Ken Ham of Answers In Genesis (AiG) is claiming that Christian TV evangelical Pat Robertson is wrong to say that young Earth creationists are “deaf, dumb, and blind.”
In a related report by The Inquisitr, Robertson’s comment stood out so much because around 54 percent of American pastors are considered to be young earth creationists of some type, according to polls.
This is exactly what Robertson previously said:
“The truth is, you have to be deaf, dumb and blind to think that this Earth that we live in only has 6,000 years of existence, it just doesn’t, I’m sorry. I think what we’re looking at is that 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 that, there was a point of time that there was a particular human being that God touched — and that was the human that started the race that we are now part of.”
Ken Ham famously had a debate with Bill Nye, the science guy, earlier this year. Although the event was hyped as being about evolution vs. creation, much of the debate focused more on the age of the Earth, which was disappointing to many people, including Intelligent Design advocate Michael Behe. But Robertson is a theistic evolutionist who believes God was behind the Big Bang and that God directed evolution intelligently as a form of progressive evolution.
For these beliefs, Ham says Robertson is misleading other Christians:
“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! 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. This man uses his position on a major Christian TV program to help the atheists mock God’s Word! 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!”
Who do you think is correct; Ken Ham or Pat Robertson?