Even Pat Robertson Thinks Young Earth Creationism is Bullshit

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When the guy who thinks God nailed New Orleans with Hurricane Katrina because he was angry about abortion believes your brand of Christian fundamentalism is full of it, then you might have a problem.

Via Christian Science Monitor:

A day after “Science Guy” Bill Nye and Creation Museum founder Ken Ham faced off in a discussion about life’s origins – a debate pitting evolutionary science against the belief that God created the earth and all its creatures in six days – the televangelist and political provocateur Pat Robertson called the literalist view of six-day creation “nonsense.”

TV’s ‘Science Guy’ Bill Nye and Ken Ham of the Creation Museum debated the origins of the universe. The debate at the Creation Museum in Kentucky included astrophysics, evolution and the Biblical story of creation.

“There ain’t no way that’s possible,” Mr. Robertson said Wednesday on his show, “The 700 Club,” taking issue with the “young earth” version of creationism, which holds that the universe is about 6,000 to 10,000 years old. “We have skeletons of dinosaurs that go back 65 million years,” Robertson said. “To say it all dates back to 6,000 years is just nonsense, and I think [it’s] time we come off of that stuff, and say this isn’t possible.”

23 Comments on "Even Pat Robertson Thinks Young Earth Creationism is Bullshit"

  1. American Cannibal | Feb 10, 2014 at 8:46 am |

    I thought Pat Robertson was dead.

  2. Even a stopped clock gives the right time twice a day.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/08/us/pat-robertson-backs-legalizing-marijuana.html

  3. This reminds me of this really odd, yet unexpectedly good horror/drama called Jug Face.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGSvhDcimJg

  4. BuzzCoastin | Feb 10, 2014 at 12:47 pm |

    I’m so relieved to know that Pat has weighed-in on this burning issue
    if we can’t get people to comprehend
    that the Earth is very old
    how can we get them to comprehend
    their government has been hijacked by Nazis

  5. Virtually Yours | Feb 10, 2014 at 12:58 pm |

    You know it’s time to come down from the crazy tree when…

  6. When the bear attacks the camp, you only need to be faster than the slowest camper. Young Earth Creationism creates sooo many slowest campers…

    Why ya gotta rain on the parade, Pat?

  7. Hokey comes with the territory. Yes I have actually. I enjoyed this one.

  8. Reuben_the_Red | Feb 10, 2014 at 6:11 pm |

    The Genesis “creation” myth found in the Judeo-Christian texts was lifted nearly verbatim from Sumerian and other well-documented preceding creation myths. So Christian fundamentalists should more accurately be described as Sumerian fundamentalists.

    Actually, the Sumerian version is a little more interesting.

    And then there’s the awkward problem that Genesis contains two different versions of a creation myth, back-to-back, which are not actually compatible with each other.

    Ultimately the point of belonging to a religion is being able to say you’re right about something that everyone else is wrong about, and to have someone agree obliged to agree with you; even though you’re both wrong.

    Therefore Christians who have eagerly consumed every tidbit of disinformation and bigotry from this man for decades and decades, will have no problem in ignoring/disregarding anything he now says that they don’t like. Even though an “old earth” would hardly refute/undermine the Bible’s plausibility in reality, but that’s how American evangelicals see it.

    There are plenty of people who do believe/understand that the Earth is 4.5 billion years old, and humans have been around for up to a million years, yet they would just as soon trash the place and do whatever they can to contribute to the presently unfolding Sixth Mass Extinction.

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