VIDEO: Creationist claims that dragon myths are derived from human encounters with dinosaurs

According to a creationist author, dragons were once real creatures simply because they appear in the Bible.

This week we wrote about Megan Fox, a creationist homeschooler mom who apparently thinks that dinosaurs were actually dragons. Needless to say, we were a little baffled about where she was drawing her conclusions from, but the video below might be able to add a little context. It seems her conclusions were (surprise) biblically based.

According to a creationist author, dragons were once real creatures simply because they appear in the Bible.

“The Bible speaks about dragons,” Darek Isaacs said on the program Creation Today in August of last year.

“Our authority — everything we do we have to measure by the word of God, that’s what I believe. So, we have to go to the Bible, and the Bible speaks about dragons.”

According to Isaacs’ book, Dragons or Dinosaurs, ancient myths about dragons were actually derived from people’s encounters with dinosaurs. Isaacs, like most young-earth creationists, believes that humans and dinosaurs co-existed since they were both created at the same time as the earth — about 6,000 years ago.

“If dragons were in fact entirely mythological, if they were a figment of the imagination, and if they never did exist, then God just compared [Satan] to a make-believe creature that never existed,” he concluded.

Watch Isaacs’ interview on Creation Today in the video below.



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    Bob Cull

    August 15, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    So since this idiot says that God wrote about dragons in the Revelation that must mean that John of Patmos, a man who no one has ever been able to positively identify, was God. Sine it is generally accepted that John was a hermit who lived in a cave (long after the stone age) I have always just assumed that he was growing and eating mushrooms in that cave, which explains his “visions.”

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    Jim S

    August 15, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    This idiot must have been educated in one of the so-called “Charter” (doublespeak for religious) schools in TEXAS!

    People like this, pushing falsehoods and fairy tales are dangerous because there are weak minded screwballs who will believe them. They are the same that believe in the Tea Party, Fox news, Limbaugh, Hannity, Beck, Levin, Jones, etc etc. etc.

    In some countries this guy would probably be under arrest. Our freedom of speech is a wonderful thing but sometimes it makes you wonder!

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    August 15, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    What a maroon.

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    August 16, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    Hmm, so they wrote about dragons to explain a concept that people couldn’t explain thousands of years ago, kind of like creation, hmmm…..

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    Mike in TN

    August 16, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    Dumb, dumb, dumb, dumb, dumb.

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    Eli Cabelly

    August 16, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    Wow, what an idiot.

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    August 16, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    The roots of his self serving thesis are obvious, he’s a snake oil salesman peddling pseudo intellectual nonsense to enrich himself at the expense of people he views as deserving of his fleecing.

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    August 17, 2013 at 12:02 am

    oh geeeees another fundamentalist religious nut job TRYING TO mask himself off as an intellectual. there is no evidence of a god. period,

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    August 17, 2013 at 6:16 am

    There should be a mass demonstration in Washington, DC against all creationists for being so stupid!

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    August 17, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    The vast majority of dinosaurs were herbivores. That’s just one problem with his fantasy.

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    August 17, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    Not that I disagree with your comment regarding this man’s idiocy, but Christians that all books of the Bible were written by God. God-inspired works passed through the hands of man. So John wouldn’t be Gods, just is spokesperson at that time.

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    August 17, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    Creation Today believes the bible to be literally true and scientifically factual in all regards. Interesting.

    The God in Genesis created the Sun to light the day and the Moon to light the night. Can they explain for instance, why the moon spends more than 70% of its time lighting the day along with the Sun?

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    August 17, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    I wonder what his position is on Unicorns.

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    David Bell

    March 7, 2014 at 11:37 pm

    Bare back, wearing nothing but a smile.

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    March 8, 2014 at 12:21 am

    the way dragons entered mankind’s psyche is more about peole finding dinosaur bones and combining them with the features of the most fearsome predators then seeing live dinosaurs

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    March 8, 2014 at 1:02 am

    Funny ….men wrote a story about an imaginary god talking about imaginary dragons and this idiot believes the fairy tale.

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    Ken Wheeler

    March 8, 2014 at 5:16 am


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    March 8, 2014 at 5:16 am

    “If dragons were in fact entirely mythological, if they were a figment of the imagination, and if they never did exist, then God just compared [Satan] to a make-believe creature that never existed,”

    So a being that never existed compared a character who never existed to a creature that never existed?

