When Asked How Old the Earth Is, Rand Paul Shrugs
A couple days ago, Randy spoke at an organization called Christian Homeschool Educators of Kentucky (CHEK), which is dedicated to, “Protect children from mental physical, emotional, and sexual abuse by secular humanists in a socialist society or governmental system.”(via Barefoot and Progressive).
Then he made the mistake of taking questions.
QUESTION: Was there a point in life where you became a Christian […] and also, how old is the world?
PAUL: I forgot to say I was only taking easy questions (crowd laughs). […] I’m gonna have to pass on the age of the earth. I think I’m just gonna have to pass on that one.
Uh, really? That’s pretty settled science, Dr. Paul. You know, “science“?
Paul, a Presbyterian layman, campaigned at a Christian Home Educators of Kentucky convention where he was peppered with questions about his religious beliefs, brushing aside one about the age of the earth that he later described as ridiculous.
“I’m not running for minister,” Paul said later. “I’m more than willing to stand up and say I’m a Christian, but I don’t think I have to go into every detail of what my religious beliefs are.“
So Randy’s either shamelessly pandering to the snake handlers, or a flat-earther himself.
It’s notable that Randy was completely willing to express skepticism about the 1964 Civil Rights Act on national teevee, but can’t quite manage to state the age of the planet in front of 300 people in Bowling Green Louisville, KY.