planted in the garden of your mind.