By Scott Tibbs, December 12, 2012
I have a great deal of respect for Senator Marco Rubio and I think he has a great future in politics. I admire his strong conservative stand on fiscal and social issues and his work to advance the conservative position on those issues. However, I was nonetheless discouraged to see him immediately rush to "clarify" his position on the age of the Earth so that he does not look like some inbred hillbilly from the backwoods of Kentucky.
Of course, there is nothing to be ashamed of about here. See previous posts from earlier this year, where I linked to a plethora of information from Mr. Sepetjian's blog:
The contrast is pretty stark when you consider how the media treats young-earth creationists as opposed to Christians generally. Young-earth creationists are mocked, ridiculed and treated like uneducated know-nothings. Republican politicians trip over themselves to assure the media that they believe in the theology of evolution.
But when you think about it, Christianity itself does not make any sense at all from the same atheist perspective that mocks young-earth creationists. If you are a Christian, you believe that the Son of God came to earth to take on human flesh, born of a virgin's womb.
You also believe that God lived a humble life as a carpenter for decades and was then tortured to death. You believe that the Son of God then rose from the dead and reigns in Heaven. By the way, God the Father and God the Son are the same God, but two of three Persons. You accept all of this by faith.
So the mainstream media and liberal Democrats have no trouble supporting politicians (like Barack Obama) who claim to believe everything in the paragraph above, but scoff at the idea that very same God could have created the universe in a half-dozen days. How is this consistent?
What is really happening here is that Leftists are trying to make faith in Jesus Christ itself a shameful thing. America still clings to the shredded remnants of our Christian heritage enough that doing that directly would not be politically feasible, so they attack in very specific areas. The way we see this manifest itself now is through demanding politicians believe in "science." The next qualification for public office will be to demand our elected officials renounce "superstition" completely - and that will happen sooner than you think.