Page 40: Creationists want to make dragons real animals. The only "real dragon" known is the Komoto Dragon, the largest lizard in the world. Otherwise this is one of their best attempts to shoehorn dinosaurs into the Bible as well as their idiocy just by making dinosaurs into dragons on the presupposition that since the Bible is true and flawless, the dragons mentioned in various verses in the bible must be real animals on another empty presupposition that the Bible is true and contains only true actual events— a total excuse creationists have to fabricate dragon legends to make all their lies, told out of ignorance of the fossil, archeological, Biblical and historical records being totally void of dinosaurs and humans co-existing together, sound too good to be true! Look how they quote mine these Bible verses from the King James Bible.
…and he [God] shall slay the dragon that is in the sea. (Isaiah 27:1)
…the viper and the fiery flying serpent. (Isaiah 30:6)
…the beast of the field shall honor me, the dragons and the owls. (Isaiah 43:20)
Now get a load of the verses in full context form.
"In that day the LORD with his sore and great and strong sword shall punish leviathan the piercing serpent, even leviathan that crooked serpent; and he shall slay the dragon that is in the sea."
Leviathan is a supernatural serpentine monster of Jewish folklore whom no one can control except for the one who created him— God who will destroy him at the very end of the world. Leviathan is in no way a dinosaur.
"The burden of the beasts of the south: into the land of trouble and anguish, from whence come the young and old lion, the viper and fiery flying serpent, they will carry their riches upon the shoulders of young asses, and their treasures upon the bunches of camels, to a people that shall not profit them."
Here's the New International Version of the verse,
"An oracle concerning the animals of the Negev [The South]: Through a land of hardship and distress, of lions and lionesses, of adders and darting snakes, the envoys carry their riches on donkeys' backs, their treasures on the humps of camels, to that unprofitable nation,"
Some versions of the Bible translates the verse to feature "fiery flying serpents," other versions translate the verse to feature "darting snakes." And yet creationists want to make them as if they're addressing pterosaurs simply because they're reptiles that fly, therefore making them the flying serpents of the Bible as claimed by creationists. They deliberately shoehorn pterosaurs into the bible out of ignorance of the actual "fiery flying serpents" being described as snakes with no limbs, feathery bird or 4-fingered bat wings, colorful scales, and a poisonous bite that reminds one of being caught on fire when bitten by one of those mythical animals. Pterosaurs have 4 limbs, hair, gorilla-like bodies, wings made up of skin membrane supported by one elongated finger and no poison.
"The beast of the field shall honour me, the dragons and the owls: because I give waters in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert, to give drink to my people, my chosen."
Now for the NIV version:
"The wild animals honor me, the jackals and the owls, because I provide water in the desert and streams in the wasteland, to give drink to my people, my chosen."
And the Contemporary English Version,
"Every wild animal honors me, even jackals and owls. I provide water in deserts— streams in thirsty lands for my chosen people."
The King James Version of the verse translate the Hebrew word tanniym to mean "dragon" or "serpent" while modern translations of the Bible translate the word to mean "jackal" or "wolf." That's because "jackal" or "wolf" is the correct translation for the word tanniym which comes from the root word meaning "to howl" which is what wolves and jackals does. The word tannin, however, means "dragon," "serpent," "sea monster" or "whale." As a matter of fact, both tannin and tanniym look and sound the same, leading to the confusion in late antiquity, prompting the KJV translators to translate the two words to mean "dragon," "serpent," "whale" or "sea monster." This gave the KJV-only creationists an excuse to regard the two words to only describe dinosaurs simply because to them dinosaurs are just as reptilian as a snake and a dragon which has coiling bodies, scales, and either a poisonous breath or venom.
In reality, none of the words mean dinosaur which are in no way related to snakes, nor do they look like them. Both Hebrew words make neither references to dinosaurs, nor do they point to dinosaurs. When one really does believe the Bible and do some real research on it, one will find that the words "tannym" and "tannyn" refers to either jackals, mythical animals, or used as metaphors that describe enemies of Israel and God. See This is Not About Dinosaurs to know more.
