From what I can find most creationists believe the Earth to be between 5700 and 10,000 years old. I think the most important questions they need to answer is: “Why would God create a universe, and the science that goes with it, and play a trick on us?” The trick is that the very science He had to create allows us to date the Earth at approximately 4.5 billion years of age. Another question which needs answering is: “Why would God create an entire species, dinosaurs, and then destroy them?” He also makes us believe them to have died out about 250 million years ago. Does this mean that He loves being the trickster, the magician, who relies on sleight of hand? Even more importantly, why not keep the entire human race at a relatively low level of intelligence so we would not confuse ourselves with what appears to be facts? The creationist credo says God does not make mistakes and that all human are created in His image. How does that explain human beings who are born so developmentally impaired that they not only can never care for themselves, there is good reason to believe that it is impossible for them to comprehend the existence of their maker?
Creationist hate Darwin and his theories of evolution. I can understand how the concept can be difficult to comprehend but that does not make it fantasy. If there is not constant evolution, how does the creationist explain that the average height of a man during the time of Jesus was about 5 feet 1 inch but today it is 5 feet 9 inches. That is close in evolution pure and simple.
Here’s a mind blower. Our nearest neighbor in the universe, to our Milky Way Galaxy, is the Andromeda Galaxy. It is 2.5 million light years away. Why would God bother to create other galaxies in the first place and then place the nearest one 2.5 million light years away, about 13,540,372,670,807,453,416.15 miles away. And that is just the closest one. There are other galaxies which are billions of light years away.
The above picture was taken by the Hubble telescope. Astronomers have named it “the Pillars of Creation.” But the creation they are talking about is of stars. It is a star nursery, if you will. They are 7,000 light years away. The height of each of the pillars is measured in the 100s of light years. But the laws of physics, created by God of course, tells us that what we are looking at is at least 7,000 years old but even more, took millions of years to create in the first place. But even more, those “stars” you see in the background are actually more galaxies so far distant that they look like tiny specs of light.
I believe that God is sitting, where ever He sits, and is mumbling to himself, “I created all this, gave you high intelligence, and the best you can come up with is that it has all only been around a few thousand years? I also gave you an imagination, try using it to consider that I actually created this a very long time before that!”