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Were Dinosaurs on Noah’s Ark? (yes)
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Posted on 01/13/2009 9:58:56 AM PST by Ron Jeremy

So, Were Dinosaurs on the Ark?

In Genesis 6:19–20, the Bible says that two of every sort of land vertebrate (seven of the “clean” animals) were brought by God to the Ark. Therefore, dinosaurs (land vertebrates) were represented on the Ark. How Did Those Huge Dinosaurs Fit on the Ark?

Although there are about 668 names of dinosaurs, there are perhaps only 55 different “kinds” of dinosaurs. Furthermore, not all dinosaurs were huge like the brachiosaurus, and even those dinosaurs on the Ark were probably “teenagers” or young adults.

(Excerpt) Read more at answersingenesis.org ...


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To: Non-Sequitur
As to what the animals ate, well, the Bible says that Noah and his three sons and their families all entered the Ark. It didn't say they all got off at the end.

LOL, 100,000 animals enter, only 100 leave. The ultimate cage match.

51 posted on 01/13/2009 10:25:36 AM PST by mnehring
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

Look at their teeth and claws. Dinosaurs walking around just prior to the flood were leftovers. The real main age of dinosaurs was likely several thousand or a few tens of thousands of years back and humans in all likelihood never had to deal with raptors.


52 posted on 01/13/2009 10:25:56 AM PST by varmintman
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To: demshateGod

Or maybe people are reading a scientific text into what was intended as a Pesher.


53 posted on 01/13/2009 10:26:28 AM PST by mnehring
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To: mnehrling

“The rate of growth would make some like a Brachiosaurus the size of a sherman tank within a month,..”

Are you sure about that? How do you know?


54 posted on 01/13/2009 10:27:02 AM PST by demshateGod (the GOP is dead to me)
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To: mnehrling

There was only one door but many windows.


55 posted on 01/13/2009 10:28:25 AM PST by tractorman
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To: demshateGod

And if someone bases the view that the Earth is the center and the Sun circles around it based upon an interpretation of Biblical scripture, is that also “unassailable”?


56 posted on 01/13/2009 10:28:37 AM PST by allmendream (Wealth is EARNED not distributed, so how could it be redistributed?)
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To: Ron Jeremy

I read the link. My contention stands.

His interpretation of Genesis is wrong, and is verifiably wrong. Here’s the problem ...

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The story we have all heard from movies, television, newspapers, and most magazines and textbooks is that dinosaurs “ruled the Earth” for 140 million years, died out 65 million years ago, and therefore weren’t around when Noah and company set sail on the Ark around 4,300 years ago.

However, the Bible gives a completely different view of Earth (and therefore, dinosaur) history. As God’s written Word to us, we can trust it to tell the truth about the past.
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The Bible does not give us “a completely different view of Earth” than does science — it gives us a different perspective on the same events. Dinosaurs were not around 4,300 years ago ... this is a scientifically verifiable fact. I refuse to believe that God planted evidence which seemingly disproves His word (evidence that dinosaurs dies out millions of years ago).

Science is simply God’s way of explaining the divine in a manner understandable by the human mind. Genesis is correct, but incomplete — and VERY prone to misinterpretation. Science can help fill in some details, and correct some scriptural misinterpetations.

SnakeDoc


57 posted on 01/13/2009 10:28:54 AM PST by SnakeDoctor ("You may all go to Hell, and I will go to Texas." -- David Crockett)
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To: DieHard the Hunter

Rom 3:4 God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.

If the flood was only local, God sure wanted us to think it was global.


58 posted on 01/13/2009 10:30:13 AM PST by demshateGod (the GOP is dead to me)
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To: mnehrling

Wow- so Dinosaurs were still around 2000 years ago? Must have sucked to live around predatory dinos with nothing but a spear and bow and arrow to protect yourself.


59 posted on 01/13/2009 10:31:57 AM PST by Citizen Blade ("A Conservative Government is an organized hypocrisy" -Benjamin Disraeli)
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To: demshateGod
The Bible, having been written by God, is unassailable.

Yes, the Bible is, but men are idiots who always try to make God in their image and constantly make assumptions about what the Bible means that they always have to change as knowledge advances. Doesn't mean the Bible changes, it means that man's knowledge expands. It is pride to believe that your understanding is unassailable. Man's understanding of God's word has gone up against expanding knowledge time and time again, and man's understanding has always lost. Geocentric universe? Heliocentric universe? That doesn't mean God's word is flawed, it means that man's understanding is flawed and his pride in his understanding is his Achilles heel.

