I see a lot of assertions... no arguments. I notice that you conveniently neglected to assert that Jesus' existence was also fantasy... do you care to attempt that assertion?
Because it's included in the previous statement. No adam and eve = no jesus (and so on and so forth. 'it follows'). Trying to create a distinction where there is none is splitting hairs.
I can reflect your sentiment right back at you: having personal beliefs about the Bible is alright but pushing them and treating them as if they are fact? That's not alright.
Belief and fact are not the same thing.
but is young earth creationism explicitly taught in the Bible?
People teaching young earth creationism pull it directly from the belief that the earth is 6000 years old and that dinosaurs lived with man. It's not and they didn't.
Furthermore, given a God who can create everything literally from nothing, is creating the appearance of age really logically incongruent? (For the record, I tend to go old earth creationism, personally.) It's easy to say "science proves it false" when you're essentially adding a "given naturalism" to the equation, and no one would disagree with "given naturalism, theistic creation is false."[/quote]
For this argument to hold even a bit of water, there has to be just the slightest bit of evidence that there was a Creator. For even if a Creator were to create everything from nothing, the creator would first have to exist. So, what created the creator?
And it wasn't east for science to prove it was false. For the process of science to disprove anything is the hardest thing we as a species can do.