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Happy birthday, Earth - Creation occurred 6,010 years
WorldNetDaily.com ^ | October 24, 2006

Posted on 10/24/2006 1:33:25 PM PDT by Conservative Coulter Fan


How old is the world?

Most people would say: "Nobody knows."

But the author of the book frequently described as the greatest history book ever written, said the world was created Oct. 23, 4004 B.C. – making it 6,010 yesterday.

In the 1650s, an Anglican bishop named James Ussher published his "Annals of the World," subtitled, "The Origin of Time, and Continued to the Beginning of the Emperor Vespasian's Reign and the Total Destruction and Abolition of the Temple and Commonwealth of the Jews." First published in Latin, it consisted of more than 1,600 pages.

The book, now published in English for the first time, is a favorite of homeschoolers and those who take ancient history seriously. It's the history of the world from the Garden of Eden to the fall of Jerusalem in AD 70.

Of course, there will be those who disagree with Ussher's calculations of time – especially evolutionists who need billions of years to explain their theory of how life sprang from non-life and mutated from one-celled animals into human beings.


Ussher's arrival at the date of Oct. 23 was determined based on the fact that most peoples of antiquity, especially the Jews, started their calendar at harvest time. Ussher concluded there must be good reason for this, so he chose the first Sunday following autumnal equinox.

Although the autumnal equinox is Sept. 21 today, that is only because of historical calendar-juggling to make the years come out right.

If you think this is a startling fact – an actual date for Creation – you haven't seen anything until you've pored through the rest of Ussher's "Annals of the World." It's a classic history book for those who believe in the Bible – and a compelling challenge for those who don't.

The new edition of "Annals" is one of the most significant publishing events of the 21st century.

In this masterful and legendary volume, commissioned by Master Books to be updated from the 17th-century original Latin manuscript to modern English and made available to the general public, is the fascinating history of the ancient world from the Genesis creation through the destruction of the Jerusalem Temple.

Find out:

Ussher traveled throughout Europe, gathering much information from the actual historical documents. Many of these documents are no longer available, having been destroyed since the time of his research.

Integrating biblical history (around 15 percent of the text is from the Bible) with secular sources, Ussher wrote this masterpiece. Considered not only a literary classic, but also an accurate reference, "The Annals of the World" was so highly regarded for its preciseness that the timeline from it was included in the margins of many King James Version Bibles throughout the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries.

"The Annals of the World" is a necessary addition to any church library, pastor's library, or any library – public or personal. The entire text has been updated from 17th-century English to present-day vernacular in a five-year project commissioned by Master Books. Containing many human-interest stories from the original historical documents collected by Ussher, this is more than just a history book – it's a work of history.

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To: Conservative Coulter Fan

The sound of helium filling up the balloon, of course.


161 posted on 10/24/2006 8:22:03 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Father of a 10th Mountain Division 2nd BCT Soldier fighting in Mahmudiyah)
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To: Coyoteman

As shown by many postings of their material by Creationists on this site.


162 posted on 10/24/2006 8:22:19 PM PDT by Doctor Stochastic (Vegetabilisch = chaotisch ist der Charakter der Modernen. - Friedrich Schlegel)
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan

After retiring from Los Alamos, Dr. Baumgardner now serves as professor of geophysics and space physics at the Institute for Creation Research.


163 posted on 10/24/2006 8:24:43 PM PDT by Doctor Stochastic (Vegetabilisch = chaotisch ist der Charakter der Modernen. - Friedrich Schlegel)
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To: longshadow

Not overlooked, rather ignored.


164 posted on 10/24/2006 8:26:26 PM PDT by Doctor Stochastic (Vegetabilisch = chaotisch ist der Charakter der Modernen. - Friedrich Schlegel)
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To: Clump; WildHorseCrash
[filthy creationist/ID lies to children.]

Wow!! The hostility is fantastic.

Yes, spreading lies is guaranteed to tick people off. That's why Michael Moore gets a hostile reaction too.

It reminds me of when feminist law students would go ballistic and resort to mere ad hominem attacks when their view points were criticized.

