1. Rubio believes in creationism. Interview with GQ:
GQ: How old do you think the Earth is?
Marco Rubio: I’m not a scientist, man. I can tell you what recorded history says, I can tell you what the Bible says, but I think that’s a dispute amongst theologians and I think it has nothing to do with the gross domestic product or economic growth of the United States. I think the age of the universe has zero to do with how our economy is going to grow. I’m not a scientist. I don’t think I’m qualified to answer a question like that. At the end of the day, I think there are multiple theories out there on how the universe was created and I think this is a country where people should have the opportunity to teach them all. I think parents should be able to teach their kids what their faith says, what science says. Whether the Earth was created in 7 days, or 7 actual eras, I’m not sure we’ll ever be able to answer that. It’s one of the great mysteries.
2. Rubio attended a church where the pastor peformed exorcisms of demon-possessed members.
3. Rubio for a long time lied about his family history, claiming they had to flee Cuba after Castro took over. The Washington Post reported that Rubio’s version of his family history was a lie, and that his family moved to the United States two years before Castro took over Cuba.
4. This June, the NY Times reported Rubio’s history of mismanaging his personal finances and wasting his money on stupid prole stuff like an $80,000 speedboat.
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Why does creationism in particular have such a strong hold over evangelicals, whereas things like owning slaves (which was perfectly fine), is not ok? Or keeping the sabbath holy? Is it because the latter things require personal sacrifice but the former is just something you can say?
Why isn’t it enough to believe that God created the universe instead of maintaining the absurdity that the Earth is 6000 years old.
Evolution disproves the Book of Genesis. Of course, archaeology and other scientific methods also disprove the book of Genesis, but that stuff is more easily ignored by biblical literalists.