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Wed Nov 28, 2012, 09:27 PM

Even Pat Robertson Denies that the Earth is 6,000 Years Old

On today’s 700 Club, televangelist Pat Robertson appeared to break with many of his fellow fundamentalists who subscribe to Young Earth creationism regarding the age of the earth, disputing their notion that the planet is only around 6,000 years old. Robertson said that James Ussher, the seventeenth century bishop who to this day is heralded by Young Earth creationists for using the Bible to argue that the earth was created in 4004 BC, “wasn’t inspired by the Lord when he said it all took 6,000 years, it just didn’t.” While many creationists believe that dinosaurs were on Noah’s Ark, Robertson insisted that dinosaurs “were on the earth before the time of the Bible, so don’t try to cover it up and make like everything was 6,000 years, that’s not the Bible.”

However, Robertson’s Christian Broadcasting Network sells material arguing that the earth is 6,000 years old and that the Bible says dinosaurs and humans lived together.

Watch: (at link)


http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/even-pat-robertson-denies-earth-years-old





Well, I wonder what ol' Pat's flock will do with this info, considering that Pat SELLS creationist nonsense on his website.

Oh, and for those of us here that subscribe to the YEC theory (yes, there are some. Have a look at the recent "Creation Science At It's Best" thread for some stunning examples), when Pat Fucking Robertson says your idea is fantasy, you better believe him!

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cleanhippie Nov 2012 OP
rug Nov 2012 #1
cleanhippie Nov 2012 #2
rug Nov 2012 #3
cleanhippie Nov 2012 #4
rug Nov 2012 #5
cleanhippie Nov 2012 #6
Dorian Gray Nov 2012 #8
cleanhippie Nov 2012 #9
Dorian Gray Nov 2012 #10
cleanhippie Nov 2012 #11
Dorian Gray Nov 2012 #13
dimbear Nov 2012 #7
2ndAmForComputers Nov 2012 #12

Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 09:34 PM

1. There goes 70% of your material.

 

Now you can talk about actual ideas.

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Response to rug (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 09:44 PM

2. Until the laity gives it up, I'll have lots of material left.

I think we both know that this is not going away anytime soon. Just with the hundreds of school boards and a few State Legislatures where Creationists are trying to get this nonsense taught as science, we have many years yet to endure this torture.

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Response to cleanhippie (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 09:46 PM

3. Fundamentalist literal creationism is a dead end.

 

There's always some people at the end of an alley you can carry on with. The real debates are elsewhere.

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Response to rug (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 10:07 PM

4. I know that and you know that, but there are folks spending BILLIONS of dollars to promote it.

Until the money and influence dry up, these debates aren't going anywhere.

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Response to cleanhippie (Reply #4)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 10:08 PM

5. Carry on without me.

 

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Response to rug (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 10:12 PM

6. I will. In the nicest possible way, I hope I never see you again in a creationism thread.

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Response to cleanhippie (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 08:56 AM

8. That's true

though debating it HERE seems fruitless. I don't think there is anyone here on DU who disagrees with you about creationism.

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Response to Dorian Gray (Reply #8)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 11:21 AM

9. Did you see the "Creation Science At It's Best" thread?

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Response to cleanhippie (Reply #9)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 11:44 AM

10. I didn't read that one

I'll skim it over. Creation Science generally doesn't interest me, and I'm always surprised when I hear about creation museums opening. I've never ever ever in my life met a person who is an actual creationist and believes that the earth was created 6000 years ago. Perhaps because I was brought up in the more liberal northeast (NJ) and have lived in NYC for 12 years? Who knows? But, like I've said, I don't think I've ever met anyone who's believed in creationism. It seems like such a foreign concept to me.

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Response to Dorian Gray (Reply #10)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 11:59 AM

11. You really should have a look. You may be shocked at what you read there.

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Response to cleanhippie (Reply #11)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 09:05 PM

13. I'll read it tonight... I just saw it's a long thread

so I'll read that one after my daughter goes to bed. So I can put time and energy into it.

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 02:55 AM

7. Apparent actual statement by Pat:

You go back in time, you've got radiocarbon dating. You got all these things and you've got the caucuses of dinosaurs frozen in time out in the ...


I thought frozen caucuses were more recent.

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Response to dimbear (Reply #7)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 04:11 PM

12. Maybe they met to vote on who gets hit by the meteor first.

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