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Televangelist Pat Robertson Says Evolution Is Right, Creationism ‘Makes A Joke’ Of Christians

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Many of you might have watched the controversial debate between Ken Ham of the Creation Museum and Answers In Genesis, and Bill Nye “The Science Guy”. Seats were packed at the museum in Kentucky, and many hundreds of thousands more watched the debate live.

Now, equally controversial televangelist Pat Robertson has weighed in on Tuesday’s debate by asking the Answers in Genesis president and CEO to stop making a “making a joke” of Christians by promoting what even he is calling unscientific dogma.

“Let’s be real, let’s not make a joke of ourselves,” Robertson said on, “The 700 Club.”

According to Robertson, Ken Ham is leaning on bad data from Bishop Ussher, an Irish Christian, living in the 16th and 17th centuries. Ussher calculated a proposed date of creation, basing it on his knowledge of the Bible, the ancient Persian, Greek and Roman civilizations, astronomy, ancient calendars and chronology.

Robertson says that since then, science had completely refuted Ussher’s claims.

“The dating of Bishop Ussher just doesn’t comport with anything that is found in science and you can’t just totally deny the geological formations that are out there,” Robertson explained.

“Anyone who is in the oil business knows he’s drilling down, 2 miles, 3 miles underground, you’re coming into all these layers that were laid down by the dinosaurs. And we have skeletons of dinosaurs that go back like 65 million years. And to say that it all came around 6 thousand years ago is nonsense.”

Robertson explained that the scientific reality of evolution and the Big Bang should not prevent a Christian from believing in God.

“So there was a big bang,” Robertson continued, “So? That doesn’t mean it came spontaneously. Nobody knows what caused it, the Big Bang. But I say God did it. God caused all of this. He is the author of all life.”

Robertson went so far as to say that evolution confirms his faith in God, and that it should for all Christians as well.

“I don’t believe in so-called evolution as non-theistic. I believe that God started it all and he’s in charge of all of it. The fact that you have progressive evolution under his control. That doesn’t hurt my faith at all,” Robertson said.

“I think it’s time we come off of that stuff and say this isn’t possible.”

Listen to Pat Roberston comment on this further in the video from his show…

(Article by James Achisa; image via YouTube)

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