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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Dinosaurs - A Seventh Day Adventist View No Different Than The Usual Idiot YE View

According to Ronald Numbers book The Creationists, the Seventh Day Adventists, a Christian cult founded the cult of young earth creationism though Ellen G White, the founder of this cult, who claims to have seen a vision from God allegedly telling her how He made the universe in a 6-24 hour fashion, 6000 years ago, just as creationists claimed. But as we know, this is false thanks to the numerous scientific evidence that points to the fact that our world and the universe is billions of years old - far older than what Archbishop James Usher thought when he attempted to determine the age of the earth though biblical dates and some other historical events. But that doesn't stop some people from believing that the fictional 6,000 year old earth is fact because the Bible allegedly tell them so.

From the local library's website, I ordered and checked out this dinosaur book written by a SDA member named Elaine Graham-Kennedy who published Dinosaurs: Where did they come from... and where did they go? in 2006. This book is pretty rare. In it she's not telling the reader what to believe about dinosaurs. She's actually presenting just two different points of views about dinosaurs and allows the reader to decide which side to believe in and which side to reject. But knowing the creationists' habit of distorting and ignoring evidence for scientific reality pointing to the world billions of years old as well as display all sorts of hate, slander, and fear mongering, it would be better to side with the scientists who correctly teach that the earth is billions of years old and that dinosaurs lived long before humans came to earth.

Because this book only presents different points of views rather than brainwash readers into the author's point of view, I'm not going to do a page by page rebuttal to this book, but a short review of it instead.  

Like any YECreationist and the SDA which spawned this cult, she's an anti-evolutionist who believes everything the Bible says about the Creation Story and gives out the usual creationist canards throughout the book along with plenty of photos of dinosaur skeletons taken from various museums throughout the western areas of the United States, including a terribly inaccurate skeleton of a dromaeosaur build in a 4-legged pose reminiscent of various toy dinosaurs that erroneously portray dromaeosaurs like Velociraptor as a four legged dinosaur. This is taken from the Geoscience Research Institute, a Seventh Day Adventist organization founded to address the conflict between scientific reality and creationist fairy tales as believed by the SDA which founded the young earth cult.

This book is very informative about dinosaurs but that doesn't stop the author from making all sorts of creationist-style remarks, like this.
"Did you know that most of the people who read and write about dinosaurs know more about dinosaurs than they know about God? That's terrible! If we're going to talk with those people about dinosaurs, we need to know the basic facts. When they see that we know about dinosaurs too, they might listen when we talk about the God who created them."
Lady, there are most people who know lots about both God and dinosaurs together, including myself. Apparently you bought into the biblically-unfounded canard that anyone who disagree with you and your SDA beliefs is not a Christian. In fact you are no different than all cult-groups out there including young earth creationists who claim that anyone who disagrees with their idiot views is not a Christian, let alone a true one.

She mentions lot of creationist canards (i.e. fossils formed by Noah's Flood, dinosaurs died out after the Flood, etc.) in the book to which she rightfully says they cannot be proven, they're only made up based on faith-- faith no different than having faith in believing in Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, gnomes, etc. I suppose.     

Other canards mentioned in the book include the Ecological zonation fallacy, which claims the Triassic, Jurassic, and the Cretaceous layers were formed as a result of animals fleeing to higher ground to escape the Flood. Dinosaurs found in the Triassic layers is claimed to to the first ones to die in the Flood while others in the Cretaceous layers were the last ones to go. Never mind the absolute flaws behind the claim such as how did these animals find themselves pile up on top of each other and how did a terrestrial ecology came to be transported on top of a marine ecology, such that fine details such as footprints, burrows, and paleosols were undisturbed and such that the layer extends over hundreds of square miles (as discussed here)? And the all-dinosaurs-including-theropods-were-herbivores-before-the-Fall-of-Man canard were all made up by the way the Bible is interpreted out of ignorance of no mentioning of any references of animal death in passages where only human death and salvation from sin is referenced and discussed in, such as the oft-used, out-of-context Romans 8 passage where only human death and salvation though Jesus Christ is mentioned for example.

She flat out denies that birds are living dinosaurs. She thinks dromaeosaurs cannot be the ancestors of birds because bird fossils have been found in rock layers below the rock layers where the dromaeosaurs have been found. Have she ever heard of common ancestry and the fact that the birds that are found below the Cretaceous strata look more of theropods than modern birds? Does she know that Dromaeosaurs have hips that resemble the hips of modern birds and that they have feathers? Does she know about the abelisaurs, such as Majungasaurus, processing the ability to breathe like a bird? Apparently not.

