I'm an Anglican and lapsed atheist. The closest of the Protestant faiths to Catholicism.
Yeah, if I wasn't Catholic I'd prolly go Anglican.
I used to believe in evolution.
This is a nitpick, but I don't say that I "believe in" evolution. It's not a belief, it is the acceptance of a theory. There's a difference. I reserve belief for things that I don't have knowledge of. I know that species evolve - the ToE is just the best explanation that we have for how it happens. And I can accept that.
Is it 100% correct and complete? No, of course not. But it works well and it makes sense explaining the facts.
I stated reading Young Earth Creationist literature out of curiosity and after a while I began to realise they had valid arguments. While old earth evolutionists do have some good arguments I also think there are a lot of weaknesses in their position and overall the YEC position holds up well.
YEC is literally impossible unless god is a prankster.
The Earth appears old, very old. If it is young, then god is magically making it appear to be something that it isn't, and that would be a dirty trick.
If the evolutionists here hope to convince me they will need to lift their game.
Convincing the person you are replying to is only a small part of the game. You gotta keep the lurkers in mind, and this activity is a therapeutic honing of communication skills.