Pat Robertson: We Can’t Live for 900 Years, Because Climate Changed

October 29, 2014

Know your wingnuttery. I had not heard this one before.

Right Wing Watch:

Pat Robertson may be a stalwart denier of climate change, but today on “The 700 Club” the televangelist conceded that climate change did occur in biblical times, and that’s why humans no longer live to be 950 years old like Noah, or make it to 969 like Noah’s grandfather Methuselah.

“Apparently, after the Flood there wasn’t as much moisture in the air, there weren’t as many bacteria, microbes and things like that and maybe the climate was such that salts on our bodies weren’t as severe,” he said. “But after the Flood, God said the years of a man is going to be 120 years.”

 

7 Responses to “Pat Robertson: We Can’t Live for 900 Years, Because Climate Changed”

  1. neilrieck Says:

    Anyone who literally believes anyone in the bible lived for 969 years is a religious kook. It is more likely that Methuselah lived 969 lunar months (~ 80 years). Why? Many ancient societies living closer to the equator ignored the sun in favor of the moon and so used lunar calendars. And wouldn’t “969 years” conflict with Psalm 90:10 where we read: “The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet their strength labor and sorrow” { Since “one score = 20” then “three score and ten = 70” while “four score = 80” }

  2. anotheralionel Says:

    Pat Robertson the man who brought us ‘Regent University’ thus inflicting generations of narrow minded bigots on the US with influence felt across the globe.

    Regent University being from where J.T Jezierski sprang, NASA Deputy Chief of Staff and (Bush W) White House Liaison,

    once again from ‘Censoring Science: Dr. James Hansen and the Truth of Global Warming’ By Mark Bowen

    from page 134 starting with, “In the eyes of nearly everyone, the most memorable…”

  3. kookaburra2 Says:

    I am not a fan of Pat Robertson and never thought I would ever defend the man. But in all fairness there is an error in this article which I feel may have caused some inappropriate responses. At approx 0:39 in the video he says “assaults on our bodies” not “salts on our bodies” as written in the Right Wing Watch article. And then he rather sanely continues with a reasonable discussion of a well accepted approach for living to and old age. In the words of (I think) Monty Python “rather surprising really”.

    kookaburra

  4. MorinMoss Says:

    Say what, Pat? Microbes?
    So a lack of midichlorians trumps faith, prayer & righteous living?

    • Andy Lee Robinson Says:

      Mitochondria, I believe… Midichlorians is a Star Wars invention!

      • dumboldguy Says:

        No, midichlorians ARE real—-they are bacteria that live within mitochondria, and were named after the Star Wars intra-cellular critters that enabled humans to tap into The Force. I am NOT kidding.

        http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/24528/title/Use-the-force–bacteria/

        Morin Moss may be saying that lacking midichlorians means that one would be unable to tap into The Force, and therefore would have no way of living 900 years (although I don’t see why flood-induced climate change would wipe out the midichlorians). (How do we get off into these weird corners?)

        • Andy Lee Robinson Says:

          Fascinating!
          However, the name still predates the discovery!
          Staying on topic is a tightrope few can walk well, but the abyss below is often more intriguing…


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