We kept ignoring the blaring sirens and flashing lights of the Drool-o-tron™, because when we looked at the blinking letters of the wall display they said WorldNetDaily (WND). Yesterday the durned contrivance had given us a false alarm, which turned out to be a Rev Rives oldie goldie.
As you know, WND was an early winner of the Curmudgeon’s Buffoon Award, thus the jolly logo displayed above this post. So we eagerly read Farah’s column. Then we patted the Drool-o-tron™. This time it had done its job well. Here are some excerpts from Farah’s essay, with some bold font added by us for emphasis:
Was the world created 6,028 years ago today? That’s a question that will drive fans of Richard Dawkins and Stephen Hawking up the wall. I don’t know that it was. I don’t think anyone but God knows the actual day of creation.
But one of the greatest biblical and historical scholars of the 17th century, Archbishop James Ussher, meticulously calculated all the data he could find about the day of creation, and that’s what he came up with … .
Okay, so Farah is a fan of the totally unscientific Ussher chronology, published in the 1650s. That’s what we’d expect from the head of WND. But he’s just getting started:
Do you believe the world is hundreds of millions or even billions of years old as evolutionists do? Or do you believe the Earth is much younger, in line with the biblical genealogies beginning with Adam and Eve? People get annoyed with me when I raise this issue. They say, “Farah, why don’t you stick with politics, instead of science and religion?” They say I jeopardize my credibility in reporting the news and the pressing issues of the day.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! What credibility? Let’s read on:
Why do I think it matters how old the Earth is? There are two reasons:
• I take the Bible literally – and seriously. And the Bible strongly affirms a date in the neighborhood of 6,000 years, at least for the age of man, who was created on the sixth day, according to Genesis. If that’s not true, it calls into question the rest of the Bible’s accuracy.
• Atheists like Dawkins and Hawking are every bit as dogmatic about their theories of the age of the Earth as I am. They know they need lots of time to give their fairy tales about life spontaneously generating any credibility at all. Godless miracles require time, you know, lots of time.
Lordy, lordy. The man has no mind at all! He continues:
One thing we know for sure: Science can never prove the age of the Earth. Because science requires a methodology of observation and empirical testing that could never be done on an event that occurred thousands of years ago, millions of years ago or billions of years ago. God can, however, prove the age of the Earth because He was there. And someday, when He returns to judge His creation, He might just do that. Until then, we have the detailed historical record He left us with in written form – the Bible.
We don’t need to go on, do we? Oh, all right, but not too much more:
I know what some of you are thinking: “Farah, what about the dinosaurs that were tens of millions of years old? How do you explain that?” Quite simply, I don’t believe it. Throughout man’s history, in every culture, we have stories, pictures and sculptures depicting dragons and leviathans and sea serpents. Are we to believe these were all concocted in man’s imagination? …
But here’s the bottom line: Is it crazier for me to believe the world is around 6,000 years old than it is to accept as scientific fact that it is actually millions or billions of years old? Where’s the proof? Either way.
We won’t answer Farah’s question as to which belief is crazier. Then he gives us a bunch of bible stuff, after which we have some more goodies:
Have you ever considered the fact that there is no reliable history of man before 6,000 years ago? Why would that be? I know there are ancient myths that suggest man is older than 6,000 years. But there is no reliable human history. What could explain that?
Uh, maybe because no one could write back then? No, Farah has a better answer:
The Bible explains it. Man can’t. He can only speculate, imagine, fantasize and proselytize.
Okay, we’re persuaded. The world was created 6,000 years ago. That’s why there’s no written history before then.
We can’t take any more of this. If you can, then click over there and read it all. You might learn something.
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