Originally Posted by NoahJ
They may have. Then again they may not. I think you need to go back and reread what I have written. Because you have not gotten one thing right outside of the fact that I said it was most likely not something they cared about.
Wait...there's a problem......
Jesus MUST have thought about it and actually KNOWN the truth about it if he was who you claim he was - ie God.Because in that case he would be the person who actually made the earth with his own hands!!!!!!??????
Just as he would be the same person who committed the genocides of the Old Testament.
And he would have had the memories of all this.
Luckily though we don't have to deal with those issues because...err...well...they're insane.
Which brings us back on-topic.
Here is why it is important what religious people believe about the age of the earth, why it is relevant to this thread (and why I was right!!) and why you are wrong in saying people of that age did not care:Because it is all about the development and progression of humanity
Where religion CONTRIBUTES to the progression and deepening of human knowledge it is a key part of our common rational human heritage.
Where it HOLDS IT BACK it is insanity as anything that holds back knowledge and progress is a from of insanity.
Some examples: the Christians who built Notre Dame knew all about the Science of architecture. Contributing to progress.
The Christians that tortured Galileo held it back keeping humanity in the Dark Ages. Insanity.
The Muslims that developed the foundations of Western Science, Medicine and Astronomy formed our present level of technology.
Contributing to progress.
The Muslims that are stopping girls going to school in Afghanistan and blowing up archaeolgical artworks are holding us back. Insanity.
So knowing the age of the earth contributes to knowledge and moves up forward. If you think that the Roman Palestinian citizens of that time were not interested I think you project your own mindset. YOU may not be interested in Science and Progress but you are here because they WERE.
What religious fundie today could replicate the great religious discoveries of the past? Could Pat robertson build Notre Dame? I don't think so......
There's a reason for that.