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.”

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  • American Cannibal

    I thought Pat Robertson was dead.

    • Rhoid Rager

      I think that’s the other bigot.

      • American Cannibal

        Oh no, Rush Limbaugh is still hanging in there. I heard his fat-choked voice blaring from an open car window this afternoon.

        • Rhoid Rager

          I dare not speaketh the Archfiend’s name; but, his voluminous body stirs in his lair.

          • https://twitter.com/anti_euclidean ÿ

            the horror . . .

          • echar

            My eyes… Make it go away!

          • American Cannibal

            I just threw up on my lap.

  • Dingbert

    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

  • echar

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

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

    • Ted Heistman

      I gotta see that one. I wish previews for most movies weren’t so long and spoiler laden though…

      • echar

        Yeah, I read ya. I sometimes turn off the preview once I get the feel for the movie.

      • echar

        A few more that are related, if you are interested… The top three are excellent.

        Sound of My Voice
        http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1748207/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

        We Are What We Are (2013)
        http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2309021/?ref_=nv_sr_1

        Red Lights
        http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1748179/?ref_=nv_sr_1

        The Last Will and Testament of Rosalind Leigh
        http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2332831/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

        Magic Magic (imo, the weakest link on this list, but still good)
        http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1929308/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

        • https://twitter.com/anti_euclidean ÿ

          +1 on Sound Of My Voice.

          The rest I’ll have to add to my list.

          • echar

            Brit Marling is a wunderkind. Everything she has done has blown me away.

        • Adam’s Shadow

          I saw “Sound of My Voice” (which I really liked) and “Red Lights” (which I really didn’t); have not seen the others.

          Have you seen “The Abandoned?” Great horror film.

          • echar

            No I have not. Thanks for the recommend. I can see how a person wouldn’t like Red Lights.

          • Adam’s Shadow

            No problem; don’t be fooled by “The Abandoned” being an “8 Films To Die For” production either, it’s definitely the best one from them I’ve seen. Also check out Ti West’s “The Innkeepers,” it’s not as good as “The Abandoned” but still a good ghost story.

          • echar

            I have the Innskeeper in my library, but I’ve not watched it yet. Thanks again.

  • BuzzCoastin

    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

  • Virtually Yours

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

  • https://twitter.com/anti_euclidean ÿ

    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?

  • echar

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

  • Reuben_the_Red

    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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