Today someone tried to persuade me that the bible was not true.
He posted this on my facebook page.
“The Bible is lies you can tell from page 1, it says God made earth and then God made people, saying absolutely zero about dinosaurs”
I thought I might share my answer here.
“It is strange, Genesis one does not specifically mention flamingos either, but I have never considered it a clinching proof of the non-existence of God.
However, I find the fact that the very first verse of the very first chapter of the Bible does mention Time, Space and Matter, not to mention force and energy, and that by verse three we have the electromagnetic spectrum pretty amazing. Especially considering that many people try to convince me that it was written by, ignorant, bronze age superstitious people.
“IN the beginning [time] God [force] created [energy] the heaven [space] and the earth [matter]. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light, [electromagnetic spectrum], and there was light.’ (Genesis 1:1–3).
Not bad for the first three verses.. ok it takes until v20, 24 to get to dinosaurs, but hay… God had put a whole chapter down to record the creation. As for dinosaurs in the Bible… the are all over the place but for now try the Behemoth Job 40:15-19. Tail like a cedar, bones like brass or iron… not an elephant. Hmmm sounds a bit like a dinosaur. The name dinosaur is not used, partly because it is written in Hebrew not English, but also because the word dinosaur was not used before 1842 when it was used by Richard Owen.
Nice try… but I will stick with the bible for now.