posted on Feb, 19 2009 @ 09:09 AM
Not only is Behemoth mentioned in the Bible, but a sea dwelling monster [dinosaur] is too. He's called Leviathan. He is talked about in the Psalms
and Isaiah I think. So, dinosaurs are mentioned in the Bible but, since the term "dinosaur" was coined in the 1800s, the ancient Hebrews and Greeks
wouldn't have had that word in their vocabulary for us to translate.
There are many Christians who feel that the dinosaurs never went extinct. Which means they're still alive today. All the skeletons that we find are
from dinosaurs that didn't make it into the ark to be brought through the treshold of Noah's flood. They also believe that the Earth was completely
different back then and the flood changed the climatographry and what not. That explains why the dinos back they got huge and not so much today. One
guy that I read believed that Adam, along with other humans were around eight or nine feet tall! Basketball would be quite boring if that were the
Perhaps, OP, you could mention some of that? To get more information, you could look up some of John Whitcomb's writings.
As for the scientific discoveries in the last 200 years by science compared to the last 2000 years of Christianity, I have to remind you that the goal
of Christianity isn't scientific discovery. This is why the creation account is so brief. God didn't want to get into that. Christianity's main
purpose and goal is to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ. That's it. If discoveries are made along the way, great! But, Christ won't reward us
for that, just our service to him. I remember this quote well from college, in my theology class, "the Bible isn't a science book."
I don't know about all of us Christians being drones or anything of that sort. There are, naturally, those who follow Christianity because their
parents did [just like there are people who are atheists because their parents were]. Remember that there are those of us in the Christian faith
because we investigated the issues and came to the conclusion that it was true. Christianity won't die out anytime soon, let alone in a generation!
For Christianity to die out one billion plus people would have to all keel over or decide not to have kids anymore!