Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Dinosaurs Behemoths and Beards

Well I just wasted about 20 minutes of my time this afternoon perusing with more than the usual amount of incredulity, a Raw Story article on what Creationists are saying about dinosaurs these days.
Creationist Ken Ham has a website, a radio ad, and apparently a Creation Museum, the last being in Kentucky. He asks the pertinent question, if God created dinosaurs, and Noah had them on his ark, what has since happened to them?
In the Raw Story article, which includes the radio ad, this tantalizing tidbit of information is dangled in front of the listener, and then one is told that to find the answer, one must go see the Creation Museum, which unless I miss my guess, has an entrance fee.
But I am not one to be tempted with information only to have it snatched away. I want to know what Ken Ham knows, so I did what any dino-curious internet surfer would do: I Googled it.
And I found my answer without having to visit Kentucky. And honestly I can't think of a single solitary reason to visit Kentucky anyway.
"Dinosaurs could not have died out before people appeared because dinosaurs had not previously existed; and death, bloodshed, disease, and suffering are a resultof Adam’s sin (Genesis 1:29–30; Romans 5:12, 14; 1 Corinthians 15:21–22)."
"Representatives of all the kinds of air-breathing land animals, including the dinosaur kinds, went aboard Noah’s Ark. All those left outside the Ark died in the cataclysmic circumstances of the Flood, and many of their remains became fossils."
"After the Flood, around 4,300 years ago, the remnant of the land animals, including dinosaurs, came off the Ark and lived in the present world, along with people. Because of sin, the judgments of the Curse and the Flood have greatly changed earth. Post-Flood climatic change, lack of food, disease, and man’s activities caused many types of animals to become extinct. The dinosaurs, like many other creatures, died out."
So, no asteroid, huh?
Ham goes even further, explaining why the word "dinosaur" is not to be found in the Bible. He patiently explains that the King James Version (aka the Correct Version) of the Bible was produced in 1611, but the word "dinosaur" was coined much later, in 1841. Now that makes sense.
He further speculates that God, in his explanations to His servant Job, pointed out "the behemoth" which was described in some detail to the extent that Ham believes the behemoth must have been a Brachiosaurus.
But because of climate change, or disease, or whatever, all of these beasts died out thousands of years ago. Maybe even before Jesus.
But I like this image of Jesus even better than the one I have of Him with an AR-15. But this is the first time I have ever seen an image of Adam with a short boxed beard.

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