Monday, August 4, 2008

Dinosaurs and Jesus

I can not relate at all to people who see the life of a Christian as a series of steps. I've called myself a Christian for as long as I can remember, and I feel like I'm still on step one. If that. I'm agnostic about two days a week.

When I was four, I loved dinosaurs. I read lots of books about dinosaurs, I had plastic toy dinosaurs, my favorite was the triceratops. I was going to be a paleontologist when I grew up.

One of the dinosaur books I had was The Great Dinosaur Mystery and The Bible, a terrible piece of creationist propaganda. One of the things this book suggested was, maybe, dinosaurs are still around, deep in the jungles somewhere. When I read that, I thought, "When I grow up, I'll go look for dinosaurs in the jungle, and I'll prove wrong those evolutionists, and then people will know God is real."

I think I feel sort of the same way about finding Jesus now, but maybe with a little less of a sense of proving people wrong.


  1. wow - totally read the same book and totally thought the same thing

    I'm pretty pessimistic as to my ability to ever finally prove Christ fully to myself, much less to all those silly evolutionists who just haven't searched hard enough

    good thoughts

  2. The book had good pictures! My favorite was of the monk hitting the triceratops with his staff.

    I wouldn't pose it as proving Christ to myself, so much as Christ proving himself to me. I'm doubtful that that will happen--but if it would, I wouldn't want to miss it.

  3. Well, scientists recently found 125,000 gorillas in the Congo.

    How do you misplace 125,000 gorillas?



  4. Yeah! I'd heard about the gorillas. I think that's a bit different from finding dinosaurs, but, I guess, you never know what you'll find in the woods.