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Christians, what are your thoughts on dinosaurs?

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posted on Feb, 8 2016 @ 09:07 PM
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a reply to: Rasalghul
all the days of your life doesn't indicate he is mortal




posted on Feb, 8 2016 @ 09:16 PM
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a reply to: Prezbo369

I believe he is speaking about communism as those are atheist governments?


It is estimated that in the past 100 years, governments under the banner of atheistic communism have caused the death of somewhere between 40,472,000 to 259,432,000 human lives:


Multiple references:

The Black Book of Communism The Human cost of Communism - 100 Million, IndyMedia, April 4. 2004

"The Black Book of Communism". Harvard University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences website: Cold War Studies.

Rummel, R. J. (November 1993). "How many did communist regimes murder?" University of Hawaii website; Freedom, Democracy, Peace; Power, Democide, and War.

White, Matthew (February 2011). "Source list and detailed death tolls for the primary megadeaths of the twentieth century". Necrometrics.

Higgins, David (June 22, 2007). "Memory and ideology: Washington's newest statue is the Victims Of Communism Memorial". Sarasota Magazine website.

Radosh, Ronald (February 2000). "The Black Book of Communism: Crimes, Terror, Repression". First Things [journal] website.



A slightly differing opinion is Dr. R. J. Rummel, professor emeritus of political science at the University of Hawaii, is the scholar who first coined the term democide (death by government). Dr. R. J. Rummel's mid estimate regarding the loss of life due to communism is that communism caused the death of approximately 110,286,000 people between 1917 and 1987.


Reference:
Rummel, R. J. (November 1993). "How many did communist regimes murder?" University of Hawaii website; Freedom, Democracy, Peace; Power, Democide, and War.

www.conservapedia.com...

Now, we do know that many many were killed under communist governments, but I would probably not agree that they targeted Christians alone - I think they simply targeted anyone who disagreed with their policies in many cases with those exceptions where the governments themselves had made Christianity illegal, which some communist governments have. But I think they made a whole lot of other things illegal too - so there is that.
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posted on Feb, 8 2016 @ 09:51 PM
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a reply to: Rasalghul

I asked someone else about the topic, to be honest I never cared that much as I accept dinosaurs as much as I accept the bible and I have never seen the bible as a place to hunt for dinosaurs. But I asked someone else, perhaps gain more insight into the biblical view on this topic, and was given a possible anyway.

Now, while most people see the "giants" which are mentioned in Genesis as the nephalim, there is another possibility due to the wording of the passage. The passage states:

"There were giants in the earth in those days"

Then it goes on to say:

;and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare [children] to them, the same [became] mighty men which [were] of old, men of renown

There is a disconnect there, as if it is talking of two things, not one. From that, it is possible to infer that the giants, were a separate topic, and as scripture says, there were giants IN the earth, not on. Where are dinosaur bones? In the earth.


It is a possible, but not something which concerns me or worries me much - honestly.



posted on Feb, 9 2016 @ 12:32 AM
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a reply to: Rasalghul

The Holy Bible is just a book. It contains stories that were handed down generation to generation. Then finally written down. Translated a bazillion times. Then a King edited it for his own purpose.

To take the Old Testament, Genesis in this case, as a literal course of events that created us....is insane.

Try to explain how the universe came into being to a caveman. After you have dumbed it down enough, you'd skip the dinosaur part too.

Ain't nobody got time for that.

Link of how it may of went down.
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posted on Feb, 9 2016 @ 02:37 AM
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originally posted by: Kitana
a reply to: Prezbo369

I believe he is speaking about communism as those are atheist governments?


I guess it's possible he thinks communists want to kill him because he denys evolution, or maybe the Mole Men? Who knows...


Now, we do know that many many were killed under communist governments, but I would probably not agree that they targeted Christians alone - I think they simply targeted anyone who disagreed with their policies in many cases with those exceptions where the governments themselves had made Christianity illegal, which some communist governments have. But I think they made a whole lot of other things illegal too - so there is that.


There's no such thing as 'the banner of atheistic communism' and while those dictators did not posses any belief in gods, it didn't have anything to do with their heinous actions. There's never been any kind of genocide that's was carried out due to a lack of belief in gods.

However, the belief in gods has directly and undeniably led to many such genocides, inspired in part by the genocidal god characters featured in 'holy' books such as the christian bible.

See this is what happens when you get all your information from Conservapedia.....
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posted on Feb, 9 2016 @ 03:03 AM
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Well the fossil record proves they existed, I have no problem with them being around millions of years ago.
But then again I believe in old world creation, and the 6 days were epochs of time not 24 hours literal hours, perhaps not all of equal length either.



posted on Feb, 9 2016 @ 04:20 AM
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a reply to: DOCHOLIDAZE1

If your life has days you are a mortal. serpent of genesis could not be satan fot more reasons than that though.
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posted on Feb, 9 2016 @ 06:00 AM
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originally posted by: Rasalghul
a reply to: uncommitted

· I see. I'm a firm believer that anyone who trusts his instincts is trusting God. So if you're constantly learning and your instincts are telling you something, faith in your instincts is faith in God. Instinct is almost separate from free will. Instinct is from God, given to us by God. So if you feel it go with it.