She also acknowledge that there are no human remains found alongside dinosaur remains (including footprints), but this doesn't stop her and the likes of her from believing that one day, real evidence for humans and dinosaurs together will be found. Chances of finding such real evidence is nil. It's a pipe dream made up by people who wanted such a scenario to be real despite the odds of such things happening being slim to none.

Though this book is written by a YECreationist, this book is extremely rare. A one of a kind creationist dinosaur book that displays no fear or hate mongering, no proselytizing, no threats of Hell or slandering non-creationists. It is only made to present two different points of view about dinosaurs in a non-threatening, non-intimidating way. She created this book to allow readers the freewill to decide what they wish to believe about dinosaurs after presenting different point of views about them both from a "Christian" and a "non-Christian" perspective.

And so, since she has given us the freewill to decide, it'll be no problem for us to decide on embracing the so-called "non-Christian" point of view that says the earth is billions of years old and that dinosaurs lived and died long before humans came along. And that's nothing based on faith, but actual scientific evidence pointing to such facts.

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Monday, March 10, 2014

Rewritting My Harp Story Article.

Good Morning! Last night, I revised and rewrote My Harp Story article and placed it on my other blog, The DinoHarpist in hopes I can convince others to help me raise funds to purchase a concert grand harp. If you wish to donate to help me raise to buy a concert harp, read the revised article below.

"Hello, my name is Sherry Konkus and I'm known as the Owosso Harpist who's 40 years old and born with high functioning autism. I have an inspiring story to tell you about my struggle to own and play the pedal harp, the one and only instrument I'll ever love to have, to own, and to cherish forever. It is my hope and prayer that those who will read this article will be touched and inspired to help fulfill my lifelong dream by what I'm going tell you about in this article."


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Sunday, March 9, 2014

Dinosaur Activity Book: Pure Kiddie BS! Part 8

Page 118-119: This is all a crossword puzzle where children can write the names of the anatomically incorrect drawings of pseudo-dragons and put them inside a crossword puzzle plastered on the creationists' version of Noah's Ark completely inspired by a long rectangular barn or an elongated warehouse, (rather than an oil tanker Ham envision the ark as nowadays) and based on the Hebrew word for "ark" which is aron meaning "chest," "box," or even a "coffin" which appears to exactly what it is if what creationists say is true about what happened to the dinosaurs, let alone everything else, after the Flood ended.

Page 120-121: One of their so-called evidences for Noah's Flood, which in the creationists' world is also made up of volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, and meteor showers other than water, comes from the discoveries of mass graves of fossilized herds of dinosaurs like Plateosaurus which creationists claimed to be herds of dinosaurs that were rapidly buried together in the Flood. But when paleontologists studied the areas, they discovered that the mass graves were formed gradually due to flash floods occurring periodically over time, not by the mythical one-time violent global Flood of Noah. What happened to the dinosaurs is just like the annual mass migration of wildebeests in Africa. Every year the wildebeests would try to cross a river at flood stage filled with crocodiles to get to greener pastures. Most will make it, but others will either drown or get eaten by crocodiles. Those who got drowned is washed down the river to a certain spot where scavengers everywhere come to feast their bodies. This is the same as what have occurred millions of years ago when dinosaurs ruled the earth. Plateosaurus lived in herds in desert conditions of the Triassic Period where periodical flash floods, which typically occurs even in today's desert environments, would washed some unlucky individuals to areas where they will eventually be fossilized.

Page 122: "Billions of dead things buried in rock layers, laid down by waters, all over the earth" is NOT evidence for a Worldwide Flood and Ken Dumb Idiot Ham knows it! If there were billions of dead things like creationists claim, we would have no trouble finding and unearthing billions of fossils made up of jumbled up remains of plants, humans, dinosaurs and modern and extinct animals buried in all layers of the fossil record made up of only mudstone all over the earth. But sorry, Ham. This is not what scientists actually find in reality. The Karoo Formation is the only place in the world that we find at an estimate of 800 billion dead things made up of animals that lived in separate periods of time. They all died due to circumstances having nothing to do with Noah's Flood. If all of these animals in the Karoo Formation lived at the same time, the earth will be so overcrowded that no one will have a chance to move about.  In reality, fossils are very, very rare and are hard to come by. The most common fossils come from marine deposits easily formed due to marine environments being more conducive to fossilization than land environments. All fossils are buried in rock layers made up of anything BUT only mudstone.

Despite what you see on page 122 (below), you will never find the fossil record being made up of wavy layers containing Triceratops and Stegosaurus fossils together.

So in reality... If there really was a Worldwide Flood, what would the evidence be? Billions of dead things (made up of Flood victims and survivors) lying down in a lifeless desert, all over the earth. And what do we find if the Worldwide Flood is true? Billions of dead things (made up of Flood victims and survivors) lying down in a lifeless desert, all over the earth.

