Yes, we're still doing this.
They want to put up yet another graven image (Tower of Babel)?
Isn't that the tower YHVH feared because it symbolized that a humanity united could accomplish anything and that they were a threat to him and his domination? Isn't this the place where the biblical sky faerie waved a magic wand and wiped away the single language everyone was using at the time, creating a multitude of languages so humans wouldn't be able to understand each other, dividing them against each other?
Sounds like YHVH, all right.
Why would any intelligent person on earth believe this nonsense?
"A fool and his money are soon parted..."
PT Barnum said, "There's a sucker born every minute..."
Christianity creates suckers (prey) for set ups like Ark Encounter. HL Mencken said there is nothing more hypocritical than the 'Christian' businessman.
Mark Twain beautifully satirizes the ark story and condemns god for turning the ark back because Noah forgot to bring flies. Mr. Clemons had a way with words...
Maybe they should reduce the price. Then it’d be Ark Discounter.
"They also plan to build a makeshift Tower of Babel to lure new visitors. "
Wait... they believe Genesis is literal history about the "tower of Babel"? Yet they're building (not just a tall building) but something they're actually calling The Tower of Babel.
Gee, they must not believe that a Tower of Babel will piss off God and bring destruction and confusion of languages. Wouldn't that come under "tempting the Lord"?
An ad for Cincinnati tourism on Facebook came up on my feed. The ad focused on the Ark Encounter. I’ve visited Cincinnati a couple times now and there are so many fun, interesting and cultural attractions to visit that are far more interesting than the Ark. Which is in a whole other state. I know that Cincinnati is practically Kentucky, but wouldn’t they want to advertise their own tourist attractions.
I wish someone would explain to me how they got critters from other continents to the place of embarkation. Likewise, can someone explain how they dealt with feeding and watering them? Such foolish unscientific thinking!
Damn Zombie Park. It's dead but it won't lay down.
As a child I would have loved a carrousel with dinosaurs but at Le Museum d'Histoire Naturelle not there (another reason to not come to your country).
In other words, they're limping along, a couple miles an hour above stall speed. Meanwhile, I'm still hoping for an untoward puff of wind in the wrong direction.
There's an old saying among pilots: to stay aloft, you need three things: Airspeed, Altitude, and Brains. Lose any two and the third one won't help ... and I think we know where Ham comes up in that "Brains" department.
My wife has family in Kentucky. I REALLY want to gaze at this nonsense once before it goes under....but I don't want to support graft. Plus....traveling in some areas as a mixed heritage, same sex couple can provoke some anxiety.
Ugh, why is this place still in business? Hashtag-rhetorical.
For all that the numbers aren’t great the fact that 14 thousand people still went is disheartening.
I don't care what these people do. I just want them to stay the hell out of politics, but politics is the reason for these Christian wing dings in the first place. Religion is the most successful way to push any ideology.
Hemant seems a little obsessed. Granted Ham is a pernicious bastard with far too much money and influence trying to brainwash kids into idiocy.
When you get down to it, the Ark Encounter park is proof that either there is no god, or that if there is, he hates humanity and wants us to suffer.
Ken Ham's tribute to deception needs to be shut down and demolished like the eyesore it actually is. Truth has long fled the vicinity with no intention of returning while the park still stands, and the way it's likely losing money hand over fist should not be encouraged or enabled. This facility has never been an educational benefit, either, the purpose has always been indoctrination for the vulnerable. I don't want people getting hurt, but if the place burns to the ground I won't be shedding any tears. Here's hoping the attendance numbers for this summer are as close to negative numbers as possible.