Do I believe the earth is only 10,000 years old? Sure I have faith that my God created the universe in about that time. This is my opinion. Definitely not billions and billions of years. You are free to believe so. This is your opinion.
I have my values and belief system. You have yours. I present my beliefs and values. I don’t try to push my belief system on you. Yet the opposite is not true would you agree? Why must Christian values/morals often be attacked, Christians deemed idiots (or other colorful language), and simply dismissed as not having a brain?
Explain to me as a forward thinking, intelligent, logical, tolerant human being how this is tolerant behavior please?
Eagle, you are entitled to your beliefs. If you want to believe that a god exists based on faith, fine.
But the earth is older than 10,000 years. Believing otherwise means you are dumb. It is not a matter of faith, tolerance, or anything else. It is a matter of using the brain that evolution (or god if you choose to believe that) provided you to use reason to evaluate the evidence and understand for yourself what the rational and intelligent conclusion is.
The evidence for an older earth is overwhelming. The evidence for a young earth is the rambling of a few uneducated nut jobs who added up the "begats" and the dumb people who follow them.
I realize you (and maybe others) probably think this post is offensive. But my use of the term "dumb" is this context is not name calling but rather applying a technical label consistent with the dictionary definitions you seem to be so fond of.
"Dumb" means lacking intelligence, stupid.
"Intelligent" means having the faculty of reasoning and understanding.
Believing that the earth is less than a few billion years old requires the absence of reasoning and understanding and that implies a lack of intelligence. "Dumb" is a synonym for lacking intelligence. If you'd rather be called stupid then please let me know.
I would not try to tell you and your idiot brethren what to believe in church or at Sunday school but there is no reason that any of us should tolerate you spreading stupidity into our schools or government institutions. It is NOT just a matter of opinion. But your lack of intelligence probably prevents you from understanding that.