The atheist assertion of millions/billions of years is an evolutionary concept inserted into reality to refute God, not an absolute measurement or observation; just an assumption you never address, and so fail before you begin. Atheists embody contradiction as a lifestyle. There are lots of things that work on paper but not in the real world, but a bit irrational to confuse reality with such things.
This place has become a cesspool of untruth, unfounded unsupported illogical irrational fabricated OPINION. The reason being, almost NOBODY presents any evidence in fact. Atheists don’t use facts or origins, so they don’t have a clue about much. I’ll wager not one person here knows the origin of the myth of millions/billions of years and why and how it began. You can even search for it, Google it, may not find it for several minutes, like it’s obscured, hidden, like most atheist assumptions. Go ahead and try before you read any further. Anyone can test my claims with the evidence/support supplied.
Billions of years is an unfounded unsupported fabricated OPINION originating with Charles Lyell (about 1840), birthed to support the new pseudo-science myth called evolution without any evidence whatsoever (that's right, about the same time as Darwin and Hume, the first humanist). Presented as fact by the humanist curriculum, much of evolution and billions of years is a pathetic bundle of lies based on opinion and materialism, false truth swallowed hook line and sinker as "fact" (for too long) by most of the entire world.
The support for my claim:
Lyell openly declared that he wanted to remove the influence of Moses (the human author of Genesis) from geology, revealing his motivation was spiritual, not scientific [R.S. Porter, “Charles Lyell and the Principles of the History of Geology,” British Journal, IX, 32 no. 2 (1976): 91–103].
This is the reason people are leaving the Church. If millions/billions of years is true, then the Bible is false, destroyed. What is there to believe in? Why do it in the first place? Ah, we see the ulterior motive of millions/billions of years and its creator, Charles Lyell. This is the reason people are leaving the church, because of a falsity of unfounded unsupported OPINION to support the myth of evolution and Darwin. Together with Hume, the first humanist, they were able to impregnate this new creation into our youth through the humanist school curriculum and now the media the world over. The propaganda machine for evolution is very successful in this regard.
Since we are all sheep and just read the headlines on the internet, they pulled the wool over the eyes of the entire world. Sounds like a conspiracy, quacks like one, walks like one. Why is nobody crying foul but me? Prove me wrong please, so I can stop my flag waving, but by definition to be first is either brilliant or rather silly.
If the Pope and religious leaders are telling the world that evolution and millions/billions of years is true and compatible with the Bible, then why wouldn't the average person believe him forthright? Most church leaders have succumbed to the pressures of science, and that is the aim of atheism, to insert doubt, confusion, contradiction, chaos and eventual destruction.
In doing so they have destroyed the accuracy and authority of the Bible, for it is not the same Bible if you change it; a grave sin, by the way. You can believe what you want, but when you preach false belief to others and lead them down that false path, then that is an even more grave sin.
After 2000 years, we still can’t decide what the first two verses of the Bible say; you’ll get 10 different OPINIONS here.
Nobody can successfully insert the myth of millions/billions of years into the Bible. Truth + Fable = LIES. The Bible has stood on its own for millennia and continues to do so; why try to change it now? Because the myth of evolution needs another myth of millions/billions of years in order to be possible? How delusional is that?
In line with the facile view that deniers of verifiable truth are misguided idiots, you are drowning in a sea of refutation, clutching at straws.
Those who assert Genesis is metaphorical really don't have much of a foundation for their faith and are akin to those building their house on sand.
What I would say to the Pope or any other Preacher or Christian leader:
Either drop your materialism or leave the Christian pulpit.
Genesis 1-11 is the eyewitness account of the origin of life and time "In the beginning". Genesis 1 is, itself, the beginning, with the evidence in fact that follows in Genesis 2-11. How could anything else come before the beginning? Neither is there any evidence or indication of the Bible borrowing from an inferior text or any other literature.
Foolish men have been attempting to take apart or add to the Bible for millennia, yet it still stands, unchanged truth, more verified by time. By now, we should "know" what the Bible says. Of the top ten Hebrew departments in major cities around the world, there is no debate over what Genesis 1-11 of the Bible "says." Young Earth, literal six day creation. All agree, the narratives of the Creation event and Noah's Flood in Genesis are both written as literal events of history, documented in technicolor.
That men can speculate about the meaning of the stars, including adding religious interpretations has no bearing whatsoever on Christianity any more than astrology does.
The atheists here haven't even begun to use science and burden of proof. You don't have a position. But if you were to use a “science-only” position, it ignores other well-respected systems for obtaining knowledge. For example, the legal/historical method of discovering truth is used every day.
The legal method does not ignore testimony or facts because they are not reproducible or testable. By a process of elimination and corroboration, the legal method allows history and testimony to speak for itself until a verdict is reached beyond a reasonable doubt, and the balance of probability is achieved.
Biblical evidence of Creation and Noah’s Flood from Genesis qualifies as “observed” evidence by eyewitness account, mostly by verifiable persons (verifiable by the empirical evidence of the genealogy given all the way back to the first man, Adam).
Objectifying the inferences being made and validating everything with secondary lines of evidence as has been done for you in several ways means the burden has been met.. It's just that simple!
So if the Bible wins hands down in every earthly thing we can test, why don’t people trust what it says? The issue is not the truth of Scripture, but vain reasoning and “willful ignorance” (Romans 1:21; 2 Peter 3:5).
Nelson Glueck a Jewish scientist, and universally esteemed as one of the greatest archaeologists, said that no archaeological discovery has ever contradicted the Bible.
Why can't atheists figure out their ignorance does not constitute anybody else's error? Denying the evidence does not make it go away it just makes you look ignorant!