Never let it be said that God doesn’t have a sense of humor. Why else would he con us into thinking that the Earth, and the universe, was older than 6,000 years with enough evidence to keep all the computers in the world number crunching for decades? If He didn’t have a sense of humor, why would we be here at all?
6,000 years ago God had this great idea to create man and the universe, and then play a 6 millennium long practical joke on us. First, of course, He created all the living things around us in present day. Then He went all over the Earth, and Moon, and all the planets in our solar system, and the rest of the universe as well, if we ever got out there, to plant evidence that everything was older than 6,000 years. Really a lot of work. Don’t know if He’s finished, yet.
He went to all this trouble to put dinosaur bones with carbon dating that makes them hundreds of millions of years old, all over the place underneath rocks and soil that also is hundreds of millions of years old. He had us invent carbon dating so we could come to that incorrect conclusion. That’s what practical jokes are all about. You don’t know about it until it’s over, at the end.
A really good practical joke gives no indication at the beginning, has you going until the punchline. The punchline has to be that all science is an illusion and nothing actually works. We just think it does, and so the power of positive thinking keeps the illusion alive.
Nuclear weapons don’t really work, we just think they do. All of those nuclear and thermonuclear explosions before the test bans were just another one of those elaborate illusions to make us think that science and what we know about radioactive particles actually works. Hiroshima and Nagasaki didn’t actually kill anyone, God just laid waste to the cities and the people to make it look that way. We just made the wrong turn with carbon dating. Just another one of God’s hoaxes. Must be laughing His head off by now.
Especially since carbon dating has shown that the camels mentioned in Genesis next to Abraham and Jacob and Isaac didn’t exist at the time. They weren’t domesticated until long after the events described giving more of those non-believers more ammunition. I guess carbon dating must have failed again. It must be God testing our faith in the Bible being His literal word, again.
Okay, the flood killed everything that wasn’t on Noah’s Ark, right? Let’s not talk about the fact that the Ark had to have two of every animal, reptile, bird, insect and other creatures that exist today, which means millions of creatures and the ark would have to be bigger than Manhattan, unless it’s one of those miracles and it was like Dr. Who’s Tardis inside. What about microorganisms? Bacteria and viruses and amoebas and paramecium? Is God creating these things as we find them in present day? Is each new species being created in the jungle, just before we find them for the first time? Sure takes a lot of work to keep this practical joke going.
What would happen if your brought up to these practical joke believers that many scientists now think that the entire universe may be a hologram? See what kind of reaction you get. They probably still think the sun revolves around the Earth. But, remember that a hologram requires a projector, and someone has to turn it on.