In a letter to the editor of our local newspaper, a man wrote that creationists, "to be credible and true to their non-belief in science," should stop driving, seeking medical attention, using phones...etc.
In a movie I was watching with my husband, the only Christian character turned out to be a pompous, stupid, and hypocritical jerk that I would've liked to punch in the head myself.
It makes me wince, tho, that we, as Christians, are seen as stupid and backwards.
Being seen in that light definitely doesn't make any good news we want to tell the world relevant, does it?
I am a "creationist." I do believe in a God who created the world. I do not know His definition of a day, tho I do believe in a sequential creation. I do believe He may have used evolution as a tool, but I do not believe we descended from apes. Sorry.
I can act like a jerk sometimes. Fortunately, I believe in grace. Because I believe in a God of grace, I also try to be gracious to others. If I ever become a hypocritical jerk Christian, I hope someone punches me in the head and knocks some sense into me.
I am not stupid.
I work in science.
I also find letters to the editor dull and prejudiced.
Being "real" is the only way I know to be relevant. I may not believe the world came about the same, but I know the God behind it all. I am not be perfect, but I won't expect you to be either.
The good news is relevant. I think the bigger question is, "Are we, as Christians, relevant?"