Televangelist Pat Robertson: ‘I don’t think most Christians are Stupid enough to Believe in Creationism’

Longtime Televangelist Pat Robertson, (90 years old) who should have retired decades ago/ never started at all, took to the airways on his program The 700 Club to a question asking why his show promoted the Old Earth Theory “rather the biblical viewpoint that is shared by most Christians.”

Robertson, whose advice tends to fluctuate between the passable to the unbiblical ramblings of a decrepit old man, responded:

… I don’t think most Christians are stupid enough to believe that other… The other is the Ussher theory… if you added all the generations from Adam until the current time, and you say, “Alright, that adds up to 7,000. Okay. And so, therefore, the Earth’s only 7000 years old.” Well, that’s just nonsense.

I mean, there are just too many geological factors, too many things that have happened on our Earth. The Earth is about 14 billion years old, and there’s just no question about it.

You’ve got the dinosaurs. You’ve got all the things that have happened on this Earth. And there’s too much geology, I mean, it’s just established science. So the idea of having a 6-7,000-year Earth is just… It’s just… Any Christians who believe that, just, I’m telling you that, they aren’t very up on today’s…

I believe science! I mean, let’s face it! You know, God didn’t… This whole planet was set up for God’s purpose. The universe is tuned for life. But it didn’t get here in 6-7,000 years! It got here over… almost 14 billion years to get this Earth to where it is right now.

It’s not the first time that Robertson has taken potshots at Biblical Christianity presentation of the timeline and origins of the earth. In 2015 he responded to another question in the same vein, proffering:

… I appreciate the fact that you’re trying to grapple with it… the truth is, you have to be deaf, dumb, and blind to think that this Earth that we live in only has 6,000 years of existence. It just doesn’t. I’m sorry…

…We haven’t worked all the wrinkles out, but I think to deny the clear record that’s there before us makes us looks silly… There’s no way that all this that you have here took place in 6,000 years. It just couldn’t have been done, couldn’t possibly have been done.

H/t to the unfriendly pagans at the Friendly Atheist for this story and for the transcript.



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12 thoughts on “Televangelist Pat Robertson: ‘I don’t think most Christians are Stupid enough to Believe in Creationism’

  1. I’m not a Pat Robertson supporter, but unless I’m missing something, the headline/quote by Protestia is misleading/inaccurate. He didnt use the word creationism that I could hear. My point is simply that an organization claiming discernment and truth ought to be more accurate and quote verbatim.

  2. Secular science also says a man cannot be born of a virgin, walk on water, perform miracles, or rise from the dead. Who are you going to believe, Pat?

    “but we preach Christ crucified: a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles” 1 Cor 1:23

  3. Pat Robertson needs to step down, he’s been needing to step down for quite awhile !
    He Certainly isn’t a christian, he’s A false teacher !!

  4. Read this book… “The Invisible War : The Panorama of the Continuing Conflict Between Good and Evil” by Donald Grey Barnhouse. For me, it enlightened the issue of “creation vs. evolution”. it is an exhaustive Bible study presenting God, His plan and His works, paying respect to Him in the way that only He deserves.

    Romans 3:4 “…Let God be true, and every human being a liar. As it is written: “So that you may be proved right when you speak and prevail when you judge.”

    Isaiah 55: 10-13

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