Pat Robertson says Young Earth Creationists are "deaf, dumb and blind"

The televangelist also says the belief that Earth is only 6,000 years old makes fundamentalists "look silly"

By Elias Isquith
Published May 13, 2014 4:27PM (EDT)
Pat Robertson
Pat Robertson

After a brief respite, the battle between Pat Robertson and members of the Christian fundamentalist community who are even more radical than Pat Robertson is back on. And, as always, the topic of contention is the age of planet Earth.

Speaking on his television show on Tuesday, the octogenarian former GOP presidential candidate reiterated his belief that Young Earth Creationism — which holds that Earth is less than 7,000 years old — is ridiculous and wrong.

"You have to be deaf, dumb and blind to think that this Earth that we live in only has 6,000 years of existence," Robertson said. "It just doesn’t — I’m sorry.”

As he has previously, Robertson framed his argument in part along pragmatic lines, claiming that Young Earth Creationits aren't merely mistaken but also make their fellow Christian fundamentalists look like fools.

"To deny the clear record that’s there before us makes us looks silly,” Robertson 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.”

Watch Robertson take yet another shot at the Young Earthers below, via Right Wing Watch:

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Elias Isquith is a former Salon staff writer.

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