December 17, 2004

The Old Serpent, or, Brother to Dragons

From Joseph Farah's column at WorldNet Daily, "Why I believe in Creation":

The evolutionists insist the dinosaurs lived millions and millions of years ago and became extinct long before man walked the planet.

I don't believe that for a minute. I don't believe there is a shred of scientific evidence to suggest it. I am 100 percent certain man and dinosaurs walked the earth at the same time. In fact, I'm not at all sure dinosaurs are even extinct!

Think of all the world's legends about dragons. Look at those images. What were those folks seeing? They were clearly seeing dinosaurs. You can see them etched in cave drawings. You can see them in ancient literature. You can see them described in the Bible. You can see them in virtually every culture in every corner of the world.

Did the human race have a collective common nightmare? Or did these people actually see dragons? I believe they saw dragons --- what we now call dinosaurs.

Furthermore, many of the dinosaur fossils discovered in various parts of the world were found right along human footprints and remains. How did that happen?

And what about the not-so-unusual sightings of contemporary sea monsters? Some of them have actually been captured.

There are also countless contemporary sightings of what appear to be pterodactyls in Asia and Africa.

You know what I think? I think we've been sold a bill of goods about the dinosaurs. I don't believe they died off millions and millions of years ago. In fact, I'm not at all convinced they've died off completely.

Evolutionists have put the cart before the horse. They start out with a theory, then ignore all the facts that contradict the theory. Any observation that might call into question their assumptions is discounted, ridiculed and covered up. That's not science.

How could all the thousands of historical records of dragons and behemoths throughout mankind's time on earth be ignored? Let's admit it. At least some of these observations and records indicate dinosaurs were walking the earth fairly recently --- if not still walking it today.

If I'm right about that --- which I am --- then the whole evolutionary house of cards comes tumbling down.

This is the evidence about which the evolutionists dare not speak.

Who is this person? "Joseph Farah is founder, editor and chief executive officer of WND and a nationally syndicated radio talk-show host... In addition to his daily column in WND, he writes a nationally syndicated weekly column available to U.S. newspapers through Creators Syndicate." (The latter, incidentally, syndicates the columns of Samuel Francis, such as this fine example of conservative thought; but also Gary Larson, so they can't be all bad.) In other words: Farah is a professional crackpot.

I don't want to give the impression, however, that contemporary Christian thought on the subject of dragons is uniformly superstitious, conspiracy-minded and visibly devoid of grace and intelligence alike. At least one person who accepts Jesus as their savior --- someone whose opinions seem at least as cogent as those of Mr. Farah --- is far more positive about dragons, though he too disbelieves in evolution.

(Farah link via Rob Haslinger, who is trying to drive me insane by e-mail; for more on Molatar, whose site seems, sadly, to be down, see Making Light.)

Creationism; The Running-Dogs of Reaction; Psychoceramica;

Posted at December 17, 2004 18:18 | permanent link

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