Letter to the Editor
It was interesting to see the Republican candidates back pedal on their faith in the Bible. When asked if they literally believe that God created the world in 6 days thay all said that they didn’t know. To me that means that they don’t really believe in the Bible. The Bible says 6 days and that is what it means. If you believe in God you have to believe that God knows how long a day is and that those who don’t believe it are rejecting the authority of the Bible.
The issue of faith is that you have to choose to believe in it regardless of the science and regardless of reason and evidence. It’s a choice you have to make between faith and reality. You can’t have it both ways. Science, reason, and evidence indicates the universe is about 15 billion years old. The Bible says it’s 6000 years old. These views are incompatible. You have to either choose faith or reason, and when Republican candidates say they believe in the Bible but ignore what it says makes me think that they don’t really have the faith they say they do.