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So... I came across this article and it made me want to punch a wall. I watch all of this ladies videos and if she isn't high, she surely has no common sense or communication skills and needs to stay away from kids. I don't know what else to say without being vulgar, but  as someone studying in the fields of science and mathematics, such things drive me nuts; I'll let you guys decided. We can put this down with Scientology and Moon Landing Hoax.

Christian group to schools: Stop filling kids' heads with dinosaurs
By Chris Matyszczyk
February 15, 2015 9:00 AM PST

http://www.cnet.com/news/christian-group-to-schools-stop-filling-kids-heads-with-dinosaurs/#ftag=YHF65cbda0

"There are few things more amusing than prehistoric views about prehistory.

I have been woken several times over the last couple of days with rumblings and tremblings about a group that has publicly questioned the very existence of dinosaurs and railed against the bestialization of our children by teaching them dinosaur lore in schools.

The group in question is called Christians Against Dinosaurs....."


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Here is a pallet cleanser if you do read the article, this is a artistic rendering on colliding black holes, if I read the description correctly.
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Re: Christian group to schools: Stop filling kids' heads with dinosaurs
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2015, 01:11:43 am »
My Dad kind of fell into this sort of thinking for a while in the 90s.  The problem is, he taught his kids to do their own research, and we did.  In what seems to be the rare case with my Dad, when it came to Dinosaurs and Young Earth Creation in general, reason's beat out a literal interpretation of the Bible.  Mostly because, like I said he taught his kids to do their own research.

Eventually, he'll pick up on how at least two of us are atheists, now.  Well, one and a half.  My half brother's technically an agnostic deist, but that's close enough.

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Re: Christian group to schools: Stop filling kids' heads with dinosaurs
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2015, 01:24:36 am »
My desire for truth and cold hard fact always wins. We can prove dinosaurs exist through more than just a book. Being an atheist may play into that, but still...
To strive to reach the apex of evolution is folly, for to achieve the pinnacle is to birth a god.

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Re: Christian group to schools: Stop filling kids' heads with dinosaurs
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2015, 07:03:19 am »
I'd like to dismiss this as parody.  Unfortunately, I know too many christians who think like these people do to find in funny or obvious parody.  What I really have trouble understanding is how otherwise intelligent people can believe these things. 

I live within miles of the creation museum and have had the experience of being with someone who wanted to show me her artwork on the dioramas. All I could (politely) say was that it was very nice.  And it was - the whole thing is very professional.  But no one else seemed to notice the fact that there was no science and that a few of their facts were outrageously wrong.   And, again, some of these were intelligent and educated people.

Oh, well.  Color me as recovering from christianity.   I'll take my facts straight, please.
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Re: Christian group to schools: Stop filling kids' heads with dinosaurs
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2015, 07:05:23 am »
" bestialization of our children"


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Re: Christian group to schools: Stop filling kids' heads with dinosaurs
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2015, 10:28:18 am »
What?  Young-earth creationists believe in dinosaurs-what else was jesus supposed to ride on?
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Re: Christian group to schools: Stop filling kids' heads with dinosaurs
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2015, 05:29:39 pm »
  I have a sister in Texas who goes to a local Bible Church. She and her husband do bible study at home. I even go to Church with them when I visit. There is some fundamentalism here but she agrees that the Bible specifically does not rule out the dinosaurs nor does it rule out a several-billion year old universe plus or minus what your local PhD thinks how old. The Book of Genesis actually backs the mostly agreed apon idea of the Big Bang theory. I did not grow up with this sister, nor did I knew she existed until she found us through my grandmother in the 1990's. She is about the only one in my family and with any of my astronomy club members that I can talk about science and our religious beliefs at the same time, sometimes until 3:00 in the morning.  It is either one or the other topic. Some don't want to hear about religion, yet they misquote passages in the Bible and will not take correction of their errors. Some don't want to hear about science, yet they believe the nearest conspiracy theorists and religious quacks.

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Re: Christian group to schools: Stop filling kids' heads with dinosaurs
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2015, 05:39:09 pm »
What?  Young-earth creationists believe in dinosaurs-what else was jesus supposed to ride on?

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Re: Christian group to schools: Stop filling kids' heads with dinosaurs
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2015, 06:13:14 pm »
"Christians Against Dinosaurs?"  I imagine groups of young men in short sleeve shirts and ties charging Jurassic Park armed with nothing but bibles. 

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Re: Christian group to schools: Stop filling kids' heads with dinosaurs
« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2015, 07:48:06 pm »
Its one thing to have a group called the "Christians Against Dinosaurs", its another thing to have that woman as your spokes person. What she says in all of her videos makes absolutely no sense whats so ever.

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Re: Christian group to schools: Stop filling kids' heads with dinosaurs
« Reply #10 on: May 25, 2015, 07:20:54 pm »
Whaddya mean there's no such thing as dinosaurs? I seen 'em myself at the Creation Museum. Them dinosaurs even had saddles. ;D



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Re: Christian group to schools: Stop filling kids' heads with dinosaurs
« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2015, 07:09:04 am »
Nah, dinosaurs are a way better thing to believe in than the Christian creation story.
First of all, they're awesome. Second, fossilized bones are more solid proof than something written in a book. Sure, I could write a book about dragons flying around before there was any other life on Earth, but that does not make it true. But if somebody actually finds dragon bones in billion-year old rock formations, then we can talk about truth.
Third, dinosaurs are awesome.


"Christians Against Dinosaurs?"  I imagine groups of young men in short sleeve shirts and ties charging Jurassic Park armed with nothing but bibles. 
Also, ChiGirl has me now laughing on the floor while visualizing that. Also, the whole group's name sounds like the title of a bad movie or video game.

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