I myself respect religion a lot, when I was young and in great dispair I even had chats with God myself. I have grown up with many muslims friends, somehow the Turks like me and I like them, they often have from my PoV a very archaic worldview that always ends with a belief that God will help them if all things go wrong. And I always wanted to protect them from misbeliefing in an entity which doesnt exist, but I never understood that it isnt about if the entity really exists, its about believing, belief that gives you superhuman powers.
I have come a long way and I really want to understand creationism; my knowledge of american culture is still to limited to get the answers I need, but I am not thinking any less of them. Its just that always I hear someone saying creationism is true, I feel like I have to rescue him and thats my education, which I surely wiull never get rid of in my life.
I am convinced that when I come to a point in my life when I for the first time will loose the control I have about my life, because of circumstances I cant humanly influence; then I'll have a realisation how belief and hope can feel. I will never belief in creationism or in the christian religion but I am convinced that I'll learn with age what it means or how it feels like to believe.