Jesus is the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end, therefore He was around in spirit long before the start of the Big Bang. Why would it be out of place for Him to treat ALL of His creatures tenderly, including velociraptors?
If He can cuddle a nasty predatory dinosaur, He can also bring an atheist to reason.
Jesus has done so lots of times. But, I don't think He will ask us to put up with people who are nasty enough to stay in that bunch.
Atheists and velociraptors both have a time to cease, so that more peasant things can take on life.
Shucks man! That dinosaur is just a baby and still got its puppy teeth. And Jeez loves all creatures, even us.
The dinosaur could be a metaphor for something. Maybe we should try work it out. It's a counterpoint to the romanticised, dewey-eyed pics of JC standing there with rheumy eyes, cuddling a ickle lambsy wamsy
Physicalist-Tadpole, Jesus would care for ALL of His creation well. That includes creatures like you. So, what is it like to be on the bottom of the ladder, always grouching that you are too lazy to start climbing out of the cesspool?
That makes as much sense as staying with a ridiculous cult like atheism.
OMG Rocmike aka Southern this is the earliest you have started your posting marathon. Are you going for a personal record? We are in for a very long day and night reading the same garbage over and over alias after alias.