Page 123: Since when is the idea of the Great Flood being only a local flood event a mistake that "mocks the truth of God's word?" If you think that this is because there are multiple Flood stories told around the world that indicate that the Flood did happen at a global scale, then explain why are they so unrelated to Noah's Flood and that there are some nations out there like Egypt that do not have a Flood myth anywhere in their Mythology. Why is the fossil record have scores of evidence completely ruling out the occurrence and existence of the great Global Flood (i.e. burrows, coprolites, and carnosaur teeth and chew marks found on fossil skeletons in mass graveyards)? How come the Genesis story of Noah's Catastrophic Flood is in fact a copy cat version of one of the older Mesopotamian flood myths predating the writing of The Book of Genesis which tells about how a small group of people along with two by two of a menagerie of wild animals were saved from the Flood by sailing in a round, circular boat called a coracle? And finally how come even the Truth of God's Word show that the Flood did occurred in a localized area? The term "world" as defined by the ancients don't refer to the entire globe, you know. Rather it is defined and refer to as a vast piece of land as far as anyone can see. Therefore, the mockery is on you, creationists, the real mockers of the Truth of God's Word!

According to the Bible, it was God's will for animals that survive the Flood to come out alive and repopulate the earth. But according to the creationists, the dinosaurs have failed to survive and repopulate the earth and would up dying off due to various types of so-called Post-Flood extremes such as the snow and cold temperatures occurring due to the Ice Age, which creationists falsely claim to have allegedly formed by the Flood (never mind the other 3 Ice ages that once existed long before the famous Ice Age of the Late Pliocene and Pleistocene Epochs), not enough plant food to sustain them thus, leading more and more large animals, including dinosaur life, to developed huge carnivorous appetites (never mind them already having such huge carnivorous appetites and the teeth and claws needed to satisfy their hunger for meat given to them by God to begin with), competition from other animals, and being hunted and killed off by man (never mind finding no traces of tools, shelters, and clothing made from the skin and bones of hunted dinosaurs and their contemporaries anywhere in and around the ruins of ancient human dwellings) such as Nimrod, the mighty hunter and first king and dictator of the world, who instigated the building of the ill-fated Tower of Babel in the Fields of Shinar.

If the Global Flood was a true event, then all of plant life, along with drinking water, will be destroyed. Then it'll definitely be a kill or be killed lifestyle both man, which animals are claimed to fear and dread (never mind that there are some animals out there that display no fear of man whatsoever such as chimps, bears, sharks, and lions), will be engage in on one another until all of earth's population is reduced to zero.  If what the creationists dreampt up from their heads really happened concerning the extinction of the dinosaurs, then what's the whole point in saving them from the Flood when they'll all die anyway the very moment they step foot out of the ark at the end of the Flood?

Page 124: Creationist stupidity and idiocy knows no bounds when it comes to the two creationists making s*** up by fabricating dragon legends such as what is depicted on page 124, one of the last pages of the book, where it distorts the tale of Nimrod "the mighty hunter before the Lord" by asking,
"Did Nimrod became a great hero because he was able to slay fierce creatures that became dangerous to man after the Flood?"
No, Nimrod actually became a horrific tyrant who set up a nation where he tried to make the people rebel against God through brute force and power. He not only hunted animals for food and sacrifice, wearing the very same clothing used by God to clothe Adam and Eve, but he also went after people whom he greatly despises and hunted them down, too, including Abraham who escaped to Canaan after being persecuted by the tyrant. Nimrod was the one believed to be responsible for the building of the Tower of Babel that was never finished due to God confusing the language of the people so they won't understand each other.

The two creationists then claimed that there was a story in the Apocrypha about the prophet Daniel who slew a dragon by choking it to death and asks,
"Could this have been the same dragon that was pictured on a tile brick Ishtar Gate of Ancient Babylon?"
No! It was really a large python Daniel killed by feeding it a large cake made of goat's hair, pitch, and lard. The python ate the cake and it burst like an anaconda that ate a crocodile that was too big for its stomach.

The dragon pictured on the gate is Sirrush, a mythical monster creationists stupidly regarded as a dinosaur, misrepresenting Archaeologist Robert Koldeway (1855-1925), who in 1918 made a totally laugh-riot conclusion that Iguanodon is a close relative of Sirrush-- proof that creationists will stoop so low in taking seriously any archaeologist living during the late 19th, early 20th century who never knew anything about dinosaurs, especially Iguanodon.

