posted on Jun, 28 2012 @ 06:06 PM
Originally posted by no1smootha
I didn't know whether to post this here in cryptozoology or conspiracy in religion, but I recently read that a textbook written by the Accelerated
Christian Education curriculum is claiming that the Loch Ness is a pleisaur, and therefore is proof the dinosaurs and man exist on the earth at the
same time thus disproving evolution. I am amazed at the great lengths that people will go to prove or disprove their cherished beliefs. Now, I don't
know whether Nessie exists or not, I was fascinated with the story as a child but as an adult I must see evidence that it exists before I will accept
it as proof of anything. By evidence, I mean cadaver or skeletal remains.
No offense to any true believers out there, but I am curious...What is your take on this?
The Loch Ness
monster, in a science textbook
edit on 28-6-2012 by no1smootha because: (no reason given)
A Christian perspective:
I am both a true believer in Nessie (I'd love to think she exists; both Nessie and any number of other cryptids, e.g. Mkole-Mbembe, Pterosaurs in
South America, etc.), and in Christ.
I do not, however, think that Nessie can be claimed to be proof of ANYTHING, particularly given that we don't have any concrete proof of Nessie
herself. It's a bit ridiculous, in my opinion.
Now, I don't believe in evolution (and by that, I mean the genetic process that generates new genetic information via a variety of processes, leading
to creatures of less complexity mutating into creatures of greater complexity over countless generations - I do not dispute natural selection, but I
believe this process to be a destructive, rather than constructive force (in genetic terms))...
but I think that, particularly as a Christian, if you're going to argue against something like evolution, you'd better be pretty polished in terms
of your facts. The Bible expresses this pretty clearly... Christians are told to be "always ready to give an answer, in season and out of
season"... and if you don't have an answer, or don't have the intelligence or the knowledge to defend your position, then for the love of all that
is good, just admit that and be done with it... don't go drawing on Nessie to defend your position, you just make the rest of us look stupid.