Pat Robertson: Yeah, Earth Is More Than 6K Years Old

Evangelist disputes 'young Earth' theory on '700 Club'

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff | Suggested by WarmWeatherGuy

Posted Nov 29, 2012 1:23 PM CST
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(Newser) – Maybe this will convince Marco Rubio to take more of a stand on the age of the Earth: Even Pat Robertson says it's more than just a few thousand years old. Right Wing Watch points to a 700 Club clip in which Robertson responds to a concerned mom asking how to answer her sons' questions about dinosaurs. "Look, I know people are probably [going] to lynch me when I say this, but Bishop Ussher, God bless him, wasn't inspired by the Lord when he said it all took 6,000 years. It just didn't," Robertson says. (Ussher is the 17th-century bishop who argued Earth was created in 4004BC.)

"And you go back in time, you've got radiocarbon dating, you've got all these things, and you've got the carcasses of dinosaurs frozen in time," Robertson continued. "They're out there! And so, there was a time that these giant reptiles were on the Earth, and it was 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, that's Bishop Ussher. If you fight revealed science, you're going to lose your children. And I believe in telling them the way it was." (Click to see why one columnist thinks this issue is important to politics.)

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