Help me understand something. I have no problem with someone choosing to believe the whole earth is 6000 or however many years old thing. It's part of your faith, more power to ya. What I do not understand is prescribing that opinion to everyone else.
Not really sure how to phrase this so it doesn't sound snarky, because it's really not, but, if you are a biblical creationist, does it really SURPRISE you when you hear other people say the earth is 4 billion years old? I mentioned it in an answer and had someone have a minor freak out about it, then start a whole new question asking how old the earth is (I assume looking for a cascade of agreement, which she didn't get). In general, is it that much of a shock to stumble across people who have different beliefs? The way this person came across, my answer was just completely inconceivable.
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Fair enough - and in the same spirit of not wanting to 'sound snarky': what would YOU say or do if ((I)) were to tell you that maybe the earth is only 1,096 years old? Would it really SURPRISE you to have the issue of the earth 'being billions of years old' called into question? MHO is that 1 day = 1,000 by God's calculations. Therefore 4 billion ACTUALLY calculates to roughly 4 hundred thousand DAYS, which when broken down into generations totals 1,096 years (21.9 generations). And since you aren't being 'snarky about anything' you'll allow this 'biblical creationist' her humble opinion according to God's calculations ... however, scientifically, earth is YOUNG by ALL SCIENTIFIC ACCOUNTS, which only adds credence to God's calculations. MPO.
Answer by wildflowergal at 6:41 AM on Jul. 29, 2009
This is one reason I think we need state set standards for home-schooling
I'm in total agreement. Teaching children to believe that a relatively young planet is billions of years old should be held up to stricter standards. Homeschooling rocks! At least home educated (notice I deliberately evaded "schooled") kids are encouraged to think for themselves and to research questionable dribble ... schooling is no more than the passing on of personal opinions of someone else. Home Educated children learn to think, question, research, and learn for themselves. They do not settle for the status quo in acceptable answers like public schooled children do.
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