Rev. David Rives — Dinosaurs

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There is no better way to start the weekend than with the latest video from the brilliant and articulate leader of David Rives Ministries. However, we couldn’t depend upon the sirens and flashing lights of the Drool-o-tron™ to inform us of the arrival of something on the internet. We had to shut the thing down because of all the press coverage about ol’ Hambo’s ark.

Therefore, we had to go hunting around on our own. Naturally, we visited the website of WorldNetDaily (WND). As you know, WND was an early winner of the Curmudgeon’s Buffoon Award, thus the jolly logo displayed above this post.

There we found this headline: 3 misconceptions we have about dinosaurs Wow — three misconceptions! We were immediately curious. The actual title of the rev’s video is much longer than WND’s headline. It’s “3 misconceptions we have about dinosaurs and can I be a Christian and believe in dinosaurs?”

The rev tells us that dinosaurs were indeed real, but — and this is important! — when their bones are dug up, they aren’t date-stamped. In fact, they’re digging them up with soft tissues inside, so those bones can’t be 65 million years old. Second, dinosaurs weren’t necessarily vicious. That kind of behavior can’t be determined from their bones. And finally, the dating methods used by scientists to determine the age of fossils aren’t reliable at all.

The rev finishes by saying that the 65 million year old story you’ve been told about dinosaurs is false. It’s a fairy tale. Dinosaurs have been around recently. Think of all the legends about dragons! Not only that, but the creation account given in the bible is being confirmed by new scientific discoveries. This is amazing information!

The rev isn’t wearing his blue bible-boy suit. This time it’s a gray suit, and once again, he’s without a necktie. With or without a tie, he’s the cutest rev you’ve ever seen! This information-packed video runs for three and a half minutes, and it’s well worth your time, so click over to WND and watch it.

As we always do with the rev’s videos, we dedicate the comments section for your use as an Intellectual Free Fire Zone. You know the rules. Okay, the comments are open. Go for it!

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9 responses to “Rev. David Rives — Dinosaurs

  1. Only three? The number of misconceptions Rev Rives has is astronomical, but he is nontheless to be commended for owning up to 3.

    I eagerly await similar confessionals from other creationists, e.g.

    275 Misconceptions We Have about Biology, by the Disco’Tute

    482 Misconceptions We Have about State Funding for Religion, by Answers in Genesis

    The Total Lack of any Conception Whatsover We Have about Rationality by the Institute for Creation Research.

    C’mon guys, if Rives can come clean, so can you! Confession is good for the soul!

  2. Eric Lipps

    How nice that Rev. Rives deigns to acknowledge that dinosaurs were real and that their remains weren’t manufactured by Satan to deceive the faithful (a claim I heard during my unfortunate tenure at a Seventh-Day Adventist elementary school).

    As for the soft tissues claim, that’s been refuted elsewhere, notably in the Curmudeon’s post Dinosaur Fossils found With Hot Red Meat?, so I needn’t belabor the issue.

    And so what if dinosaurs weren’t necessarily vicious? The existence of (presumably non-vicious) herbivorous dinosaurs has been known since the nineteenth century. Of course, since the Reverend is arguing from a seventeenth-century standpoint, maybe he just hasn’t gotten the word yet.

    Finally, the reverend just about has to say that scientists’ methods of dating fossils aren’t reliable, since if he doesn’t, young-earth creationism goes out the window. (Carried off by a pterodactyl, perhaps.)

    Saying so, of course, doesn’t make it so, and neither he nor any other creationist has ever provided any evidence that those methods could be off by a factor in the tens or hundreds of thousands. They just engage in hand-waving about how the Flood laid down geological strata and fossils as we see them now and how the speed of light and radioactive decay rates were much greater at the dawn of the universe 6,000 years ago–or how God created said universe with light from the stars already conveniently shining on Earth and with exactly the right isotope ratios on this planet and in space to give the appearance of great age. Why God would engage in such deception they don’t say.

  3. I watched it the WHOLE WAY through !!!!!!!! David has lost a bit of his baby fat in the past few years, HOWEVER, its clear that he can look into a camera and lie his tail off without skipping a beat. Is he an intentional liar? Is he stupid? Is he a religious kook? Is he poor;y educated? Is he crazy?
    The answer is ,,yes !!! BUT, he is safely ensconced in the land of milk and honey and many a sucker is available for snookering !!!!
    AND, frankly, the sheer happiness that David has created for himself is
    providing him with a nice cheerful, happy life !!! Whats not to like….????
    For those possessing the five characteristics described in paragraph one,
    this is a WONDERFUL way to live…!!!!!
    Hot red meat, C 14 dating, friendly dinos, (think Deeno), !its a perfect world
    as long as the gasoline, electricity, antibiotics, electricity, abundant food and cell phones keep coming. And when they don’t keep coming, hey its apocalypse time.!!!!

  4. Charles Deetz ;)

    I’m sure the Rev is hopeful that Trump will surf thru the pages of WND and find his video. Trump then commits to YEC, and selects the Rev. as VP. It could happen!

  5. Presumably, the remark that dinosaurs weren’t necessarily vicious is to allow for a pre-fall Edenic existence in which all animals were herbivores (because f&#% plants) and the T. Rex used his massive mandibles for eating coconuts.

  6. @Paul D.
    T. Rex used his massive mandibles for eating coconuts
    I think that’s a bit explicit for a family-friendly website.

  7. realthog,,,nice.

  8. Then what about the dinosaurs with half-digested dinosaurs in their stomachs?

  9. Animal parts: bones, scales and teeth in coprolites.