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Creationist lecturer posits Adam, Eve and dinosaurs (Kent Hovind alert)
Morgan County Citizen ^ | May 16, 2006 | BROOKE HATFIELD

Posted on 05/18/2006 11:15:07 AM PDT by DaveLoneRanger

One of the nation’s most popular and controversial proponents of creation science is coming to Morgan County.

Dr. Kent Hovind, a former high school science teacher and the founder of Creation Science Evangelism ministries, will address creationism’s religious and scientific origins. Hovind’s seminar is sponsored by the Morgan County Baptist Association, and Shiloh Baptist Church Youth Pastor Paul Miller said evolution’s origins are based on Satan, not science.

"The very beginning of the Bible says in the beginning God created," said Paul Miller, youth pastor at Shiloh Baptist Church. "Throughout history, the devil has had a well-thought-out strategy to attack the word of God. Through what I call modern and postmodern times, the devil has orchestrated this thing such that people think we evolved."

Hovind posits that evolution has been consistently disproven by science, a claim he’s willing to put money on. He has pledged $250,000 to anyone who can provide empirical evidence of evolution. Hovind said only three people have taken him up on his offer, and none walked away with the money.

Hovind’s description of evolution is as follows: time, space and matter came into existence independent of God. Planets and stars formed. Early life forms reproduced, and major changes occurred between these life forms. According to Hovind, many of evolution’s supporters don’t understand the theory.

"They think any kind of change at all is evolution," Hovind said. "They’ll point out that dogs and wolves have a common ancestor, and I would agree. That’s called microevolution, and there is no argument about that. Now does that mean that dogs and bananas have a common ancestor?"

Hovind, who calls himself Dr. Dino, also believes that Earth is only 6,000 years old and that dinosaurs and humans once coexisted.

Hovind said reptiles known as dinosaurs were actually called dragons by early man, and most of these creatures were hunted and killed. Some, like the Loch Ness Monster, remain, he said.

Bringing Hovind to Morgan County was a matter of faith for Miller.

"God just laid it on my heart to expose the lies of evolution," Miller said. "We both sense apathy among God’s people regarding God’s word, especially creation. We need to stand on the word of God."

Although Hovind’s seminar will touch on evolution’s alleged scientific failings, Miller said he ultimately hoped the lectures would touch attendees’ minds and hearts.

"The goal would be that through the discovery of God’s creation, folks would come to know the Lord Jesus Christ," Miller said. "We don’t want to hide the fact that that’s our goal."

Hovind’s seminars will be held Friday, May 12 and Saturday, May 13 at 6:30 p.m. in the Morgan County High School auditorium. Admission is free. He will also speak during Shiloh Baptist Church’s 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. services on Sunday. He will also answer questions in the church’s sanctuary at 9:45 a.m.

For more information on Hovind and Creation Science Evangelism ministries, go to www.drdino.com


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Miscellaneous; Philosophy; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: add; creationist; crevolist; fauxcreationist; kenthovind; pavlovian
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Interestingly, I couldn't locate this appearance on the website, but I'm low on time, so I may have missed it. I find it kind of funny that Hovind has no problem accepting the existence of the Loch Ness Monster as a descendant of dinosaurs. There's a lot of mystery about reports like that (Nessie, the Lake Champlain monster, etc.) but to accept them as hard evidence of dinosaur descendants living among us...hm.
1 posted on 05/18/2006 11:15:09 AM PDT by DaveLoneRanger
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To: DaveLoneRanger
>>>>"God just laid it on my heart to expose the lies of evolution,"


What an idiot! This guy is buying the left's propaganda that you have to reject evolution to believe in God. I think that any intelligent and well-read human being has no grounds to reject either.
2 posted on 05/18/2006 11:18:07 AM PDT by .cnI redruM (Black holes are where God divided by zero. - Steven Wright)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

There was an expedition that was done to the Congo by some Young-Earth group to try and find Mokele Mbembe (a Lochness type thing), since by showing it exists they would prove people lived with dinosaurs.


3 posted on 05/18/2006 11:24:31 AM PDT by spetznaz (Nuclear-tipped Ballistic Missiles: The Ultimate Phallic Symbol)
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To: .cnI redruM
This is one of those issues that just makes me cringe, drunk uncle sort of thing..

It is a shame that the IDers have made this an Atheist vs Believers kind of thing, I think that was very dishonest of them. On the other hand, the left has been making it a Evolutionist vs Morons thing, oh well, it all comes down to ad hominem these days...

4 posted on 05/18/2006 11:25:21 AM PDT by Paradox (Removing all Doubt since 1998!)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

Dave, the Loch Ness monster is a fairy tale. Do you believe in the Easter Bunny?


