February 13, 2015

"I am getting sick and tired of dinosaurs being forced on our children." - Christian group wants references to dinosaurs removed from school curriculum

A parent, who's part of a group that believes dinosaurs are one big lie, is getting international attention after making an angry post on a parenting site.

The writer starts the rant with, "I am getting sick and tired of dinosaurs being forced on our children."

The page long diatribe against dinosaurs on the popular parenting site mumsnet.comquickly set off a flurry of mockery and went viral, the Mirror reports.

The writer thinks the scientific evidence for dinosaurs is scant and also claims they set a bad example for children. The writer illustrates the point with an anecdote:

    "At my children's school, several children were left in tears after one of their classmates (who had evidently been exposed to dinosaurs) became bestially-minded and ran around the classroom roaring and pretending to be a dinosaur. Then he bit three children on the face."

The writer even opposes toy dinosaurs:

    "Recently my sister foolishly gave my two youngest some dinosaur toys for Christmas. After telling her to get out of my house, I burnt the dinosaurs. My children were delighted because they know that dinosaurs are evil. I am fortunate that my family has been very supportive, and has disowned my children's former aunt."

The writer is part of a Facebook group called "Christians Against Dinosaurs" which has nearly 4,000 members. While its unclear if the group is satirical or serious, they do claim to be working to remove dinosaurs from school curriculums.

In the United States, many Evangelical Christians believe in dinosaurs, but they believe dinosaurs shared the Earth with humans. However, scientific evidence indicates a mass extinction event wiped out most dinosaurs 65 million years ago. Humans didn't start evolving until six million years ago. 

Most of the other parents on mumsnet found the anti-dinosaur post funny. One other writer posted, "Hahahaha... Maybe the big skeletons are the scientific community having fun with papier mache?"



  1. It's god's will, if you don't like it, change god's will by praying about it.

  2. Well they will never make a Monkey out of me !

  3. The need to break reality to fit the bible, shows a tremendous lack of faith.....
    ( yet they think they are being 'pious' or something...)
    P.S.only American 'Christians' show this particular flavor of crazy...

  4. freewheelinfranklin543February 13, 2015 at 10:39 AM

    Birds are dinosaurs being the only Dinosaurian clade to survive into modern times! Guess they oughta stop eatin chicken which by the way is the closest living relative to T-Rex!

  5. When I was in school, and you won't believe it by my grammar, spelling , or punctuation, they tried to teach me that the source for all the oil underground was from the dying off, of all the dinosaurs. I asked a question for which I was the laughing stock of the class, and the teacher. The question was how many dinosaurs were there, and they must have been attending conventions for them all to die off in the massive oil fields they left behind.

  6. They never READ the bible ...... they just WAVE it. MAKE them read it and follow every rule in it ........... and no more "scientific medicine" either.

  7. Let's see, we have bones and all sorts of stuff belonging to dino's what has this guys religion got to prove their bs?

  8. WarIsaRacketBySmedleyButlerFebruary 13, 2015 at 2:37 PM

    A great example of how manmade religion has made humans idiots for millennia. Plastic toy dinosaurs are evil..........

  9. Dinosaurs are fighting back!

  10. The time line is BS but there were dinosaurs and still are..

  11. And I bet they never answered the question as to shipped the dinosaurs to Titan, Saturns? moon that has hydrocarbon rain.

  12. Christianity. Santa Claus for grown-ups.