Ah…That New Earth Smell!

One of the arguments I have heard from Old Earth Creationists* is that the universe CAN’T be as young as 6,000 years, because it LOOKS SO OLD! They argue that the universe has the APPEARANCE of age, and so if God made the universe only 6,000 years ago but made it LOOK this old, then He is intentionally deceiving us! HOW (they ask in all caps) CAN WE POSSIBLY BELIEVE in a God who would make a universe that LOOKS SO OLD when it is NOT so old? Doesn’t that make God DISHONEST?

And I’m all- “Hey, y’all think God made sin, death, disease, bloodshed and suffering and then called it “very good,” and you want to gripe because the universe doesn’t still have it’s price tag and factory wrapping?”

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Anderson Trips and All Have Fallen

I recently wrote an article pointing out the fact that Jesus NEVER explicitly commands his followers to never kill and eat Lesbians. I realized later that I probably needed to explain in no uncertain terms that I do not actually endorse the killing and/or eating of Lesbians, or any other humans, because there are many people who seem unable to comprehend humor.

By that I mean, I need to explain that I am opposed to the killing and or eating of ANY humans, including Lesbians, and the reason for my need to explain is that some people have no sense of humor and could have thought I  was in support of eating other people. I’m not saying that the reason I do not endorse the killing and/or eating of Lesbians is because some people don’t understand humor.

You ever hear the phrase, “Dying the death of a thousand qualifications?” This is what it means.

Killing and eating lesbians is WRONG. But if you’re going to do it anyway, I have some AMAZING recipes you need to try…

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Was Jesus For the Killing and Eating of Lesbians?

Reading the Bible can be a SHOCKING experience. Just as one example which I felt I needed to share: There is not a single verse in the New Testament where in Jesus commands his followers not to murder lesbians!

The secret’s in the sauce…

I mean, it should be obvious that if Jesus was opposed to rounding up Lesbians and killing them to make a meaty Lesbian Stew, meatloaf or pasta sauce, he would have SAID so! Right?

It would be a MAJOR oversight to not address this matter if he intended us to not kill and eat them.

But not only does Jesus never explicitly forbid the murder and eating of Lesbians, but none of the apostles do either! Read the book of Acts, or Romans, or any of Paul’s letters, and you will never ONCE see a verse that says, “Do not kill and eat Lesbians.” There aren’t even verses which condemn killing them OR eating them. I mean, if Jesus had said, “The pagans kill and eat Lesbians, but you should not,” we could make a case for it. But it never even comes up! Continue reading

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Truth/ time

Truth changes over time.

What was true yesterday isn’t necessarily true today, and what is true today won’t necessarily be for tomorrow.

There is no absolute truth.

Oh wait a minute…

About what I just said…

That was true couple of years ago. That’s not true anymore.

Only an idiot would still believe that. 

You don’t STILL believe that nonsense, do you? 

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Putting the FUN in Fundamentalist, one DAY at a Time

The Following is from a conversation I had with a Catholic friend I like and admire.

If you are defining a “Fundamentalist” as someone who refuses to accept any part of the bible as poetic or figurative, then I do not apply. My defense of Genesis 1 as history is NOT out of some broad-brushing of the ENTIRE Bible as literal fact, every word with no exceptions. When I get to Psalms, I know God is not ACTUALLY a rock or a shield or a tower. I defend Genesis as literal history because I believe it is written as literal history, and I know that there is not a single piece of data from science which argues against it. Atheistic interpretations or atheistic fictions, yes, but FACTS of science- NO. Again, I said plenty about that in my previous email.

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A Quick look into Church History About the History of the Earth

The following is from a conversation I had with a Catholic friend I like and admire: 

You made a passing comment about the lack of uniform belief in a literal week about 6,000 years ago through church history, and of course I cannot deny this. But then, no church had a doctrine of transubstantiation for the first thousand years of church history, and most today still do not.

One must build a case for what the Bible does and does not teach by the Bible, not by popular vote.

As AiG answers this better than I could, I shall just do a little cut and paste action here to explain why this is not an argument against my position, but rather, the history behind this question is a case against the OEC position.

From AiG:

Is Genesis non-committal on the age of the earth, as Sproul and many other scholars today say? If so, why is it that throughout church history most of the church fathers came to a conclusion on how old the earth was? As early as 181 AD Theophilus of Antioch wrote, “All the years from the creation of the world [to Theophilus’s day] amount to a total of 5,698 years . . . .” Continue reading

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Mark 6 and a Literal Interpretation of Scripture

This is part of a conversation I had with a Catholic friend I like and admire. In his previous email, he had questioned by use of Mark 10:6 to defend the idea that Jesus believed and taught that the creation of mankind was at the beginning of Creation, as opposed to 13 billion years later. Mark 10:6 quotes Jesus who says, ““But at the beginning of creation God ‘made them male and female.’” 

You call into question my use of  Mark 10:6 to prove Jesus took this literally. I believe my position still stands, and here is why.

A look into Bible commentary shows that the phrase “of the creation” is not even found in the oldest texts, so even if one chooses a hyper-literal interpretation, they have to wait until later editions to do so, because the older texts say “At the beginning God made them male and female” (and not “At the first moment of creation…”). Also, I have to simply argue with your assertion that a literal interpretation of Jesus words would have to mean “at the very moment” Creation began. Jesus doesn’t say that, even in the English versions based on later texts. He says From the beginning,or at the beginning, or from the beginning of creation.

It does not use CREATION as a verb, such as “From the beginning of creating,” or “When God Began Creating…” Creation is used as a noun. And the creation account in Genesis, which Jesus is clearly referring to, shows Adam and Eve being created at the beginning of the Creation- DURING the creation of the Creation in the first of 52 weeks, in the first of (at Jesus’s time) 4,000 years.

Creation is the heavens and the earth, the sky and sea and all that live in them. The beginning of Creation was Genesis 1. Jesus meant what he said, and it does not clash with the Young Earth position at all unless you arbitrarily FORCE the words of Jesus to mean the first ACT of creation, or the first DAY of creation, when he does not say anything like it. Once again, I merely suggest we take the text as literally as the text is meant to be taken.  Not more and not less. Continue reading

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