[FoRK] Prepare to Believe!
Andy Armstrong <
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Mon Nov 13 02:03:06 PST 2006
So this is the Bible story, as truth. Apart from the dinosaurs, that is.
As you stand in the museum's lobby - the only part of the building
approaching completion - you are surrounded by life-size dinosaur
models, some moving and occasionally grunting as they chew the cud.
Beside the turtle pool, two animatronic, brown-complexioned children,
demurely dressed in Hiawatha-like buckskin, gravely flutter with
movement. Behind them lurk two small Tyrannosaurus Rexes. This scene is
meant to date from before the Fall of Man and, apparently, dinosaur
Theological scholars may have noticed that there are, in fact, no
dinosaurs mentioned in the Bible - and here lies the Creationists'
first problem. Since there are undoubtedly dinosaur bones and since,
according to the Creationists, the world is only 6,000 years old - a
calculation devised by the 17th-century Bishop Ussher, counting back
through the Bible to the Creation, a formula more or less accepted by
the museum - dinosaurs must be shoehorned in somewhere, along with the
Babylonians, Egyptians and the other ancient civilisations. As for the
Grand Canyon - no problem: that was, of course, created in a few months
by Noah's Flood.
Andy Armstrong, hexten.net
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