Wacky Christian Fun!

According to the Bible’s account in Genesis, Chapter One, dinosaurs were created on day five and day six of creation week and lived with man until the Flood of Noah, [Dr. Grady] McMurtry points out. After the Flood, he says dinosaurs were at a disadvantage for survival and most dinosaur species became extinct during the next several hundred years.

Allie Martin from One News Now

Hate crimes” bill H.R. 1592, which is on the fast track to passage in Congress, will officially give homosexuals and cross dressers special elevated status in society based upon their chosen sexual behaviors and/or wardrobe. Under H.R. 1592, the victims at Virginia Tech would officially be considered less valuable to society than homosexuals and cross dressers who are the targets of insults, intimidation, simple assault or other “violent acts.”

from Americans for Truth (from a Concerned Women for America) Press Release

It’s like shooting ducks in a barrel, really, but I was amazed to see what a quick trip down wacky Christian lane can turn up. Do people really read these articles and think, “Oh yeah, that dinosaur part of the Bible is great!”

Is there this big anti-hate crime constituency out there somewhere, shaking their heads and saying, “Those liberals, punishing bigotry again!” I also found this wonderful Christian rant against Rosie O’Donnell’s “Mean-Spirited Left-Wing Ravings.”

It includes 19 video excerpts, with annotations, dating back to 1999. The video above comes from May 2005. It really makes you wonder how much time these guys and gals have on their hands.

Feed and clothe the poor? Comfort the suffering? What fun is that? You can go here for background on the American Family Network which, sad to say, is based in Elvis’ home town.

Note: A writer named Jeff at One News Now sent me a nice note providing a passage from Job, not Genesis, that he (Jeff) believes describes Dinosaurs:

“Behold now, Behemoth, which I made as well as you; He eats grass like an ox. Behold now, his strength in his loins, And his power in the muscles of his belly. He bends his tail like a cedar; The sinews of his thighs are knit together. His bones are tubes of bronze; His limbs are like bars of iron.” (Job 40:15-18)

Jeff also provides a link to this page:


Here, creationists claim that, ala the Flintstones, human beings lived alongside Dinosaurs! The truth is, you simply cannot argue with these things.

About Ray Watkins

I was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital. I grew up in Houston, as a part of what we only half-jokingly call the Cajun Diaspora. At a certain point during the Regan administration, I had to leave, so I served in the Peace Corps, Philippines, from 1987-89. I didn't want to return to the United States just yet, so I moved to Paris, France, where I lived for three years or so. I then moved back to Austin, Texas, where I had received my Masters Degree, and (eventually) began a Ph.D., which I completed in 1999. I spent a year at Temple University and then accepted a position at Eastern Illinois University where I worked until May of 2006. I now work exclusively on line (although that may change) for Johns Hopkins, the Art Institute Online, and Smarthinking.com. I can be reached most easily via email: raywatkins [that 'at' symbol] writinginthewild.com

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