THAT is the crux of the bisquit...
How can you discard all that science?
That is what you've said about me being dismissive and rude...
I've said, I'm ok with metaphor, metaphysics, spiritual notions...but sitting there and ignoring the fossil record, carbon dating, layers of earth, and insisting that the stories are factual and true... I'd love to be able to understand and make sense of it.
Haha! Is that really so strange!? There must be loads of things you and I discard that other people put stock in. Take eyewitness accounts of..aliens, big foot. I don't put any stock in those and the stories about either because of what I think I know about eyewitness accounts, that they are unreliable.
I don't think it's rude to dismiss a system out of scepticism or disinterest, even though I think you can be rude and dismissive about it. It might be only me who believe there is a distinction.
The scientific fields have become rather wide and complicated to understand, and if in your initial encounter with it science reject things you hold as self-evident everything points to a rocky start. If someone don't understand the scientific method and the results over the last couple of hundred years I don't see why anyone would put much stock in it in the first place. It takes time and effort to get there, something I have gotten for free in my time at school.
The thing I have a problem with is when you make a half hearted effort to understand science with the only purpose to undermine it, then you get the mangled corpse of science that is the modern creationist "theory". And you get the idea that matter can't cause itself to exist because it isn't logical. I know enough about some matters to state some things with some confidence. But on a lot of matters, like religious, I bow for the insights of others.