ANSWERS: 34
  • Because their theory is flawed. Or, as they might say... "CUZ EIVL SCENTISTS ARE LYING TO US, DOOD. TRUST GODS WORD OR THOU SHALT BURN FOREVER CUZ GOD LOVES YOU LOTS, KAI THANKS BAI."
  • Creationist views are as believable as fairytales. Good question Shaun381.
  • Not all creationists believe in a 6000 year old earth. Most of us simply say, the jury is still out- yet we believe God created the whole shebang.
  • Not sure where you get that 6000 year old thing from but OK let's say that's the belief. If you assume there is a God capable of creating everything around us from nothing, why does it seem unlikely to you that He could create all of the light waves needed between here and there to allow people on Earth to see the stars as soon as they were created?
  • Well, you just answered your own question. "Creationists believe the EARTH is 6000 years old", the operative word being; EARTH. I suppose the six thousand year theory wouldn't quite apply to the stars.
  • Only a few people who believe that God created everything believe that. Most don't. And I agree with singwell and avallach that either the jury is still out or that God can do whatever he wants. If he wants the light to reach the earth instantly then it will.
  • Maybe because the other stars are older than our Earth
  • My bet is that the young-earth creationists are mistaken, but pretending for the moment that they are correct, I see some options for reconciling that with our other observations: 1. Maybe God created the stars and the in-transit light "from" those stars simultaneously (so the light didn't actually originate from the stars, but was created already most of its way toward us). 2. Maybe God created things such that light used to travel much faster than it does now, so it covered all that extra distance some time before we started measuring the distance of stars. 3. Maybe the universe is actively conspiring to confuse us and we just can't trust evidence and reason.
  • They bring up all sorts of theories - from "god created light 'in transit'" to "gravity wells" and other really weird things. They try to back 'em up with evidence/observation but each theory keeps falling into a big hole and has to be discarded. Essentially, they can't explain it, so they try not to mention it until someone asks, then throw around long words and hope you are impressed, trust them because they are 'christian' and go do what they tell you to...
  • theres a few ways to address this question: firstly, im not sure where you pulled the 6000 years from, but lets run with that (its more like 10,000).. however, the only thing creationists claim (as far as im concerned) is that that is the age of /life/ on earth (by method of genealogical age calculations).. how old the earth is is not literally stated in the bible. (how long is a day if the definition of day is "one rotation of earth about its axis" if there is no earth to rotate? and how about any changes to the speed of this rotation? and of course we are ignoring the fact that the hebrew word for "day" has different contexts to which it applies meaning more than just that rotation of earth.. sometimes meaning "era") second: how again is it that we know these stars are millions of light years away? how do you measure that distance? obviously we cant pull a measuring tape from here to there, and for us to reliably know how far something is in space we could bounce light off the surface, wait for the light to return.. (or "become visible") and divide by two and that would give us a rough estimate.. of course, this means that it would take 2 million years for us to know that some object (that would not drown out the light we were trying to bounce in the first place, as would be the case with a star) is 1 million light years away.. hmm.. doesnt work since the life span of a human isnt that long.. so lets say the most useful measurement obtainable using this method is below the thousands of light years.. of course, this method is silly for this purpose. the other main method is called parallax, same concept behind opening one eye while closing the other and measuring the shift when you switch eyes while staring at some close object.. this method of course is only reliable to, surprize surprize, a couple thousand light years.. then you have to factor in the universe's expansion (and how fast is this occurring?), the fact that the speed of light isnt reliably measurable etc.. so, it comes to no real challenge of thinking the earth is really that young and what people have "guessed" to be the distance of these stars.. also remember that the bible is not a scientific text, and makes no attempt to be so, hence using what is called "phenomenological language".. the weatherman does so every day when he tells you what time the sun is going to "set" and "rise". theres also the verses that make time frames a bit different such as saying that to God a 1,000 years is like a day (psalms 90:4, a psalm written by the same author as of genesis) which mean that we are not limited to 24-hour days in which creation can occur hope that helps
  • The standard "canned" response is that Joe Hovah created the universe with the light from those distant galaxies already en route, so that the universe merely APPEARS to be 13.5 billion years old...