In reality, Sirrush is a mythical animal. It doesn't exist. It is only made up of modern animal composites such as the scales, tongue, head of a snake with curled up ears and a large horn on its forehead, body, forelegs, and tail of a cat, and hind feet of a bird. Iguanodon is a real large plant eating dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous Period with blunt toes, human hands each with a thumb claw, a bird like beak for stripping plants, and none of the features Sirrush has such as a forked tongue, a snake head, cat-like body, eagle talons, and crested headdress. Iguanodon is real, Sirrush isn't. What the two creationists made up is a direct fabrication of the mythical story of Sirrush that tells how the beast was tamed by Tishpak who fought and subdued the beast, forcing it to serve as a bodyguard for all the Babylonian deities. Later on Marduk, the supreme god of the Babylonians, adopt the monster as his symbol and is featured on the Ishtar gate along with lions and aurochs that were also decorated upon the gate.

Well, that's it as far as I know. Like I said, Google will not show all pages and the only way to see all the pages is to buy the book which I'd rather not do lest I waste my hard earned money on something worthy of the garbage dump the moment I get my hands on it. But I admit I do go ga-ga and get excited over such crap when I'm heavily curious and have a huge want to see what kind of artwork creationists have done to further their attempts to proselytize people especially children into believing all their lies. I would cut out or tear up images from the books and then scan them to my computer and put them in a folder. But, then I get disgusted with them, overstimulated by them, and then throw them away. And then the whole ordeal starts over again when new, yet same ol' same ol', creationist materials on dinosaurs comes out and prompts me to have a desire to see more creationist artwork on dinosaurs regardless of how wrong they really are. Don't you just hate it when something like that happens to you? I do. And believe me, whether the creationists like it or not, all I can say to them is this: Take all dinosaur materials of yours and shove it!!

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Saturday, March 8, 2014

Dinosaur Activity Book: Pure Kiddie BS! Part 7

Page 90 doesn't show Spinosaurus in the preview but I like to bet this dinosaur is wrongly illustrated to have an Allosaurus-like head when he actually had a head resembling Baryonyx, the fish eating, bipedal dinosaur creationists wrongly claims to be the dragon St. George slain while the dragon St. George slain in the legend was a small winged heraldic dragon with a poisonous breath in the real version of the story.

Page 91-93: In their way of deluding Behemoth (meaning "dumb beast," not "kingly, gigantic beast"), the mythical animal which resembles a large bull, to be one and the same with a dinosaur, creationists would go after the largest dinosaurs, the sauropods because to them like Behemoth, the sauropods are huge and gigantic bigger than any other animal on earth other than the blue whale, and have massive tails as big and thick as a ceder tree unlike hippos and elephants that have thin, small skinny tails that are only the size and shape of a twig-- at least in their eyes. To them Behemoth is the same as dinosaur, never mind that this is a direct result of creationists distorting Job 40:17 to mean the size of the tail instead of referring to just its movements.

When you Google "Behemoth" and "Dinosaur", you'll get something like "Behemoth or Dinosaur?" or "Are Dinosaurs Mentioned in the Bible?" and other similarities. These are creationist-induced questions made to cast doubt on unsuspecting people who longed believed that Behemoth describes a hippopotamus or an elephant. The truth is that creationists sugar-coated the verse that described the Behemoth's tail to hide from the children the fact that the "tail" in the verse is used as a euphemism for "phallus," a male sex organ, and the phrase..
"He moveth his tail like a cedar: the sinews of his stones are wrapped together."

..can accurately be translated to,
"He stiffens (or extends) his phallus like a cedar (or a pine tree): the muscles of his muscles of his testicles [part of the penis where the sperm glands are stored in] are squeezed tight."
This indicates that these descriptions does not describe any large reptile or sauropod dinosaur like Seismosaurus (Diplodocus Hallorum), shown on page 93 doing tricks like a dog before a small human, that can't eat grass like a cow in reality due to their lack of chewing teeth and the inability for their jaws to move in a circular pattern, but a gigantic supernatural mammal resembling a bull, does. And this supernatural bull will battle Leviathan at the end of the world before God will intervene and kill them both to be used as food, tools, and clothing for his people in the New World.

Page 94: Here we see a incorrect drawing of Carnotaurus wrongly showing forelimbs that are much longer than the actual forelimbs of Carnotaurus which appears to be much more shorter and stumpier than the arms of Tyrannosaurus Rex.

Page 95: This only tells about how Adam and Eve was tricked by Lucifer (Satan), shown as a modern-style person with a mustache drawn in a broken lined pattern appearing behind the Tree of Knowledge throwing ventriloquist-style voices to a snake, into eating a forbidden fruit, never mind the actual version of the Creation Story in which Satan actually disguised himself as the snake to deceive Eve into eating the forbidden fruit. Thus, sin and decay came to the earth. Never mind that decay has already came to earth in form of digestion and decomposition which is a form of decay that breaks down food inside the stomach with the help of special bacterial microorganisms living inside the stomach. The food is then escorted through the intestines and emerges out of the body in form of excrement that nourishes plant life.

