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Is the Biblical Yahweh actually a dragon?


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#406    draconic chronicler

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Posted 30 June 2008 - 02:36 AM

churchanddestroy on Jun 29 2008, 07:14 PM, said:

Common sense? As far as I know, the belief that lake monsters are actually dragons and that Big Foot is the hybrid spawn of fallen angels and sinful women is far from common, DC.

There is no reason to believe that either lake monsters are dragons or that big foot is a nephilim remnant. There are many other reasons to believe that these creatures have evaded capture besides being intelligent. For one, they might not even exist. Second, we have no dragons on the fossil record, and as such we have no reason to believe that because of human encroachment, they decided to move into lakes or other large bodies of water.

But I think the biggest problem with your theory, DC, is that you seem to rely on the Bible as literal truth. Above all, past your dragons and lake monster mumbo jumbo, a literal interpretation of the texts is a pretty big leap of faith. There really is no historical evidence that supports at least the early part of Genesis, concerning the Garden of Eden and the Flood (as in a literal Noah, there probably was a big flood in Mesopotamia, but thats off topic) and the Nephilim and so on and so forth.

I really have no problem with your thing for dragons. If thats what your little religion is, then fine, I say go for it, but just remember DC, its a leap of faith.

Edit: PS, D.C. there are plenty of large fauna that have been discovered in recent years that didn't necessarily need to exhibit signs of intelligence to stay out of sight of humans.


Actually everything in my book is in harmony with science, safe for the understanding that there is an intelligence behind the universe that apparently used some yet undiscovered large, sentient reptile (probably artificially enhanced), and served as 'protectors' of various human tribal groups, which formed the basis of the world's earliest religions, all of which seem to have dragons.

Many scholars state there is a lot of 'good history' in the Bible.  The Sumerian Eden was next to a Stone Age city called Eridu where a "Great Dragon" as he is described in his hymns had a priest who caught fish for him named Adape/Adam.    There is also evidence of a great flood in Mesopotamia that inspired the Noah story.  Incidentally, it was the same 'dragon' of Eden who warned the Mesopotamian Noah of the impending flood.  Save for the mysterious 'dragons' that seem to 'everywhere' in these times, nothing in these ideas violates things like evolution, real geological time, etc.

I agree 'larger' animals that are not intelligent are still being found, but dragons are described in virtually every country, and so called "lake monsters" that are still seen yet never captured ocur nearly everywhere where there were previously dragon legends.



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Posted 30 June 2008 - 04:29 AM

draconic chronicler on Jun 29 2008, 09:36 PM, said:

Actually everything in my book is in harmony with science, safe for the understanding that there is an intelligence behind the universe that apparently used some yet undiscovered large, sentient reptile (probably artificially enhanced), and served as 'protectors' of various human tribal groups, which formed the basis of the world's earliest religions, all of which seem to have dragons.

Many scholars state there is a lot of 'good history' in the Bible.  The Sumerian Eden was next to a Stone Age city called Eridu where a "Great Dragon" as he is described in his hymns had a priest who caught fish for him named Adape/Adam.    There is also evidence of a great flood in Mesopotamia that inspired the Noah story.  Incidentally, it was the same 'dragon' of Eden who warned the Mesopotamian Noah of the impending flood.  Save for the mysterious 'dragons' that seem to 'everywhere' in these times, nothing in these ideas violates things like evolution, real geological time, etc.

I agree 'larger' animals that are not intelligent are still being found, but dragons are described in virtually every country, and so called "lake monsters" that are still seen yet never captured ocur nearly everywhere where there were previously dragon legends.



Scholars are not scientist... And another issue I have with your "preachings" You speak on the sumerian text quite alot, yet say that none of the dragons have been killed and all this other blubber... yet, it sumerian text is tells the story of how one dragon was killed by the others (dont ask me for names cause its nearly midnight here and ive had a few to drink if you know what im talkin about) but anyway, that information is in my previous post on this thread, seriously. Now, why werent the  bones of fossils of this dragon ever found... oh wait, thats right, they dont exist... besides, you say dragons eat people and cattle and what not... which would say that a dragon is a eating, breathing, water drinking, waste pooping animal... which would put it/him/her on the same level as humans... Why would a completely omnipitant being need to eat? It wouldnt.... why would an omnipitant being need to lay eggs to foster a lineage? They wouldnt... Face it... "dragons" are mythical exagerations of lizards and gaters. You cant seriously tell me that God pooped an egg and out popped jesus....


