Christians Against Dinosaurs is a group which wants dinosaurs removed from the school curriculum because they believe the existence of the terrible lizards is a lie. One parent, who simply goes by the alias CADministry, started the movement on a parenting site and it’s spreading.
It could be argued that in the book of Job in the Bible, a creature is described which sounds a lot like a dinosaur or a dragon. The creature is called the leviathan, and it is not clear if it was an actual monster or just a metaphor for mankind’s sinful ways.
The parent whose rage over dinosaurs allegedly stems from a more scientific level has written an angry post on Mumsnet and it has garnered a following.
“I am getting sick and tired of dinosaurs being forced on our children.
“At my children’s school, several children were left in tears after one of their classmates (who had evidently been exposed to dinosaurs) became bestially-minded and ran around the classroom roaring and pretending to be a dinosaur. Then he bit three children on the face.
“Recently my sister foolishly gave my two youngest some dinosaur toys for Christmas. After telling her to get out of my house, I burnt the dinosaurs. My children were delighted because they know that dinosaurs are evil. I am fortunate that my family has been very supportive, and has disowned my children’s former aunt.”
Christians Against Dinosaurs has gained a following of over 5,000 members on Facebook, and while it’s not clear if the following is genuine or satirical, it’s clear that a lot of people are supporting the page against dinosaurs in school. Others are joining simply to poke fun at the founder of Christians Against Dinosaurs.
“Hahahaha… Maybe the big skeletons are the scientific community having fun with papier mache?”
“But what about Barney? Will nobody think of Barney???!”
The parent behind it all has responded to mockery, and even raised what she believes to be a scientific level to her thinking.
“Something needs to be done. The science behind them is pretty flimsy, and I for one do not want my children being taught lies. Did you know that nobody had even heard of dinosaurs before the 1800s, when they were invented by curio-hungry Victorians?
“A fossil is not actually a piece of bone. It’s actually a bone that was once in the ground that has been filled with limestone, calcium, and other stone-like deposits, so at the end of the day, it’s a rock made out of rocks.”
“So you have a rock that’s [six-inches long], and you hand it to a paleontologist, who chips away at it until you have something looking like a bone — and that is a fossil.”
Do you think Christians Against Dinosaurs is onto something, or is most of the following just making fun?
[Image via Audobon Institute]