Wednesday, November 28, 2012


Jacobson deleted my post asking about the age of the Earth but Pat Robertson seems to have overcome that bit of epistemic closure:
Robertson tells Christians: Radiocarbon dating proves no dinosaurs on Noah’s Ark
By David Edwards
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 15:32 EST

On Tuesday’s 700 Club, a viewer wrote Robertson that her “biggest fear is to not have my children and husband next to me in God’s Kingdom” because they question why the Bible could not explain the existence of dinosaurs.

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,” the TV preacher explained. “It just didn’t. 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 Dakotas.”

“They’re out there,” he continued. “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, you’re going to lose your children, and I believe in telling it the way it was.”

1 comment:

Ken Hoop said...

There is a verse in Genesis which speaks of replenishing the earth.
Replenishing implies a time when
life that mattered was present.