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Tomlapaz
  • From:USA

Date Posted:26-05-2018 07:37:53Copy HTML

Not personally familiar with the Common Core method, but I am familiar with all the assumptions involved in determining the age of the earth, etc.

Humorous analogy between the two.


https://answersingenesis.org/age-of-the-earth/it-all-adds/?utm_source=articlesmedia&utm_medium=email&utm_content=2-banner-cta&utm_campaign=201805012&mc_cid=162d2dcda9&mc_eid=cab2b47150

We’ve all heard the horror stories. Teachers in government schools force students through strange, torturous machinations to do simple math. For example, many of us used to be able to add 121 + 13 in 1.72 seconds. The Common Core method takes 7 steps and 3 minutes and 18 seconds.

You might think you need to do similar mathematical gymnastics to arrive at the age of the earth, so you leave it to the scientists. Or maybe you just ignore the subject because you don’t see how it relates to your everyday struggles to follow Jesus. Well, this is not a salvation issue, but it is an issue of authority. Here is what I mean.

Come worship Jesus, born King of the Jews.
skwanderer Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #1
  • From:USA

Re:Common Core and the age of the earth

Date Posted:29-05-2018 05:28:20Copy HTML

 Tomas' link on how to determine the age of the earth instead of using all that "science gobbledy gook" that comes up with numbers with a "whole lot of zeros"

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"But if you look to the Bible as the ultimate source of truth, a much simpler answer emerges. And you don’t even need to find a meteorite. All you need is a Bible and a calculator. In fact, open your Bible to Genesis 5. "

When you have Genesis 5, you don't need to worry about the speed of light, radioactive decay and other sciencey stuff that is too complicated for our primitive ignorant religious minds

"My position concerning God is that of an agnostic. I am convinced that a vivid consciousness of the primary importance of moral principles for the betterment and ennoblement of life does not need the idea of a law-giver, especially a law-giver who works on the basis of reward and punishment." Albert Einstein
Tomlapaz Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #2
  • From:USA

Re:Common Core and the age of the earth

Date Posted:30-05-2018 03:23:19Copy HTML

Let me clarify your statement, to make it more accurate.


Skw: When you have Genesis 5, you don't need to worry about the speed of light, radioactive decay and other sciencey stuff (given our interpretation based on our worldview - we actually all agree on the evidence itself) that is too complicated for our primitive ignorant religious minds (in other words - folk who are honest about how sinful each of us are - which we so called intellectuals are in denial about).

Come worship Jesus, born King of the Jews.
skwanderer Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #3
  • From:USA

Re:Common Core and the age of the earth

Date Posted:31-05-2018 09:53:31Copy HTML

 in other words - folk who are honest about how sinful each of us are - which we so called intellectuals are in denial about

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Irrelevant to the facts of the age of the earth.  Nothing in Genesis will get you close to the answer.  It is a fable. 

"My position concerning God is that of an agnostic. I am convinced that a vivid consciousness of the primary importance of moral principles for the betterment and ennoblement of life does not need the idea of a law-giver, especially a law-giver who works on the basis of reward and punishment." Albert Einstein
Yobbo Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #4
  • From:New_zealand

Re:Common Core and the age of the earth

Date Posted:31-05-2018 11:14:20Copy HTML

Irrelevant to the facts of the age of the earth.  Nothing in Genesis will get you close to the answer.  It is a fable.

.. and is cribbed from the Babylonian Enuma elish, epic of Gilgamesh, Zarathstra and other pre-biblical religions.  And of course: Ahura Mazdā as creator of heaven and earth.

Zoroastrianism, the ancient pre-Islamic religion of Iran that survives there in isolated areas and, more prosperously, in India, where the descendants of Zoroastrian Iranian (Persian) immigrants are known as Parsis, or Parsees.
The Iranian prophet and religious reformer Zarathustra (flourished before the 6th century bce)—more widely known outside Iran as Zoroaster, the Greek form of his name)—is traditionally regarded as the founder of the religion. Zoroastrianism contains both monotheistic and dualistic features. It likely influenced the other major Western religions—Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. For a discussion of the context in which Zoroastrianism arose, see ancient Iranian religion.


"Les hommes ne font jamais le mal si complètement et joyeusement que lorsqu'ils le font par conviction religieuse." Blaise Pascal
Tomlapaz Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #5
  • From:USA

Re:Common Core and the age of the earth

Date Posted:01-06-2018 02:55:23Copy HTML

Reply to skwanderer

 in other words - folk who are honest about how sinful each of us are - which we so called intellectuals are in denial about

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Irrelevant to the facts of the age of the earth.  Nothing in Genesis will get you close to the answer.  It is a fable. 


And interestingly, the ones prone to believe it a fable are the ones most likely to be in denial about how sinful they are.
Come worship Jesus, born King of the Jews.
Yobbo Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #6
  • From:New_zealand

Re:Common Core and the age of the earth

Date Posted:11-07-2018 08:33:01Copy HTML

"Les hommes ne font jamais le mal si complètement et joyeusement que lorsqu'ils le font par conviction religieuse." Blaise Pascal
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