Introducing Paul Veit, the “Dino Pastor”

In The Intelligencer, located in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, we read Dino Pastor, about Rev. Paul Veit, who “spends his time traveling the country dismissing evolutionary theories.”

If “Dino Pastor” is Veit’s own description, then he seems to be the self-appointed replacement for Kent Hovind, the flamboyant young-earth creationist known as “Dr. Dino,” who, since 2007, has been serving a ten-year sentence for various income tax violations. See Kent Hovind: Creationist Role Model.

Let us see what The Intelligencer tells us about the Dino Pastor. The bold font was added by us:

The Rev. Paul Veit told a crowd of children and their parents gathered in the gymnasium of the Plumstead Christian School that his view of the beginnings of the universe had an evolution of its own.

“I started with a total evolution education,” said the minister, who is the founder and director of Declare God’s Wonders Inc., an evangelistic ministry, and the Dinosaur Encounter, a Creation Learning Center located in Bridgton, Maine.

In case you’re wondering, Plumstead, where this momentous event occurred last night, is in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Ah, we’ve found the Rev’s website: Declare God’s Wonders. His “Welcome” message says: “Declare God’s Wonders, is sponsored by the Rev. Paul E. Veit often referred to as the ‘Dino Pastor’ …” So he really is a Kent Hovind wannabe. Good, we’ve missed that guy.

Here’s more from the article:

For the minister, who says he has taken more dinosaur footprints in the last two years than anyone, the fossils reveal an intelligent design in as the origin of the universe.

He argued that his findings show complexity in creation from the beginning, a complexity that points to the hand of a creator.

Well, yes — if dinosaurs were present from the beginning. Continuing:

The minister said that the Great Flood chronicled in the Book of Genesis is revealed in many mass dinosaur graveyards, pointing to discoveries that show thousands of fossils facing in the same direction as if they were covered with a cataclysmic flow of sediment.

Who knew? But it could have been a dinosaur parade. One more excerpt:

The Grand Canyon is the loudest screaming graveyard,” he said. “It says God doesn’t fool around when he deals with sinners.”

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5 responses to “Introducing Paul Veit, the “Dino Pastor”

  1. The minister said that the Great Flood chronicled in the Book of Genesis is revealed in many mass dinosaur graveyards, pointing to discoveries that show thousands of fossils facing in the same direction as if they were covered with a cataclysmic flow of sediment.

    What a laugh riot! Even in the mist of discoveries of all the fossils facing all directions, not just one! 😆

  2. retiredsciguy

    Veit says:
    “The Grand Canyon is the loudest screaming graveyard,” he said. “It says God doesn’t fool around when he deals with sinners.”
    Having personally hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon (and back up again – whew!), studying the fossils along the way, I saw first-hand that the life-forms become more primitive; i.e., less complex, the deeper you go. In fact, the deepest fossils are of layers of algae mats that couldn’t have formed if there were any algae-eating (more complex) creatures around.
    I know I’m preaching to the choir here (maybe that’s a bad analogy for this topic), but it seems as if all those who are preaching an absolute, literal interpretation of the King James Bible feel that they will go straight to hell if they accept even one shred of evidence to the contrary.
    One more thing. Since the reverend brought up the subject of the Grand Canyon, I wonder how he would explain the fact that the deepest part of the canyon is made up of metamorphic rock, representing the eroded remnants of the roots of and ancient mountain range. It certainly took longer than Ussher’s 6,000 years to do that much erosion.

  3. Using the Grand Canyon as evidence of the Flood is a classic example of trying to “pick ‘n choose” the evidence to suit the theory. If the Flood created the Grand Canyon, then why doesn’t the whole world look like that?

  4. retiredsciguy

    If the creationists at the Discovery Center were truly interested in discovering things, they should go to the Grand Canyon and really study the geology. But then, they might actually see things that would cause them to question their rigid interpretation of the Bible, and they couldn’t let THAT happen to themselves.

  5. Veit’s “About Us” on his website says:

    “Who is Paul Veit?

    Paul Veit is a graduate of Nyack College [a Christian and Missionary Alliance educational institution] and Denver Conservative Baptist Seminary [now just named Denver Seminary — an evangelical graduate-level institution]. He is pursuing on-going paleontological training at the Mt. Blanc [sic] Fossil Museum. He is ordained in the Christian Missionary Alliance and is licensed as an evangelist. He is the Founder and Director of Declare God’s Wonders, Inc., an evangelistic ministry, and The Dinosaur Encounter, a Creation Learning Center located in Bridgton, Maine.”

    I didn’t know you needed a license to be an evangelist. All this time I thought all you needed was a “Bible” and a loud voice. Where can I get one also?

    Typical creationist, came to conclusions and THEN started “pursuing on-going paleontological training”. There is no “Mt. Blanc Fossil Museum” but, there is a “Mt. Blanco Fossil Museum”. Wikipedia says, “The Mt. Blanco Fossil Museum is a creationist museum in Crosbyton, Texas, opened in 1998.” ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mt._Blanco_Fossil_Museum )

    As far as I can tell from their web site ( http://mtblanco.com/ ), the only person at the museum who has any science background is the owner’s nephew who has a BS in Biomedical Science (and is co-pastor of the Crosbyton Primitive Baptist Church), but no one has any paleontological training that I can tell. So Veit’s “training” looks more like the blind leading the blind.

    See the nephew’s “Regarding My College Experience: Thoughts on Evolution VS Creation”
    ( http://mtblanco.com/MtBlancoNews/2005/Regarding%20My%20College%20Experience.html ) “Were it not for my knowledge of all the facts and especially my faith in Christ, it would have been easy to succumb to the lie of evolution.”