    Works for me …

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    March 8, 2014 at 5:17 am

    His pastor has taken over his brain!

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    We Are Legion (@youfoundthecard)

    March 8, 2014 at 8:04 am

    He is partly right. The myths of Dragons were based on people’s interactions with dinosaurs. People have probably been finding dino bones throughout human history. We know of ancient Chinese texts that speak of finding dragon bones. No doubt our legends of dragons and other mythological beasts were based in part of fossil finds.

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    Ogami Itto

    March 8, 2014 at 10:41 am

    I once heard a creationist acrually go one absurd step farther and claim that not only did humans and dinosaurs coexist, but after “the flood” the oxygen levels on Earth were reduced and the friction of the dinosaurs trying to breathe caused their nostrils to ignite so they were breathing fire, hence the legend of dragons was born.

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    March 8, 2014 at 11:23 am

    Most likely, mounted on their horns…

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    March 8, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    I’m thinking this guy needs his own Animal Planet special a la “Mermaid.”

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    March 8, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    That would make sense b/c it requires cow dung to grow mushrooms (at least the kind that enables you to have visions and not die), and cow dung is pretty much what Darek Isaacs is spewing.

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    Roger Hoover

    May 7, 2014 at 5:23 am

    This moron believes that ‘The Flintstones’ was a documentary.

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    May 9, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    From a Biblical perspective, the vast majority of dinosaurs being herbivores lines up exactly with the creation story. All creatures, including Man, initially only ate plants because eating meat equals death and death came about through Sin. Once sin entered the world, through Adam’s disobedience, death, violence…etc followed. People and animals began killing each other and eating the flesh.

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    May 9, 2014 at 7:15 pm

    I can prove the existence of God through logic, based off of the fact that I am wearing a shoe on my left foot. However, my friend, you cannot prove how something came from nothing.

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    November 29, 2014 at 4:09 am

    Prolly a Ruckmanite/KJVO too, since isn’t the word “dragon” peculiar to the old translations (pre-1900)?

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    November 29, 2014 at 6:11 am

    roger is awesome

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    November 29, 2014 at 11:31 am

    Wait, if there is no mention of dinosaurs in the Bible, then according to this guy’s logic, none in fact existed. There were only dragons. You can’t make this ridiculous garbage up.

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    November 29, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    Wow! He is SOOOOOO smart. He uses big words like “lethality”.

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    November 29, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    Tony, that is an interesting story, but a ton of bull. Explain to me please how man’s sin has any relation to what animals do in the wild. That is the most ridiculous load of nonsense I have ever heard, but par for the course for people literally interpreting the Bible and attempting to see all of reality through the lenses.

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    November 29, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    Tony, drop the pretense that you are intelligent and well-educated, because you are not. I have never heard anyone attempt to prove that something comes from nothing, but I would also wonder how a presumed supreme being assists in solving the problem. Where did he come from? He always was, you say. Well, that explains nothing. You also would have a difficult time proving that all of existence can come into being because a supreme being wills it. So the notion that you can say, “You can’t prove X”, so Y must be correct, is simply nonsense, and if you had any intelligence you would see that. Certainly there are inexplicable things, and if you feel that the notion of a supreme being best solves the mysteries of life, it is your right to adopt that view, but don’t try your cheap trick to attempt to demonstrate logically that you must be correct. Ain’t gonna happen.

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    November 29, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    Not certain whether the bible is true or not, but regardless, this guy is making up his own fairy tales.

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    November 29, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    Marecek- When man disobeyed God, he brought sin into the world and everything was affected by it not just humans. Now, It feels natural to sin because we have a sin nature. The wages or payment of sin is death. This is why Jesus die on the cross to pay the price of sin for you and me. If you accept him then you will have eternal life because the wage for sin will have been paid.

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    November 29, 2014 at 6:18 pm

    Tony, the shoe on your left foot comes nowhere close to even suggesting a direction for a proof of God’s existence. That argument is completely ridiculous.

    Your second sentence amuses the crap out of me “you cannot prove how something came from nothing” — True. Given the Christian view that God created the universe, and your assertion that nothing comes from nothing, I must ask a very old and oft-ignored question:

    Whence came God ?

