A bunch of people have emailed me and messaged me on Facebook about Pat Robertson saying that the earth is older than 6,000 years, though this is not a new statement by him. He’s said it before. But can we please not have the kinds of distortions found in this article with the headline “Pat Robertson admits Biblical creationism is false”?
Televangelist Pat Robertson surprised many yesterday when he admitted that the earth is much older than Biblical creationists are willing to admit.
On Tuesday’s 700 Club Robertson denied that the earth is only 6,000 years old, as many Biblical or ‘young earth’ creationists claim.
Yes, but young earth creationism is not the only type of “Biblical” creationism. Old earth creationists, like those at Reason to Believe, are also Biblical creationists, they just have a different interpretation of the Bible than the young earthers have. He didn’t “admit Biblical creationism is false,” he offered a different type of Biblical creationism. He is as much a Biblical creationist as Ken Ham.