The God I know didn't create a world that tricks people into not believing Him, it reveals him.

Science teaches us how God created the universe. The Bible teaches us why.

60 posted on 01/13/2009 10:32:02 AM PST by mnehring
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To: Citizen Blade
So, show us some evidence that any dinosaur species survived long enough to interact with humans. You've got a pretty big gap in time to fill.

Onyate Man

Yes I Know it's a joke

61 posted on 01/13/2009 10:32:10 AM PST by qam1 (There's been a huge party. All plates and the bottles are empty, all that's left is the bill to pay)
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To: Ron Jeremy

LOL! I don’t know if that picture is meant to make me feel stupid or meant to offend me but either way, it’s really funny.


62 posted on 01/13/2009 10:32:14 AM PST by demshateGod (the GOP is dead to me)
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To: demshateGod
..but every man a liar...

Would that include those who wrote this?

63 posted on 01/13/2009 10:33:06 AM PST by mnehring
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To: Ron Jeremy

You have got to be kidding me. If you believe this stuff, then you have abandoned reason. Seriously, folks. Come on!


64 posted on 01/13/2009 10:33:47 AM PST by joseph20 (...to ourselves and our Posterity...)
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To: mnehrling
But I know, I know.. God made carbon dating work where it would trick people into not believing that the earth is 5k years old.

The earth is NOT billions of years old, nor millions, nor even thousands of years old. In fact, the earth is only about 47 years old, and it only came into existence the day I was born. Your belief that anything existed before I came into being is nothing more than a figment of my imagination. I'm sorry to let you know that when I die, your existence will end, but that's what happens when you're a figment of someone else's imagination.

Sorry,

Mark

65 posted on 01/13/2009 10:33:50 AM PST by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: qam1

Where is the man? The story says it is a man, but the smaller fossil looks nothing like a human or any other primate, it has a clear reptilian face.


66 posted on 01/13/2009 10:34:15 AM PST by mnehring
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To: demshateGod

I do not see what the words of St Paul have to do with dinosaurs and the local flood. Sorry — can you please explain?


67 posted on 01/13/2009 10:34:20 AM PST by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: demshateGod
Here's a better one:


68 posted on 01/13/2009 10:34:57 AM PST by Ron Jeremy (sonic)
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To: mnehrling

I don’t know what Pesher means but no one is reading the Bible as a scientific text but it is historically accurate. If God wanted to create the world in six literal days, I think He’s capable. Scientist have been wrong before, and their wrong now.


69 posted on 01/13/2009 10:35:11 AM PST by demshateGod (the GOP is dead to me)
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To: qam1

That link is hilarious!


70 posted on 01/13/2009 10:35:28 AM PST by Citizen Blade ("A Conservative Government is an organized hypocrisy" -Benjamin Disraeli)
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To: varmintman

fascinating
thanks


71 posted on 01/13/2009 10:38:06 AM PST by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: demshateGod

>> If the flood was only local, God sure wanted us to think it was global.

That depends on who authored Genesis. The Bible is the divinely inspired Word of God — but it is written by human hands, translated by human hands, and handed down through human history. Perhaps, to the author of Genesis, it appeared that the entire world was flooded ... but it would be impossible for the human writer of Genesis to verify that, in fact, the entirety of both hemispheres were flooded.

It is possible that the flood was local, or continental, and not global ... and, that it was visually misinterpreted by the author, translations were screwed up, or something else happened. It is also possible that the entire world was truly flooded.

This is one of the many questions I’m planning on asking when my number comes up ...

SnakeDoc


72 posted on 01/13/2009 10:38:18 AM PST by SnakeDoctor ("You may all go to Hell, and I will go to Texas." -- David Crockett)
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To: varmintman; demshateGod

That’s it, they had pointy teeth and large claws?

Okay, then.

demshateGod had the same kind of question...Much of what is offered regarding dinosaurs is simply assumed from post-deluvian knowledge (e.g., colored by evolutionist thinking) or just plain made-up.

To posit an extreme, I would not be surprised to find out that T-Rex (if it even existed as we see it rebuilt in the museums) actually had pink skin (not scales) with huge green polka-dots.


73 posted on 01/13/2009 10:38:42 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (American Liberals: those to whom discriminating moral and intellectual thought is a hate crime.)
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To: mnehrling

Oh, carbon dating. I didn’t think of that. I guess I should throw my bible away or just read as a compilation of fun stories and believe a bunch of men in white coats instead. The best way to describe carbon or radiocarbon dating: Garbage in Garbage out.


