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Jason Spaceman

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 09 2006,22:44   

A creationist theme park promotes the idea that the Earth is 6,000 years old. The scientific community puts the age of Earth at 4.5 billion years.


PENSACOLA - The hand-painted sign outside the parking lot promised a Darwin-free dinosaur encounter: ``Where Dinosaurs and the Bible meet!''

Inside Dinosaur Adventure Land, a creationist theme park that sits behind a string of car dealerships on a busy commercial strip in Pensacola, a group of 50 home-schooled children romped in the muggy afternoon heat.

Some played on the Long Neck Liftasaurus swing seat, while others dug for fossils or tossed water balloons at a T-Rex and stegosaurus zip-lined down the Pterodactyl Glide while learning ``the truth about dinosaurs.''

''Dinosaurs were big lizards who lived with Adam and Eve,'' park founder Kent Hovind told children and their parents during a presentation on dinosaurs and the book of Genesis.

Hovind, an evangelist and former earth-science teacher, launched the amusement park in 2001 to promote young earth creationism -- the belief that God created the Earth and all of its inhabitants in six days 6,000 years ago. Most scientists estimate that the Earth is about 4.5 billion years old.

''The goal is to start thousands of these,'' he said.

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 09 2006,23:58   

"Dinosaurs, Bible meet in Pensacola" what promises to be a smackdown of biblical proportions!

Will teeth render pages into confetti?  Or will the good book thump the giant lizard into yesteryear?

find out...


special appearance by The Rock!

tickets available through ticketmaster, or at the arena before the show.

"And the sea will grant each man new hope..."



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 10 2006,05:50   

Well, I must admit that the phrase "jawbone of an ass" has taken on new meaning since I started reading this board.  :D

If I fly the coop some time
And take nothing but a grip
With the few good books that really count
It's a necessary trip

I'll be gone with the girl in the gold silk jacket
The girl with the pearl-driller's hands

Arden Chatfield

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 10 2006,07:01   

Glad the article eventually mentioned this:


Hovind, who argues that he and his employees are missionaries who don't have to pay income tax, is scheduled to go to trial next month on 58 federal charges, including evasion of nearly $470,000 in employee taxes.

Of course, in the whole Bible-meets-Dinosaurs sweepstakes, this deserves mention too:

I propose that the Word "Dinosaur" be withdrawn from modern Usage, and that the Word "Dragon" (which preceeded it for 1000+ years) be reinstated to its original meaning as the correct Scientific term for these Creatures that have only recently become extinct. --Truthteller 14:49, 3 Jun 2005 (UTC)

When "dragon" has supplanted "Dinosaur" in general usage, that fact will be duly noted in Wikipedia. Good luck with your original research. --Wetman 19:00, 5 Jun 2005 (UTC)

That is completely false. There was no word that referred to dinosaurs before the discovery of their fossils, because simply, the dinosaurs did not live with anybody in ancient times. They died out 65 million years ago, and your empty fundamentalist brain is too stupid to realize that. The word "Dragon" refers to a type of mythical creature, traditionally represented as a gigantic reptile having a lion's claws, the tail of a serpent, wings, and a scaly skin. None of the dinosaurs have all those features. But even in archaic times, a dragon meant a large serpent or snake, that's the origin of the word, Greek drakon which means "serpent". The term "dinosaur" is completely accurate, and means "terrible lizard". And look, there is no evidence that dragons really existed anyway! Revolución 01:13, 6 Jun 2005 (UTC)

The Links above show clearly that Dinosaurs (formerly Dragons), were walking around on this earth during the same time as men. The Danish King, named Beowulf was famous for Killing them. Old maps were drawn with areas labeled "Dragons be here." Viking Ships had shapes of their heads on the masts of their Ships. The Chinese even named one of their 12 (recurring) years after them. The Indian Word "Thunderbird" had its origination in a huge flying reptile (that they saw with their own eyes). Then there all of those South American stones that show very clear Drawings of them -- that were Verified as authentic by an American Skeptic paleontologist who went down there to study them for over 10 years, and who told the native workers where to dig, so that he, himself, could see them with his own eyes, being dug out of the ground -- and subsequently became a believer. Then there are the two very clear Descriptions of them in the Old Testament Book of Job (Chapters 40 and 41) -- desriptions that do not fit any known living cretures, but that Do FIT the descriptions of Dragons. Then there is the fact that they are now being found to contain organic material (that is still flexible) -- including red blood cells, collagen, and protein and DNA fragments. There are also reports coming out of China that some of their Eggs smell like "rotten eggs." Then there is the fact that completely unfossilized Dinosaur Bones have been found by the 1000's on the North Slopes of the Brooks Range in Alaska, and many others in (not as well preserved) in Canada and the lower 48 states. They have also been carbon dated -- and they date the same as "frozen" (and non frozen) mammoth bones (i.e. from 9,800 to 40,000 years old). In other words, the 65 Mythion year "date" that you were told was a "fact" in school isn't, but is rather a LIE that has been propagated in order to prop up the already DEAD theory of Evolution -- a theory that is based more on wishfull thinking and imagination, that on empirical science. And anyone who is vaguely familiar with the complexity of the cell, and of self-replicating organisms, if they are honest, knows that I am telling the truth -- for such things simply do not, and CANNOT arise by TIME and CHANCE (for they are FAR TOO Complicated). --Truthteller 08:15, 6 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Brilliant! Now we just have to wait for it to become popularly accepted, then it can be included in Wikipedia. --brian0918™ 14:25, 6 Jun 2005 (UTC)

I've already explained to you abiogenesis (not evolution) does not propose life arose by time and chance alone. That's some facinating selective memory you have; so much better to discredit you with. - RoyBoy 800 05:21, 12 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Don't Hold Your Breath! And, So much for Wikipedia being in on, or Credited with leading the New Paradigm shift in thinking (about Dinosaurs and LOTS more) that is going to take place. In other words, the shift WILL TAKE place, but not until a more people have the courage to go against the flow (of lies) that they were told to believe --Truthteller 05:00, 8 Jun 2005 (UTC)

"Rich is just mad because he thought all titties had fur on them until last week when a shorn transvestite ruined his childhood dreams by jumping out of a spider man cake and man boobing him in the face lips." - Erasmus

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