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Posted 30 June 2008 - 12:13 PM

Dredimus on Jun 29 2008, 11:29 PM, said:

Scholars are not scientist... And another issue I have with your "preachings" You speak on the sumerian text quite alot, yet say that none of the dragons have been killed and all this other blubber... yet, it sumerian text is tells the story of how one dragon was killed by the others (dont ask me for names cause its nearly midnight here and ive had a few to drink if you know what im talkin about) but anyway, that information is in my previous post on this thread, seriously. Now, why werent the  bones of fossils of this dragon ever found... oh wait, thats right, they dont exist... besides, you say dragons eat people and cattle and what not... which would say that a dragon is a eating, breathing, water drinking, waste pooping animal... which would put it/him/her on the same level as humans... Why would a completely omnipitant being need to eat? It wouldnt.... why would an omnipitant being need to lay eggs to foster a lineage? They wouldnt... Face it... "dragons" are mythical exagerations of lizards and gaters. You cant seriously tell me that God pooped an egg and out popped jesus....


You still haven't understood what I am saying.  I never said the Creator is a dragon.  I said that according to WORLDWIDE ancient beliefs, it would seem that a Creator being may have 'enhanced' some kind of reptilian creature to 'watch over' early man and insure his survival.

In the original Sumerian and Canannite theologies, there is one HIGH God in heaven responsible for creating the rest, many of which were called dragons, and all of which may have originally been what we call dragons.

If a  Creator needed something to watch over mankind in its formative, vulnerable period would it have to be a metal robot full of transistors and circuits?  Of course not, these are human things.  A more logical choice would be  modifying some existing creature to be an 'organic robot' in which even the aging process would be negated.  But such an organism would still require food and water, just as a metal robot requires an energy source.  Nothing at all need be 'magical' or impossbile.  These creatures would still be omnipotent to human beings, just as a T-Rex would seem to be to stone age man.

Do you realize that many dinosaurs we 'believe in' today are based on only one or two bones?  Yet at one time BILLIONS must have existed, only we haven't found their fossils.  Most bonese are never fossilized.    In Romania a gigantic flying pterosaur was just discovered as tall as a T-Rex, with a wingspan of probably 50 feet and  could swallow an adult human whole.  Its skull is the largest of any land animal ever found, over 10 feet long and three feet wide.  If humans saw this beast in the middle ages, it would have been called a dragon.  It is REAL, even though 'scientists' would have said it was impossible before this.

Edited by draconic chronicler, 30 June 2008 - 12:18 PM.


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Posted 01 July 2008 - 01:44 AM

God eats captured enemy virgins?!  ohmy.gif

Would that be male virgins, female virgins, or some of each??

I shoulda paid more attention in Sunday School!  laugh.gif

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Posted 01 July 2008 - 02:48 AM

LaPucelle on Jun 30 2008, 08:44 PM, said:

God eats captured enemy virgins?!  ohmy.gif

Would that be male virgins, female virgins, or some of each??

I shoulda paid more attention in Sunday School!  laugh.gif


'God' doesn't eat the virgins, a dragon named Yahweh that later became confused with the real Creator (Elohim) ate the virgins.  And the Bible is very specific about them being female, for every male of the Midianites from the smallest baby had already been executed.

True, this is one of several interesting Bible stories they never told you about in Sunday School.


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Posted 01 July 2008 - 02:57 AM

draconic chronicler on Jun 30 2008, 09:48 PM, said:

'God' doesn't eat the virgins, a dragon named Yahweh that later became confused with the real Creator (Elohim) ate the virgins.  And the Bible is very specific about them being female, for every male of the Midianites from the smallest baby had already been executed.

True, this is one of several interesting Bible stories they never told you about in Sunday School.

So, I'm curious DC, how did we confuse the 'Creator' with the 'dragon' Yahweh? How did that whole thing pan out?

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Posted 01 July 2008 - 10:54 AM

churchanddestroy on Jun 30 2008, 09:57 PM, said:

So, I'm curious DC, how did we confuse the 'Creator' with the 'dragon' Yahweh? How did that whole thing pan out?


Very simple.  Originally the Hebrew beliefs were polytheistic and identical to those of the Canaanites, which is sensible becasue though Abraham was said to have come from Ur in Sumeria, his people migrated to Canaan.

El or Elohim was the Chief God of both cultures.  According to Both cannanite theology and the bible, this El assigned lesser gods (that I believe were dragons based on world wide beliefs) to watch over specific human cultures.  The Bible states that Yahweh was assigned to the Hebrews, though the early bible states the other 'gods' assigned to other tribes were just as real as Yahweh, though they naturally thought Yahweh was the most powerful.

Later, when Judaism became monotheistic after exposure to the Zoroastrian persians, the two highest gods of the Hebrews were morphed into one and the rest of the foreign gods were turned into demons.  Even in Genesis both Elohim and Yahweh have their own, completely different Creations stoires!  But Elohim's is remarkably similar to evolution once we understand the 'days' are actually great epochs.


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Posted 01 July 2008 - 11:05 AM

draconic chronicler on Jul 1 2008, 05:54 AM, said:

Very simple.  Originally the Hebrew beliefs were polytheistic and identical to those of the Canaanites, which is sensible becasue though Abraham was said to have come from Ur in Sumeria, his people migrated to Canaan.

