Remember that big Bill Nye–Ken Ham creation v. evolution debate that, for a brief moment, ignited the spark of the culture wars? Well, Pat Robertson‘s reaction to that debate was to say it’s “nonsense” to think the earth is 6000 years old and that people like Ham are helping to “make a joke” out of religious people. Well, last week Ham fired back at Robertson and lamented how “misinformed” he is on the matter.
Robertson contended that creationists shouldn’t allow their beliefs to blind out scientific fact, arguing it doesn’t make a person any less religious to accept it. Ham took great exception to this line of thinking, in a post to his Facebook page.
This is really sad… Pat Robertson is so misinformed and deceived. Sad that so many will believe him (who is neither a scientist, nor a Bible scholar rather than open their Bibles and see that evolution and millions of years are totally incompatible with the first 11 chapters of Genesis and rather than think for themselves and check out creationist web sites like Answers in Genesis.
This isn’t the first time Robertson’s spoken out against young-earth creationism, saying in 2012 that religious people shouldn’t try to “cover it up” and pretend the earth is only a few thousand years old.
You can watch Robertson’s initial comments below, via The 700 Club:
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