Another usual tactic creationists use to shoehorn dinosaurs into dragon legends they deliberately distort is make as if the words "dragon" and "dinosaur" are one and the same and "fits very, very well" when the latter is substituted with the former and vice versa because the word "dinosaur" unlike "dragon" is not mention in the Bible due to the word "dinosaur" being not invented until 1841 (Incorrect! The word was coined in 1842 to describe 3 fossil reptilian specimens not like any animal known) which is about 230-231 years after the King James Bible was first published in 1611. This oft-repeated tactic blatantly ignores the fact that the word dragon comes from the Greek word drakon meaning "snake" or "serpent" and is used to describe a monster with a snake-like body. The word "dragon" is not the invention of the King James Bible.
This is THE real mistaken ideas of men regarding dinosaurs not worth depending on— creationists fabricating dragon legends, shoehorning dinosaurs into ancient literature and religious text that tells nothing about them, and distorting Bible verses to make them refer to and mean dinosaurs on the empty presupposition that all scriptures, including scriptures referring to "dragons" being the inspirations of God, must be absolutely true and that God Himself, who was alleged to have been there, along with His Word, the Bible has all the answers asked about dinosaurs.
They don't and the creationists know it. Their presuppositions is all a disguise to mask the true mistaken ideas of men regarding everything from evolution to dinosaurs which is only made up of blatant lies, distortions, fabrications, quote-mining, slanderous hate mongering, demonizing anyone who oppose their idiocy out of malice, and full display of hypocrisy and denial out of pure arrogance.
The very best dragon legend often distorted by creationists is the story of St. George and the Dragon where the creationists took away the bat-wings, women's genitals, and the poison breath and distort the dragon to falsely resemble Baryonyx— and say it was Baryonyx that St. George has killed out of sheer ignorance of the real dragon having wings, women's genitals, and a poison breath and the real Baryonyx having no crocodile like belly and a spiny back. This is the direct result of making this Early Cretaceous dinosaur into the dragon St George killed simply because its fossils were found in England, the country most famous for its dragon tales.
Page 41: How can they say that God is not the Author of Confusion when there is a story in the Bible that clearly tells of God being the Author of Confusion of the Languages of the People who are engaging in building the infamous Tower of Babel? This is just the way for the two creationists rip I Corinthians 14:33 out of context. Putting the verse in context reveals that the verse has nothing to do with "dinosaurs" or "dinosaur-like creatures" but has only to do with a passage that instructs readers to engage in order when it comes to speaking in the church.
I Corinthians 14:26-33 KJV— "How is it then, brethren? when ye come together, every one of you hath a psalm, hath a doctrine, hath a tongue, hath a revelation, hath an interpretation. Let all things be done unto edifying. If any man speak in an unknown tongue, let it be by two, or at the most by three, and that by course; and let one interpret. But if there be no interpreter, let him keep silence in the church; and let him speak to himself, and to God. Let the prophets speak two or three, and let the other judge. If any thing be revealed to another that sitteth by, let the first hold his peace. For ye may all prophesy one by one, that all may learn, and all may be comforted. And the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets. For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints."
I Corinthians 14:26-33 NIV— "What then shall we say, brothers? When you come together, everyone has a hymn, or a word of instruction, a revelation, a tongue or an interpretation. All of these must be done for the strengthening of the church. If anyone speaks in a tongue, two—or at the most three—should speak, one at a time, and someone must interpret. If there is no interpreter, the speaker should keep quiet in the church and speak to himself and God. Two or three prophets should speak, and the others should weigh carefully what is said. And if a revelation comes to someone who is sitting down, the first speaker should stop. For you can all prophesy in turn so that everyone may be instructed and encouraged. The spirits of prophets are subject to the control of prophets. For God is not a God of disorder but of peace."
The whole page of 41 deals the Creation Story that mentions "a protective canopy that gave planet earth a spring-like climate from pole to pole" that sets the ground for a literal Hell on earth if such a canopy ever existed in real life. Most creationists now abandon this canopy idea, but others like these two creationists still do not have the brains enough to abandon the idea despite its major flaws. This is also where the creationists claim that the Hebrew word yom (meaning "day") only means a twenty-four hour day, not 24 million years, 24 thousand years, etc. Never mind the verses in the Bible that refers to a much different meaning of yom such as Psalms 90:4, in which what we think of yom and what God really thinks of yom is two different things and never mind the Bible verses that tells of God ordaining the celebrations of Sabbath that lasts much more than 24 hours (i.e The Israelites being ordered to not work the fields during the 7th year sabbath).
