Would you be surprised to learn Joseph Farah, owner of the utterly deranged right wing Birther/conspiracy theory journal World Net Daily, is a dyed-in-the-wool young Earth creationist? No, you say? I didn’t think so. But today he removes all doubt with a loony screed that’s like reading a message from the Dark Ages: Was World Created 6,028 Years Ago Today?
Do you believe the world is hundreds of millions or even billions of years old as evolutionists do?
Or do you believe the Earth is much younger, in line with the biblical genealogies beginning with Adam and Eve?
People get annoyed with me when I raise this issue. They say, “Farah, why don’t you stick with politics, instead of science and religion?” They say I jeopardize my credibility in reporting the news and the pressing issues of the day.
That, of course, is ridiculous, because in order to “jeopardize” his credibility, Farah would first need to have some.
When I did a regular daily talk-radio show years ago, my producer would beg me not to go there, because, as he believed then, evolution was a matter of scientific proof, not a theory. (After listening to me talk about this topic day in and day out, he finally came around.)
(Probably just to shut him up.)
I take the Bible literally - and seriously. And the Bible strongly affirms a date in the neighborhood of 6,000 years, at least for the age of man, who was created on the sixth day, according to Genesis. If that’s not true, it calls into question the rest of the Bible’s accuracy.
Ya think? But of course, that will never do, because Farah needs to believe that a book that’s been translated and filtered and rewritten since the Bronze Age contains absolute literal truth in every word.
But hey? What about all those fossils of dinosaurs? Not a problem!
I know what some of you are thinking: “Farah, what about the dinosaurs that were tens of millions of years old? How do you explain that?” Quite simply, I don’t believe it. Throughout man’s history, in every culture, we have stories, pictures and sculptures depicting dragons and leviathans and sea serpents. Are we to believe these were all concocted in man’s imagination? Even the Bible references such observations. If behemoths like the one described in chapter 40 of the Book of Job somehow threatened the Bible account of history, I don’t think it would be there.
Hard to argue with logic like that.
Farah continues in this vein for a quite a while longer, but I had to stop after that paragraph, dear reader, because young Earth creationism makes me very irritable. But Farah’s blind stupidity is absolutely not unusual in the right wing, or even in the Republican Party. More than one GOP congressman would fall right in line with this anti-science gobbledegook.
These are the pig-ignorant fanatics who believe they should control America, folks.
(h/t: Right Wing Watch.)