Page 96: Christian Fundamentalists, including creationists, insist that both physical as well as spiritual death came when Adam and Eve sinned. Yet, physical death, whether creationists like it or not, have already been established in form of plant death, dead cells that make up hair, and digestion which is a form of death and decay that help to nourish all types of organisms from plants to humans. Although blood animal sacrifices were made after Adam and Eve were expelled from the Garden of Eden, all these sacrifices have failed to take away the physical death creationists claimed to have entered the world after Adam sinned. Physical death is still prevalent even after Jesus came to be the ultimate blood sacrifice for all our sins. He only took away spiritual death and paved the way for people to have all their sins forgiven and go to heaven to be in God's presence forever. If He tried to take away physical death, only to find physical death still prevalent among humans, then Christ would have been a failure to His Father.

Although page 97 is not shown, I would like to bet this still talks more about the message of salvation through Jesus Christ and how what happened in the Garden paved the way for Jesus to come and die on the cross for all our sins. Creationists long claim that all these things will become invalid to the point of giving the people no hope for salvation from hell if they find that evolution and "long ages" were proven true. They don't get it in their heads that evolution and planet earth being billions of years old and that life appeared over 3 billion years ago, proven through physical scientific evidence to be fact, is entirely irrelevant to the Gospel Message, the Atonement, and the Cross. Both are not an attack on the Cross, the Atonement, and the Message, but rather irrelevant to those three religious things.

Page 98: Here's an inaccurate drawing of naked Velociraptor fighting Protoceratops. This is the Sellenburger's distorted version of a remarkable fossil of two dinosaurs locked in combat before being rapidly buried in a sandstorm 80 million years ago that was discovered and unearthed in 1971.

But in the creationists' imaginary world, the two dinosaurs were rapidly buried together in the muddy waters of the Flood which allegedly covered the whole world and create layers upon layers of billions of dead fossilized remains, which doesn't logically explain why don't we find humans and dinosaurs (let alone extinct animals prior to the Pliocene epoch, ice age and modern animals) together; why aren't any of remnants of pre-Flood cities and cultures found; and why are we finding more and more evidences for the Fossil Record being the result of gradual accumulations created by multiple events (i.e. earthquakes, local floodings, sandstorms, volcanic eruptions, etc.) each occurring separately over a period of time and never finding any direct evidence for a one time rapid lasagna-style Noah's Flood event that allegedly occurred 4,500 years ago during the time of the building of the pyramids in Egypt.

In the imaginary pre-Flood world, despite having plenty of food to eat through "lush tropical forests" (never mind the fact that dinosaurs are now known to live in all types of environments, including cold, arctic regions), dinosaurs began to become aggressive and fight each other to the death just as depicted in so many comic books and science fiction films including One Million Years BC. In reality, only a tiny few cases of this is known in the fossil record. The most well known case is of the two fighting dinosaurs that were killed in the sandstorm that can blow up a thick cloud of sand 5,000 feet high and rapidly bury anything on the spot unlike flash floods and tsunamis that would simply wash everything away from the spot they were at.

Page 99-101 is not shown, yet it is likely these pages are about the trumpeting lambosaurines, crested hadrosaurs such as Parasaurolophus who lived 76-73 million years ago during the Late Cretaceous Period, and the Sellenburger's LOL imaginary crank about what they think the long hollow crests were used for. This creationist invented crank about the crests' functions as being hot gas and fire breathing mechanisms is a clear example of creationists doing exactly what they accuse evolutionists of-- making unfounded, unproven imaginary tales up and paraded them to the world as if they were all true.

Page 102: Despite what is shown in so many classic dinosaur books of the past, the creationists are obviously unaware that Scolosaurus is an invalid name for Euoplocephalus, an ankylosaurid more closely related to Ankylosaurus and that the creature depicted here on page 102 is likely non-existent.

Page 103-109 shows a child how to make an animated Kentrosaurus, a Late Jurassic stegosaur now known to have two spines growing on the shoulders rather than the hips and Styracosaurus a Mid-Late Cretaceous ceratopsian that lived long after Kentrosaurus died out.

Page 110: A scene where you'll only see in science fiction-- a Ceratosaurus fighting an Ankylosaurus who bashed him with its club-like tail. Ceratosaurus was a Late Jurassic meat-eater who only tangled with the likes of Stegosaurus in real life. Ankylosaurus never saw Ceratosaurus in real life. Ceratosaurus have died out by the time Ankylosaurus appeared 70 million years ago and was one of the last non-avian dinosaurs to die out 65 million years ago.

