I find the following bit of video to be very interesting. The letter itself, which they read at the beginning, is instructive of why many people are creationists or otherwise anti-science. They are afraid to go to hell. The idea that a person will go to hell for believing in science is something you have to be taught. The people who teach this should … well, they can go to hell, as far as I’m concerned.
Then, of course, the answer to the letter is amazing. It is a revolution in thinking. Please keep in mind that the person making the statements you are about to witness is the chairman of a major broadcasting network, and has quite a large following. People might pay attention to this. If not, we must make sure to point it out at every opportunity. Look and be amazed:
So, Bishop Usher was NOT, it turns out, inspired by God when he said that the earth was created in the year 4004 BC, and it turns out that you CAN believe in an old earth, and dinosaurs, and all that implies, without going to hell. Who would have thought?
Now, we do have to weigh this new revelation in relation to the success or veracity of Mr. Robertson’s earlier revelations, of which he has had quite a few. Like when he predicted that the end of the world would occur in the Fall of 1982. (He got an Ig Nobel Prize for that!) Or when he predicted that George Bush was going to win by a huge landslide in 2004. Or the time he predicted the Great Pacific Northwestern Tsunami of 2006, the Great Terror Attack of 2007, The Great Social and Economic Upheaval of 2008, Armageddon in the Middle East also in 2008, and the acceptance of Socialism in America by the end of 2009. Oh, he also predicted that Obama would lose in 2012.
And now he says that Dinosaurs existed “before the time of the Bible.”
Oh crap. What if he’s wrong about that too???