Yesterday, I went out for lunch with my parents when my mother made mention of something she had read in the newspaper about some new discovery of species that went extinct millions of years ago. She asked my father what method is used to determine the age of something, because of course, this flies directly in face of the biblical account of life on this planet being only a few thousand years old.
Anyway, my father related a story that some brother he ran into recently at the ASSembly told him. This [unnamed] brother related a story told to him by another [unnamed] elder who knew an [unnamed] Circuit Serpent who was "really chummy with one of the [unnamed] executives at the Royal Ontario Museum". This [unnamed] CO asked this [unnamed] executive one day about the "real age" of a 90-foot sauropod dinosaur that is on display there. This [unnamed] executive replied "about 13,000 years old". (Although they haven't made mention of it in a number of years, my father still holds fast to each Creative Day being about 7,000 years in length). The CO then asked him why it's advertised as being 150 million years old. The [unnamed] executive replied that it's because "virtually all of the donors to the Royal Ontario Museum are all athiests and they want it that way". (Wow! And here I thought it was the Jews who had all the money!) This is quite an interesting statement to make since approximately 70% of Canadians believe in a God.
So there you have it. Verified proof from an unnamed elder, and unnamed CO and an unnamed executive at the Royal Ontario Museum that a huge world-side conspiracy (surely directed by Satan himself) is covering up the 'true age of the dinosaurs.' I'm just waiting to hear a story about how they actually found one of these species inside the remains of Noah's Ark.
Of course, I just rolled my eyes at this crap and realized that another JW Urban Legend has been born. This dumb-assed story with absolutely no verifiable characters will be spread throughout the Watchtower World so that any Doubting Thomas' can relax knowing that the bible's description of the age of creation is only several thousand years old, not millions. It also begs the question as to how exactly a CO was on such friendly and intimate terms with a worldly executive, when a CO travels from congregation to congregation for 50 weeks out of each year and has very little contact with anything outside of the WTS.