Yeah happened to me too. I actually do consider my self a Christian or religious or whatever but my understanding is that Genesis is definitely written in mythology style, as was the way people told stories until very recently when Science was "invented" or the scientific method that is, with the Royal Society in the 1600's. Before then people barely even wrote, but instead told stories and myths, Even Jesus told many stories and fables to deliver his messages.
For about 20 years my parents subscribed to Creation Science Magazine which in hindsight I feel is more a propaganda magazine than anything else. One of the biggest problems I've seen with the Creation Science organisation, (and movement) is they have kept driving 2 main messages that I totally disagree with. 1 they say, that the Genesis must be taken literally word for word. eg creation took seven days, not seven eons or whatever etc, and 2. they really push the point that believing in evolution (or anything other than "Creationism") will get you sent directly to hell, and all the scientists are going to hell. Seriously, it's woven into every issue of their magazine. So you can see why they have made millions and a cult following for themselves.
Now all throughout human history, if there's anything that people don't understand it all get's boiled down to God or Satan. So, for example, God brings the rain to the good people because he loves them, for being good, and those whose crops have failed are getting punished for being sinners. And flowers will know how to come out in spring because that's how God made them, while someone suffering from epilepsy is possessed by the Devil etc etc etc. As soon as someone throughout history comes up with a scientific explanation for any of these things they are accused of heresy. Just look at Galileo, executed by the church for his scientific observations and postulations. People were similarly demonized for saying wasps were copulating with orchids to cause pollination. -How could God create something so evil and perverted?
There's a million examples of this throughout history, and the theory of evolution is just another example. Many Christians actually believe God created evolution, and implanted the gift of consciousness into mankind, what's wrong with that explanation, it's just as plausible as the talking snake version of events. Oh but the people cry Heresy when directed to by their leader.
The thing I like about Evolution is at least they acknowlege it being a theory. Something the Creationists just simply cannot do lest they be cast into the eternal lake of fire... See how misguided and manipulated they are? One thing is for sure the Bible was not written as a science book. If God WANTED us to know the scientific version of the origin of life in the universe he would have told us the actual story. Just like if God wanted us to have a cure for cancer he would have put that in the book too. But no, we have to go out and find it for ourselves, and the 'scientific method' is our best vehicle for finding those answers.
In a nutshell, science is about separating fact from fiction, using measurable and repeatable processes. The Creation debate is simply not a scientific debate, but a philosophical one. Therefore it is pointless to have a creationist and a scientist debating the issue. It's like an Artist trying to paint science, or a mathematician debating emotions with equations. They are on totally different planes.
I like Einstein's take on Science and Religion that the two can never be in true conflict with each other, but must always confirm each other. Makes sense. If there is a conflict, then one of them must be wrong about something. Scientists should also hold their theories on the very tips of their fingers so that even the slightest whiff of new evidence can blow away that old theory, in place of an updated one. (can't remember who said that one), but that's a problem the religious side has when trying to talk science, they just can't let anything go for fear of speaking blasphemy LOL. And usually that's just someone else's interpretation, not the Bible itself. Religion is full of sheep and often dodgy people who want to lead others around.
Wow, I've really rambled on big time. Anyway, I'd like to finish by saying you can see the age of the planet and the universe all around you, fossils, mountain ranges, comets, and plants and animals really are linked in those branching tree structures. Not just in their skeletons, but in their DNA, and the chemicals found within them, and their roles and symbiosis' in nature. God also gave us a brain and told us to use it, and not to let people manipulate us, that includes people from both sides. As far as I'm concerned, no one knows 100% what happened, not the scientists, not the creationists, so there is no point trying to form a 100% conclusion. It's OK to say, 'No one really knows the whole story including myself', but you can get a good idea just by looking around, being open to various viewpoints and new information, and using your own brain to form a general understanding of this most existential of issues without rocking your religious views one little bit.