1b. It is a hypocritical sect that claims to not believe in magic, but instead they promote their own form of magic.
1c. Basically, it's the same thing as Holocaust denial, that is, they both promote something irrational, childish, and unsubstantiated over something supported by incredible amounts of evidence and years of hard work, and both degrade a group of people (creationism degrades scientists; Holocaust denial degrades Jews).
It's basically all B.S.
Scientist: "Have you proof of such happenings? Have you found God?"
Pastor: "The Bible is enough proof."
Scientist: "Anyone can write facts down and have people believe in them. Just look at how Santa came to be."
Pastor: "You have a point. I have wasted countless years believing the ridiculous. I see the light now."