Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth?
— Job 38:4
A well-known Florida state legislator once introduced a bill stating that creation should be taught in our public schools as one of the possible theories concerning the origin of man along with evolution. I was very interested in the outcries that appeared in the letters to the editor sections after that happened. One writer fulminated, “Why don’t we just teach fairy tales, if we are going to teach creation?” Indeed, are they not just the same? Does not every rational person know that the Bible and the Genesis account are just fairy tales? Aren’t irrational and uneducated people the only ones who could possibly believe such obscurantist explanations?
I am absolutely confident that were I to have the privilege of confronting any of these people with the request to name a number of the scientific evidences that are set forth by creationists and then to state why they disbelieve them, that none of them would be able to name even one. My friends, this is total obscurantism. “I have made up my mind … don’t confuse me with the facts … I am in the dark and I want to stay there.”
The Bible says that men love darkness rather than the light because their deeds are evil. They hate the light and will not come to it, lest their deeds should be exposed (John 3:19-20).
As Christians, we need never fear the truth, and any honest scientific truth that is discovered is God’s truth.