Thursday, February 6, 2014

Pat Robertson Calls Ken Ham's 6,000 Year Old Earth Creation Myth "Nonsense"

One of the cornerstones of Creationism is that the earth is only 6,000 years old.  Many in Armstrongism have held this view too. Even Cyrus Scofield who brought us the dispensationalist Bible that Armstrongism loves to use says the earth is older than 6,000 years.  Which asks one to wonder why he used the work's of Ussher so prominently in the Scofield Bible when Ussher is the one who promoted the 6,000 year nonsense.

The legendary Bible commentator C.I. Scofield is probably the most well known champion of old earth creationism.This Old Planet - Rapture Ready

Robertson said:

Televangelist Pat Robertson reacted Wednesday to the big debate between Bill Nye “the Science Guy” and Creation Museum founder Ken Ham on Tuesday night. Robertson actually took issue with one of the central arguments of creationism and said it’s “nonsense” to say the world’s only six thousand years old. He brought up the findings of a bishop centuries ago who came up with that figure and said, “There ain’t no way that’s possible.”

Robertson argued that there’s too much scientific evidence in the world to assert the world is thousands, and not billions, of years old. He said, “To say that it all came about in 6000 years is just nonsense, and I think it’s time we come off of that stuff and say this is impossible.”  Media ITE


Anonymous said...

Hey Pat: Bishop Usher was off because he followed the Bible!

65 million years? The "scientists" dating scheme is a laugh, but it was more than 6000, I can tell you that!

Byker Bob said...

Pat makes more sense than the drivel emanating from LCG. He also validates my earlier point which was that mainstream Christianity as a whole does not share Ham's point of view. If you teach kids young earth theology, their science classes in school and college are going to make them throw the Christian faith on the same trash pile as Santa Clause.


Anonymous said...

"Whoa, let's not make ourselves look crazy," said Robertson, before going on to warn about hurricanes being brought on by gay sex.

Joe Moeller said...

And Pat Roberston's authority and opinion matters because...???

Joe Moeller
Cody, WY

PS- Young Earth is very difficult to defend.

Britain W. Stevenson said...

HWA did not teach that the earth is 6000 years old. He taught that Adam and Eve were created 6000 years ago. He never stated he knew how old the earth was but that all other human like creations were created who knows how many hundreds/thousands/millions/billions? of years before Adam and Eve were created in God's image...just to set things straight. I'm not siding, after all, who am I but that mean ole woman that kept winning the PCG Pine Car Derby race and pissed Brian Davis off till he finally had to use trumped up charges to boot me out. AND he still hasn't called me up and apologized...HA!

Anonymous said...

Whether it be true or false I wouldn't listen to anything Pat Robertson had to say, I've heard enough in the past from him and he is a nut case. And you are right Britain, HWA never said the earth is only 6,000 years old, he only said that man was created 6,000 years ago but the earth itself was perhaps millions of years old. Too bad about all the other things he got wrong though.

Anonymous said...

Pat and Ken: Two Christian preachers who are full of crap (like so many other preachers), so this is a case of the pot calling the kettle black.
It's funny when these nutty preachers attack each other!

UT, The Reigning Being of Being Banned by Banned by HWA said...

Moeller said:

“And Pat Roberston's authority and opinion matters because...???”

Robertson has been thoroughly discredited yet, he remains far more sane, rational, and accurate than any Armstrongite.

Reality puts old Pat’s authority and opinions far above any UCG talking head parroting typical Armstrongism, as a representative of UCG, the chief purveyor of the exhaustively disgraced Armstrongism.