Actually, it reminds me of how people respond to the cynical lies of liberals and communists, and for the same reasons.

I love it.

You "love it" when people tell giant lies, and other people get upset over the rape of truth? You're a sick guy.

Anyway, it is amazing that creationism is now viewed as "filthy".

Learn to read, son. When they tell lies -- and they tell a lot of them -- the lies are what's filthy. Feel free to disagree and defend the telling of lies, if you wish, but don't expect me to sign up.

What is filthy is when children are taught that they are nothing more than highly evolved animals.

Nobody teaches this. You should stop lying yourself. It is true that biology correctly teaches that we are the result of evolutionary processes, and that we are animals (we're not plants or bacteria, for pete's sake, we're animals just like we're mammals and vertebrates and so on), but nobody teaches schoolkids that we are "nothing more" than that, because of course we are more than "just animals".

We certainly can't expect them to behave in any other way when that is what they think they are.

Kids aren't as stupid as to misunderstand their biology classes as badly as, well, as you have.

But I really don't think actual debate is going to happen here anyways.

Not if you can't keep up your end of the discussion, no.

165 posted on 10/24/2006 8:30:00 PM PDT by Ichneumon (Ignorance is curable, but the afflicted has to want to be cured.)
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To: Gumlegs
Trees lie.

Not all of them. Some stand. Some live in stands, just like baseball fans.

166 posted on 10/24/2006 8:31:06 PM PDT by Doctor Stochastic (Vegetabilisch = chaotisch ist der Charakter der Modernen. - Friedrich Schlegel)
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To: Dog Gone

The Pyramids show no high water marks.


167 posted on 10/24/2006 8:32:13 PM PDT by Doctor Stochastic (Vegetabilisch = chaotisch ist der Charakter der Modernen. - Friedrich Schlegel)
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To: Doctor Stochastic
Not overlooked, rather ignored.

Apparently, the MODS now approve posting of advertising in the Chat Forum, but not the News Forum.

168 posted on 10/24/2006 8:36:34 PM PDT by longshadow (FReeper #405, entering his ninth year of ignoring nitwits, nutcases, and recycled newbies)
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To: Coyoteman; be4everfree

[rock-encrusted hammer]

There are stalactites in the crypt under the Lincoln Memorial. Not terribly big, but growing.


169 posted on 10/25/2006 2:04:06 AM PDT by Virginia-American (Don't bring a comic book to an encyclopedia fight)
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan
When we invent the Time Machine, what happens if we set the dial too far back? What if we went back in time before there was time? My brain is tired just thinking about it.

I'm thinking all of us are here because our ancestors came from the future and couldn't get back. This means that all of us are related and that our descendants will evenually meet up with our ancestors. Hopefully our descendants can keep our ancestors from messing with time machines so we don't begin the vicious circle yet again.

170 posted on 10/25/2006 2:22:14 AM PDT by SamAdams76 (The Program is Morally Good)
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan; Borges
While Calvin's Geneva was certainly run like a totalitarian state, it was tiny and you were allowed to leave.

Not so in Cromwell's Britain.

171 posted on 10/25/2006 4:00:40 AM PDT by wideawake ("The nation which forgets its defenders will itself be forgotten." - Calvin Coolidge)
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan; Borges
I would also point out that the revolutionary theorist Rousseau was a Genevan who, although he rejected Calvin's theology, idolized the strict totalitarianism and regimentation of Calvin's administrative policies.

His model for a total state, which was implemented by the Committee Of Public Safety during The Reign Of Terror of 1793/1794, was derived from his admiring reflection on Calvin's Geneva.

Calvin was the tutor of Rousseau, who was the tutor of Robespierre, who was the tutor of Blanqui who was the tutor of Lenin.

The conservative historian Paul Johnson discusses some of the aspects of this heritage in his book Intellectuals.

172 posted on 10/25/2006 4:10:43 AM PDT by wideawake ("The nation which forgets its defenders will itself be forgotten." - Calvin Coolidge)
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To: wideawake

But Rosseau's ideas about education still with us and highly influential. I think he went to his grave thinking that David Hume was trying to have him killed. Or something like that.


