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1 freetoken  Wed, Jul 14, 2010 6:09:41pm

Amazing, isn’t it?

2 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Wed, Jul 14, 2010 6:49:45pm
Dragon stories from all over the world are evidence that dinosaurs have been seen by humans all over the world.

And alien abduction stories for all over the world? I guess that would be proof that humans are not God’s special little “one and only”.

It’s a ridiculous argument to make. There are things common to the human imagination that spring up independently in cultures that at the time, due to distance and methods of travel, had no knowledge of, communication with, nor any cultural connection to each other.

Ghosts, gods, boogymen, alien visitors, simple symbols like the circle or triangle. These this also sprang form human imagination in divergent cultures that at the time had no connection nor communication with each other. What do these things prove? They certainly have no more to do with the fallacy of Biblical Literalism then dragons or dinosaurs.

That the myth of the dragon appears in many works from many cultures effectively separated from each other proves nothing, no more than the myth of the dragon in the bible proves anything.

3 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Wed, Jul 14, 2010 6:55:29pm

re: #2 Slumbering Behemoth

That the myth of the dragon appears in many works from many cultures effectively separated from each other proves nothing

Apologies. What I should have said is that the only thing this proves is the commonness of the human imagination.

Also, I can’t seem to type for shit today. Friggin’ typos. PIMMFF!

4 Mad Prophet Ludwig  Wed, Jul 14, 2010 9:58:19pm

And all over the world, people believe all sorts of rubbish.

However, the dragons are dinosaurs meme is a favorite of mine…

After all… They all look the same… Why the Romans had winged dragons - actually not at all… neither did the Greeks… For that matter the Egyptians didn’t have them either… And the Jews… Well not so much. The closest we have is Behemoth - which, like Leviathan, has a lot of debate as to what it is. Medieval Christians attached dragons to that.

European winged dragons were a medieval thing brought by the northern tribes…

And they looked just like Asian dragons - except the Asian ones don’t have wings….

Which look just like Native American dragons - only the didn’t have them either. Ever hear of Eskimo or Apache dragons?

Meso American tribes had winged serpents, with feathered wings though…

Yes clearly dragons were seen world wide by everyone.

5 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jul 15, 2010 7:24:26am

The “Behemoth” of Hebrew scriptures is just a large hippopotamus, but what fun is there in that?

Nathan Slifkin has a good book “Sacred Monsters” in which he discusses the fantastic animals of scripture and concludes they were ordinary species that everyone of that time was familiar with.

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