A survey of American Protestant pastors

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America’s Protestant pastors overwhelmingly reject the theory of evolution and are evenly split on whether the earth is 6,000 years old, according to a survey released Monday by the Southern Baptist Convention.

When asked if “God used evolution to create people,” 73% of pastors disagreed – 64% said they strongly disagreed – compared to 12% who said they agree.

Asked whether the earth is approximately 6,000 years old, 46% agreed, compared to 43% who disagreed.

A movement called Young Earth creationism promotes the 6,000-year-old figure, arguing that it is rooted in the Bible. Scientists say the earth is about 4.5 billion years old.

The Southern Baptist Convention survey, which queried 1,000 American Protestant pastors, also found that 74% believe the biblical Adam and Eve were literal people.

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2 responses to “A survey of American Protestant pastors

  1. Galileo was branded a heretic and he was right. Science has debunked a lot of Biblical myths. Science has not been able to disprove the existience of God though.
    I think these pastors are wrong. They are either ignorant or trying to protect their jobs.

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  2. I think that science cannot be ignored.

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