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Top 100 Atheist Challenges

How can you expect modern people to accept the creation account as found in Genesis? PLEASE tell me you don’t think the earth is 6,000 years old, do you (and still maintain ANY sense of intellectual fulfillment)?!

Actually, there are a number of different views among Christians with respect to the age of the earth. While some have charged “old earth” Christians with theological rear-guard action in the face of modern science, many early Church fathers (e. g. Augustine, etc.) accepted the view that the “days” of Genesis were not to be understood as 24 hour periods. For the sake of argument, however, it may be pointed out that nothing in Christianity is compromised if it should turn out that the current cosmological models are correct in their estimates of the earth’s age.