[quote=“pianoman49, post: 746072”]I was mildly surprised not to find a thread like this already in this section, so if there is one please direct me to it…
We all know the long standing debate between creationists and evolutionists.
typically, the devout christians believe in the whole seven days deal. adam and eve. garden of eden. six thousand years ago, no more.
and then here come the scientists:
well, the earth is billions of years old. we came from the primordial soup. to the monkeys, then came cave men, then came humans, and then came the teenager at the laptop ( yes i skipped a few, deal with it).
so what do you think? is the world only six thousand years old, or did we come from monkeys? both ideas sound pretty absurd to me. but I’ll put in my two cents later. I want to hear what youz guyz think first:[/quote]
First of all, that 6 thousand year age for the Eartfh, Universe and us is pure bullshit. It has nothing to do with the bible, which you can believe all you want, if you want to.
Based on an intricate correlation of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean histories and Holy writ, it was incorporated into an authorized version of the Bible printed in 1701
The above is from this site: Bishop Ussher Dates the World: 4004 BC
1701 AD folks, perfect example of how the orginial books of the bible have been altered, edited and corrupted over the years. That’s only 3 hundred years ago, not way back when, with god summoning Moses or some other biblical character and saying “Got your hammer ready and your chisel sparpened? Good! I want you to carve this in stone…”
The bible is mostly a book of metaphors. Ussher’s attempt to quantify it is one of the earliest and more profoundly futile attempts to use science to prove god.