Page 111: Here's another fantasy: Allosaurus, a Late Jurassic apex predator facing a Triceratops herd -- horned dinosaurs from the Late Cretaceous period which Allosaurus never saw in real life -- encircling their young. Although many popular dinosaur books do depict ceratopsians encircling their young like musk ox do today, no evidence has ever been found that confirms such a concept.

One of the most absurd creationist claims ever made even advocate in kiddie crap literature like this one is the assertion that it is a sin for an animal to be a carnivore, hunting and killing animals for food. This is entirely unfounded anywhere in the bible. This is something creationists entirely made up because they can't accept the fact that God really did create carnivores (nephesh chayyah = "soulish creatures that inflict pain"), alongside herbivores and omnivores, to eat meat, maintain a healthy ecosystem, and prevent overgrazing among plants. They weed out weak and sickly animals to help maintain the health of the herd, to help plants thrive, and to help prevent disease from spreading about. Even God's Word, the Bible condones carnivory which is totally established and instigated by God who often used carnivorous animals to execute judgment on the wicked people (II Kings 17:25-26 for example). Even David praised God for the lion who sought food from God in form of prey (Psalms 104:21).

Page 112 is not shown but the next pages implies that the next section deals with Maiasaura, a duck billed dinosaur from the Early-mid Cretaceous Period known to have a strong motherly instinct to look after her eggs and young just like birds do today.

Page 113-116 just allows kids to play the Maiasaura migration game where players can help some lost baby Maiasauras find their way back to the nesting grounds and into the care and protection of their parents-- but the predators can still snatch up babies to eat from the nesting grounds anyway. Especially when the mother gets distracted by one predator while the other predator comes in and snatches up a baby dinosaur for a meal.

Page 117: Now the Flood Folly begins with God's proclamation of a Great Global Flood to come and destroy "all flesh" save those that are in the ark. In the creationists' eyes, "all flesh" describes every air breathing animal of the sky and land and especially mankind. This is their way of looking at Genesis 6:13 which reads...

"And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth."

...and leave out the fact that the word "flesh" and "all flesh" is used throughout the Bible to describe only the godless human race, not animals who are morally innocent and can't think, understand morals, and reason the way humans do.

Where the creationists get such ideas of animals being just as wicked as man comes from Genesis 6:7 where it says,
"So the LORD said, "I will wipe mankind, whom I have created, from the face of the earth—men and animals, and creatures that move along the ground, and birds of the air—for I am grieved that I have made them."

Actually, the true inspiration behind this creationist logic comes from this passage from The Book of Jubilees.
"And lawlessness increased on the earth and all flesh corrupted its way, alike men and cattle and beasts and birds and everything that walks on the earth -all of them corrupted their ways and their orders, and they began to devour each other, and lawlessness increased on the earth and every imagination of the thoughts of all men (was) thus evil continually. And God looked upon the earth, and behold it was corrupt, and all flesh had corrupted its orders, and all that were upon the earth had wrought all manner of evil before His eyes. And He said that He would destroy man and all flesh upon the face of the earth which He had created."

And the real cause behind the corruption and violence plaguing all the earth comes from the Giants who were the children of the Fallen Angels and their wives the Daughters of Men as told in The First Book of Enoch in Chapters 6, 7, and 8 of the first section called "The Book of Watchers".

