Originally posted by redhorse
Originally posted by KingAtlas
"Satan hid the fossils there to trick people" is something I hear in the threads.
I used the search, and it doesn't seem like this has been directly addressed, on it's own.
Where the crap did you hear this? Please could you post links in these threads where people have said this so that I know who they are? I have hard core fundie friends, and none of them have ever uttered anything even close to that. I'm not saying that people don't, I just have never come across it. I hear lots of people say that they have heard that argument though; so maybe people just don't bring it up when I am in earshot, or looking at my computer screen.
I think it comes from the modern interpretation of this particular verse in the bible,
And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: KJV Revelation 12:9
How exactly Satan "deceiveth the whole world" is not specified in the Bible, just that he had done so, he managed to fool everybody, and one of the ways he could accomplish this, of course, is by burying the fossils.
Certainly, if even the "scientists" are deceived, then the facts they are collecting for their "proofs" must be planted by the devil, to make them believe they know things, while they actually do not know anything.
edit on 26-8-2012 by GreatOwl because: (no reason given)