  • In 1964/5, Penzias and Wilson discovered that the earth was bathed in a faint microwave radiation, apparently coming from the most distant observable regions of the universe, and this earned them the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1978.1 This Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) comes from all directions in space and has a characteristic temperature.2,3 While the discovery of the CMB has been called a successful prediction of the big bang model,4 it is actually a problem for the big bang. This is because the precisely uniform temperature of the CMB creates a light-travel–time problem for big bang models of the origin of the universe. The problem The temperature of the CMB is essentially the same everywhere5—in all directions (to a precision of 1 part in 100,000).6 However (according to big bang theorists), in the early universe, the temperature of the CMB7 would have been very different at different places in space due to the random nature of the initial conditions. These different regions could come to the same temperature if they were in close contact. More distant regions would come to equilibrium by exchanging radiation (i.e. light8). The radiation would carry energy from warmer regions to cooler ones until they had the same temperature. (1) Early in the alleged big bang, points A and B start out with different temperatures. (2) Today, points A and B have the same temperature, yet there has not been enough time for them to exchange light. The problem is this: even assuming the big bang timescale, there has not been enough time for light to travel between widely separated regions of space. So, how can the different regions of the current CMB have such precisely uniform temperatures if they have never communicated with each other?9 This is a light-travel–time problem.10 The big bang model assumes that the universe is many billions of years old. While this timescale is sufficient for light to travel from distant galaxies to earth, it does not provide enough time for light to travel from one side of the visible universe to the other. At the time the light was emitted, supposedly 300,000 years after the big bang, space already had a uniform temperature over a range at least ten times larger than the distance that light could have travelled (called the ‘horizon’)11 So, how can these regions look the same, i.e. have the same temperature? How can one side of the visible universe ‘know’ about the other side if there has not been enough time for the information to be exchanged? This is called the ‘horizon problem’.12 Secular astronomers have proposed many possible solutions to it, but no satisfactory one has emerged to date (see Attempts to overcome the big bang’s ‘light-travel–time problem’ below)
  • Because God is smarter than we are. His ways are higher than ours, therefore if we cannot resolve such ideas in our finite minds- It simply means we cannot wrap our human minds around the answer. Probably like the people felt when they said the earth MUST be flat because it made sense to us that way...
  • God built the universe with starlight en route and dinosaur fossils hidden in the ground to test your faith! Don't question the bible! Just, believe.
  • Not all Creationists think the earth is 6,000 years old. This is a teaching of some Fundamentalist groups. Interestingly, the Bible doesn't indicate how old the earth or Universe is. It says simply, "In the beginning,..." THEN it outlines six creative 'days', (hebrew 'yohm' can also be translated 'era' or 'period'), in which the ALREADY EXISTING earth was made ready for habitation. I've no doubt that God could have 'whipped everything up' in 6 literal days. But I've no reason to believe that He did. The Bible doesn't support it, and neither does science.
  • Read Gen. 1..... Day 1, made the Heaven and the Earth, and said "Let their be LIGHT!" Do not mistake the word Heaven to mean the stars, because the Sun, moon, and star were made until Day 4. So He made Light FIRST. So when God did make the stars the Light was already Here. Beside the arguments that the light may have been faster or the "mature creation" argument, is the teaching of God's Word that He "stretched out the heavens" (Job 9:8; Isa. 40:22; 42:5; 45:12; 51:13; Ps. 104:2; Jer. 10:12; 51:12, etc). If God indeed "stretched out the heavens" as He clearly told us in His infallible, inspired, preserved, perfect Word, then the distance to the stars has nothing to do with the age of the stars or the universe. Maybe some should read God's Word before mocking it.
  • Most creationist do not believe earth to be 6000 years
  • Its been said before but it seems not many are listening. Many creationists do not believe its 6000 years old. The hebrew word commonly translated "day" in genesis, doesn't necessarily mean a 24 hour day. Its also commonly translated "period" or "time." What if a "period" or "time" meant a billion years? I doubt god was watching his stopwatch while creating the universe.
  • okay in the bible it says that one day with god is equal to 1000 years on earth so those first 6 days of creation could have been 6000 years to the light form the starts add that too the 10000 years we were here thats 16000 yearsthe light could have traveled not quite a million i know but sound travels 2 times faster through water then it does through air and 5 times faster through metal maybe... light travels faster through vaccumed space the it does through air... as far as i know there hasnt been any study on that and... if god can make the universe he can make the light touch earth instantly if he wants he is god...
