Televangelist Pat Robertson, a noted enemy of reason, has found a group of individuals with ideas that could possibly be more destructive than his own: Young-Earth Creationists. Robertson, who has warned of demons in second-hand clothing, has claimed to heal deafness, and thinks homosexuality is a communicable disease, has said in the past that Creationism is just too wacky for him. “That’s not the Bible; that’s Bishop Ussher,” Robertain said on a 2012 episode of The 700 Club.
Following the Tuesday debate between Creationist Ken Ham and Bill Nye the Science Guy, Robertson reiterated his criticisms of Ham’s ridiculous 17th century idea that the world is just under six thousand years old.
“Let’s face it, there was a bishop in the middle ages who added up the dates listed in Genesis and he came up with the world had been around for 6,000 years,” Robertson said. “There ain’t no way that’s possible … To say that it all came about in 6,000 years is just nonsense and I think it’s time we come off of that stuff and say this isn’t possible.”
Robertson explained that there is verifiable scientific data that disproves Ham’s ideas, and supported the Big Bang Theory, postulating that God caused the Big Bang and uses evolution as his tool to grow and develop the world. He added that “We’ve got to be realistic that the dating of Bishop Ussher just doesn’t comport with anything that is found in science and you can’t just totally deny the geological formations that are out there.”
The 700 Club host made it clear that he disagrees with “evolution as it is currently presented,” but said to creationists: “Let’s be real, let’s not make a joke of ourselves.”
Watch Robertson ignite a holy war below: