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Discussion in 'Evolution Vs. Creationism' started by Jose Fly, Dec 6, 2021.

  1. Jose Fly

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  3. Jose Fly

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    I wouldn't last 5 minutes.....they'd kick me out for laughing too loud. :D
     
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    I wonder what kind of creepy music would go good with a dinosaur carousel?
     
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    To be fair, it says 'depicting animals coming to the ark, and custom animals'.
    You could read that as meaning not all animals on the carousel were ark animals.

    *Sighs*
    Not that I'm defending Ken Ham, of course. But I'd ride a dinosaur.
     
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    That's kind of odd, IMO, because I've heard some fundamentalist Christians insist that dinosaurs never existed, and the Earth is only around 6,000 years old. They claim that the so-called fossils of dinosaurs were planted by demons in order to trick people into doubting the existence of God, and into believing evolution ("the devil's doctrine"). I don't know if this is a common belief among these particular Christians or not, but I've encountered a few of them online on a couple of Christian message boards.
     
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    Could we get a picture of you doing that, riding Ken Ham's dinosaur?
     
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    Ha!! I'm thinking I might not ever get the chance.
     
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    This comes off as a huge misrepresentation of Christian Weltanschauung, but what’s new.

    I’ve been around Christians most of my life, in numerous cities across several states. My relationships with them have been overwhelmingly positive. In all our discussions about creation/ Genesis/ evolution/ etc, the general consensus appears to be some version of ‘guided evolution’ with the “days” in Genesis being aeons... and the Holy Bible being a guide of how to live your life, with a mix of parables about human nature, possibly misinterpreted events, and genuine history.

    Contrary to popular belief, the vast majority appear to accept and embrace concepts of evolution and creationism in perfect harmony. Most that I have spoken with do not subscribe to any “young earth” views and most certainly not the “Satan planted the dinosaur fossils” idea that atheists so frequently bring up when mocking them.

    A handful of the more interesting Christians I’ve conversed with- people with a tendency to really think outside the box when brainstorming ideas and enjoy coming up with alternate ways to interpret a story- have definitely brought up questions over whether or not descriptions of certain large beasts in biblical lore such as “behemoth” and “leviathan” might have been describing some some species of possibly not-yet-extinct in those times dinosaur, but no matter the end result of those conversations it never really seemed to have any significant impact on how they live their lives as a Christian and what they genuinely believe in regards to scripture.
     
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    Sounds like you dont hang with the trailer park crowd
     
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    Majority of Christians I talk to would fall between this and an even more figurative interpretation of the Bible. However, the best man at my wedding subscribes to a belief that the Earth is young, and dinosaurs were present at the same time as humans.

    He was able to keep that belief out of the classroom, which I respected him for (he was a public school educator) but some of his other beliefs caused issue in our relationship over the years. We're still friends, just not as close.
     
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    I don’t get the Bible literalists. They think the Earth was created in a literal 6 days and the Earth is 6,000 years old, but Jesus talking about plucking your eye out and chopping your hand off is metaphor? That’s all in the Bible too. I should expect to see thousands of one-handed Christian boys and men. Right? :shrug:
     
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    Is that even possible (without invoking a no-true-Scotsman)?
    Ken Ham is a Christian (by own admission, do you doubt that) and it is his Weltanschauung, ergo it is a Christian Weltanschauung. No misrepresentation there.
     
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    Jesus' instructions to remove troublesome troublesome body parts is clearly hyperbolic. The point is to avoid the occasions of sin not to mutilate yourself.

    As for the creation account I'm sympathetic to the young earth creationists in that I think they're right about the intended interpretation of the opening chapters of Genesis. I think the creation account was intended by the authors to be taken literally. But I think they're wrong in asserting that Christians are therefore bound to a literal interpretation of the aforementioned creation account. A belief in a six-thousand year old creation is indefensible.
     
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    You'll find a wide spectrum of opinions in the anti-evolution sphere of thought.
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    I know it's hyperbole, but why is that hyperbole and the creation story is literal? Seems like cherry picking to me.
     
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    Common sense and context. Saying the Bible should be interpreted literally is not the same as saying that everything in the Bible is literal. It's not cherry-picking in the slightest to take creation literally while seeing Jesus' amputation advice as a hyperbolic statement meant to make a point about avoiding sin.
     
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