God Is Evil (or T. rex Ate Melons)
How could an educated citizen of the 21st century ever reach the conclusion that a saber-toothed cat or Tyrannosaurus rex preferred eating fruit over flesh? Young-Earth Creationists (or YECs) seem to think so, and not based on compelling evidence from biology.
They do so in order to preserve a particular view of God’s character: only an evil god would have created animals to kill each other. The Bible says the Creator looked back at his handiwork with the refrain “and it was good;” therefore, say the YECs, there’s no room for death. It isn’t “good” when living things die or kill, and the fact that they now do is actually our fault: “you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die.”
Until this commandment was broken, the entirety of life prior to humanity’s most famous sin (which in fairness isn’t very long according to the Young Earthers) apparently existed without death.