"And it came to pass when the children of men had multiplied that in those days were born unto them beautiful and comely daughters. And the angels, the children of the heaven, saw and lusted after them, and said to one another: 'Come, let us choose us wives from among the children of men and beget us children.' And Semjâzâ, who was their leader, said unto them: 'I fear ye will not indeed agree to do this deed, and I alone shall have to pay the penalty of a great sin.' And they all answered him and said: 'Let us all swear an oath, and all bind ourselves by mutual imprecations not to abandon this plan but to do this thing.' Then sware they all together and bound themselves by mutual imprecations upon it. And they were in all two hundred; who descended in the days of Jared on the summit of Mount Hermon, and they called it Mount Hermon, because they had sworn and bound themselves by mutual imprecations upon it. And these are the names of their leaders: Samîazâz, their leader, Arâkîba, Râmêêl, Kôkabîêl, Tâmîêl, Râmîêl, Dânêl, Êzêqêêl, Barâqîjâl, Asâêl, Armârôs, Batârêl, Anânêl, Zaqîêl, Samsâpêêl, Satarêl, Tûrêl, Jômjâêl, Sariêl. These are their chiefs of tens And all the others together with them took unto themselves wives, and each chose for himself one, and they began to go in unto them and to defile themselves with them, and they taught them charms and enchantments, and the cutting of roots, and made them acquainted with plants. And they became pregnant, and they bare great giants, whose height was three thousand ells: Who consumed all the acquisitions of men. And when men could no longer sustain them, the giants turned against them and devoured mankind. And they began to sin against birds, and beasts, and reptiles, and fish, and to devour one another's flesh, and drink the blood. Then the earth laid accusation against the lawless ones. And Azâzêl taught men to make swords, and knives, and shields, and breastplates, and made known to them the metals of the earth and the art of working them, and bracelets, and ornaments, and the use of antimony, and the beautifying of the eyelids, and all kinds of costly stones, and all colouring tinctures. And there arose much godlessness, and they committed fornication, and they were led astray, and became corrupt in all their ways. Semjâzâ taught enchantments, and root-cuttings, 'Armârôs the resolving of enchantments, Barâqîjâl (taught) astrology, Kôkabêl the constellations, Êzêqêêl the knowledge of the clouds, Araqiêl the signs of the earth, Shamsiêl the signs of the sun, and Sariêl the course of the moon. And as men perished, they cried, and their cry went up to heaven..."

And according to The Jewish Encyclopedia article about the Flood,
"The sins of the "men of the generation of the Flood" are variously given. They were proud and therefore shameless, parading the earth in a state of absolute nudity. They were licentious and lascivious, so that even the animals followed their example."

All these factors is what prompted God to send a huge deluge to cover the world and destroy the wicked.

Because Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord, the Lord decides to spare him and discuss with him plans to build the ark as instructed in the Bible. When finished, Noah was to take up with him two of every kind of creature. In another verse, however, Noah has to take up one pair of unclean animals and seven pairs of clean animals to keep alive and repopulate the earth.Thus the verse about Noah taking up two of every kind (Genesis 6:19) contradicts the verse about Noah taking two of unclean beasts and sever pairs of clean beasts (Genesis 7:2-3). Either way Noah was to take up animals, male and female, brought to him by God that are all sexually mature adults, not young, inexperienced babies. Unfortunately, the creationists made up the notion of Noah taking up only young, baby dinosaurs that are about the size of sheep on average because this is the only way they can fit every animal (all 9 million+) into the ark while ignoring the major flaws behind the claims; even if Noah took up only 125,280, or 50,000 or 75,000 sheep or pony-sized babies on board depending on the various assertions imagined up by creationists, he will still have problems with disease and overcrowding as most babies will grow really, really fast in a matter of weeks let alone a few months and would require more food, space, exercise, ventilation, and other types of adequate conditions to help maintain their health and well being.

Continuing next post...

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Dinosaur Activity Book: Pure Kiddie BS! Part 6

Page 79: Giganotosaurus, an Early Cretaceous carcarodontosaurid, had a head that resembles Allosaurus. Yet, the two creationists made it as if it has a head a lot like a Tyrannosaurus Rex. Apparently they must have used Stinktooth, the Giganotosaurus with a Tyrannosaurus-like head from James Gurney's fantasy book Dinotopia: The World Beneath as a model for this illustration.

Page 80: Ah, a fairy tale. Pure make believe creationists falsely call true and factual is displayed in the next pages ahead, including this scene on page 80 showing Adam and Eve tending to a wrongly sized Montanoceratops, a leptoceratopid which was much smaller than what is shown on the page in real life. The two creationists wrongly made it as if it was the exact size and shape of Triceratops while in reality Montanoceratops grew to be about 6 feet long and 3 feet tall which is about the size of a 6 year old child.