El or Elohim was the Chief God of both cultures.  According to Both cannanite theology and the bible, this El assigned lesser gods (that I believe were dragons based on world wide beliefs) to watch over specific human cultures.  The Bible states that Yahweh was assigned to the Hebrews, though the early bible states the other 'gods' assigned to other tribes were just as real as Yahweh, though they naturally thought Yahweh was the most powerful.

Later, when Judaism became monotheistic after exposure to the Zoroastrian persians, the two highest gods of the Hebrews were morphed into one and the rest of the foreign gods were turned into demons.  Even in Genesis both Elohim and Yahweh have their own, completely different Creations stoires!  But Elohim's is remarkably similar to evolution once we understand the 'days' are actually great epochs.

So, do you believe that these gods were/are real?

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Posted 01 July 2008 - 11:37 PM

churchanddestroy on Jul 1 2008, 06:05 AM, said:

So, do you believe that these gods were/are real?


Only The Creator could be considered a true God, the dragons are simply long lived, sentient reptiles that played the 'god game' among men in return for steady meals and pampering.


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Posted 03 July 2008 - 11:49 PM

MadMachine on Jun 27 2008, 02:02 AM, said:

The biblical Yahweh might as well be a Dragon. They are equally non-existent. wink2.gif


Virtually every human culture believed in dragons........ kind of odd if they never existed.   They are connected to virtually every human religion as well.  But maybe you 'know more' than billions of people.

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Posted 04 July 2008 - 02:10 AM

draconic chronicler on Jul 3 2008, 06:49 PM, said:

Virtually every human culture believed in dragons........ kind of odd if they never existed.   They are connected to virtually every human religion as well.  But maybe you 'know more' than billions of people.

Almost every culture believed in God at some point or another, but there is no empirical evidence to suggest that God is real. However, I think there is more reason to believe in God than dragons.

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Posted 04 July 2008 - 11:31 AM

churchanddestroy on Jul 3 2008, 09:10 PM, said:

Almost every culture believed in God at some point or another, but there is no empirical evidence to suggest that God is real. However, I think there is more reason to believe in God than dragons.


But what you seem to forget is that many of these earliest gods the world over WERE considered dragons, even a certain God called Enki, whose hymns claimed was "the Great Dragon who standds in Eridu", where he made the Garden of Eden, warned a "Noah " of a great flood, and casued a man named Adam to lose his bid for eternal life.  Zeus and Odin were  storm gods, that were probably based on the Sumerian Storm dragon Enlil, and there is no question about the flying serpent dietines of the Americas or the lung of China being dragon gods.

So if these 'gods' were/are real, they are most likely a kind of enormous sentient reptile.  But understand that these dragon gods usually answered to a Ceator God that was NOT described as a dragon.  There is a great deal of pluasibility that if there was a Creator, He/It, may have recruited assistants among other life forms.  Even in Christianity, the highest assistants were originally dragons, also known as seraphim, or fiery flying serpents.


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Posted 04 July 2008 - 02:27 PM

draconic chronicler on Jul 4 2008, 06:31 AM, said:

But what you seem to forget is that many of these earliest gods the world over WERE considered dragons, even a certain God called Enki, whose hymns claimed was "the Great Dragon who standds in Eridu", where he made the Garden of Eden, warned a "Noah " of a great flood, and casued a man named Adam to lose his bid for eternal life.  Zeus and Odin were  storm gods, that were probably based on the Sumerian Storm dragon Enlil, and there is no question about the flying serpent dietines of the Americas or the lung of China being dragon gods.

So if these 'gods' were/are real, they are most likely a kind of enormous sentient reptile.  But understand that these dragon gods usually answered to a Ceator God that was NOT described as a dragon.  There is a great deal of pluasibility that if there was a Creator, He/It, may have recruited assistants among other life forms.  Even in Christianity, the highest assistants were originally dragons, also known as seraphim, or fiery flying serpents.

Theres the crux of it, DC. IF they are real. All debate about whether the gods of antiquity were recognized as dragons aside, what reason is there to believe that they exist/existed?

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Posted 04 July 2008 - 02:59 PM

churchanddestroy on Jul 4 2008, 09:27 AM, said:

Theres the crux of it, DC. IF they are real. All debate about whether the gods of antiquity were recognized as dragons aside, what reason is there to believe that they exist/existed?


Probably because virtually every human culture acknowledged they DID exist, so that's a pretty good track record.  It matter little if over the centuries the evolved into 'bearded old guys, on golden thrones'.


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Posted 04 July 2008 - 03:21 PM

I can concede that God has taken the form of a dragon at some point but since the biblical God has always ALWAYS resided in the spiritual realm and never NEVER taken form on earth, and has always ALWAYS sent messangers, there really is no way to know is there?

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