Saturday, December 01, 2012

Queer Quote: Even Pat Robertson Knows Earth's Age

Famous heterosexual supremacist and well-known religious extremist Pat Robertson is recorded on video denying the central belief of people who are known as "young Earth creationists," i.e. that the earth was created by "God" and is only about 6,000 years old. His statement is today's Queer Quote.
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. It just didn't. 
You go back in time, you've got radiocarbon dating. You got all these things and you've got the carcasses of dinosaurs frozen in time out in the Dakotas. They're out there. 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 are going to lose your children, and I believe in telling them the way it was.
This is a pretty astonishing admission from a card-carrying members of the Religious Right, who ran for president in 1988 and received millions of votes in the Republican primary. Robertson is rejecting the position claimed by 2016 presidential hopeful Marco Rubio that I remarked upon recently where the Junior Senator from Florida was quoted saying "I'm not a scientist, man" when asked the age of the Earth.

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