Pat Robertson stumbles over a low bar

November 29, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More

I do enjoy how it becomes newsworthy when an ignorant public figure finally figures out the obvious. In this recent case reported by CNN, Pat Robertson finally admitted that the earth is a lot older than 6,000 years.

Televangelist Pat Robertson challenged the idea that Earth is 6,000 years old this week, saying the man who many credit with conceiving the idea, former Archbishop of Ireland James Ussher, “wasn’t inspired by the Lord when he said that it all took 6,000 years.”

“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,” Robertson said. “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.”

Update November 30, 2012. Here’s more. I wonder how many enslaved minds are going to wake up thanks to Robertson’s declaration of the obvious.


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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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  1. It just takes one low-information TV personality to bring lots of low-information viewers into the 19th century.

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