  • If they want to believe earth is 6,000 years old let them Everyone believes in something right,wrong or indifferent that's what they believe your not going to change their minds.
  • and how tell u that creationists know every thing ,they r not messangers of god
  • Because they're idiots.
  • Uh?? Let me think?? Probably because they are not millions of light years away!! LOL... Just goes to show that all these estimates of millions of years are way off!! Scientists recently carbon dated a seal that died 30 years ago. According to the carbon dating it had died 4300 and some odd years ago. Carbon dating also doesnt't work..
  • Prove were millions of light years away.Man has no clue how far away the stars are,or even what a star is.
  • An optical illusion?! ;-)
  • Here's an answer... God created everything with age... He did not create a baby Adam and Eve, he created mature individuals... The same went with the plants, trees, and animals... So would it not stand to reason that he created the stars the same way?
  • Good thought, I didn't think about the stars light having to travel millions or years to get here. But, I suppose god could have created the light already in transit. Here is the thing that disproves the YEC thing for me. Noah had his ark right and Noah gathered up every animal on the boat and if I get the story right gathered 10 or so people. Earth flooded killing off the dinosaurs and trilobites and every other extinct animal to date. Even undersea animals I guess. So as ridiculous as that sounds, after the flood was over these 10 people in a matter of 4000 years or so traversed the entire globe starting their own unique cultures and repopulated the earth. Does not seem logical to me at all. Wouldn't those people want to stick together. And how the hell did they get to Australia? Did they build boats that could travel from asia and then ditch the whole transcontinental ship thing once they got there. How could 10 people travel thousands of miles repopulating the earth especially if all the people left from one fixed point and everything was just destroyed by a major flood and if they killed an animal for food that animal would be extinct because there are only two. Could someone do the math? Is it possible to make 6 billion or so people from 10 in 4000 years?
  • It is NOT the earth that is 6,000 years old...it is man...His history on the earth... The ages of the Patriarchs...Genesis ch. 10 The geneology of Jesus...Matthew ch 1 and Luke ch. 3 All three give a time/line chart of the age of man from Adam and Eve to Jesus...and then we add 2,000 years.
  • Thank you for the correction. Where does the Young Earth Creationists believe all the races of the world come from then? I assumed Noah would have taken a diverse group of people and after the great flood they started all the world cultures.
  • CAUSE, GOD MADE EVERYTHING WITH A BUILT IN LOOK OF AGE TO START WITH. ADAM LOOKED 30YRS OLD, THE UNIVERSE, STARS, ETC. ALL LOOK OLD. WHY? READ 1 COR 3.19-20
  • Well... I guess its because God made them closer originally... Er... Damn (I mean darn)... That question hasn't come up before.... Oh, I know..... Only God knows. Yep, That's it. No one was around back then so... Only God knows. The speed of light had to be faster 6000 years ago. (Ok, tongue in cheek. I'm only kidding. I do like question.)
  • It is NOT the earth that is 6-8,000 years old...it is man's existence ON the earth... The earth is in fact billions of years old...it has to be to explain the erosion that is so evident around the earth. Man's time on the earth is roughly estimated from the scriptures...the ages of the early Jewish Patriarchs from Adam to Noah, Genesis ch. 10 and the time frame from Adam to Jesus...Matthew ch. 1 and Luke ch. 3.
  • God created everything with a look of age. adam/eve were created at 30yrs old. if we gota wait millions of yrs for starlight to get here, it'd be really, really dark and nuttin to look at during the night, and no songs like "star light, star bright" read 1st Cor 3.19-20 for why God created everything with a look of age.
  • 7-12-2017 I don't know any creationist, do you? "Creationist" is a strawman invented by evolutionists. Both theories are wonky. There is so much baloney being thrown about that it is almost impossible to apply actual science to the topic. Nevertheless, we do have eye witness records from people who saw what we wrongly call creation. They recorded their observations as best they could, carving some records into stones and passing verbal accounts from one generation to the next. It has taken a very long time to interpret these records because they don't describe anything we have seen. For example the legend of the dragon is carved into rocks all over the world, but it is only recently that anybody has noticed a natural effect that fits that description. This is a long book because it tries to cover everything completely. http://www.saturniancosmology.org/

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