Hi there, I am interested in having your perspective on why a benevolent and loving god would decide to create beings such as dinosaurs.
a) Dinosaurs seemingly predate Adam and Eve and so the evil that was supposedly allowed to enter the world as a result of the fall seems to have pre-existed considering:
i) Dinosaurs seem to have been the embodiment of violence (which should have been foreign to a benevolent being).
ii) Dinosaurs covered the entire Earth and lived for some time without mankind's involvement
b) If God was capable of creating creatures with such formidable fighting, biting, and killing power, how could Mankind be blamed for evil within the world when such things pre-existed him?
i) If Mankind is not responsible for evil in the world, who is?
ii) If Mankind is not responsible for evil in the world, why is there original sin and why are people supposedly punished for the actions of these mysteriously long-dead ancestors?
iii) Is this a sign of justice? Of love and compassion?
c) What function would dinosaurs have served God other than to entertain Him with their violent antics?
Thank you in advance.