|Religious moderation is superior to fundamentalism||Sam Harris|| |
It actually provides no defense against the abuses of fundamentalism, so religious moderation could be said to covertly enable and support fundamentalism.
|The world was created in approximately 4000 BCE.||Bishop Usher|| |
This is extrapolated from a literal reading of the Bible, based on assumptions about date and ages of patriarchs and all those "begats".
Bishop Usher was the first to come up with a comprehensive scheme, but this concept is an assumption for most fundamentalist Christians.