Aedl Foxe wrote:I must confess that I simply trust my religion, which is internally consistent, over science, which still has some kinks in it.
All eggplants are green, and I am an eggplant. Therefore I am green.
That statement is internally consistent. It's also ridiculously incorrect.
Since religion is entirely made up by its practitioners, they have every opportunity to tie up any loose ends as they see fit (in practice, they don't even do a very good job of that). Science is inherently a process of discovery, with each piece of evidence and each model bringing us closer to the truth. Science will never claim to have anything absolutely correct, because it's always open to the possibility of new evidence that disproves old assumptions. That's its strength over religion, not its weakness.
Aedl Foxe wrote:I've admitted my weaknesses now. Can you still blame me for my beliefs? If so, please attempt to enlighten me, but please be sure that you're right. Tread carefully upon my soul.
"Blame" is the wrong word - you've been raised in an environment that lead you to believe certain things as inherently true, and stepping away from that is uncomfortable. If you're more interested in feeling comfortable in your current situation than believing true things over false things, then there's no point in trying to persuade you. Only a sincere
desire to find truth will lead you there, and that's something I find ironically lacking in anyone maintaining religious belief.