November 29, 2012

Pat Robertson accepts scientific view of earth's age

Rev. Pat Robertson - Look, I know that people will probably try to lynch me when I say this, but Bishop [James] Ussher wasn't inspired by the Lord when he said that it all took 6,000 years. It just didn't. You go back in time, you've got radiocarbon dating. You got all these things and you've got the carcasses of dinosaurs frozen in time out in the Dakotas.

They're out there. So, there was a time when these giant reptiles were on the Earth and it was before the time of the Bible. So, don't try and cover it up and make like everything was 6,000 years. That's not the Bible.

"If you fight science," he continued, "you're going to lose your children, and I believe in telling it the way it was."

Huffington Post -In 1650, the Archbishop of Ireland James Ussher estimated that the Earth was created on Oct. 23, 4004 B.C. Ussher's work continues to be cited by many creationists -- including the Christian group Answers in Genesis -- as evidence that the Earth is only thousands of years old.


Anonymous said...

Well, this wasn't high on my prayer-list, but doesn't this prove that real, honest-to-God miracles really do happen? Keep praying, folks! :-)


Anonymous said...

I once saw Robertson deliver a pursuasive critique of the death penalty. It's not that the talent isn't there, just if he could spend less time immersed in his investment portfolio.

Anonymous said...

Even out here in the buckle of the bible belt (OK) it's no secret the number of Fundie Crazies is on the decline. Still plenty to go around, but the good ol' days of God said it, I believe it, That settles it knee-jerk acceptance is a fading memory.

It's almost embarrassing to some of them.

Hell, if this keeps up Jim Bakker might try to re-invent himself according to the gospel of global climate change and the need for green salvation.


Anonymous said...

Bakker is busy working the other end of climate catastrophe: