27 August, 2005

Test my faith

Giant roadside dinosaur attractions are being used by Christian creationists as pulpits to spread their version of Earth's origins.

The 45-foot-high concrete apatosaurus has towered over Interstate 10 near Palm Springs for nearly three decades as a kitsch tourist pit-stop. Now he is the star of a renovated attraction that disputes the fact that dinosaurs died off millions of years before humans first walked the planet.

Dinny's new owners, pointing to the Book of Genesis, contend that most dinosaurs arrived on Earth the same day as Adam and Eve, some 6,000 years ago, and later marched two by two onto Noah's Ark. The gift shop at the attraction, called the Cabazon Dinosaurs, sells toy dinosaurs whose labels warn, "Don't swallow it! The fossil record does not support evolution."

"We're putting evolutionists on notice: We're taking the dinosaurs back," said Ken Ham, president of Answers in Genesis, a Christian group building a $25-million creationist museum in Petersburg, Ky., that's already overrun with model sauropods and velociraptors.

"They're used to teach people that there's no God, and they're used to brainwash people," he said. "Evolutionists get very upset when we use dinosaurs. That's their star."

"Dinosaurs lived in the Garden of Eden, and Noah's Ark? Give me a break," said Kevin Padian, curator at the University of California Museum of Paleontology in Berkeley and president of National Center for Science Education, an Oakland group that supports teaching evolution. "For them, 'The Flintstones' is a documentary."

Polite request to all the Charlie-Church types:
If you really do want to believe in God and heaven and biblical truth, why not leave a little mystery and enigma surrounding it eh? This desperate shoe-horning of every event or phenomena that pre-dates the Judeo-Christian tradition into a pure biblical truth worldview is ridiculous. What next? Bhudda was Jesus' fat brother in law.

Have enough fuckin' faith to believe. Faith to quietly put your trust in an unprovable idea because it gives you strength. Fuck it, you can even wear a smug grin and pity me for being blind to Gods love because I'm hung up on a shallow, logical approach.

But if you try and take on a scientific fact-based approach to prove this stuff, you will fail and look stupid, so don't bother. Deal?

8 Step to the white courtesy phone:

Blogger MrNoxious shout your mess

Deal

August 27, 2005 9:49 am

 
Blogger PapaCool shout your mess

See MommyCool.com for a great short story about a group of scientists who entered a man creation contest with God...

August 29, 2005 8:18 pm

 
Blogger Ćœbermilf shout your mess

I'm sorry... I know you've moved past this post long ago. But I'm just reading it today.

I think I'm going to convert to the "Buddha was Jesus's Fat Brother-in-Law" church.

I love that.

September 03, 2005 3:38 pm

 
Blogger Chris shout your mess

It would probably lead to friction at family events, weddings and such.

Dad getting drunk and bad-mouthing the in-laws. Buddha's family hoovering up most of the buffet and looking all smug and serene.

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