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Old 02-16-2015, 12:24 PM
 
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The Ark was large enough to carry two of every species, but large enough for dinosaurs? Come on, now you're just being ridiculous.
Well certain species like Velociraptor were only 3 ft. high at the hip and weighed around 40 lbs. as adults. How would Noah have any problem allowing these on the Ark if he allowed larger beasts like African elephants and blue whales?

I remember asking that in summer Bible School back in 1980 and getting a confused look on the church lady's face. Never got an answer from her.
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Old 02-16-2015, 12:55 PM
 
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Where is the outcry of "mainstream" fundamentalist Christians against this kind of silliness?

I'm listening but I can't hear it.
Good point. Christians are so used to being stepped on they assume the doormat position. Jesus wasn't a doormat. We're just frogs in a frying pan. Maybe we need a strong leader to follow. Not sure. I don't have an answer to your question.
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Old 02-16-2015, 12:57 PM
 
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Hmm.... Christian fundamentalists, arguing over dinosaurs, Muslim fundamentalists, cutting people's heads off. Which to pay attention to... Hmm... I can't decide...
You can't do both?
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Old 02-16-2015, 01:05 PM
 
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I think there are dinosaurs around today! Large and small reptiles. The ark probably did carry dinosaurs, I believe.

A little off track here (along with the other off-track comments), the Wooly Mammoth has been found in an upright position with green matter in their mouths and stomachs. Not the posture of a starved to death or drowned animal. It's been suggested that a giant, instantaneous freeze, the same occurrence that knocked the Earth off its axis, froze the Mammoth. An experiment was done to freeze the mass of an elephant and it takes so long, of course the elephant would fall over and it wouldn't be "caught in the act" of chewing food.

Anywho - no one really knows. 6000 years? 6 million years? 26 million years? Was Jonah inside an actual fish? For 3 days? And the entire earth was created in 7 days? These are all debatable ideas. But they aren't what makes or breaks a believer.
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Old 02-16-2015, 01:14 PM
 
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How would Noah have any problem allowing these on the Ark if he allowed larger beasts like African elephants and blue whales?
Blue whales ABOARD the Ark?
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Old 02-16-2015, 01:34 PM
 
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Another question is how did Noah get all those animals on board the Ark? He couldn't have rounded them up from all over the world. He didn't just stand on the deck and whistle for them to come hither. There's no way Noah and his small family could have cared for all those animals, feeding, watering, mucking out their stalls, etc.

Maybe God delivered them all to the Ark...in the form of DNA.

And maybe it wasn't an actual "fish" that swallowed Jonah, but some strange underwater craft that looked like a fish to the men on board.

And maybe the "Star of the East" wasn't really a star, but a flying craft that pinpointed the place of Jesus' birth.

And maybe the "cloud of God" that landed on Mt. Sinai was also a craft of some type. How does a "cloud" throw out protective barriers to keep everyone except Moses from climbing up inside and meeting with God face to face? It can't. So, it wasn't a cloud.

The church needs to stop perpetuating these childish myths about God. Something is going on and it isn't what we've been told since we were children.
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Old 02-16-2015, 01:43 PM
 
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As if evolution is a more viable solution and teaching them about UFO's. NOT!!! So please stop with the generalizations and maybe examine some things that non-christian teaches.
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Old 02-16-2015, 02:16 PM
 
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what do the Mormons think about the dinosaurs? We should be asking them for clarification.
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Old 02-16-2015, 02:28 PM
 
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What's really odd is how we all violate the very first Commandment...and we don't even realize it. "Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above...(which would include God)"

...yet don't we all believe,,,,haven't we all been taught, however subliminally, that God is a muscular, human-looking white guy with a long white beard.

Maybe God doesn't look human at all...and God knew we couldn't handle that...so He commanded that we not speculate in that area at all.

Interesting stuff to discuss once you take religion and blind obedience out of the way.
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Old 02-16-2015, 02:31 PM
 
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what do the Mormons think about the dinosaurs? We should be asking them for clarification.
I think they'd want the dinos to have special underwear...
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