Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Pat Robertson denies that the Earth is young, and that humans and dinosaurs coexisted

This news came as a shock to me when I noticed it on Pandas Thumb last week (yes, I'm a week behind the times -- bite me): fundamentalist Christian minster and media mogul Pat Robertson flat-out DENIED a young Earth and human-dinosaur cohabitance, on CBN's The 700 Club!

This is a small step forward, and hopefully Ol' Saint Patty's flock will follow suit.  Maybe some day they'll even concede that some of those "fierce" dinosaurs evolved into the birds we see today.

Aaand as suspected, this put the Young Earth Creationists into a bit of a frenzy.  Ken Ham, on his Facebook page the next day, stated:

Not only do we have to work hard to not let our kids be led astray by the anti-God teaching of the secularists, we have to work hard to not let them be led astray by compromising church leaders like Pat Robertson. This excerpt was posted on Youtube by a group that is a project of People For the American Way. Pat Robertson gives more fodder to the secularists. We don't need enemies from without the church when we have such destructive teaching within the church.

It should be made evidently clear, by the way, that Pat Robertson is NOT renouncing Creationism -- just the Young Earth delusion.  To the best of my knowledge, he is still an Old Earth Creationist, and he still has a long way to go.

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