Dinosaurs: A Story

By Zach Harmon

Show me a five year old, and I’ll show you someone who thinks dinosaurs are cool. In fact there’s a good chance you can talk to any man, boy, or child and they’ll still think dinosaurs are cool.

Pick up a book about dinosaurs, what does it say? Millions of years ago dinosaurs roamed the earth long before man.

Hold the phone.

If the earth is much younger than what secular science suggests, it is possible that man and Mastodon walked on the earth at the same time. So, one of the two ideas is wrong. How about we talk a look at the idea the man was walking around keeping an eye out for dinosaurs, the same way we keep an eye out for Mountain Lions?

One day a friend of mine, who isn’t a Christian, texted me and said “I’m playing Call of Duty and this guy is trying to tell me that the Bible talks about Dinosaurs, is he making things up?”

“Job 41” I replied. The speed at which I responded astonished him. I guess if there is anything I can take away from 13 years at a a Christian school, I can tell people where the Bible talks about dinosaurs off the top of my head.

Oh, I hear you screaming already, “Job doesn’t talk about dinosaurs, the word dinosaurs isn’t even in the Bible!”
Well, the word dinosaur didn’t even show up until 1842, and it actually translates into terrible lizard.

But look at this, Verse 15 says, “His back is made of rows of shields, shut up closely as with a seal”, the verses 20-21 “Out of his nostrils comes forth smoke, as from a boiling pot and burning rushes. His breath kindles coals, and a flame comes forth from his mouth.”

Sounds like a terrible lizard to me.

Jump outside the Bible. What does a rat, a monkey, a ox, a snake, a rooster, a tiger, a horse and a dog have in common? Well, they’re all very real animals. They all wander around among us. They’ve probably been on the earth for a while.

Also- They’re all signs of the Chinese Zodiac. Oh but we’re missing one- The Dragon. Why would there be 8 real animals and one that isn’t?

All of us who pay attention in English class can tell you who killed Beowulf. A fire breathing Dragon. In fact, dragons are sprinkled all over literature.

Doesn’t that sound like a weird thing to make up? A giant lizard that flies and breaths fire? Imagine that in present day, someone decides to write about a giant dog who grows wings and shoots laser beams out of his eyes. In order to defeat it, the president has to call on the local police to defeat the terrible mammal.

Whales are on track for extension if we keep fishin’ at this pace. Could it be that years and years down the road, we look at Moby Dick the same way we view the dragon tales of old? Such an giant animal has the ability to fall off the face the earth a few generations after they go extinct.

Where did they go? The same place the bears that once lived in Castro Valley went. The same place the giant herds of buffalo went.

I could ramble on about humans and terrible lizards all day, you can go listen to a pro. You may recall the gentleman that stopped by from the Institution of Creation Research, well here’s your chance to stop by and see what they have to say, as well as watch their well articulated video.