· Please just take my advice on one thing. Don't fear being wrong, if you learn something you thought was true isn't, rejoice because you have learned the truth, don't get confused and lose faith. It just means you learned, not that your not smart or anything bad. I like to try and prove myself wrong sometimes.


Please don't feel the need to offer me your advice, I don't tend to take it from people who think they see dodo's walking around. I'm fairly sure you prove yourself wrong often, but not so sure you realise it.



posted on Feb, 9 2016 @ 06:11 AM
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Ha!!! It was a story I remember hearing on the news as a kid. I have no idea about anything beyond that.

Like it or not, I offered you some good advice. Instead of being pissy maybe you should should just take it. If you don't I don't care, but it was solid advice.

The only dodo bird I know is you.
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posted on Feb, 9 2016 @ 06:23 AM
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originally posted by: uncommitted

originally posted by: Rasalghul
a reply to: uncommitted

· I see. I'm a firm believer that anyone who trusts his instincts is trusting God. So if you're constantly learning and your instincts are telling you something, faith in your instincts is faith in God. Instinct is almost separate from free will. Instinct is from God, given to us by God. So if you feel it go with it.

· Please just take my advice on one thing. Don't fear being wrong, if you learn something you thought was true isn't, rejoice because you have learned the truth, don't get confused and lose faith. It just means you learned, not that your not smart or anything bad. I like to try and prove myself wrong sometimes.


Please don't feel the need to offer me your advice, I don't tend to take it from people who think they see dodo's walking around. I'm fairly sure you prove yourself wrong often, but not so sure you realise it.


If I prove myself wrong, I definitely realize it. The fact that I intentionally look for facts that could mean I was wrong is because I don't want to be wrong, if I am I want to know. Might be a difficult concept to you, you probably are never wrong about anything. You're obviously the smartest person ever.

But for us non omniscient mortals we are wrong sometimes, and some of us like to know when.

Last, I have never claimed to see, other than that one news story, a dodo bird. Don't embellish, you are the smartest person who ever lived, it's unbecoming of you. Leave the embellishment to us idiots.



posted on Feb, 10 2016 @ 10:46 AM
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For all the Atheists, Chritians, Moslems on here trying to prove with reason and intellect that your POV is the more rational: Ive got news for you, more intelligent people on the opposite side has put forth better arguments. This is not an intellectual argument.



posted on Feb, 10 2016 @ 11:27 AM
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a reply to: DbDraad
It was supposed to be an intellectual discussion, I was crazy to think it even possible.



posted on Feb, 10 2016 @ 03:10 PM
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a reply to: Rasalghul

Oh come now you knew exactly what was going to happen and just the way you wanted it to Gnosisisfaith/Rasaghul.



posted on Feb, 10 2016 @ 05:47 PM
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a reply to: Prezbo369

The old try and true no Scotsman argument rises it's head

They were not true atheist because they killed people, sounds like a cop out

Communism by its very definition is atheism, killing people by atheist definition is no different than putting misbehaving animals down

You had better work harder on your atheistic apologetics than that Prez



posted on Feb, 10 2016 @ 08:33 PM
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a reply to: ChesterJohncyber stalker. Fake Christian.



posted on Feb, 11 2016 @ 03:09 AM
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originally posted by: ChesterJohn
a reply to: Rasalghul

Oh come now you knew exactly what was going to happen and just the way you wanted it to Gnosisisfaith/Rasaghul.


gnosisfaith = essene616 = 33Iam666 = 369elyon = areyousirius360 = Rasalghoul, I suspect.

I have asked mods to look into it.



posted on Feb, 11 2016 @ 03:16 AM
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I wonder if any Nephilim fossils have ever been discovered.



posted on Feb, 11 2016 @ 12:23 PM
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originally posted by: Rasalghul
I wonder if any Nephilim fossils have ever been discovered.

The missing link hasn't even been found. The fossil record is but a very small blink into history...it can show insight into some things, but will ever only be a puzzle with most pieces missing.



posted on Feb, 11 2016 @ 02:24 PM
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originally posted by: DbDraad

originally posted by: Rasalghul
I wonder if any Nephilim fossils have ever been discovered.

The missing link hasn't even been found. The fossil record is but a very small blink into history...it can show insight into some things, but will ever only be a puzzle with most pieces missing.


There's no such thing as the 'missing link', it's a dishonest 'creation' conjured up by creationists to confuse their gullible followers.



posted on Feb, 11 2016 @ 02:29 PM
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originally posted by: Raggedyman
a reply to: Prezbo369

The old try and true no Scotsman argument rises it's head

They were not true atheist because they killed people, sounds like a cop out


Either your reading comprehension is at an all time low, or you're being incredibly dishonest. Both are viable.


Communism by its very definition is atheism, killing people by atheist definition is no different than putting misbehaving animals down

You had better work harder on your atheistic apologetics than that Prez



This kind of irrational and ignorant rhetoric is typical of your posting history.



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