173 posted on 10/25/2006 7:55:57 AM PDT by Borges
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To: Borges
But Rosseau's ideas about education still with us and highly influential.

Indeed, the Western tradition of state-run public schooling derives from Rousseau's reimagining of Plato.

Interestingly, state-funded schooling began in the US specifically as an anti-Catholic measure by Gaelophobic Northeastern Congregationalists.

174 posted on 10/25/2006 8:01:52 AM PDT by wideawake ("The nation which forgets its defenders will itself be forgotten." - Calvin Coolidge)
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To: wideawake

Didn't the Puritans have some form of public education. In any case Jefferson and Horace Mann talked about the benefits of it.


175 posted on 10/25/2006 8:11:25 AM PDT by Borges
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To: Borges
Didn't the Puritans have some form of public education.

Certain communities in the Massachusetts colony had "common schools" endowed by general subscription to supplement the expensive private schools that already existed.

In any case Jefferson and Horace Mann talked about the benefits of it.

Jefferson theorized about public education. Horace Mann was a former teacher who agitated for more comprehensive public education in the MA statehouse in the 1830s. When the legislation he sponsored to establish a statewide board of education was successful, he resigned his seat and became the first superintendent, in 1839 or thereabouts. That BofE was only a standards body for MA schools, not a schools administrator. Mann fought to expand its power and authority.

At first he didn't get much traction, but ten years later - when there were tens of thousands of Irish immigrants in MA in the aftermath of the mid-40s famine and Catholic priests and nuns were setting up dozens of already quite excellent Catholic parish schools - public opinion began to go Mann's way very quickly.

The left wing of the MA Whigs, which included Mann, and which would subsequently break off and become the anti-Irish Native American (Know Nothing) Party were successful in getting a new statewide, state-funded education system modeled directly on the Prussian state education system.

The Prussian system itself, of course, was championed and strengthened by a young Bismarck who saw in it a counterbalance to the highly successful and popular Jesuit-run schools of Catholic Germany.

It was the only truly lasting policy initiative of the Know Nothings, and they openly promoted it as a necessary measure to prevent the rising tide of "Popery."

Massachusetts became the model for the nation and MA-style public schools became standard over the course of the following quarter-century.

Today's public schools may be nearly useless for education purposes, but they still fulfill their original mission of disagreeing with the Pope about everything.

176 posted on 10/25/2006 8:39:06 AM PDT by wideawake ("The nation which forgets its defenders will itself be forgotten." - Calvin Coolidge)
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To: Ichneumon
Learn to read, son.

Don't take that condescending tone with me. As an attorney I have had plenty to read. Granted, it is usually not done with the purpose of winning pointless arguments on web bloggs.

I looked at your page, and all the "research" you have done. It seems that you are an expert on everything, so I will just leave this thread be.

177 posted on 10/25/2006 8:51:00 AM PDT by Clump
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan
Don't get caught in the trap of arguing with people committed to their religion of secular humanism. Or better yet, "don't cast your pearls before swine." Pity them, because "there is a way that seems right to man, but in the end it leads to death."
178 posted on 10/25/2006 8:55:16 AM PDT by Clump
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To: lowbridge

Ask Rather!


179 posted on 10/25/2006 9:17:35 AM PDT by Young Werther
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To: Clump
It reminds me of when feminist law students would go ballistic and resort to mere ad hominem attacks when their view points were criticized.

It isn't an ad hominem attack to point out that real scientists don't debate creationists becase the former believe the latter are frauds, kooks, and publicity whores out to do harm if, as is the case, that actually is the reason they do not debate them. (Although I did add some gratuitous stuff about Hamm, just for fun...)

Anyway, it is amazing that creationism is now viewed as "filthy".

I wrote that the lies are filthy, not creationism. Was this law school you attended an ABA-accredited institution?

But I really don't think actual debate is going to happen here anyways.

It could. But what kind of debate will it be when some of the creationists ignore the millions of data points which support evolution, in favor of an absurd belief in the literal truth of the Genesis stories?

180 posted on 10/25/2006 11:57:56 AM PDT by WildHorseCrash
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