We have No Time for Sillyness
This stuff drives me crazy: CNN Link
America’s Protestant pastors overwhelmingly reject the theory of evolution and are evenly split on whether the earth is 6,000 years old, according to a survey released Monday by the Southern Baptist Convention.
When asked if “God used evolution to create people,” 73% of pastors disagreed – 64% said they strongly disagreed – compared to 12% who said they agree.
Asked whether the earth is approximately 6,000 years old, 46% agreed, compared to 43% who disagreed.
A movement called Young Earth creationism promotes the 6,000-year-old figure, arguing that it is rooted in the Bible. Scientists say the earth is about 4.5 billion years old.
The Southern Baptist Convention survey, which queried 1,000 American Protestant pastors, also found that 74% believe the biblical Adam and Eve were literal people.
Wow, just wow! I guess it shouldn’t shock me too much that 3 out of 4 pastors in this survey believe Adam and Eve really existed. To start, it’s not possible from genetics point of view. That’s not even getting into fossils and everything else.
As for those who believe that the universe is 6000 years old. 7th grade math and what we saw with Supernova 1987A shows that’s not the case. Of course the universe is older then the 168,000 years that 1987A shows, but you have to start somewhere with these folks.
For those who need more information, here is Potholer54’s excellent vids on the matter: