Thursday, October 11

God Created Earth 6016 Years Ago

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God created the Earth and the beginnings of mankind 6016 years ago. I can be precise because this is what my, very old, family Bible tells me.

As for Noah and the Ark, this all happened in 2349 BC, so that makes it 4361 years since the flood.

Okay, I personally don't see how this can be true but what got me thinking was a television programme I watched last night on creationism.

To quote Wikipedia: "Creationism is the religious belief that humanity, life, the Earth, and the universe are the creation of a supernatural being, most often referring to the Abrahamic God."

During the television programme a group of creationists, all Christian other than one Muslim, visited various experts, professors, and scientists who gave their 'proof' that the Earth is much older, and that mankind has developed because of evolution.

It was interesting that the creationists wouldn't budge from their beliefs, even when one professor wondered how Noah would have managed to get whales onto the ark. But actually I quite admire people who have such faith and have their beliefs sorted.

I read some of Genesis this morning from that old family Bible and one thing I'd forgotten was Genesis 1:26 "And God said, 'Let us make man in our image, after our likeness ..."

Does this mean there is more than one God? But, of course, there are many anomalies in the Bible.

I've also often naively wondered why God created man (and woman) in the first instance.

The Creation of Adam by Michelangelo Buonarroti
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  1. religions make me wonder. its a form of brain washing in lots of cases. i see the bible as being lots of myths and stories adapted to suit the time when they were written

  2. On the congressional science committee here in the U.S., there are two congressmen who are creationists. On the SCIENCE committee.

  3. Wow Mike,

    As you know, I am a Christian and I think I can answer your questions, but I don't want to lay out a long drawn out dialogue.

    I will however tell you that some Christian Scholars believe that God's time in many cases is not how we would measure it. Taking this into account, 6,000 years could be 60,000 or 600,000 to Him.

    You have my email, so if you'd like me to give you the Christian perspective on other questions, I will be glad to oblige you. The "our" thing is much simpler.

    Tom, I may be a Christian, but I am also a rebel and someone who asks lots of questions. I have also never scored less than 138 on any IQ test. If you call me brainwashed, I guess I'd say, I have no problem with that.

    As an American I find that the degradation of American society clearly coincides with the past couple generations systematically driving God out of American life.

    Funny, when we were a God fearing nation, there wasn't a mass shooting every week? What do you think is driving so many people to suddenly seek killing several people as an answer to life's problems? We are a nation that has turned to pop culture, the media and Hollywood to provide our guidance. The level of morality has nosedived and the sins of the Bible are actually popular forms of life now.

    However, I don't believe in mistreating or disrespecting anyone. God's main message is love.

    OK, I didn't want to get going on this, so I'll stop there.

    Scott McMan

    1. Thanks for the detailed comment, Scott, appreciated. I have heard previously about the 'day' not being as we understand it - perhaps thousands of years - but creationists don't seem to generally accept this.

      As for Tom's 'brainwashing', probably a bit harsh but we are all influenced by so many factors right from early childhood.