Thinking the Earth is 6,000 years old is like thinking the distance between Los Angeles and New York is 20 feet, that's how big the degree of error is.

I can't imagine what the world must look like to people who have conversations with an imaginary man in the sky, or who really believe that a guy named Noah built a big boat and put two of every animal in the world on it, or that a snake actually talked, or that a virgin gave birth, or that one day soon a bunch of people are going to just disappear when Jesus comes back.

How can you blame people who think that way for getting it wrong in so many other areas (abortion, gun control, immigration, voting rights, climate change, education, economics, REALITY)? Some kindly call them "ignorant," but that just means "lacking knowledge or awareness in general; uneducated or unsophisticated," and is only a comment on the amount of information contained in one's brain.

I hesitate to call them "stupid," that's a mean word, but it's defined as "lacking intelligence or common sense," which is kind of what's going on.

Probably better to just call them retarded, which is defined as "less advanced in mental, physical, or social development than is usual for one's age" (Oxford Dictionary), and is a comment on their brain development, capacity, and/or evolution.

And if you don't like using "retarded," just call them "Bible Believing Republicans," then ask yourself: "Do I want ignorant, or stupid, or even retarded people making laws for MY children," because that's exactly what's happening.

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