2d0cdfa54a54579ede42c27232a7d476While you are either attempting to trick people or to avoid being tricked today with April Fools’ Day pranks, I thought you might enjoy this church’s sign.

It reads: “APRIL 1ST HAPPY EVOLUTIONIST DAY”

Even if they are interpreting Psalm 14:1 and Psalm 53:1 to have “fool” synonymous with “evolutionist,” I’m not sure how much good this does.  It might be funny.  But it just keeps amping up the rhetoric of both sides trying to prove a point.  I don’t know if this could be classified as having “gentleness and respect” (1 Pet. 3:15).

My goal: let’s have a conversation with each other rather than yelling about one another to people who already believe like us.

Below you can view an actual conversation that took place a while back.  If you have over 2 hours, it’s a great discussion.

The conversation happened because Bill Nye the Science Guy was interviewed and told creationists, that if “you want to believe that, that’s fine, but don’t push that on your children.  We need them.”  He basically told listeners that they were fools in believing that some deity created the universe.

Here’s one of these clips:

Ken Hamm wanted to challenge him on that.  He is a smart guy and he wanted to prove that believing the Bible doesn’t make you a religious hick that functions without a brain.

Church sign or YouTube clip, it’s all the same.  Most people on these separate sides are screaming to the world that the other side is full of idiots.  Creationists believe that today is Evolutionist Day.  Evolutionists believe that today is Creationists Day.

A lot of yelling, not a lot of respect and talking.

Bill Nye attempted to prove that a belief in creationism is not a viable option, and Ken Hamm wanted everyone to respect that the theory of creationism is not only viable but probable.  I don’t think either of these men changed their ideas or beliefs as a result of this meeting.  There was no groundbreaking information provided that either of them hadn’t already heard from the other one, but it was a discussion.  And that’s a good thing.

Bill Nye vs. Ken Hamm

Travis Agnew is a Christian, husband, father, pastor, author, blogger, and religion instructor.