So it’s sort of a mixed bag. The good news is that Roger Ebert was making a joke when he answered questions about Creationism. Granted his answers were so close to Creationist doctrine that no one was certain whether-or-not he was serious about the answers:
Q. When was the earth created?
A. Archbishop James Usher, working out a chronology from the Bible, calculated in 1654 that the earth was created on the night of October 23, 4004 B.C. Other timetables reach back as far as 10,000 years.
Q. What about oil and coal, which seem to have been generated from ancient forests millions of years ago?
A. They are evidence of a Great Flood about 4,400 years ago, which laid down all the layers of sediment at once. They are nowhere near as old as evolutionists and archeologists say. A fossil claimed to be 200 million years old, found in Nevada in 1917, shows a shoe print.
The bad news is that Victoria Jackson, formerly hot comedian from SNL, is not joking when she spouts this insanity from her website:
Thank you President George W. Bush (along with God above) for keeping us safe these last 7 years, from terrorist attacks on our homeland. I really appreciate it very much. xxoo You did a Great job!
And, Thank you God above for giving us George W. Bush, and for giving us John McCain and Sarah Palin.
I was pretty sure she was joking, especially when she said:
I don’t want a political label, but Obama bears traits that resemble the anti- Christ and I’m scared to death that un- educated people will ignorantly vote him into office.
But then she’s made regular appearances on the 700 Club and considers herself a devout Christian.