Fairy tales for adults

James Iwanek chthon at chthon-uk.com
Wed Feb 12 14:24:48 PST 2003

Rob Park wrote:

> Alas! Steve Bougerolle spake thus:
>> On Thu, 2003-02-13 at 03:43, Richard Lightman wrote:
>> > Why would a creationalist god create such a detailed illusion of the
>> > universe being very old?
>> What detailed illusion?  The whole account of creation in Genesis fits
>> in one page of normal text.  All concern with details comes from people
>> reading things into that.  The text itself is wonderfully simple.
> I think you misundertand; Genesis says the earth is 6000 years old, but
> there is a very detailed illusion that this is false. As in, the fossil
> record, carbon dating, astronomy, geology... they all suggest that the
> universe is very, very old. Much older than 6k years.
> Richard's question was, why would God make the universe look so old,
> while at the same time try to convince everybody that it's relatively
> young?

hmm - i wonder why everyone thinks that the human race evolved from monkeys
- whereas its clearly obvious that polititians and lawyers evolved from
lizards ;-)


ps: just thought id add some spice to the conversation ;-P
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