Dankling writes | more than 7 years ago That's a simpler version of the theory that I've long liked: When God created this world, he went to a lot of effort faking the geological and fossil records. He obviously wanted us to believe that our world was billions of years old, and life had evolved here from simple precursors. If we don't believe this, we are going against God's will. So we should believe what God's evidence tells us. Those who believe some old book written by ignorant desert shepherds will be punished by God for their refusal to follow his story line that He wrote in the very rocks of our world.