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Thread #134693   Message #3076181
Posted By: DMcG
17-Jan-11 - 02:57 AM
Thread Name: BS: Young Earth Creationism
Subject: RE: BS: Young Earth Creationism
Well, I've reached work so naturally I still haven't had a chance to look those references up, but I though I'd better explain why I raised to question so that pete can tailor his response appropriately. First of all, this has nothing at all to with the main discussion (creationism v science) but is about the internal consistancy of the creationist case. I am sorry that it only got raised in the closing stages, so to speak, but there we are.

The largest single group of Christians is the Roman Catholic Church. I think the Anglican community is next. Both believe in an ancient earth, not one 6000 years old. So the idea that the New Testament 'asserts' Genesis implies that these two groups - amongst others - are misunderstanding or wilfully ignoring something in the same texts the the creationists are using seems pretty significant. I was wondering just which 'chapter and verse' is being treated in this careless fashion.

But to repeat, it has nothing to do with the main argument.