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Wrong Lesson

Ever taught something that wasn't true?

By City Weekly Staff
Posted // June 19,2013 - Were you ever taught something in school or church that later turned out not to be true?

Rachael Stapley: When I went to school, teachers would always say, “You’ll need to learn this now while you’re young. Because when you’re an adult and have real responsibilities, there won’t be time to go back and learn this.” Well, I’m 32, and have yet to whip out my notes on the derivative rules for calculus.

Paula Saltas: That boys don’t have cooties.

Scott Renshaw: The monsignor at my Catholic church once preached from the pulpit as fact that KISS stood for “Knights in Satan’s Service.” I later discovered that Gene Simmons was an a-hole for entirely different reasons.

Kathy Mueller: As a Jehovah’s Witness, we were taught that the Earth is really only about 3,000 years old.

Alissa Dimick: That only bad people have tattoos and drink alcohol. I’m hammered at work with plenty of tattoos and I don’t think I’m that bad of a person.

Rachel Piper: Brontosaurus isn’t a dinosaur, Pluto’s not a planet, and I haven’t used calculus since junior year so I’m pretty sure that doesn’t exist either.

Colin Wolf: I remember watching a lot of Bill Nye the Science Guy in middle school, so I wasn’t taught anything incorrect. Bill’s the man.

Derek Carlisle: You can’t buy your way into heaven. So why the tithe and offering dishes? Oh, we all get to use the 1.4-million-square-foot Conference Center that seats 21,200? No?
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Posted // June 20,2013 at 11:53

jehovah's Witnesses do not believe that the earth is only 3000 years old and never did. According to them (and biblical chronology) the first humans were created about 6000 years ago and the earth way earlier. The earth could be many millions of years old according to Jehovah's Witnesses


Posted // June 19,2013 at 14:38

Jehovah's Witnesses do NOT believe the Earth is 3,000 years old. The Scriptures, in stating, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” (Ge 1:1), leave matters indefinite as to time. This use of the term “beginning” is therefore unassailable, regardless of the age scientists may seek to attach to the earthly globe and to the various planets and other heavenly bodies. The actual time of creation of the material heavens and earth may have been billions of years ago.  

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Posted // June 20,2013 at 09:34 - You bring up an interesting point, because Jehovah's Witnesses believe that Adam was created somewhat over 6000 years ago, so that would mean that Adam had to live a double life for 3000 years or so. But there is a scripture that answers the problem here Proverbs 18:13, or we say in Tex. Put brain in gear, then put mouth in action. Hope you have a lovely day.