Wednesday, June 23, 2004


There's a new trend among dinosaur hunters, now some are out to prove the Bible
Countless dinosaur bones lie buried in the rocks of South Dakota but the Christians excavating one remote cliff-face were digging not just for reptilian vertebrae but for the hand of God.

With screwdrivers, hammers and shaving brushes for tools, the group was seeking and, as far as it was concerned, unearthed proof that the animals perished not millions of years ago but in Noah's Flood circa 2300 BC.

To these believers in the Bible's literal truth, they are not dinosaurs but "missionary lizards", which are powerful weapons in the battle for young American hearts and minds.

It's an interesting trend, and one that may in fact bear some useful fruit. I'm not completely sold on the Henry M. Morris view of things, but it's an effort to address the striking problems of the current Big Bang/Darwinian hegemony.

I accept the Biblical account of Creation, but one must be careful about dogmatically accepting one explanation of those events over another. Quite frankly, I believe the details of Creation will always be a mystery never fully explainable in this vale of tears.

To my mind, the approach of the Intelligent Design school is much more effective at countering Big Bang nonsense. That's not to say I agree with every position they take, but I doubt I would agree with any approach completely. And that's the issue we have to come to terms with. The Bible is revealed truth and cannot be in error. However, man's interpretation of it can be. As we suggest more and more details to "fill-in" the Biblical account we necessarily add man's wisdom. We have to be very careful that we don't become as attached to the "man's" part as we are to God's.

[Story link via Christianity Today's Weblog]

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

i've been a fan of i.c.r. for a while, but i had some reservations about certain minutae that they seemed overly sure about. i'm going to look deeper into the i.d.n. site to see how they approach the issue. thanks for posting the link. do you know of any other similar sites besides these two?