One of the biggest frauds committed by Creationists, especially of the “Young Earth” variety, is to assert that dinosaurs existed as part of God’s creation as depicted in the Book of Genesis, that they were on the Ark of Noah, and that they died out after the flood. They do all this without a single shred of evidence for their claims, nor do they give any clear statements from the Bible as support. So from both a scientific and a theological perspective, they fail miserably.
See some examples of Creationist propaganda that mentions dinosaurs:
Why pay so much attention to dinosaurs? Because they are simply too big an issue to ignore. Children by nature are fascinated by such animals. But don’t Creationists realize that engaging in such empty rhetorical stunts and seduction only fools some people and repulses others? I imagine there must be many people who otherwise might have stayed within moderate forms of Christianity, but became so disgusted by the willingness of some Creationists to spew baseless claims and even lie outright about dinosaurs and other issues that they became unbelievers as a result. Because I was one of those! I was a Southern Baptist as a teenager who had no problem with evolution at first. My exposure to Creationist propaganda of people like Henry M. Morris and Duane T. Gish of the Institute for Creation Research, and also Ken Ham, who would later found Answers in Genesis, temporarily deceived me, but eventually would drive me right out of Christianity when I realized how worthless their ideas really were!
The book that ended my support for Creationism? This:
I still have the early edition of that book that I read 20 years ago. Highly recommended!
Creationism is not only wrong, it’s BLASPHEMY! This is because it depicts God as a creator of dinosaurs (and a great many other species) who would then allow them to become extinct, leave behind fossils in the rocks, and fool scientists into believing in evolution. That God is no better than the Devil! And what is the Devil considered to be? A LIAR! Ironic, then that we have books like this calling evolution a lie:
But I know better.