Jesus and the Dinosaurs, and the gullibility of secularists

Yesterday someone posted this picture at the Global Secular Humanist Movement’s Facebook page.

The person who added the picture commented “The book is called “Jesus and Dinosaurs” you can order it from Answers in Genesis. Nice book right?”

But the book cannot be ordered from Answers in Genesis.

This is because the book does not exist.

The comment of the person adding the picture was false.  Answers in Genesis is guilty of many stupid things but they are not responsible for this picture.

Soon 500 odd people “liked” the picture.  Most of the comments on the picture scoffed at the religious sorts behind the apparent colouring book.  It was like watching an exercise in confirmation bias; the “rationalists” wanted it to be true.

Only a few stopped to say, this cannot be real.

In fact, it is fairly clear the picture is a parody on its own terms.  For example, for a supposed “page 8″ of a colouring book called “Jesus and the Dinosaurs!” the text in the frame is having to tell the whole story.   It that was really a page 8, what story would the first seven pages be telling?  And the names of the “coloring hints” are a complete give away.

It is a wonderful parody of a certain creationist mind-set; but it is only a parody.

The origin of the picture, by the pop artist  Derek Chatwood,  is not hard to find by a Google image search.

When it comes to believing something to be true which they want to be true (and which can be verified or falsified easily), it is clear that many of the commenters at the Global Secular Humanist Movement are just as gullible as those they affect to sneer at.

Ironically, the next sardonic picture posted at the group was the following.

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