Yes, we're still doing this.
The Ark Encounter is a monument to ignorance, and will likely survive until the world runs out of stupid people. I really don't care what their attendance figures are, as I have little hope the human race will ever outgrow its love for myths from the infancy of human civilization. It is ever so much easier than thinking for yourself.
Well... at least their Tower of Babel idea fits their theme of turning monstrous, genocidal acts by their goddything into family funtime. Next up, Sodom and Gomorrah, complete with a life-sized statue of the lady Gawd turned into salt for turning her head around!
"They now plan to build a makeshift Tower of Babel to bring in new visitors."
Wait, what‽ Didn't the monster Yahweh from the Abrahamic mythos tear down that tower? Are they trying to lure the tornadoes & derechos away from Iowa & pals?
(No doubt they'll blame the gayz when Yahweh starts a smitin'.....)
What were the attendance numbers for the other holy amusement park, you know, before it went under? What are the attendance numbers for other smaller amusement parks? Not Disney or Universal Studios or Six Flags, but Cedar Point, Valleyfair, or that level of attraction? Does the Ark Encounter even compare to those? And aren’t they seasonal, can we compare the summers?
Cedar Fair (who runs many of these smaller amusement parks) has three tiers for attendance numbers. Cedar Point gets over 3 million visitors a year (2011 numbers) and Valleyfair is in the lowest tier at ~1 million or less. But I know Valleyfair is seasonal, so their numbers are only a few months. They beat Ark Encounter by a long shot by being seasonal and still close to a million visitors a year, where Ark Encounter hasn’t really touched that number yet and is open all year.
Let’s look at my local zoo, it’s open all year round, has no parking lot to speak of, is free to enter and has real animals not wooden boxes with speakers to pretend there are animals. 2021 had an attendance of 725,000.
Maybe I’m not finding the right places to compare, or I’m not using the right years or whatever, but this attraction isn’t actually successful, it is getting money from somewhere else to pad its income.
ETA link to zoo numbers.
If Ham is in the market for ideas, I propose he build a Mt. Sinai and have an actor playing Moses receive the "10 Commandments." Of course, to make it authentic, Ham would have to make sure both "Moses" and his audience breathe in the smoke from the burning bush.
That would be an acacia bush. Burning acacia bushes and trees release DMT (dimethyltryptamine), one of the most potent hallucinogenics. That crowd would be as high as a kite (which would explain Moses' "encounter" with YHVH, were either real).
Now they want to put up a Tower of Babel?
Didn't that story illustrate how fearful YHVH was of a united people and how nothing would be impossible for them if they succeeded in completing that tower? He was so fearful of his creations succeeding (after all, if they could do this, who needs a god for anything?) that he deliberately destroyed their ability to speak a single language, thereby dividing them against each other.
Is that a message Ham wants to put out there? Makes his deity look really bad.
OT- "Preventing the spread of a deadly virus is tyranny," says man who got first crack at the life-saving vaccine, and whose healthcare expenses are fully paid for by the government... unlike nearly all of the people who died during the pandemic: https://apnews.com/article/supreme-court-justice-covid-emergency-restrictions-85401feb29bea6db2f2ea4ac61cdeff2
What is it, Ballscratch? Were you getting out-douchebagged by Beerpong and Ofdon, and just 𝘩𝘢𝘥 to put your two cents in to remind everyone that you were Chump's 𝘧𝘪𝘳𝘴𝘵 pick? Don't worry- we haven't forgotten that you're a horrible little shitstain too.
Facist state of FloriDAAAAAAAA
Ham's park utilizes dinos.
IIRC, Christians swore up and down that the dinosaurs never existed at one time. It would be an admission that they were very, very wrong about the age of the Earth and how it came to be. They stubbornly refused to budge on their errant beliefs until the evidence for dinosaurs became so overwhelming that to deny the fact anymore simply made them look like out-of-touch-with-reality fools. So they begrudgingly admitted that the dinos were real and worked them into the xtian mythos. And they STILL got it wrong.
And it's all because Dumb Idiot Ham and his cronies are getting dark money from the dark web.
While they're at it, they really should build a "Plagues of Egypt" section of the park: Zillions of lice all over everyone, or every surface crawling and hopping with frogs, or flies and locust so thick you can't breathe, or my favorite, oozing boils on everyone would be a big hit, especially with junior high school boys. Thirsty? The water fountain spouts blood! Refreshing! They might not do the firstborn dying thing too realistically; might get sued.
Barbaric and savage are adjectives too euphemistic to use to describe this religion.
Found this one. https://scontent-dfw5-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t39.30808-6/348242412_1590165298150471_1900889284769169579_n.jpg?_nc_cat=100&ccb=1-7&_nc_sid=8bfeb9&_nc_ohc=oHJOAru9V0wAX8hmDRR&_nc_ht=scontent-dfw5-2.xx&oh=00_AfAgVsXnONbn_83rgsACtfJocHB2b2gO5d_mDQLyNi4SQw&oe=646E693D
OT - Remember this nutjob?
Well . . .
𝐇𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐬𝐛𝐨𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡 𝐂𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐲 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐢𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐫 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐚𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐝 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐨 𝐓𝐚𝐦𝐩𝐚 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐩𝐢𝐫𝐚𝐜𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭 𝐑𝐨𝐝𝐧𝐞𝐲 𝐇𝐨𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐝-𝐁𝐫𝐨𝐰𝐧𝐞
Howard-Browne has previously stated that climate change isn't real and that ruling forces use chemtrails and weather manipulation to destroy our food reserves.
OT but interesting.
Gender affirming care upheld.