Most religions, ancient and modern, have creation myths and some have timelines - but the the word myth and theory says it all. The age of the earth is a matter of science, religions can only have stories and opinions on how old our world is.
even if you ciphen and filter the very last drop of human epistemological serum, it wouldn't persuade you to consider something outside conscious a priori. Both sides are responsible for the ignoring and the ignorance -which perhaps is the only infallible proof. But oh, no, please justify your ideology and stake your claim with Stalin horses, so your golden calves and Bunsen burners can continue to shine as a 'beacon' to the common lost folk. The ever present savior of humanism. Oh dear, there I go again, hammering the mould of depravity -my sincere apologies...
That's not proof! Yes, you do have my depraved mould on your hammer, but mould is prolific and will survive.
I try to learn from religion and those who espouse it. But according to them their God gave me logic and common sense. These talents have always served me well in everything but belief in superstition.
So I suppose I am predestined to go to a terrifying hell. Hell, in my own particular case, would probably be spending eternity in heaven with the believers on these forums! LOL
I think that 4.5 billion years could be right? or as Tantrum said no beginning and no end.?
And the Genesic acount could be right. It does not say that those seven days were consecutive. On the first day the earth was created, (posibly by a big bang) and millions of years later; after the earth cooled off "GOD" came back on a second day. How many ways are there to describe one event? Nobody knows?
How do some people believe both religion and evolution? Any religious text I have heard or read claims different times for the earths beginning from what evolution claims. Most religion also claims humans were created...