This is an outstanding post. I particularly agree that many of the religious do not understand theology. The notion of God entertained by creationists and ID proponents has long struck me as rather crude, a kind of celestial Edison. Also, the term translated as day in English translations of Genesis actually means simply a period of time. And, as I have pointed out before, if you're going to insist that every word of the Bible be taken literally (an unusual way of reading anything, to say the least), then be consistent: It was a serpent that tempted Eve, not the Devil. The text makes no mention of the Devil. Don't read things into it.