5 posted on 05/18/2006 11:27:20 AM PDT by js1138 (Well I say there are some things we don't want to know! Important things!")
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To: DaveLoneRanger
What a silly man. The Raelians have already got the inside track on this whole ID thing.

6 posted on 05/18/2006 11:33:01 AM PDT by DoctorMichael (The Fourth Estate is a Fifth Column!!!!!!!!!)
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To: DaveLoneRanger
Now does that mean that dogs and bananas have a common ancestor?"

Yes the do, about a billion years ago.
7 posted on 05/18/2006 11:36:25 AM PDT by Wacka
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To: DaveLoneRanger
Hovind, who calls himself Dr. Dino, also believes that Earth is only 6,000 years old and that dinosaurs and humans once coexisted.

He is confusing his belief with scientific evidence.

8 posted on 05/18/2006 11:37:26 AM PDT by Coyoteman (Stupidity is the only universal capital crime; the sentence is death--Heinlein)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

Beyond mockery.


9 posted on 05/18/2006 11:43:18 AM PDT by gcruse (http://gcruse.typepad.com)
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To: js1138

I still believe in Santa....

Did you read what I wrote? I never said I believed in Nessie (we're on a first-name basis, she and I).

Do I believe that we've found conclusive evidence of living dinosaur descendents, no. Do I believe that it's completely impossible that dinosaurs might still lurk somewhere on the globe? It would surprise me, but not shock me. Reports such as "mekele membe" (river-blocker) and other such things make me wonder. Creationism is not contingent to such ideas, but it would be more in line with creationist ideas than evolutionary ones. We found an entire colony of animals that were heretofore undiscovered; tree-hoping kangaroos mate? Obviously, we haven't explored the entire globe yet to say for sure that none exist.


10 posted on 05/18/2006 11:45:39 AM PDT by DaveLoneRanger ("You're not going crazy! You're going sane in a crazy world!" - The Tick)
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To: .cnI redruM
May I suggest the article Argument: Evolution is compatible with Christian religion.
11 posted on 05/18/2006 11:46:45 AM PDT by DaveLoneRanger ("You're not going crazy! You're going sane in a crazy world!" - The Tick)
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To: gcruse

Oh no, no, not at ALL.


12 posted on 05/18/2006 11:47:43 AM PDT by DaveLoneRanger ("You're not going crazy! You're going sane in a crazy world!" - The Tick)
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To: Wacka

What did it look like...can you provide proof?


13 posted on 05/18/2006 11:48:20 AM PDT by DaveLoneRanger ("You're not going crazy! You're going sane in a crazy world!" - The Tick)
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To: Coyoteman

Not confusing, blending. It's only forbidden for creationists, though. People who believe in evolution, a framework with foundations in or correlations with naturalism/humanism/atheism, are perfectly welcome.


14 posted on 05/18/2006 11:49:29 AM PDT by DaveLoneRanger ("You're not going crazy! You're going sane in a crazy world!" - The Tick)
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To: DaveLoneRanger
What did it look like...can you provide proof?

'Nuff said.


15 posted on 05/18/2006 11:53:49 AM PDT by drjimmy
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To: DaveLoneRanger
If I misread your post as accepting Hovind's analysis, I apologize. I think people like Hovind cause a lot of unnecessary conflict among conservatives. They make it difficult to separate serious questions from drivel.

When Hovind and his like are associated with conservatives they embarrass us.
16 posted on 05/18/2006 11:55:17 AM PDT by js1138 (Well I say there are some things we don't want to know! Important things!")
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To: DaveLoneRanger

I have living evidence of dinosaur descendants in my house: two Jardine's parrots. They're little T-rexes with feathers. When they're cranky and hungry, the resemblance is uncanny.


17 posted on 05/18/2006 11:56:31 AM PDT by HHFi
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To: Junior

Archive


18 posted on 05/18/2006 12:11:36 PM PDT by PatrickHenry (Unresponsive to trolls, lunatics, fanatics, retards, scolds, & incurable ignoramuses.)
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To: HHFi

So did dinosaurs go extinct, or did they evolve into birds? And what evidence do we have of that besides some similarities in physical features? We cannot observe something that allegedly happened millions of years before we were born, much less our human ancestors. We can only infer from evidence, which is sketchy at best.


19 posted on 05/18/2006 12:13:03 PM PDT by DaveLoneRanger ("You're not going crazy! You're going sane in a crazy world!" - The Tick)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

Evolve a sense of humor.


20 posted on 05/18/2006 12:15:29 PM PDT by HHFi
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