By GodSquad - 26/09/2013 08:06 - United Kingdom - Blackburn
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Bet she believes in evolution too. At least this will make any further conversations with her interesting. That is if there are any.
I'm not even sure how that would come up in a conversation unless it was blurted out. OP: So, I hear the Dow-Jones is changing its lineup companies that make up it's index. GF: Yeah, but I think that if dinosaurs and humans can live together, the Dow should be able to keep the old companies as it adds new ones. OP: WTF?
Wait? So the flinstones arent autobiographical. Damnit, childhood ruined.
@Baustigt - The weird thing about this is, what belief system even espouses this idea? The Abrahamic religions (Muslims, Christians, and Jews) don't believe in evolution, so probably don't believe that dinosaurs existed. Does the "Flintstones" and "Land of the Lost" or "Journey to the Center of the Earth" count as beliefs? She's just fucking crazy!
70. You don't have to believe in evolution to believe dinosaurs existed. We know they existed, we have fossils. it's just the date of those fossils and what they are exactly. People like the OPs girl believe that the method to dating dinos is wrong. She also prob has heard that they have found a fossil with a human foot print along side dinos. I have heard this but don't know the validity. Also it does fit the bible well. The bible can date to the start of life to a young earth. God created dinos along with everything else but died during the flood. I have also heard the idea that before the flood the atmosphere was different and and allowed things to get older and grow larger. If you look at some reptiles, if they didn't stop growing and had a thousand years to grow, they would look like dinos. Then because of the flood, the atmosphere changed. One more thing, I have also heard that a bunch of indigenous tribes know about dinos and the flood. Don't know the validity of that either.
By your way of thinking, 20, anyone who believes in any God whatsoever is a crack pot. They don't have scientific proof of a damn thing, yet they still believe in it. She's not hurting anyone with her ideas so I don't see a problem with it. Everyone has a right to their own interpretation of the world. Sure, hers maybe a little out there, but no more than anyone else's in my opinion.
No, not all religious people are crackpots, because not all of them think the earth is 6000 years old and that we grew up among dinosaurs. Not all religions would therefore deny evolution, which is observable present day, and deny things like plate tectonics or basically anything about Earth. You say people are open to their "interpretation," as if facts like the age of the Earth are allowed (a certain amount of) opinion, or the history of Man and Dinosaur, which are already established to a degree that is greater than the views of OP's girlfriend.
Not all Christians disbelieve the idea of evolution. I like to Think of myself as a creative evolutionist. It's the idea that yes we were created- but then made better and more sophisticated, more like our creator, over the many years. And dinosaurs are fucking awesome. Anyone who says they don't exist can go suck on a fossil....
But if you're in love, shouldn't you just respect her opinion? That is, unless she's pushing you to believe a way you don't.
Creationism isn't an opinion, it's a lie. It's not supported by any evidence ever found, not even in the Bible. The leaders of the Creationism movement promote scientific illiteracy, which is harmful to everyone and heresy, which is harmful to their religion as a whole.
Technically, until either side actually Creates Life from an inanimate object, i.e. makes a living thing from something totally inanimate like a stone, i don't think we can rule out the possibility that the other side is right. For me, i believe in a God who died for me and created the first human beings from dust. But my opinion has no more replicability than anyone who believes otherwise.
Um, no. That's not Evolution and creating a living organism would not prove Evolution. Believing in Christianity is fine, but Creationism is a heresy invented by American Evangelicals because they didn't like where science was taking the country. It's as Biblical as the Rapture is, i.e. not at all.
But believing in Dinosaurs and humans coexisting isn't about Creationism, is it? Also, for #40, evolution is happening today and can and has been observed. Read Darwins book. You're concerned about Archeological evidence of past evolution. There's plenty of fossil evidence. The Theory of Evolution is like the Theory of Gravity. They're both theories, and nobody is questioning gravity.
If they didn't then how do you explain the rad picture I have of Sean Connery straddling a Pterodactyl sipping a dry vodka martini. Shaken, not apocalyptically stirred.
I don't follow her beliefs either, but that doesn't mean I'd belittle them unnecessarily. Either live with it and judge how you feel about her based on what you value in her as a person, or accept you can't handle your differences and find someone else to love.
I honestly don't think that belittling or questioning a belief necessarily means belittling the person that holds it. Faith has constituted a barrier for way too long. Also, I don't mean to make any generalizations, but it's likely that this girl has been believing in this sort of things without ever putting any serious thought in it, which might be a deal breaker for a lot of people. (At least for me it would) This might look a bit extreme, but to atheists and even some moderate believers, this whole "young earth" thing is like Santa Claus. It just sounds crazy that someone in their right mind would believe such a lie. So I do understand OP when he doesn't feel like being in a relationship with that person anymore. However, if you want to be politically correct, I agree that the "crackpot" thing might have been uselessly insulting.