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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality Β· 1 year ago

Why don't atheists understand the age of the universe doesn't prove the Bible wrong?

We have determined that the world is about 6,000 years old by calculating *human lineage*.

We know that everything was created around 6,000 years ago, but that doesn't mean that's the age of the universe!

Of course when scientists look at our planet, they find that Earth is 4.5 billion years old, and when they look at the universe, they find that it's 13.8 billion years old because that's their age!! But that doesn't mean it wasn't created 6,000 years ago!

God created it that old because it had to be at a certain level of maturity to be ripe enough for us!

THINK, man! You really think the GOD could be wrong?? πŸ€¦β€β™‚οΈ

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  • 1 year ago
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    The Bible says the universe was created in a single day as there was a morning and an evening each day. Thus everything was created within six 24-hour periods which is of course completely wrong.

    It also places Adam in the Late Bronze Age (see Genesis 4:22) with full knowledge of plant and animal domestication (Genesis 4:2).

    The 200,000 years of human activity before this point is entirely missing from Moses' story of creation. The reason is because oral and written records only went back to the dawn of agriculture. In order to go back further in time Moses would need the sciences of archaeology and anthropology - sciences that did not exist when Moses invented Genesis.

    • David
      Lv 7
      1 year agoReport

      Nutjobs like @Go just came here to bray like a jackass, I guess; unsupported ridicule and innuendo are meaningless.

      Are you nutjob atheists delusional (in denial), inept (incapable), or just ignorant of scientific evidence and burden of proof?

  • 1 year ago

    God created the world in 7 days is a metaphor for the present day work week. Man (or God) works Monday thru Friday building God's kingdom on Earth.

  • 1 year ago

    All people have beliefs,opinions.We as people believe what we hear or read.We have no way of proving the allegations.We as individuals may believe the Bible,other books or T.V. programs but it all comes down to a choice as to what we believe.Even the Scientists believe what other people told them and they do not have any absolute evidence either.

  • 1 year ago

    What Your Word said is accurate.

    Genesis 1:1 said "in the BEGINNING God created the heavens and the earth" The time between that creation and the time in which God began to prepare the earth for humans is not certain, neither is the length of each creative "day" The entire time in which he made earth and heaven was also called a "day". Days can be different although fixed lengths to God.

    Genesis 2:4

    4 This is a history of the heavens and the earth in the time they were created, in the day that Jehovah God made earth and heaven.

    2 Peter 3:8

    8 However, do not let this escape your notice, beloved ones, that one day is with Jehovah as a thousand years and a thousand years as one day.

    Psalm 90:4

    4 For a thousand years are in your eyes just as yesterday when it is past,

    Just as a watch during the night.

    This is a dispute between the "old earth" and "new earth" believers, but God's time is different.

    It is pretty clear, though based on the genalogy of humans that was recorded, that the years from Adam to the present are actual years.

    There are a lot of possible explanations for why the age of humans in the Bible is different from what scientists are currently asserting. The references below present some of them.

    For that matter, after all of their studies, scientists do not even know why humans grow old and die. It seems that our cells should keep on being renewed and that we should live forever. The book Hyojun Soshikigaku (Standard Histology) says: β€œIt is a great mystery how the aging of cells is related to the aging and death of an individual.”

    What does Genesis Really Say?

    https://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/101988889

    Why do we grow old and die?

    https://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/1101995017

    Scientific Dates for Prehistoric Times

    https://wol.jw.org/en/wol/pc/r1/lp-e/1101990130/1/...

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  • 1 year ago

    The burden of proof doesn't even lie on atheists in the first place. If you make an extraordinary claim, which in this case is the existence of a 'GOD', you should have to prove his/her/its existence. And the bible doesn't even begin to suffice as a proof of that. Science on the other hand provides logical and plausible theories in lack of enough evidence instead of jumping to a 'god conclusion' straightaway.

  • 1 year ago

    Why are you so needy? We are under no obligation to adopt your superstitious, wishful thinking in order to help you feel more secure in your fragile faith.

  • 1 year ago

    I don t accept your deity claims.

    I don t really care what your bible says. Or the age of the universe.

    Source(s): Now, provide a deity. Whether it be from the Christian, Jewish, Muslim, or Scientologist religion Send it over to my place for dinner so it can prove itself to me. Why would I accept less?
  • 1 year ago

    Why do people NOT UNDERSTAND THAT 2018 MORE YEARS HAVE ;PASSED SINCE THE 6000 YEAR ESTAMENT BEGAN? by now, it has now been 8018 years since earth has been created, maybe a couple thousand more than this, even.

    • Joseph hola
      Lv 7
      1 year agoReport

      The story of Adam does have a setting similar to that of the Mesolithic or early Neolithic era, as advanced metallurgy wasn't started till Tubal Cain arrived and they wore animal skins like cavemen. However one could say the Neolithic revolution was a repeat of history.

  • 1 year ago

    Just to point out to you,.Atheists are unable to understand anything that condemns them.

    That is the whole point of Atheism.

    ...and it is abundantly demonstrated here by their posts.

  • 1 year ago

    Are you really as stupid as the manner in which you have claimed? The Mayans of Mexico built their empire 10,000 years ago. Also, it is written in the bible "there was light and darkness, and that was the first day" and so on.

  • God's not wrong, you are. The first verse of Genesis 1 says; In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. No time line there. The 6 days of creation were each of untold length, they were God's days of creation according to his time. The earth already existed, the six days were days for preparing the earth for life and the creation of the life God placed on the earth, the last day of his creating was man and woman, some 6000 years ago.

    • Roberta B
      Lv 6
      1 year agoReport

      What Your Word wrote is accurate. Human ideas change like shadows, especially with regard to time and things that happened in the past. Please see my response.

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