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truth4us93 Donating Member (5 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-11-11 07:31 PM
Response to Reply #36
38. sheesh??
The article ends with this statement. . .

"Bryan--My impression is they were periods, but I would not attempt to argue as against anybody who wanted to believe in literal days." also . . .

"The date of creation clearly does matter. If Bishop Ussher figured correctly, and every living thing has appeared in only 6,000 years, there simply would have been no time for new species to evolve."


I'm confused. Are you citing this article in support of the 6,000 year old claim? (not implying that you believe it is 6,000 yrs old, but just supporting the idea of where the theory came from)
OR are you supporting the fact that the 6,000 date is not supported at all?
ALSO, since the article ends with the possibility of 24 hr periods, are supporting that or not?
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  -Do Christians who believe the Earth is only 6000 years old also valerief  Sep-10-11 07:22 PM   #0 
  - I think so.  The Velveteen Ocelot   Sep-10-11 07:24 PM   #1 
  - That's what I was thinking, but I'm on the phone with a friend and we  valerief   Sep-10-11 07:25 PM   #2 
  - Yes, they believe that god created everything at the same time,  Curmudgeoness   Sep-10-11 07:31 PM   #3 
  - Definitely scary. nt  valerief   Sep-10-11 07:41 PM   #5 
  - In my lifetime, I have never met a Christian who believed this...  hlthe2b   Sep-10-11 07:33 PM   #4 
  - How can you be a Christian and not believe the Bible?  moobu2   Sep-10-11 08:01 PM   #6 
  - You can not possibly not recognize that not all believe in a literal interpretation  hlthe2b   Sep-10-11 08:14 PM   #8 
  - We recognize it.....we don't understand it.  brooklynite   Sep-10-11 08:21 PM   #12 
     - Again, as an agnostic I feel ill prepared to address this... BUT  hlthe2b   Sep-10-11 08:37 PM   #13 
  - +1000  valerief   Sep-10-11 08:17 PM   #10 
  - Well...they say Eve tempted Adam with an apple...  onager   Sep-10-11 08:51 PM   #15 
  - come on!  Thats my opinion   Sep-11-11 12:19 AM   #23 
  - Tell that to the pastors I grew up with.  darkstar3   Sep-11-11 12:20 AM   #24 
  - And my mother.  iris27   Sep-14-11 10:08 PM   #55 
  - 31% haven't heard the punchline yet.  dmallind   Sep-11-11 12:26 AM   #27 
  - Then where did the land of Nod come from?  Kurmudgeon   Sep-11-11 01:27 AM   #30 
  - Wow, you know...Jewish cultural fairy tails  moobu2   Sep-11-11 10:12 AM   #33 
  - Jesus was a Vampire  Tyrs WolfDaemon   Sep-11-11 07:51 PM   #39 
  - I have a neighbor that believes in the young earth  Angry Dragon   Sep-11-11 12:36 AM   #28 
  - Every Christian I know believes that.  moobu2   Sep-10-11 08:09 PM   #7 
  - I like the comment on your profile!  valerief   Sep-10-11 08:16 PM   #9 
  - So how do they decide between holy writ and myth? nt  Deep13   Sep-10-11 09:01 PM   #17 
  - You obviously don't know many...  regnaD kciN   Sep-10-11 10:21 PM   #20 
  - HA!  darkstar3   Sep-10-11 10:32 PM   #22 
     - "After you spend some time there, tell me you think only 10% of Christians believe this shit. "  Rob H.   Sep-12-11 12:54 AM   #44 
  - Wow!  Thats my opinion   Sep-11-11 12:21 AM   #25 
  - Or a "flyover state".  darkstar3   Sep-11-11 12:22 AM   #26 
  - I'm thinking an asylum.  cordelia   Sep-11-11 09:33 AM   #32 
  - If he does, it's a much larger cave  skepticscott   Sep-11-11 04:43 PM   #37 
  - God is an iron.  sudopod   Sep-12-11 12:07 AM   #43 
  - Where do you live?  tortoise1956   Sep-14-11 11:50 PM   #56 
     - I know you weren't asking me, but as someone who knows more Christians with literal belief than  iris27   Sep-15-11 12:40 AM   #57 
  - Of course.  kestrel91316   Sep-10-11 08:18 PM   #11 
  - I posted a link to a Gallup poll that shows only a third or so believe this...  hlthe2b   Sep-10-11 08:41 PM   #14 
  - Inverse correlation?  truth4us93   Sep-10-11 09:56 PM   #18 
  - Yes. As far a starlight already in transit then...  Deep13   Sep-10-11 09:00 PM   #16 
  - Some actually believe that.  sakabatou   Sep-12-11 01:09 AM   #45 
  - Some do. I am a Christian because I believe the principles of loving your neighbor,  Lint Head   Sep-10-11 10:20 PM   #19 
  - First - I do not believe either of those things but I know the answer.  jwirr   Sep-10-11 10:22 PM   #21 
  - That old saw again, just where did you start counting the 6000 years from?  Kurmudgeon   Sep-11-11 01:15 AM   #29 
  - Or either the stories were made up by bronze age peoples  moobu2   Sep-11-11 10:25 AM   #34 
  - 24 hours yes . . .  truth4us93   Sep-11-11 03:22 PM   #35 
  - You have no idea??  skepticscott   Sep-11-11 04:41 PM   #36 
     - sheesh??  truth4us93   Sep-11-11 07:31 PM   #38 
        - Of course I'm not citing this article as proof  skepticscott   Sep-12-11 05:13 AM   #47 
        - Oh okay,  truth4us93   Sep-12-11 08:11 AM   #50 
        - Maybe you'd better stick to the number of angels on a pin. Thx. nt  valerief   Sep-12-11 11:03 AM   #53 
  - Wait, is your only objection to the time scale?  trotsky   Sep-12-11 06:23 AM   #48 
  - I think they do.  LeftishBrit   Sep-11-11 04:39 AM   #31 
  - Do they believe that it's only 12,000 ly across?  pokerfan   Sep-11-11 08:32 PM   #40 
  - I believe the answer to that is that the light was created "in transit."  laconicsax   Sep-11-11 11:05 PM   #41 
     - and that would mean that  pokerfan   Sep-11-11 11:24 PM   #42 
        - Another "how can we make this fit" explanation that's out there...  trotsky   Sep-12-11 06:25 AM   #49 
           - Think about what you just said.  jeepnstein   Sep-12-11 09:27 AM   #51 
              - They have a built-in barrier to prevent head explosions.  trotsky   Sep-12-11 09:47 AM   #52 
  - yes............ yes they do...... (n/t)  deacon_sephiroth   Sep-12-11 02:24 AM   #46 
  - Many Christian colleges in the USA do not have courses in geology, astronomy,  David Sky   Sep-12-11 01:16 PM   #54 

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