And Dan...I'm not being sarcastic either. I find discussions from both ends of the debate interesting...
To answer your question, I don't believe I've read that (Well, I KNOW I don't remember reading it).
Along those same lines...I was raised Catholic. Isn't the basic problem that Fundementalists have with Caholics that they (We, I guess...Even though I don't practice anymore) don't read the bible? (I've seen some bashing of Catholics on this forum and for the life of me, can't figure-out what the problem is).
As for dinousaurs...Well...
They didn't exist at the same time as the animals that were suposed to be on the Ark. (Of course I worked with a guy who was some kind of Christian where they believe EVERYTHING in the bible LITERALLY: God created the world in six, 24 hour days, etc.....And he said the dinosaurs were just "Giant Animals". He said since some people in the new testement lived to be 500? years, animals lived a long time too...And just got REALLY big. Of course I never asked him why people didn't become giants too).
Anyway...All that's open for discussion if you, or anyone is interested...
To: LOL Clinton Was Impeached; Dataman
Thanks for all that. It isn't necessary to read the Bible to be a Roman Catholic; and even if one does, one is only allowed to see what the Roman Catholic church decrees is there. Dozens and dozens and dozens of conversations confirm that statement, though apolgists will formally deny it.
The brief response to the rest is that yes, if you don't believe Jesus was a deluded liar or a charlatan, you come around to seeing the OT as eyewitness account from an unerring source: God. As with everything, the central issue is Jesus.
Start with that premise, and the phenomena of geology with the resultant timeline are seen differently. Whereas someone who assumes a uniformitarian approach would say a stratum is old because it has old fossils, and the fossils are old because they're in an old stratum (see the pretty circle?), another with another assumption would see it differently.
The much shorter answer is that I'm not at all sure that dinosaurs, which there is reason to believe existed alongside men, weren't on the ark.
Why I Am (Still) a Christian
posted on 07/23/2003 8:21:44 AM PDT
("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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