74 posted on 01/13/2009 10:38:57 AM PST by demshateGod (the GOP is dead to me)
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To: tractorman

I believe there was only one window, and God said not to open it. Genesis 8 says window singular, not plural and Noah was not allowed to open it until 40 days after the waters receded.


75 posted on 01/13/2009 10:40:02 AM PST by mnehring
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To: Citizen Blade

I can’t though some people could. You can’t prove the reverse either so stop trying to tell people your religiously held theories are scientific facts.


76 posted on 01/13/2009 10:40:56 AM PST by demshateGod (the GOP is dead to me)
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To: Ron Jeremy

So you’re a wanna-be porn star who doesn’t like the bible?

That’s nice. Slow news day for you (Ron)?


77 posted on 01/13/2009 10:41:08 AM PST by scottdeus12 (Jesus is real, whether you believe in Him or not.)
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To: mnehrling
Look at it's teeth (bigger pic at link) as well as hands. It's clearly a primate being gobbled by an Allosaurs a whole 140 millions years before primates were suppose to exist. This amazing find totally disproves that evil Darwin man!!!!
78 posted on 01/13/2009 10:42:11 AM PST by qam1 (There's been a huge party. All plates and the bottles are empty, all that's left is the bill to pay)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

You know the thing about the trex bone they cut in half to get on the small helicopter a couple summers ago and the soft tissues and blood cells, yes??


79 posted on 01/13/2009 10:42:45 AM PST by varmintman
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To: demshateGod

When do you say the dinosaurs disappeared?

Think about it. If there were dinosaurs on the ark, would Noah have lived to tell the tale? Especially if T-Rex was on board.


80 posted on 01/13/2009 10:43:11 AM PST by murron (Proud Marine Mom)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel; BGHater; SunkenCiv

I didn’t see this posted here yet and dunno if it has in these sort of “my God is bigger than your God” contests or not...

A couple from the Bible first...book of Job...The Behemoth was said to have a tale that sways like a cedar...and the Leviathan which was said to be a very large fish could very easily be the descendants of what we call dinosaurs today.

Another that I have never verified is a story of the 12th century king of Wales being eaten by a giant lizard or dragon...

any of the GGG folks who can say something on these?


81 posted on 01/13/2009 10:43:11 AM PST by stefanbatory (Do you want a President or a King?)
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To: demshateGod
In your case you are probably right, maybe YOU SHOULD throw it away, it seems to have made you delusional.
82 posted on 01/13/2009 10:43:49 AM PST by eastforker (.)
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To: varmintman

You wouldn’t be planning a large reptilian zoo on a tropical island off Africa, would you?


83 posted on 01/13/2009 10:44:40 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (American Liberals: those to whom discriminating moral and intellectual thought is a hate crime.)
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To: mnehrling

“Who cleaned up the Brachiosaurus’ poop”

Um, they took babies dude! Shem, Ham, & Japheth cleaned up the poop. Noah probably did his fair share too. Mrs Noah was probably coralled to do some work too. & Mrs Shem, Ham & Japheth of course


84 posted on 01/13/2009 10:45:49 AM PST by chuck_the_tv_out
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To: Ron Jeremy

Yep, you’re an idiot.


85 posted on 01/13/2009 10:47:22 AM PST by demshateGod (the GOP is dead to me)
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To: demshateGod; All

You do know the Earth is round and not the center of the universe..


86 posted on 01/13/2009 10:49:56 AM PST by KevinDavis (Thomas Jefferson: A little rebellion now and then is a good thing)
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To: eastforker

I’ll just keep my Bible and call your prophets liars and trust that God is telling the truth. God has a better record than your prophets.


87 posted on 01/13/2009 10:54:00 AM PST by demshateGod (the GOP is dead to me)
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To: Ron Jeremy

Q—> The Christians used to forbid us to eat meat on Fridays....and then changed it. Do you think Noah and company ate meat on Fridays? What about Adam and Eve?


88 posted on 01/13/2009 10:54:29 AM PST by Fawn (~~~~~~~~~~~~~~24~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~)
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To: SnakeDoctor
Soon, we will know more facts about astronomic features that were only recently discovered in our outer solar system (1983-2003)

Perhaps we will soon gain understanding of the cause of events recorded 6,000 ago and more, such as the unimaginably catastrophic flood that is featured in the lore of so many ancient civilizations - events that occurred either at intervals or in cycles before history was recorded

2012 may be more than tin foil hat stuff- again, there is a basis for predicting events that will change life on earth (earth magnetism and polar shift) it should be unavoidably obvious soon

89 posted on 01/13/2009 10:54:41 AM PST by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: demshateGod

Or maybe lose the pride of your knowledge and approach it as a child, asking yourself what God was trying to teach through a Pesher, common literary tool at the time. Instead of assuming that God wanted a scientific text written, maybe He was having a morality tale written. Even Christ spoke and taught in Peshers.

