I saw a documentary in which the following exchange took place.
Q: “Do you believe in Global Warming?”
A: “Yes, I do!”
A: [Pause. Blush. Look all around, as if there might be a teleprompter handy. Shrug. More pause. And then…] tee-hee-hee!
Or we might ask, “Do you believe in Evolution?” And the usual answer will be something like, “Oh, yes! Why, Evolution’s scientific!” We might then ask, “How do you know it to be true?” Pick one:
“I saw it on TV.”
“That’s what they tell me.”
“I read about it somewhere.”
Or, best of all, “Whaddya mean, how do I know it’s true? It’s science! That’s how I know! Science is always true! Always! Yhaaaaah!” [Falls backward, flops uncontrollably; pink foam issues from ears]
They won’t believe something is true because the Bible says so. But something must be true because “Science” says so.
Churches please take note.