I'm thinking they probably were. I figured it out by analyzing the phrase, "yabba, dabba, doo!" As a result, I think it is all too obvious. First, a little bit of history: The Church of Scientology was founded in 1952 - although it was officially incorporated the following year. The Flintstones debuted in 1960 - the year the Fatima secret was supposed to be revealed. 2012 begins the 60th anniversary of the founding of Scientology - hence the connection to 1960. Kind of. I'm not sure what that means, either.
Anyway - when we examine the structure of the first word of Fred Flintstones seemingly innocuous chant: "Y'abba" - though the script never inserts the apostrophe after the "Y" - we can recognize its presence phonetically. Therefore, the astute listener must ask himself; "What does the first word of the phrase really mean?"
It's quite simple really, if we dissect each word with slavish accuracy. For example: "Y" stands for Yahweh, therefore it follows that "abba" stands for Father. It's meant to be blasphemous - taking God's name in vain. Additionally, there are never any references in the series to Adam and Eve, the origins of the universe, and so on. All of that is considered myth - although it is not stated, it is implied. In fact there was a space alien guardian in the series, The Great Gazoo, who tried to help the characters out, clearly suggesting humanity originated from aliens. (Just like Scientology! See the connection now?) Gazoo rhymes with "y'abba dabba doo" too. It's all there, people.
Anyway, now I'm trying to figure out what Cardinal Pell meant when...
Asked by journalist Tony Jones if he believed in the existence of an actual Garden of Eden with an Adam and Eve, Cardinal Pell said it was not a matter of science but rather a beautiful mythological account.
"It's a very sophisticated mythology to try to explain the evil and the suffering in the world," he said. - SourceAny myth will do, I suppose.
“[In the Universe it may be that] Primitive life is very common and intelligent life is fairly rare. Some would say it has yet to occur on Earth.”― Stephen Hawking