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My query is how to explain this without taking away the innocence of a child and turning him into a cynic at such an early age.
I am sorry, but that doesn't mean I agree with you. You have your beliefs, and thats fine...
If God made man and all the animals when he made the world, and dinosaurs were extinct before man was around then when did he make the dinosaurs and why aren’t they in the bible?
It is a simple enough question I guess but how do you answer it without compromising what he is being taught at school and my main point is, isn’t it about time we start educating our kids with reality instead of outdated fairytales? I mean, the Genesis story was being taught way before Hayden found his first skeleton. Schools are adapting and modifying what they teach as discoveries are made. After all, they teach that the world is in fact round now don’t they.
in Verse 39. (where Thomas Quoted...)
"The Pharisees and the scribes
have taken The Keys of Knowledge
and Hidden Them.
They themselves have Not entered,
nor have they allowed to enter
those who wish to."
Originally posted by Twilly
Hmmm, All the information is right there, you just need to actually read the book.
All animals were created the day before Man about 4000 to 6000 years ago. It is a proven fact that reptiles continue to grow thru their entire lifetime, even today.
Before the flood, the atmosphere was almost entirely made up of Oxygen, so people and animals lived for thousands of years ( Noah was 800 years old when he began building the Ark ) This is how reptiles grew so big.
After the flood, the atmosphere was more like it is today, so People and animals live much shorter lives, hence smaller reptiles.
Dinosaurs are mentioned in the bible, They were called serpents or dragons. Many ancient civilizations worshiped them. The word Dinosaur was no created until the early 1900's.
How do you explain the dinosaur footprint with the humans footprint inside of it?
Do your research, then tell your child the truth.
Originally posted by rockhndr
I find this thread totally disgusting!! Shame on most of you for your answers of anger and beliefs!! The OP was simply asking for help WITH THEIR childs question!!! TSK TSK to most of you for attacking!!!!! I for one have NO IDEA what to believe, (and my husband is an atheist!!)but our 5 year old son came to us one day and asked what happens when you die.........think about it....were we going to terrify our 5 year old with the concept of EMPTINESS and NOTHING EXISTING??????? This is A CHILDS INNOCENT question.....shame on most of you!!!! Even for the fact that my husband is atheist-we answered that you go to a place called heaven....we can explain later as he grows and UNDERSTANDS more of the world around him...but to just let a little child believe in the existence of NOTHING was scarier for him. The OP -I'm sure was just trying to ask for help in answering a CHILDS question......the best way they know how-What is wrong with YOU PEOPLE.... As I stated before....belief is ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS... and those beliefs can be explained once the child grows older....and able to decide on their own....I accept all your beliefs, but don't understand the attacks on others.....