Most of the time lines these sites use where 19th century creations based on the translations at the time. They didn’t even account for many original language issues such as Y’M (Yom) could mean a 24 hour day, or it could mean a 12 hour day, or it could mean an indeterminate amount of time (an ‘age’). Even the word Earth, has many used forms, from dirt to country to man to world. In this section of Genesis, the form is used to describe matter before creation, mountains, or dry ground, even dirt.

Maybe it isn’t that God or the Bible is ‘wrong’ but that man is, that we don’t know what we think we do. God did create the universe to reveal him, not to mask his existence.


90 posted on 01/13/2009 10:54:46 AM PST by mnehring
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To: silverleaf; All

Which is the basis for the Lost City of Atlantis...


91 posted on 01/13/2009 10:56:45 AM PST by KevinDavis (Thomas Jefferson: A little rebellion now and then is a good thing)
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To: demshateGod
I’ll just keep my Bible and call your prophets liars and trust that God is telling the truth. God has a better record than your prophets.

..and men who claim to understand God seem to have the worst record.

92 posted on 01/13/2009 10:57:06 AM PST by mnehring
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To: KevinDavis
You do know the Earth is round and not the center of the universe..

Have we measured the orthogonal distances from the earth to the edge of the universe, to confirm that we are, or are not, at the center?

Just askin'

93 posted on 01/13/2009 10:57:55 AM PST by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

They may have been babies for a few weeks, but the rate of growth would have made them as large as or larger than Sherman tanks in the several months they where isolated in there.


94 posted on 01/13/2009 10:58:44 AM PST by mnehring
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To: demshateGod

Thats funny, I do not recall God ever writing anything or signing his name to it.Oh yea, moses did go up the mountain, couldn’t control his followers, needed a set of rules that had authority, since no one listened to him anymore, and thats his story and he’s sticking to it.


95 posted on 01/13/2009 10:59:13 AM PST by eastforker (.)
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To: Non-Sequitur
The problem isn't “creationism”.
It is the “young earth” version that drives the credibility issue.
96 posted on 01/13/2009 10:59:40 AM PST by G Larry (Barack's character has been molded by extremists)
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To: SnakeDoctor; demshateGod

“Perhaps, to the author of Genesis, it appeared that the entire world was flooded ... but it would be impossible for the human writer of Genesis to verify that”

I think the book of Genesis was written by Moses. It seems reasonable that Moses and other prophets would have made sciptural writings to the best of their abilities, and if there are errors of observation, this does not (IMO) render the Bible doctrinally false. Moses was not a direct witness of the flood, as he was born long after it happened. So he was either relaying a verbal or written account of the flood, or he was writing based on direct revelation from God, I’m not sure which. If he was relaying a previous account, it seems plausible that some changes could have been introduced to the account unless he was using a direct record written by the hand of Noah. Even if he was using an account directly written by Noah, it is possible that Noah himself thought the entire earth was covered with water even if it wasn’t, because Noah would be describing events from his point of view.


97 posted on 01/13/2009 11:00:39 AM PST by Texan Tory
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To: KevinDavis
You do know the Earth is round and not the center of the universe..

This too will pass with the annointing of the Obama.

98 posted on 01/13/2009 11:01:24 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: KevinDavis

Yes, and so did God when He told Isaiah to write about it in chapter 40. Maybe the Pope missed that one a few ages ago but that’s because he was never much of a Bible reader. There is so much scripture that speaks of a young earth that if wasn’t true, the whole Bible would be discredited. The very idea of sin being the cause of death and suffering is nuked macro-evolution. Zillions of years before Adam sinned in the garden dinosaurs were dying and suffering. Why? Because God is cruel?


99 posted on 01/13/2009 11:02:10 AM PST by demshateGod (the GOP is dead to me)
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To: qam1

Very funny, I should have did a little checking. Onyate Man was a prank.
http://www.nmsr.org/april_fool.html

They even have pictures showing how they did it... lol... thanks for the laugh.. I guess you wanted to see how many fell for it..


100 posted on 01/13/2009 11:02:26 AM PST by mnehring
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