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|So where did YECs get those 6,000 years from?|
... stretching the future to leave a comfortable space so that the end of the world would not happen during their lifetime.
And now, the Christian Apologists have "devolved" to actually WANT the end of days to happen to them! †What a bunch of morans!
Repcheck thinks that those apologists who left said comfortable space were not afraid of Doomsday but of being disproven by the event not taking place after all. † †:-D
Calling shenanigans on this.
The Jewish religion has always counted years since Creation, and they're just shy of 5800. Bishop Ussher was a johnny come lately in Biblical chronology.
There is also a strong eschatological belief in Judaism in a 6000 year period to be followed by a 1000 year "Sabbath" of Messianic rule, followed by God knows what. Ps 90:4 says,
|For a thousand years in your sight are like a day that has just gone by, or like a watch in the night.|
The first half of that is what motivates Jewish 6000 year thinking. Of course, when Rosh Hashanah 6000 rolls around with no Mashiach, they can focus on the second half. "A watch in the night" is roughly an hour, so the Messianic Age is pushed far into the future.
ps - the Jewish calendar really needs the Messiah to help press reset on its calculations of the seasons, which were set almost 2000 years ago and have gone ever so slightly off. The problem is well known in Orthodox circles, but contra the Pope and fatwa-issuing Islamic clerics, no rabbi would ever claim the authority to change things now.
Iím referring to evolution, not changes in allele frequencies. - Cornelius Hunter
Iím not an evolutionist, Iím a change in allele frequentist! - Nakashima