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Prejudge On December 01, 2012




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#1New Post! Jan 11, 2009 @ 08:59:19
According to most religions, this world is only 5000 years old. So do they believe in dinosaurs?

I mean how does that work? Dinosaurs are around 75 million years old. I'm not a rocket mathematician(joke) or anything, but if you consider yourself a religious person, wouldn't that contradict those teachings? And before you try and debunk carbon dating, remember the bible, quran, adn others were carbon dated.
JuanSmith On February 02, 2020
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#2New Post! Jan 11, 2009 @ 09:19:03
I'm sure someone will try and justify this with it being interpreted as the world as we know it with modernish man is 5,00 years old.
4000Earthquakes On April 25, 2009

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#3New Post! Jan 11, 2009 @ 09:23:40
The Christian religion teaches things that are absolutely illogical.

The problem is -- they require people to have absolute "faith" -- and not to question anything.

What they say is: "If you do not have absolute "faith" -- you will not go to heaven, you will go to hell."

So most of them are so brainwashed into thinking that -- they don't dare to question it -- because to question it means -- they will "go to hell".

We should not laugh at them.

We should try to understand that if this is their whole upbringing, and they don't know any better -- or dare to question any thing -- it is not their fault.


They have been brainwashed. They cannot explore or consider any other thing, except what they have been told.


We love them. They are good people. They just do not know any other thing. And they cannot abandon it -- because if they do -- they lose their parents (christians), their friends (christians) and their whole support system.

They cannot turn into questioners overnight. They have to do it on their own.

And, We, the Free, have to be kind and understand, they just do not have the mental freedom to question -- any of these things.

I love you christian. I used to be one. I know what it's like to be forced to never question. And I won't ask you to do it, either.
boxerdc On December 18, 2012

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#4New Post! Jan 11, 2009 @ 09:24:32
Dinosaurs are still around.. They hide in your closet when you're there, and come out and run around and eat stuff when you've left. At least that's how I explain the socks all over my bedroom floor. 8)
HiImDan On June 09, 2020




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#5New Post! Jan 11, 2009 @ 09:36:27
Please show me the passage.
boxerdc On December 18, 2012

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#6New Post! Jan 11, 2009 @ 09:37:46
@HiImDan Said

Please show me the passage.


There is no passage.. I just leave the closet door open a little bit.


I know that you weren't referring to me though.
sheepy On March 23, 2010

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#7New Post! Jan 11, 2009 @ 11:11:38
@HiImDan Said

Please show me the passage.



There isn't a passage in the Bible or Quran saying "The earth is x number of years old". Religious theologians dated the world by working out dates back from dated events in these books. For example, Noah lived x number of years, so that can give his birth date etc etc etc.

Actually, there is some great merit in this. I was watching a programme - proper archaeology one (I briefly studied this ages ago, but gave it up for something more practical lol), where they were trying to date events in Egyptian history. They couldn't get a "definate" date of which pharaoh launched an invasion of a neighbouring land, and the one they picked, it made sense, but it threw out some other established Egyptian dates.
One archaeologist was working on comparisons to Bible events to recorded other history, and had a theory - one Biblical character seemed to fit Pharaoh Shishak. This though threw out lots of history, and proved he though that the Bible was not factual on history. They then examined, what if the Bible translation was incorrect - they went back to this, found another Pharaoh of similar translation - and this not only fitted with this Biblical timeline, but kicked in every other recorded Egyptian historical event of the time. Basically, it proved the Bible was correct.

Now all this of course proves, is that whichever people wrote those Biblical passages, wrote the correct historical events - it obviously doesn't prove the religious element is correct, all the same, I find this rather interesting.
sheepy On March 23, 2010

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#8New Post! Jan 11, 2009 @ 11:15:59
On the original subject though, well - I was at a meeting with a number of religious people, in a "fundamentalist" Christian branch.

One pastor said he thought the dinosaurs were there at creation, and the rocks and fossils were laid down at the same time.

I was arguing as I had done my A-levels in Geology, that atomic half lives in rocks (To put it simply) prove the world has to be millons not thousands of years old. He replied that "how do we know that atomic breakdown has always been at a constant rate"

At this point, I wanted to go monty python and say "Stop that, it's silly", but I just respected his opinion.
You can't argue with belief....simple as that.
trillian On May 06, 2010




derbyshire, United Kingdom
#9New Post! Jan 11, 2009 @ 13:00:15
noah was supposedly hundreds of years old when he died too. now correct me if i am wrong, but the oldest person in the world has just died at the ripe old age of 100 and something. they obviously measured time differently back in the biblical days.
i think that the earth is millions of years old. how else can we explain the finds of the geologists and the dinosaur hunters?
the thing is, people with religious beliefs will only hera what they want to hear and believe what they want to believe. ignorance is bliss
bybee On March 11, 2009

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#10New Post! Jan 11, 2009 @ 13:53:28
@sheepy Said

On the original subject though, well - I was at a meeting with a number of religious people, in a "fundamentalist" Christian branch.

