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Published:September 30th, 2008 11:17 EST
Sarah Palin: Dinosaurs And Men Coexisted

Sarah Palin: Dinosaurs And Men Coexisted

By Robert Paul Reyes

"Soon after Sarah Palin was elected mayor of the foothill town of Wasilla, Alaska, she startled a local music teacher by insisting in casual conversation that men and dinosaurs coexisted on an Earth created 6,000 years ago -- about 65 million years after scientists say most dinosaurs became extinct -- the teacher said."

Dinosaurs

LA Times

All religions are based on superstitions and myths that insult common sense, and defy the laws of physics. Most Americans intuitively realize that their spiritual beliefs belong within the confines of church and home, and they don`t proselytize.

But most evangelicals feel compelled to share even the craziest doctrines of their faith with "unbelievers", such as the notion that God created the Earth about 6,000 years ago, and dinosaurs and men coexisted.

I`ve been warned by many evangelicals that only true believers will be raptured from the Earth, and that sinners will face seven years of great tribulation. I`ll gladly endure the Great Tribulation`s famine, war and earthquakes, if it means we will be free of Bible thumping fanatics.

As far as I`m concerned "TMI" is the unpardonable sin, and those guilty of "witnessing for Jesus" should be sent to the lowest level of hell.

Which brings us to today`s topic: Sarah Palin`s belief that people and dinosaurs coexisted. When Palin was the mayor of Wasilla she wasn`t reticent about sharing even the most bizarre aspects of her faith.

But now that Palin is John McCain`s vice-presidential running mate, she won`t even admit that she`s a Pentecostal. Palin has been sequestered, far away from the press and pundits. In public appearances she sticks to her talking points, and they don`t include babbling such nonsense about cavemen cavorting with dinosaurs.

When Palin was running for governor of Alaska she stated that creationism and evolution should both be taught in public schools. If Palin had her druthers our children would be taught that humans coexisted with dinosaurs. We don`t need a vice-president who thinks that "The Flintstones" is a reality show.

Under normal circumstances candidates shouldn`t be questioned about their faith, but it was Palin who as an elected official brought up the subject of humans and dinosaurs living on the Earth at the same time. Palin should be questioned about her curious beliefs about dinosaurs in Thursday`s Vice Presidential debate.

We have a right to know how Palin`s Neanderthal faith will impact on her role as vice president, or heaven forbid, president. Bush launched his ill-fated, immoral, unethical, criminal and unconstitutional invasion of Iraq because he felt it was "God`s will." Do we really need another religious fanatic in the Oval Office?