I have no problem with religious folk whatsoever as long as they're harmless & don't maintain that their religion is anymore superior than any other.
You & I are (thankfully) in agreement that the existence or nonexistence of God is an un-provable feat; which was my main gripe with Statler.
The Bible doesn't say specifically the Earth was created 6,000 years ago, but people who want to believe the writings of the Genesis to be a literal historical account rather than a metaphorical lesson, will add up the lives of the characters in Genesis from Adam to Jesus.
Again I'm with you in that I don't think it should matter to any Christian. I think too many Christians try to defend their young earth ideas, or defending the literal interpretation of Noah's Ark, Jesus's miracles, this, that, & the other. I don't think the historical accuracy is what you should be focusing on, but rather the positive teachings that come from the stories. Be the religion OF Jesus, not the religion ABOUT Jesus. The whole point of it should be about being more Christ-like, & not trying desperately to convince everyone to simply believe in him. This is where I think far too many Christians have gone astray.
About a year ago I talked for over an hour with one of the zealots who come to the campus & try to spread the word of Christ. Normally I'd tell them I don't have time, but I had an hour between classes & out of curiosity I agreed to talk to him. I asked him, "If a man lives a completely moral life, but was born in India & is a Hindu, & has never even heard of Jesus; will he go to Heaven? Is the criteria for getting into heaven simply believing in Jesus, or actually being Christ-like?". He told me he wouldn't get in to Heaven unless he accepted Jesus Christ as his lord & savior.
That is, in essence, precisely the problem I have with too many religious folk. It's too much about "joining the team", rather than merits of actions.