One pastor said he thought the dinosaurs were there at creation, and the rocks and fossils were laid down at the same time.

I was arguing as I had done my A-levels in Geology, that atomic half lives in rocks (To put it simply) prove the world has to be millons not thousands of years old. He replied that "how do we know that atomic breakdown has always been at a constant rate"

At this point, I wanted to go monty python and say "Stop that, it's silly", but I just respected his opinion.
You can't argue with belief....simple as that.


You might have said "May I offer you a mint Mr. Creosote?".
bybee On March 11, 2009

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watertown, Minnesota
#11New Post! Jan 11, 2009 @ 14:06:36
@4000Earthquakes Said

The Christian religion teaches things that are absolutely illogical.

The problem is -- they require people to have absolute "faith" -- and not to question anything.

What they say is: "If you do not have absolute "faith" -- you will not go to heaven, you will go to hell."

So most of them are so brainwashed into thinking that -- they don't dare to question it -- because to question it means -- they will "go to hell".

We should not laugh at them.

We should try to understand that if this is their whole upbringing, and they don't know any better -- or dare to question any thing -- it is not their fault.


They have been brainwashed. They cannot explore or consider any other thing, except what they have been told.


We love them. They are good people. They just do not know any other thing. And they cannot abandon it -- because if they do -- they lose their parents (christians), their friends (christians) and their whole support system.

They cannot turn into questioners overnight. They have to do it on their own.

And, We, the Free, have to be kind and understand, they just do not have the mental freedom to question -- any of these things.

I love you christian. I used to be one. I know what it's like to be forced to never question. And I won't ask you to do it, either.


The beautiful thing about faith is that it is personal. One will take a religious belief system and make it his/her own. The fundamentalists live in a very rigid world of someone else's creation, interpretation and enforcing. Most of us consider our lives to be a quest for truth so that we can live as authentically as possible. Jesus said "There are two great commandments, Love God and Love your Neighbor. On these two ccommandments hang all the law and the prophets". The bible as a moral guide is worth reading. One would not choose it as a geology text book. Peace, bybee
FuzzyLogic On January 27, 2009




Sheffield, United Kingdom
#12New Post! Jan 11, 2009 @ 14:10:54
@Prejudge Said

According to most religions, this world is only 5000 years old. So do they believe in dinosaurs?

I mean how does that work? Dinosaurs are around 75 million years old. I'm not a rocket mathematician(joke) or anything, but if you consider yourself a religious person, wouldn't that contradict those teachings? And before you try and debunk carbon dating, remember the bible, quran, adn others were carbon dated.



I think Bill Hicks summed it up best..

"Get this, I actually asked one of these guys, OK, Dinosaurs fossils - how does that fit into you scheme of life? Let me sit down and strap in.
He said, "Dinosaur fossils? God put those there to test our faith."
I think God put you here to test my faith, Dude. You believe that?
"uh huh."
Does that trouble anyone here? The idea that God.. might be.. f***in' with our heads? I have trouble sleeping with that knowledge. Some prankster God running around: "Hu hu ho. We will see who believes in me now, ha ha." [mimes God burying fossils] "I am God, I am a prankster." "I am killing Me."
imhotep On November 18, 2009




St Dogmaels, United Kingdom
#13New Post! Jan 11, 2009 @ 14:12:50
No they dont religions are stupid stick to the real problems in the world and sort things out a lot quicker without religion.Wasters!
Revoprod On September 11, 2009




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#14New Post! Jan 11, 2009 @ 15:53:27
I do not believe that the Earth is only 5000 years old.

Do not call me an atheist, because I'm not. But remember-the bible was written by HUMANS.
Revoprod On September 11, 2009




United States, United States (
#15New Post! Jan 11, 2009 @ 15:57:14
@4000Earthquakes Said

The Christian religion teaches things that are absolutely illogical.

The problem is -- they require people to have absolute "faith" -- and not to question anything.

What they say is: "If you do not have absolute "faith" -- you will not go to heaven, you will go to hell."

So most of them are so brainwashed into thinking that -- they don't dare to question it -- because to question it means -- they will "go to hell".

We should not laugh at them.

We should try to understand that if this is their whole upbringing, and they don't know any better -- or dare to question any thing -- it is not their fault.


They have been brainwashed. They cannot explore or consider any other thing, except what they have been told.


We love them. They are good people. They just do not know any other thing. And they cannot abandon it -- because if they do -- they lose their parents (christians), their friends (christians) and their whole support system.

They cannot turn into questioners overnight. They have to do it on their own.

And, We, the Free, have to be kind and understand, they just do not have the mental freedom to question -- any of these things.

I love you christian. I used to be one. I know what it's like to be forced to never question. And I won't ask you to do it, either.



As a protestant (ha-ha), I can say that some things we are taught in church, and some things we believe in, ARE actually slightly off. But we aren't told that if we don't believe in some things that we will got to hell.
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