Our simple family looking for the uncommon to become common as we strive to follow Jesus.
I don't understand your point. Stopping at 3 minutes, one gets a sliver of a point. If you consider the only learning worthwhile is a book written within one culture, at a relatively small point in time, you'll lock down your mind and miss an awful lot. It doesn't mean it doesn't have great value. We humans need to make sense of things, birth, life, death, and afterward. We need to share what has gone on, how we fit into the universe, what we have learned, and teach the best ways to be with each other. Scientists make observations and share them. They estimate time and processes based on those observations. As more observations come in, they make adjustments. I don't see that as the same as denying God. We all got here however we got here. Prayer and belief in God are something that I think all cultures have had. It is basic. It is built-in. We don't do well if we lose all sense of that. You've learned how one culture addressed prayer and belief in God. They were so warlike about it, though, that Jesus came along to calm folks down and teach them a more gentle caring way of dealing with others, instead of tribal it was more person-to-person based. The warrior instinct and survival instincts are also built in. So the wonderful values that you and Chelsa practice and instill in others are based on something wonderful. Those are needed regardless of the minute details of how creation progressed. At least that's how I see it. Thanks for the Ted talk. All the ones I've seen have been very interesting.