Do people who believe in god believe in dinosaurs?
Like the really really religious people, I heard they don't believe in anything before Christ, is that true? I don't want to be rude but how can't you believe in something that obviously happened and we have proof it did.
Why do people keep apologizing to me? I am not religious that's why I'm asking this question. I'd like a straight answer. Maybe even from someone who doesn't believe in dinosaurs.
- 7 years agoFavorite Answer
The topic of dinosaurs in the Bible is part of a larger ongoing debate within the Christian community over the age of the earth, the proper interpretation of Genesis, and how to interpret the physical evidences we find all around us. Those who believe in an older age for the earth tend to agree that the Bible does not mention dinosaurs, because, according to their paradigm, dinosaurs died out millions of years before the first man ever walked the earth. The men who wrote the Bible could not have seen living dinosaurs.
Those who believe in a younger age for the earth tend to agree that the Bible does mention dinosaurs, though it never actually uses the word “dinosaur.” Instead, it uses the Hebrew word tanniyn, which is translated a few different ways in our English Bibles. Sometimes it’s “sea monster,” and sometimes it’s “serpent.” It is most commonly translated “dragon.” The tanniyn appear to have been some sort of giant reptile. These creatures are mentioned nearly thirty times in the Old Testament and were found both on land and in the water.
In addition to mentioning these giant reptiles, the Bible describes a couple of creatures in such a way that some scholars believe the writers may have been describing dinosaurs. The behemoth is said to be the mightiest of all God’s creatures, a giant whose tail is likened to a cedar tree (Job 40:15). Some scholars have tried to identify the behemoth as either an elephant or a hippopotamus. Others point out that elephants and hippopotamuses have very thin tails, nothing comparable to a cedar tree. Dinosaurs like the brachiosaurus and the diplodocus, on the other hand, had huge tails which could easily be compared to a cedar tree.
Nearly every ancient civilization has some sort of art depicting giant reptilian creatures. Petroglyphs, artifacts, and even little clay figurines found in North America resemble modern depictions of dinosaurs. Rock carvings in South America depict men riding diplodocus-like creatures and, amazingly, bear the familiar images of triceratops-like, pterodactyl-like, and tyrannosaurus rex-like creatures. Roman mosaics, Mayan pottery, and Babylonian city walls all testify to man’s trans-cultural, geographically unbounded fascination with these creatures. Sober accounts like those of Marco Polo’s Il Milione mingle with fantastic tales of treasure-hoarding beasts. In addition to the substantial amount of anthropic and historical evidences for the coexistence of dinosaurs and man, there are physical evidences, like the fossilized footprints of humans and dinosaurs found together at places in North America and West-Central Asia.
So, are there dinosaurs in the Bible? The matter is far from settled. It depends on how you interpret the available evidences and how you view the world around you. If the Bible is interpreted literally, a young earth interpretation will result, and the idea that dinosaurs and man coexisted can be accepted. If dinosaurs and human beings coexisted, what happened to the dinosaurs? While the Bible does not discuss the issue, dinosaurs likely died out sometime after the flood due to a combination of dramatic environmental shifts and the fact that they were relentlessly hunted to extinction by man.Source(s): TR
- CRRLv 77 years ago
Christians believe in the Old Testament which covers thousands of years of history before Christ.
Let me answer as a Creationist. The large number of dinosaur fossils found puts their existence beyond doubt. The presence in these fossils of 14C, red blood cells, soft tissue, and remnants of DNA all point to these fossils being thousands of years old. The best explanation is that they died and fossilized mostly during Noah's Flood, which rapidly laid down thick sedimentary layers, providing ideal conditions for fossilisation.
So you can see that a belief in a creator God is quite consistent with a belief in dinosaurs.Source(s): CR YEC
- BelieverLv 77 years ago
We don't doubt that dinosaurs existed. We doubt the TIMEFRAME,since we know the dating methodology that is used is FLAWED. If you believe in the 65 million year time frame then how do you explain the soft tissue and blood cells discovered recently in the bones of a T-Rex in Montana and Argentina? How do you explain the hundreds of ancient pottery, drawings and other artifacts which accurately depict man and dinosaurs together?
Dinosaurs are mentioned 34 times in the Bible (not by the word "dinosaur" because the Bible was written before that word was coined in 1841).
- 7 years ago
Dinosaurs are mentioned by God in The Bible in The Book of Job, chapter 40
Dinosaurs lived in the first earth age, before the katabole.
Three earth ages Bible studies:
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- Anonymous7 years ago
Yeah. It is pretty obvious that dinosaurs exist. Just bc someone is Christian doesn't mean they are stupid like a-lot of radical atheists believe. We just believe in a God. Radical atheists don't like that very much so it seems lol. You will see proof of this in time.
- Anonymous7 years ago
Do dinosaurs who believe in god believe in people?Source(s): Sorry xxoo
- Punch The SUN!Lv 67 years ago
I'm not an archeologist or florist or joe the smart internet surfers or anything that works with dinosaurs. but I think dino are fun. to read all the books about them. different shapes, sizes like a giant girraffe. bigger than whale, tail with spikes.. idk.
- biggalloot2003Lv 77 years ago
Not all christians are evangelical. There are many downright brilliant christians and they have no problems with dinosaurs.
- Anonymous7 years ago
It's not quite that bad. The people who believe in "Adam and Eve" don't believe in anything before them -- and their three SONS, from whom we are all supposedly descended.
(They aren't too bright. See the childish "global Flood 4,361 years ago" answer below.)
- Steven lishmanLv 67 years ago
Its called being extremely stupid.