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    November 29, 2014 at 6:25 pm

    … and despite literally thousands of years of people making that claim of eternal life, every single Christian in history has died after a normal human lifespan.

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    November 30, 2014 at 12:05 am

    um. . .life on earth isn’t what “eternal life” claims. If you understood Christianity you’d have known that. And if you’re going to refute this with ‘there is no life after death” you might want to think of how to prove that. To believe or not to believe is an act of equal faith.

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    November 30, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    Can God make a dragon/dinosaur bone that’s so heavy even he can’t lift it?

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    Don Sbragia

    November 30, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    I think I’m the only one who gets it……

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    Don Sbragia

    November 30, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    So, let me get this straight…. God created us, knowing we would sin, got mad because we sinned, wiped most of us out because we sinned, knowing that we’d sin again, so then, later, after we’d sinned a lot more, God sent himself so he could sacrifice himself to himself to atone for the sin he knew would be there all along, and by extension, actually created, since sin came about as a result of things he created. That about sum it up, Skippy? Er, I mean Tony?

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    December 3, 2014 at 11:33 pm

    You are almost correct but God didn’t create sin. Sin is simply disobedience against God similar to how darkness is simply the absence of light. However, the question you should of asked an seemed to be wondering is WHY?

    This is why: Biblical history can be roughly divided into three main sections: 1) paradise (Genesis 1—2); 2) paradise lost (Genesis 3—Revelation 20); and 3) paradise regained (Revelation 21—22)

    God’s wrath and God’s mercy display the riches of His glory, but we cannot see either without the fall of mankind. We would never know grace if we had never needed grace. Therefore, all of God’s plan—including the fall, election, redemption, and atonement of mankind—serves the purpose of glorifying God.

    Had God decided not to create Adam and Eve, based on His knowledge of their fall—or had He made them automatons with no volition—we would never have truly known what love is.

    The ultimate exhibition of God’s glory was at the cross where His wrath, justice, and mercy met. The righteous judgment of all sin was executed at the cross, and God’s grace was on display in His Son’s words, “Father, forgive them” (Luke 23:34). God’s love and grace are manifest in those whom He has saved (John 3:16; Ephesians 2:8–9). In the end, God will be glorified as His chosen people worship Him for all eternity with the angels, and the wicked will also glorify God as His righteousness results in the eternal punishment of unrepentant sinners (Philippians 2:11). Without the fall of Adam and Eve, we would never know God’s justice, grace, mercy, or love.

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    December 14, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    I have heard this argument more than once. This question is based on a popular misunderstanding about the definitions of words like “almighty” or “omnipotent.” These terms do not mean that God can do anything. Rather, they describe the amount of God’s power. Power is the ability to effect change – to make something happen. God (being unlimited) has unlimited power, and the Bible affirms this (Job 11:7-11, 37:23; 2 Corinthians 6:18; Revelation 4:8; etc.). Therefore, God can do whatever is possible to be done. God cannot, however, do that which is actually impossible. This is because true impossibility is not based on the amount of power one has, it is based on what is really possible

    In fact, the Bible itself lists things God cannot do – like lie or deny Himself (Hebrews 6:18; 2 Timothy 2:13; Titus 1:2)

    A dragon/dinosaur bone would have to be infinitely large to defeat an infinite amount of lifting power. But an infinite dragon/dinosaur bone is a contradiction since material objects cannot be infinite. Only God is infinite. There cannot be two infinites. So the question is actually asking if God can make a contradiction – which He cannot.

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    January 1, 2015 at 8:03 pm

    you all like to ditch the claim dinosaurs and dragons are the same.Let’s just look at the word dinosaur. It was conned in 1842 by archeologist and was used interchangeably with the word dragon for a long time. The reason is quite simple: they both mean the same thing: giant lizard (actually the word dragon encompasses also giant snakes). the only reason the word dinosaur become predominant was to support the false idea that dinosaurs lived a lot a time before humans. It is quite a nice trick, by changing the word they can claim there is no proof that dinosaurs existed in the same time as humans just because the word is not mentioned. This is a very effective and malicious deception tactic. Because languages change and for thousands of years the word used was dragon. Up until 1840 the word dinosaur did not even exist. So dinosaurs being dragons is actually just a matter of linguistics. Basically there are two words denoting the exact same thing. No need for any other argument. qed.

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