This could be one of the wildest controversies around, and we hardly know where to begin. Let’s start with the website of Answers in Genesis (AIG), the creationist ministry of Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo) — the ayatollah of Appalachia, the world’s holiest man who knows more about religion and science than everyone else.
They say it’s something they published before, back in 2011. We checked our archives. Yup, we blogged about it back then — see AIG: There Were Dragons on Noah’s Ark. Why is AIG running the thing again? Are dragons that important?
AIG once more gives us a round-up of dragon legends that seem to appear globally — including the behemoth and the leviathan in the bible. What’s the point of it all? Here’s one excerpt that may give you some insight:
Dragons appear again and again in the records of cultures around the world, as well as in their art and pottery. The similarities are hints that many accounts may be based on actual encounters with these creatures — dinosaurs and other reptiles which God created on day five and six (Genesis 1:20–25) and which survived the Flood aboard Noah’s Ark (Genesis 6:19).
Yeah, okay — there were dragons on the ark. More work for Mrs. Noah. Bodie doesn’t have much else to say. He didn’t the first time around, but ol’ Hambo thought this thing from his son-in-law deserved another airing. Okay, we’ve seen it again.
Wait — hold on! Maybe there’s more to this than recycling an old creationist article. What could it be? Well, we should remind you that not all creationists are obsessed with the survival of dinosaurs and dragons. Some don’t think they ever existed. We posted this back in 2015: Mothers Against Dinosaurs! Those ladies were part of a group that has this website: Christians Against Dinosaurs.
In case you head isn’t whirling yet, there’s also this recent article at Panda’s Thumb: “We Believe in Dinosaurs” opens in San Francisco. Do you see the problem?
We certainly believe in dinosaurs — but they went extinct 65 million years ago, which is where we differ from Hambo, who thinks they were on Noah’s Ark. Other creationists don’t believe they ever existed. There seems to be a major controversy brewing, dear reader. It’s a wild world out there.
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