March 09, 2004
party like it's 4004 (B.C.)

For some reason, I keep getting into conversations about the Fundamentalist position that the world is less than 7,000 years old. I keep mentioning in these conversations that some guy actually figured out from the bible the date the world was created.

It turns out that some guy = Bishop James Ussher (1581-1656), Archbishop of Armagh, Primate of All Ireland, and Vice-Chancellor of Trinity College in Dublin.

The date the world was created? Sunday October 23, 4004 BC.

What really took me by surprise was that Adam and Eve were expelled from Eden on the 10th of November later that year--only 18 days later. It hardly seems fair, if you think about it.

I mentioned this to Stabinski, and he replied "they were only there for a couple of pages"

True, true.

Posted by illovich at March 09, 2004 12:15 PM
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