The only tamed dinosaur Adam and Eve ever handled was a bird. Otherwise there were no dinosaurs for Adam and Eve to tame. The two imaginative creationists speculate that it was possible for dinosaurs to be tame because according to the Bible, God gave Adam and Eve dominion over all animal life and as a result, "All kinds of animals, birds, reptiles and creatures of the sea are being tamed and have been tamed by man." (James 3:7 NIV) Never mind that there are some animals out there that mankind cannot control and tame no matter what. The Apostle James only wrote the verse, which the two creationists took out of context, in his letter to his Christian brothers and sisters to explain the terrible tongue, the only thing mankind cannot control other than certain animals James apparently is unaware of that mankind can never tame and control no matter how hard he tries. Lions, elephants, and chimpanzees are among the animals man thinks he can control, but his control over them is very limited due to the animals' strong, unpredictable, aggressive nature. One minute the animal seems to be tamed as creationists would like for their gullible followers to believe, the next minute the man who attempted to handle the beasts of the earth wishes he should've never handled these animals to begin with as they lunge forward and maul him to pieces. And then there are animals that mankind cannot and can never control no matter what. One of such animals is a worm that can burrow itself inside an eye of a child to survive. This worm is what Sir David Attenborough thinks of when he's told to give God the credit for "all these wonderful things" God gave mankind dominion over and to be good stewards of.
"The idea that that when people say why don't you give God the credit for all these wonderful things. When people say that ah they nearly always want to ah as take the example of butterflies or hummingbirds or orchids or something, lovely. Um and I'm or I write back because they write to me on ah on this and say yes well it's all very well ah but of course um I think of a little boy sitting on a bank of the river in West Africa with a worm that's boring through his eyeball and which will certainly turn him blind ah within a few years. Now this God that you so-, that created every single species, he must presumably have created that worm. Now are you telling me that this is a Christian God who um has compassion and mercy for every individual one of us and that he did it he did it did it deliberately put a, in, ah make a worm and put it in the eye of this child. I, ah, this worm can't exist anywhere else. Well I don't find that compatible with the notion of a of there being a a merciful creator, God. If you're a creationist do you actually believe that this worm together with tape worms and everything else actually were created at the same time as Adam and that God said OK I'll make Adam and I'll give him, I'll kick him out with every, every one of these little animal parasites. Did he do that? And if he didn't do that, then what had happened presumably is that these worms related to other worms in the Garden of Eden and eventually moved into the ... in which case they then changed and so they couldn't live anywhere else as the condition is now. They've evolved. Dear me, there's a rude word."

Page 81: Creationists are pure psychopaths! They'll make anything up to defend their Babble beliefs. Case in point: The animal diet. When creationists tell you to not to be deceived by the notion of sharp teeth indicating meat-eater because there are animals that are otherwise omnivorous such as the spider monkey (it occasionally eat insects), giant panda (it occasionally eats takin, a kind of Chinese deer), and the gorilla (it occasionally ingest small insects) who use their sharp teeth to eat only plants and fruit (never mind their sharp teeth being called canines which are used to intimidate and fight back when attacked, and that these animals have blunt-style biting and chewing teeth to mash up plant food to a pulp), counter them with examples of animals like the mosasaur Globidens, Placodus, rats, mice, antelope like the duiker, and humans, too, having only dull, blunt teeth supposedly used for eating only plants, yet are only used to crush shellfish, gobble up live insects, worms and other small animals, and tear away raw flesh from bone.

Page 82: In real life, many dromaeosaurs have the ability to climb trees, using their clawed grasping hands and feet to get a better grip on the trunk and branches of the tree. They climb trees to escape being eaten by larger dinosaurs and to pounce on their prey. None of their weapons are made to cut up fruits and vegetables which all dromaeosaurs cannot stomach in real life due to their digestive system being made for only meat consumption, not for digesting plants, which contains tough fibrous materials that can only be broken down by a special digestive system (like cows and elephants have) made to only cope with plants. Deinonychus was a well known dromaeosaur who used its speed and agility to chase down fast moving prey. It was a full-fledged carnivorous maniraptorian bird-like dinosaur capable of traveling in packs to take down large prey twice its size with its sharp claws and sharp, curvy teeth perfect for cutting and tearing up flesh from the victim's body.

Only an idiot will believe this ludicrous imaginary tale all made up by the Sellenburgers who claimed ludicrously that Deinonychus used its huge sickle claws God gave to quickly climb up trees to get at the fruit growing at the top and used its sharp teeth to cut up fruits and vegetables; its teeth, let alone its digestive system, cannot digest such food.

Page 83-84: Here's where a child can build a anatomically incorrect, naked skinned Deinonychus, with an alligator-style belly and flexible tail, jumping jack toy.

Page 85: Compsognathus is shown here in comparison with a chicken. This dinosaur is claimed to have only two fingers on each hand. It was once thought that Compsognathus had only two fingers on each hand. But it is now confirmed that Compsognathus actually had three fingers on each hand just like other Compsognathids. The famous fossil of Compsognathus unearthed in Germany in the 1850s is now shown to be a juvenile version of a much larger specimen that was unearthed over a hundred years later in France. The German specimen seem to show the poorly preserved hand to have just two fingers which leads Paleontologists to conclude that this is the exact finger arrangement the dinosaur has. This is debunked when the much larger French specimen unearthed on 1972 clearly show that Compsognathus actually has three fingers on each hand, not two.

Page 86: Here's an anatomically incorrect Brachiosaurus, the pseudo-dragon with a longer tail, a hole on top of the snout, and limbs about the same size shown in comparison with an elephant.

Continuing debunking Sellenburgers' idiocy next post.

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