Some years ago i argued with a fellow vicar ,w ho said I was wrong to say that if god created the world a few thousand years ago, he made God a liar.
He didn’t like that
Well it’s nonsense to say that god created all the cambrian strata replete with trilobites not 500 million years ago but in 4004BC
It was put forward by Gosse in 1857 and Charles Kingsley riled him by saying he made God a liar.
It also came out in about 1802 by by the ultra–reactionary Chateaubriand in his “genius of Christianity” is taxes my french to its limits
Here’s a short blog on it.
The nineteenth-century naturalist and conservative Christian Philip Gosse infamously attempted to reconcile the apparent great age of the earth with …