Page 42: If all such marine animals were created at the same time, it'll be just like a small bowl filled with goldfish struggling for room to swim about only to bump into another fish who's having the exact same problem the other fish has.
Page 43: It's no joke that creationists would stoop so low in imagining up this unfounded, stupid Plesiosaurus crank which claims that this so-called "sea dragon" have sharp teeth for cutting aquatic plants out of ignorance of the teeth being ill-equipped for cutting belly-aching, low nutritious aquatic plants and highly-equipped for cutting large plump fish, belemnites, or other types of sea-prey which Plesiosaurus actually ate in real life.
Page 44-45: Make a classic, now known to be inaccurate drawing of a Tylosaurus and a drawing of Sarcosuchus the "Supercroc", put in fiery breath, and voila! An imaginary fire-breathing "Leviathan" imagined under the empty presuppostition that the Bible must be true when it said allegedly that there once "fire breathing dragons" people allegedly once saw after the Flood and allegedly created by God that lived in the sea and produces hot gases like the bombardier beetle does to frighten enemies away. Never mind the fact that Leviathan is a serpentine supernatural beast unlike these 2 giant reptiles that live in separate timezones in separate locations all over the earth— one that once lived in fresh waters lakes and rivers in what is now the Sahara Desert in Africa, the other lived in saltwater coming from the sea that once cut a path across North America.
Page 46-47: "Living Fossils" that's claimed to not surprise those who believe the Bible's pseudo-history of the World according to the creationists does nothing to discredit evolution. This is just the way for creationists to ignore the likes of the Coelacanth (Latimeria chalumnae) and the sea lillies (Crinoids in the Articulata group) being only surviving species of animals that have features completely different than their fellow extinct species. There's an idiot crank about a certain pseudo-dragon using its flat plate-like teeth to grind aquatic plants as pictured on page 47 which is without doubt the direct result of two creationists never willing to stomach the fact that Placodus in real life used its flat plate-like teeth along with its strong jaws to crush shellfish for food.
Pag 48: This pseudo-dragon (Ichthyosaurus which was first discovered by Mary Anning in 1811, not 1911) along with her baby is alleged to have been buried together in the Great Flood of Noah according to the rhetorical question that was asked out of ignorance of the actual site, where the Ichthyosaur fossils are found, being once an area female Ichthyosaurs come every year to give birth to live young, only for some of them to die while giving birth due to complications in their pregnancy and sank down to the ocean floor containing conditions favorable for fossilization.
The middle of the book contains a pull out a poster depicting a scene where wrongly drawn dinosaurs and other Mesozoic life, with some drawn erroneously in a kangaroo posture and without feathers, buttering up to a modern human family to illustrate the sizes of the dinosaurs in comparison with the humans. The verse in John 1:1-3 does nothing to discredit the fact that everything that was made by God did change over time.
Page 49: Although Archelon and the Ammonites did lived together at the same time in the Late Cretaceous Period. The Trilobite didn't. This ancient animal lived much more than 300 million years ago and were the first creatures ever to dominate the world.
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Page 53: The Hebrew name owph means "a bird." That's it. A bird. But the two creationists would rather shoehorn bats, winged insects, and pterosaurs into the mix as an attempt to fit all flying creatures living and extinct in the Bible. If all of such flying creatures were created at the same time as creationists claimed, just imagined how many times these animals would crash into each other every time they try to fly in the grossly over crowded sky.
Page 54: Here they go wrongly regarding Quetzalcolatlus as a dragon, just like the mesozoic Marine reptiles, out of ignorance of the full fledged pterosaur being everything dragons are not. Note how the creationists drew the pterosaurs to be completely hairless, never mind the fact that pterosaurs are now known to have hair.
Page 55: Although Pteranodon did have a pelican-like pouch underneath its beak, Quetzalcolatlus in fact didn't. It was an azhdarchid that lived far inland away from any ocean and lived a lifestyle likely similar to that of a stork, roaming the ground on all four feet plucking small prey with its huge beak.
Page 56: Although they are sometimes nicknamed "flying dragons" because they remind people of flying dragons of myths and legends, like dinosaurs, pterosaurs are falsely called "dragons" by creationists who deliberately did this simply because they look like them. Never mind what an actual dragon looks like as described in full context in legends and folklore. Here Pteranodon, a Pteranodontidae, is falsely claimed to have no tail while it did in fact have a very short tail.
To be Continued next post…