Today at school there was a table set up with a religious group. The purpose of the group was to ask questions about religion, and why the universe needed to be "intelligently designed". When evolution was brought up, it was brushed off with "Evolution is a lie! It doesn't make sense, it sounds like something a five year old kid once told his dad, and his dad decided to go along with it!". They insisted that the earth is 4000 to 6000 years old, and when I brought up the fact that fossils exist which suggest the earth is much older I was met with "who told you that? There is absolutely no proof of it, and science is lying. It has an agenda to deceive people".
I am absolutely fed up with this ignorance and stupidity. People could argue that ignorance does not equal stupidity. In many cases, they are spot on. However, there exists a wealth of information which demonstrates the earth is nowhere near 4000-6000 years old, and that evolution is true. At this stage, people are choosing to remain ignorant. I live in Lithuania, which is heavily Catholic. During soviet times it would have been difficult to obtain information. Newsflash: the Soviet Union ended in 1991. Today, while not the wealthiest nation on the planet, we have access to the fucking internet. People just need to wake up.
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