Pat Robertson believes that “after the asteroid hit and wiped out the dinosaurs” … “there was a particular human being that God touched and that was the human that started the race that we are now part of…”
Here is the full quote:
“…there was a point of time after the earth was created after these things were done, after the universe was formed, after the asteroid hit the earth and wiped out the dinosaurs, after all that, there was a point in time where there was a particular human being that God touched and that was the human that started the race that we are now part of and I think prior to that who knows what was here.”
(start at 2:12 in video)
“You’d have to be deaf, dumb, and blind to think that this earth that we live in only has 6000 years of existence. It just doesn’t.” (at 41 second mark in video)
Ken Ham responded to Pat Robertson here: READ
If you are wondering why any of this matters, check out Ken Ham’s comments.
(Thank you Tim for pointing out Robertson’s words beginning at 2:12 in video)
Ken Ham Fires Back at Pat Robertson Who Dismisses Young Earth Creationists as 'Deaf, Dumb and Blind'
By Stoyan Zaimov, Christian Post Reporter
May 14, 2014|3:17 pm
"Pat Robertson illustrates one of the biggest problems we have today in the church-people like Robertson compromise the Word of God with the pagan ideas of fallible men!" Ham posted on his Facebook page on Tuesday.
"That's why a big part of the AiG ministry is to call the church and culture back to the authority of the Word. Pat Robertson is not upholding the Word of God with his ridiculous statements -- he is undermining the authority of the Word."
Robertson made his remarks on his show earlier on Tuesday, when he again clarified that he is not a Young Earth Creationist.
"You have to be deaf, dumb and blind to think that this Earth that we live in only has 6,000 years of existence," the former GOP presidential candidate said in response to a viewer's question. "It just doesn't – I'm sorry."
Robertson brought up evidence such as oil samples showing that the Earth is much older than Young Earth Creationists believe, and said, "There's no way that all this that you have here took place in 6,000 years. It just couldn't have been done, couldn't possibly have been done."
Ham, who believes in a literal interpretation of the creation account in Genesis, repeatedly said in his Facebook post that atheists "love" Robertson for his views and that the TV host makes Christianity "look silly."
"This man uses his position on a major Christian TV program to help the atheists mock God's Word!" Ham wrote.
"Really Pat Robertson? You mean there is no way God, the infinite Creator, could not have created the universe in six days just six thousand years ago? God could have created everything in six seconds if He wanted too! And it's not a matter of what you think anyway--it's a matter of what God has clearly told us in His infallible WORD!" he argued.
Ham and Robertson have clashed on the same issue before on a number of occasions. Back in February, before the Creation Museum CEO's famous debate with evolutionist Bill Nye "The Science Guy," Robertson took aim at Young Earth views, which led to Ham calling the televangelist "misinformed and deceived."
"So there was a Big Bang. So? That doesn't mean it came spontaneously. Nobody knows what caused it, the Big Bang. But I say God did it. God caused all of this. He is the author of all life," Robertson stated.
"I don't believe in so-called evolution as non-theistic. I believe that God started it all and He's in charge of all of it. The fact that you have progressive evolution under His control, that doesn't hurt my faith at all."
At the time, Ham responded by saying that the CBN host is neither a scientist nor a Bible scholar, and lamented that many will believe him "rather than open their Bibles and see that evolution and millions of years are totally incompatible with the first 11 chapters of Genesis and rather than think for themselves and check out creationist web sites like Answers in Genesis."
According to a 2011 LifeWay Research poll, Protestant pastors are split on the age of the Earth, with 46 percent saying they believe the earth is approximately 6,000 years old, and 43 percent disagreeing.