Sunday, December 9, 2012

Told you so

Republican Senator Marco Rubio has clarified his pandering comments about the age of the Earth with more pandering.

This video proves the point I made last time, that Rubio was not saying he is a young-Earth Creationist. No, he was showing he's smarter than that, but entirely willing to sound stupid to avoid getting bumped off the crazies' Christmas card list.

Just look at this quotation and ask yourself, is this pandering?

What I've said to them is that I believe that God created the universe and that the six days in the Bible may not be six days as we understand it … it may not be 24-hour days, and that's what I believe. I know there's always a debate between those who read the Bible literally and those who don't, and I think it's a legitimate debate within the Christian community of which I'm a part. My belief is that the story that the Bible tells about God creating this magnificent Earth on which we live—that is essentially true, that is fundamentally true. Now, whether it happened exactly as we might understand it reading the text of the Bible: That, I don't presume to know.

Yeah, that's pandering too. The sad part, however, is those words came from the president, not Rubio. Sorry for the ruse, but hopefully it allowed some readers to check their own bias.

Don't get me wrong, Rubio's remarks sound worse to me, but I was surprised to read on Slate that the O-man has tripped into that swamp as well.

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