The conversation began over a magazine cover that talked about Mars, and the possibilities that life could have existed on the planet. The topic of time, as in the earth and the universe being billions of years old, came up. I declared that I didn't believe that the earth was as old as the secular scientists were claiming. After a few of my theories were toss into the pot of conversation, this believer polite closed off the topic with a statement, similar to this, " I am fine with not understanding everything there is to know about God. I don't have the need to know."
Okay, I thought, so what then? Let's talk about... hmmm dinner? It's dinner time yes let's move on to something else.
That was it. Our conversation ended without going anywhere except down.
This is why that bugged me. Why is it so "taboo, difficult, uncomfortable, boring" to talk about reconciling the apparent differences with the secular worldview, and our scriptural worldview.
Why is this believer disinterested in engaging conversation that may have two opposing sides. Defending our faith, our religion, our worldview is not something that we need to be afraid of, rather the opposite is true. We need to learn how to tackle these "apparent" biblical problems, together so that we have an answer for those who ask us why we believe what we believe.
When our children begin to move out from our wings, into the world, they will encounter may unbiblical worldview that, unless prepared, will knock them off their foundation.
I want to make sure that I and my children, will have at the very least, had a conversation about dinosaurs, the scriptures and how we as believers reconcile their existence.
Aren't we supposed to love the Father with all of our heart, soul, and MIND?
For the record, I believe in a young earth, about 6 thousand years old, and I think dinosaurs are in the bible. If you care to engage me in a conversation about this, come on over and I'll put on some tea. I promise still to love you if you don't agree with me, as I expect you will still love me if I don't agree with you. (It's okay to defend your beliefs, really it is)