When You’ve Heard a Lie a Thousand Times
The Illustrated Truth Can Look “Crazy” at First
Eric Lyons, M.Min.
Have you ever heard the phrase, “It is easier to believe a lie that one has heard a thousand times than to believe a fact that one has never heard before.” Undoubtedly, millions (or billions) of people have heard their entire lives that “dinosaurs evolved and then went extinct millions of years ago—tens of millions of years before humans evolved.” Such (purportedly factual) teachings are then often accompanied by captivating illustrations of all sorts of dinosaurs—but never with any human beings. As we’ve been told thousands (or millions) of times: “Human beings never lived with dinosaurs” (and if you believe otherwise, you’re crazy)!
I suppose, more than any other question that Apologetics Press tackles, we get more criticism from atheists, evolutionists, and even many Christians for our articles and books on, and (especially!) our illustrations of, dinosaurs. The impression I have gotten from some through the years is: “How dare you talk about God creating these animals with human beings thousands (and not millions) of years ago. Don’t you know that these animals prove evolution to be true?” Then there have been those puzzling times when Christians have been in full agreement that God indeed created dinosaurs and dinosaur-like aerial and aquatic creatures on days five and six of Creation; but then, the moment that we show an illustration of what that may have looked like, they think we’ve gone mad…
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