Is the Earth actually 6000 years old?

With all the evidence we have about the age of the Universe and the Earth, why do Christians still believe the Earth is 6000 years old? Just a few things that need to be discounted:

Radioactive Dating
The Cosmic Microwave Background
The Fossil Record
Any light we see from celestial objects further than 6,000 light years away
Modern Geology

Taking into account how horribly wrong the Catholic Church has been about science in the past (It took until 1993 - yes - 1993 to reject Geocentrism, for example) why do Christians think they know everything about Earth’s history?

The following links should assist you in better understanding the Catholic Church’s teaching on Creationism in light of the theory of evolution. If you have any further questions or concerns that are not answered by these links, please contact Catholic Answers directly.
Recommended Reading:
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*]What does the Church say about creation?
*]How do Catholics understand the creation story?
*]Does the pope teach us that evolution is false?
*]Why did God create dinosaurs?
*]Dinosaurs?
*]**Dinosaurs **
*]Where does the prehistoric age fall in the book of Genesis?
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Is the earth 5,700 years old?**
*]Can Catholics believe in a literal six-day creation?
*]Fathers of Science (This Rock: September 2008)
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Recommended Book:
Chance Or Purpose?
Cardinal Schönborn (Archbishop of Vienna, Austria)

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