The weekly quote from the internet from our favorite people: FUNDIES. Extreme religious fundamentalists say some pretty radical things online, where they think nobody can fact-check them. Well, each week we choose a new quote from a new Fundie here on The Smiling Atheist. And this weeks winner is…
Jackie L., who after a heated discussion on the meaning of Christmas which turned into a discussion about religion, Jackie L. had this to say to the logical people on the other side of the argument.
“Oh, man, Mitch…I know more about dinosaurs than probably anyone you know! Here’s the VERY short version since this thread is becoming humongo, but if you want more details I can definitely oblige:
Before the worldwide flood, which cultures all over the world still tell of through oral legend, there was a layer of water above the atmosphere. The Bible says this too: “So God made the expanse and separated the water under the expanse from the water ABOVE it. And it was so. God called the expanse ‘sky’.” (Gen 1:7-8a). This layer of water would have protected the earth from ultraviolet rays and would have kept large amounts of oxygen in the atmosphere. Under those conditions, plants, people, and animals can live longer and grow much bigger! There have been HUGE versions of everyday animals that have been found in fossils all around the world. For example, ever seen a 9-foot-long millipede? Me neither, but there’s fossils to prove they existed: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2007/04/070424-forest-fossils.html
This is the same with dinosaurs. Dinosaurs are basically huge, pre-flood lizards. Once the flood came, the water above the sky collapsed down to earth and the “fountains of the deep” (Gen 8:2) burst forth from the earth’s crust (creating what we think of as “fault lines”). The earth was instantaneously drenched in water, creating a huge bath of mud that rapidly created pretty much all the fossils in the world today. Do you know that many fossilized animals are found with food in their stomachs that did not decompose? That’s because the animals were instantaneously fossilized! There’s even record of a mammoth found standing up, frozen solid in ice! Last I checked, animals don’t die standing up without falling over. There’s also fossils found on the tops of mountains, etc…. See More
After the flood, the protective barrier above the atmosphere limited the lifespan of all biological life. The lack of oxygen also limited their growth. There are many theories on why the dinosaurs did not survive to modern times. The best theory I’ve heard is that dinosaurs have very small lungs, which may have made it impossible to get the oxygen needed to survive after the flood. Some may have been hunted to extinction. There is plenty of evidence… I could go on and on.”
I’ll tell you, I have got to give it to Jackie L. this week, as she is certainly Bat-Shit Crazy.
Thanks for reading and keep smiling, as I will, even though there are so many people out there who actually think like this.