'As a Christian and a student of the hard sciences'
No student of any type of science,unless it's some fukwit religious science would say that sulPHer (not sulfer) is a gas when in fact it's a yellow solid.
Yes, SO2 (sulpher dioxide)was a component of the early atmosphere,but amongst many others.
Do you think that your (false) claim of a science background makes your scriptural ranting any more palatable to those who don't really understand the issues here?
Please read anything by Richard Dawkins,he writes well,he speaks sense and he is right.