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GQ: How old do you think the Earth is?

MARCO RUBIO: I’m not a scientist, man. I can tell you what recorded history says, I can tell you what the Bible says, but I think that’s a dispute amongst theologians and I think it has nothing to do with the gross domestic product or economic growth of the United States. I think the age of the universe has zero to do with how our economy is going to grow. I’m not a scientist. I don’t think I’m qualified to answer a question like that. At the end of the day, I think there are multiple theories out there on how the universe was created and I think this is a country where people should have the opportunity to teach them all. I think parents should be able to teach their kids what their faith says, what science says. Whether the Earth was created in 7 days, or 7 actual eras, I’m not sure we’ll ever be able to answer that. It’s one of the great mysteries.  -- Think Progress

God does not use metaphor:
Moses split the Sea.
Jesus rode a dinosaur
All over Galilee.

The Earth is younger than it looks
To scientific eyes.
Fossils, rocks, and Darwin’s books
Are proof of Satan's lies.

Global warming is a hoax,
Birth control’s a sin,
Sodomites are evil folks:
These truths I revel in.

I won’t give you my precious vote.
Until my views get stated.
Your chance to win will be remote,
But you’ll get nominated.

Originally posted to Partisan Dawn on Tue Nov 20, 2012 at 08:16 AM PST.

Also republished by Indigo Kalliope.

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