DC Trawler

Dumb politician with silly name doesn’t know how old the Earth is

Check out this idiot’s blinkered, science-hating answer, which flirts with creationism and encourages the crazies and all that:

Q: Senator, if one of your daughters asked you—and maybe they already have—“Daddy, did god really create the world in 6 days?,” what would you say?

A: What I’ve said to them is that I believe that God created the universe and that the six days in the Bible may not be six days as we understand it … it may not be 24-hour days, and that’s what I believe. I know there’s always a debate between those who read the Bible literally and those who don’t, and I think it’s a legitimate debate within the Christian community of which I’m a part. My belief is that the story that the Bible tells about God creating this magnificent Earth on which we live—that is essentially true, that is fundamentally true. Now, whether it happened exactly as we might understand it reading the text of the Bible: That, I don’t presume to know.

And who said this? Yep. You guessed it.

Wow, what a crazy wingnut!

And now, liberals, you may begin your cries of “That’s different because…!” It’s different because he’s a Democrat. It’s different because he’s Obama. Those are the only two ways in which it’s different.

Ha-ha.

(Hat tip: Slate)