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How many Christians do you think actually believe this?

Asked by rockfan (3027 points ) February 10th, 2014

I think this video is quite hilarious, especially at the 2:55 mark.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXpKZC3UJss

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Adirondackwannabe's avatar

Cool, exploding giraffe heads. That would liven up a party. They can believe anything they want to. I don’t have to buy into it though.

keobooks's avatar

I had a minister once tell me that a fundamentalist reads the bible like a cook book and that’s a shame. Some of the Bible really is meant to be a parable and a teaching tool. It’s sad that there are some that thing you have to swallow unscientific nonsense in order to believe.

This creationist/Noah’s Ark thing makes me think of Galileo and that people couldn’t accept that the universe did NOT center on the Earth.To them, if you didn’t believe in that universe, you couldn’t believe in Jesus.

Why make so many extra rules on something meant to be so simple?

EDIT: I meant to make a point that in Jewish tradition, storytelling was a very common way to teach people important lessons. Jesus himself used storytelling. When he told the story about the old woman with 12 coins, did he really have to know a woman who had 12 coins? Was he lying when he told the story if he didn’t actually know this woman? No!

tinyfaery's avatar

Oh, brother. Only the stupid ones, hopefully.

LuckyGuy's avatar

Yikes. Kids, stay in school!

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

I guess I could wrap my head around why that would not be correct once I can wrap my head around why some apes remained apes and others were supposed to be smarter and became humans. On top of that if one spawned the other, why is there no cross linked species found? They can answer that, then when they explain why the giraffe is able to drink and not pop a vessel just happened might carry more weight. I guess I could wrap my head around why that would not be correct once I can wrap my head around why some apes remained apes and others were supposed to be smarter and became humans. On top of that if one spawned the other, why is there no cross linked species found? They can answer that, then when they explain why the giraffe is able to drink and not pop a vessel just happened might carry more weight.

KNOWITALL's avatar

As a theist, I’ll admit that I was not raised to question the Bible, it was God’s word and that’s it period.
The thing most people don’t seem to understand about Christianity in my area is that you’re indoctrinated from birth in Sunday school, then you are expected to accept Christ as your personal Savior before ten years old (I was seven.) It’s a very tight family unit, they’ll feed you, clothe you, help you pay your bills, etc.. It’s a huge part of your personal identity so you want to please them.

As a teenager I started questioning, then I started studying other religions, and eventually converted to another religion, but it’s very difficult to change how you think without real effort. Obama’s a Christian as are many other intelligent people in the world.

keobooks's avatar

I was raised in a very religious home (we went to church three times a week—twice on Sundays) but we would probably be seen are more liberal than most other Christians. I was told that evolution was true and the creation story was just a simplification of the evolution story. The point of the creation story was that God didn’t create everything at once. He created it gradually in stages. And that makes sense. My parents were no ala carte Christians. My father was a learned armchair theologian.

BUT there were different ways our church interpreted the scripture. I grew up assuming that nobody believed in the literal creation story. I was shocked when my parents sent me to an Evangelical school for a few years. It was like going to Mars. Until that point I assumed that all Christians were socially liberal and believed like my family did. BOY was I wrong.

filmfann's avatar

I believe in God, and I think the Bible tells us the truth, in a way people could understand it.

ETpro's avatar

Wow. Without God, giraffe’s heads would explode when they bend down to take a drink. If it was left up to natural selection, nature would have obviously selected for exploding heads as a distinct survival advantage, and only giraffes who owned 18 ft high water fountains would have survived to breed a new generation.

I often wonder of people like Ken Ham who are reasonably articulate and well educated aren’t just reeling the suckers in much like the prosperity gospel televangelists who serve a magic God that dispenses money for prayers, but are always begging the TV audience to send them cash so they can upgrade their corporate jet to a 4 engine model big enough to carry the hot tub and harem then require as they jet from one of their luxury chalets to the next.

stanleybmanly's avatar

I was reared Roman Catholic, and used to wonder why the Church conspicuously avoided the Old Testament in its indoctrination of the faithful. The reason becomes glaringly clear with but a cursory scan of the fantastic collection of nonsense contained in the books comprising the Bible. Noah’s ark is just one of the tales illustrating that the whole thing was piled together when those responsible for it’s authorship had very limited knowledge of scientific and natural reality. The fantasy of Noah’s ark was CLEARLY conjured up in a period when those responsible hadn’t a clue as to the number of species constituting the animal kingdom. It puzzles me that there are rational people attempting to defend this particular myth, when a 10th grade biology class would demonstrate that an ark the size of Montana would be required to house the insects alone.

HenryFussy's avatar

It is obvious that most of the people who answered this question didn’t watch the entire video. Jesus is Lord, the Bible tells us the truth!

stanleybmanly's avatar

I did watch it to the end, and wound up to my surprise feeling sad for the 2 “reporters” giving us the good news. The woman interjecting the preposterous bits about the giraffe, dinosaurs and fossil record was a nice touch, but the entire clip was a hopeless parody of legitimate documentary journalism. And the presentation wound up full of glaring holes large enough for that ridiculous ark to pass through on its way to perdition. It is really troubling that full blown reasoning adults can take such hokum as men coexisting with dinosaurs seriously. Faith is pointless without reason.

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