Gap theory with a 6 day creation at the end of it still doesn't work. There are other problems, like the stars being created on day 4. So, Old Earth Creationist (OEC) is not as accurate a description of my position as "theistic evolutionist."
Piasan tells you...
"the age of the earth/universe is a major issue to non-believers and YEC gets a lot of ridicule on account of it"
If that were the case, he would merely be an old earth creationist or, as I call them .. "Gappists".. HOWEVER, he is not content with that, as you can clearly see.. It is not good enough for him to simply insert "10 billion years" between Genesis 1:1 and Genesis 1:2, oh no.. That will never do for theistic evolutionists...
Again, I have done none of that. Repeatedly, I've pointed out all I can do is explain why I could no longer believe in a literal Genesis (ie: 6 day creation some 6000 years ago). On the other hand, I've seen a lot of the YEC here insisting that I adopt their worldview "or else."
They want and DEMAND the whole enchilada, they INSIST that other Christians agree with seculular science like they do and adopt their worldview that the Bible just isnt true and we are fools for believing that it is..
So what? I've had creationists knock on my door and try to convince me of their view. Not once has an evolutionist or atheist done so.
Some of them have even sent letters to clergy asking that they sign a letter agreeing with their insanity.
BTW, the "Clergy Letter Project" hoped for 10,000 signatures. It has over 14,500. It has also been endorsed by numerous major denominations of Christianity.
You notice how he still believes that Carbon 14 and Red Blood Cells being found in Dinosaur remnants supports his 100s of millions of years of "Evolution"?? How blind can one be..
You've never explained why I should trust C14 dating more than the 20 or so other dating methods that are less prone to problems than C14? Why should I discard an age based on one of the most stable processes in the universe in favor on one that is subject to wide variations due to a half dozen external factors?
And I wonder how many of them had questions like mine and were told: "If you don't believe in a literal Genesis, you can't possibly be a Christian and you might as well be atheist."
He says.. "Some believe my position is a danger to the Faith."
That is quite an understatement..We dont just "Believe" it.. We 100% KNOW IT TO BE THE CASE... We know that over half of the kids that come from Christian households after being indoctrinated to believe that they are merely accidental apes in high school, get finished off in college and end up leaving the faith.. And EVERYONE knows the reason for that.. (Yes, Everyone) it is due to The Mindless MYO Mud to Man Myth.. Satan's poisonous LIE of Evolution!!!
"I wonder how many of them had questions like mine"
Yes.. But now your questions are different... Like.. Wow.. How did those red blood cells last 100s of millions of years?? Amazing!.. Or why did SOME jellyfish evolve ZERO over the course of "500 million years" while OTHERS were evolving into a man??? Isnt Evolution wonderful! You have merely replaced the God of the Bible with the God of Evolution..
We all have questions.. Maybe you should learn to trust God
who WAS there in the beginning instead of ignorant men who WEREN'T...
I have asked this to many of your religion.. Why dont all of you TEs get together and rewrite the Bible for us and tell us which parts we ought to believe and which parts we shouldn't because you guys know better than God does.. Jesus said that there was the Flood of Noah, you must look forward to the day when you get to call him an ignorant liar to his face because you know better....
"The day will come when the evidence constantly accumulating around the evolutionary theory becomes so massively persuasive that even the last and most fundamental Christian warriors will have to lay down their arms and surrender unconditionally. I believe that day will be the end of Christianity.” G. Richard Bozarth, Atheist Professor
"Christianity has fought, still fights, and will fight science to the desperate end over evolution, because evolution destroys utterly and finally the very reason Jesus’ earthly life was supposedly made necessary. Destroy Adam and Eve and the original sin, and in the rubble you will find the sorry remains of the son of god. Take away the meaning of his death. If Jesus was not the redeemer that died for our sins, and this is what evolution means, then Christianity is nothing." “The Meaning of Evolution”, American Atheist,
"Darwin made it possible to be an intellectually fulfilled Atheist"