Two Crackpots: James Ussher & Fred Franz

Posted by on Dec 19, 2012 in Blog, History | 4 comments

Two Crackpots: James Ussher & Fred Franz

James Ussher (1581-1656)

Your name is Ussher – James Ussher – and you are the Archbishop of all of Ireland.

You are living in the 1600s and are OCD (“obsessive-compulsive disordered”) when it comes to studying all things scholarly – especially speculative ideas. You are convinced that you alone have the intellect to figure out when all the major events in the Bible actually occurred. Your critics whisper to each other that your ego is bigger than your credentials.

However, for just a moment imagine that you are declaring out loud and waiting for all the world to gasp in astonishment – that you, and you alone – know the exact day and time of Adam’s creation!

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