David Rives is a young-Earth creationist. He tends to focus on astronomy, and he has a regular feature on WND called, “The Heavens Declare” (alluding to “The Heavens Declare the Glory of God” from the Christian Bible’s Psalm 19:1). His videos are usually around 2-3 minutes. This one is, “Why Is ‘Young Earth’ So Important” and is 2 min 22 sec long.
The video offers absolutely nothing new in the “debate” with the primary argument being that it would mean some of the Bible isn’t real, and you get stuff like death before sin and evolution.
Months ago, Rives’ stuff was usually mocked by the commenters. It seems as though this has changed somewhat with some people supporting him and others deriding him. It’s nice to know that there are just some places WND commenters won’t go.
For example, “eng050599” is currently the top comment and he wrote:
Mr. Rives argument ca be summed up quite simply:
The Earth can’t be billions of years old, because then the bible would be wrong.
This is quite possibly the most idiotic argument for a young Earth possible. There’s no empirical evidence backing his supposition. He has no hard facts or data, just a worldview that is incompatible with the observed evidence. I’ll take actual data over blind belief any day.
“this2shallpass” has the second-highest rated comment:
The title of this page is “Why is ‘Young Earth’ so Important?” It is important to certain people whose minds cannot comprehend the immensity of God and therefore have to restrict God to their own very limited imaginations. They are like children who, when faced with something they cannot understand, close their eyes and plug up their ears and insist that the thing does not exist.
If a day is defined as the time it takes the earth to revolve around itself (or the evening and the morning), then a day can be anything before the earth was created. Those first couple of days could have been billions of years in our current reckoning.
Not sure I could’ve said it better myself.