Originally posted by Whiskey Jack
Personally, I don't think that the age of the earth has anything to do with whether or not YHWH, or any other gods exist.
The one has to do with science, the other with religion. One has to do with what's going on, and the other with why it's going on.
Put another way: Does it diminish God's glory in your eyes if the universe is billions of years old rather than thousands?
It isn't about that at all. You see, christians find their God through the bible. They truly believe in the words of the bible, and the stories
that are told. It is VERY significant to them when you have scientific evidence to rule out creationism. When you can say "hey, the bible is
definitely wrong here", they are offended and lash out like mindless sheep following a blind sheapard off of a cliff. The earth way older than is
described in the Bible. That is significant to christians.
Now, for a person who truly believes in God...should that have a bearing? No. Science can only go so far. There are questions that our minds cant
comprehend. That leaves plenty of room for God.