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Creation museum still draws crowds, ruffles feathers after 2 Years
Christianity today ^ | 6/1/09 | Aaron J Leichman

Posted on 06/01/2009 4:22:27 PM PDT by OneVike

The controversial Creation Museum in Petersburg, Ky., marked its second anniversary this past week with slightly lower numbers than its first year but with much excitement.

“We enter our third year excited about the growing opportunities the museum provides for reaching people with the creation gospel message,” commented Ken Ham, the founder and president of the 70,000-square foot museum.

“We believe God is using us to make a difference in our post-Christian culture, and we will continue to do everything we can to help believers defend the Word of God, from the very first verse,” he added.

When the museum first opened to the public on May 28, 2007, it drew a great deal of media exposure, largely because of its literal interpretation of the Bible. Packed with high-tech exhibits that include animatronic dinosaurs and a huge wooden ark, the $27-million museum attempts to align the Bible’s literal account of creation with natural history. The museum’s staff and founder, like many other Young Earth creationists, believe dinosaurs appeared on the same day God created other land animals

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TOPICS: General Discusssion; History; Religion & Science; Theology
KEYWORDS: creation; creationism; dinosaurs; evolution; intelligentdesign; science
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Good to see that Ken Ham's dream is still going strong. Makes one wonder if Doctor Dino now wished he would have stayed on message, instead of getting caught up in the anti tax fight with the government. Ken Ham and Kent Hovind were originally partners when Ham and his buddies realized that Hovind was a bit extreme in his methods.
1 posted on 06/01/2009 4:22:28 PM PDT by OneVike
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To: GodGunsGuts

Hey guy, you might want to alert your ping list.


2 posted on 06/01/2009 4:24:17 PM PDT by OneVike (Just a Christian waiting to go home)
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To: Alex Murphy; SendShaqtoIraq; ChicagahAl; SandRat; mia; HiTech RedNeck; SolidWood; Canedawg; ...

Creation Museum 1 year Anniversary ping.


3 posted on 06/01/2009 4:26:49 PM PDT by OneVike (Just a Christian waiting to go home)
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To: OneVike
I've never visited and probably won't ever bother, but it is amusing how much this must aggravate the hell out of the radical evolutionists.
4 posted on 06/01/2009 4:31:09 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: OneVike

Does this mean that the earth is now 6,001 years old?


5 posted on 06/01/2009 4:46:39 PM PDT by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at 100 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: trumandogz

Probably closer to that than 4,600,000,001.


6 posted on 06/01/2009 4:53:08 PM PDT by DrewsDad (Did he say hope and change or rope and chains?)
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To: hinckley buzzard

>>But it is amusing how much this must aggravate the hell out of the radical evolutionists.

As opposed to what? Radical mathematicians who say that pi is the ratio of any circle’s circumference to its diameter in Euclidean space? Hee Hee, how fun it is to get their goat when we all know pi can be adjudicated to be 3.131!

And those silly radical physicists who use trigonometric vector addition to describe the effects of known physical laws. Haw Haw, how silly they are to know that their calculations are all wrong since the Universe is 6.000 years old.

Math, Calculus, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geology, Astronomy — how silly the followers of these are.


7 posted on 06/01/2009 5:07:59 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks. Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: OneVike; GodGunsGuts
Hey, you forgot to ping the followers of the Witchcraft Museum

I mean, all ideas are equal when you remove scientific requirements.

I personally don't believe in witchcraft but the science is the same as the Creation Museum.

8 posted on 06/01/2009 5:11:06 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks. Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: OneVike

This is religion — you shan’t be hearing from me again.


9 posted on 06/01/2009 5:11:56 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks. Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: editor-surveyor; metmom; Alamo-Girl; betty boop; GourmetDan; MrB; valkyry1; DaveLoneRanger; ...

Ping!


10 posted on 06/01/2009 5:29:12 PM PDT by GodGunsGuts
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To: OneVike
I do not get how aggravated people get over this museum. Just don't go.
11 posted on 06/01/2009 5:30:42 PM PDT by svcw
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To: freedumb2003
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See, it's full of real facts like knights fighting dinosaurs!
12 posted on 06/01/2009 5:47:59 PM PDT by Kozak (USA 7/4/1776 to 1/20/2009 Reqiescat in Pace)
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To: svcw

>>I do not get how aggravated people get over this museum. Just don’t go.<<

I am thinking of opening a “astrology museum” as an alternative to that silly “astronomy” that is taught in schools.

The underlying science doesn’t matter at all. I can show that when the Moon is in the 7th House that it is completely scientific and people should understand that it is The Man who keeps it under lock and key!


13 posted on 06/01/2009 6:05:29 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks. Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: GodGunsGuts

Most of your pingees don’t even believe that Humans and Dinosaurs lived together.

There may be interesting dichotomies of interpretation of Genesis (really, the only basis for debate), but the intelligent ones don’t see Fred Flinstone’s Bedrock as ever having happening.


14 posted on 06/01/2009 6:07:59 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks. Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: freedumb2003

Kool. It could be interesting. Good luck.


15 posted on 06/01/2009 6:21:02 PM PDT by svcw
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To: svcw

Npw there is a liberal in the white house, I might be able to get a grant to start one.

It will have a heck of a lot more scientific basis than this so-called “museum.”


16 posted on 06/01/2009 6:23:53 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks. Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: freedumb2003

Understandable. Opinions come cheap when you don’t have a clue as to what you’re talking about.

Don’t they?


17 posted on 06/01/2009 6:24:21 PM PDT by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: freedumb2003

There is indeed a diversity of opinion on my ping list. However, we are all united in our opposition to Darwin’s discredited Evo-religious creation myth.


18 posted on 06/01/2009 6:24:27 PM PDT by GodGunsGuts
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To: BibChr; Religion Moderator

This is the religion forum.

Please do not use personal attacks.

I am already edging, so will desist from here on out.


20 posted on 06/01/2009 6:31:21 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks. Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: GodGunsGuts

My mistake — this is religion.

I retract my prior statement.

Your attack on me can stand or not on its own merits.


21 posted on 06/01/2009 6:32:20 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks. Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: BibChr

>>Understandable. Opinions come cheap when you don’t have a clue as to what you’re talking about.

I respectfully ask you what you are talking about.

Science and the scientific method has quite a basis in fact. TToE has billions of data points and millions of adherents.

Which of these do you think I am misstating?


22 posted on 06/01/2009 6:35:29 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks. Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: freedumb2003

The same folks who think that an allegorical reading of Genesis would make God a (gasp!) liar, have no problem thinking God otherwise sprinkled false clues of an older earth just to fool us.


23 posted on 06/01/2009 6:40:49 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: freedumb2003

Looks like the headline was true. Better preen your feathers they look just a tad ruffled.


24 posted on 06/01/2009 6:44:01 PM PDT by AZ .44 MAG (A society that doesn't protect its children doesn't deserve to survive.)
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To: freedumb2003

I wasn’t attacking you personally. I merely pointed out that my list is all opposed to the Temple of Darwin’s Evo-religion.


25 posted on 06/01/2009 6:44:41 PM PDT by GodGunsGuts
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To: hinckley buzzard

I live about an hour and a half from the museum, and find myself passing it for some reason or other about twice a year. At those times, I say to self that I’m gonna visit some day.

The Good Lord willin’.


26 posted on 06/01/2009 6:46:19 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain, Pro Deo et Patria)
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To: AZ .44 MAG

>>Looks like the headline was true. Better preen your feathers they look just a tad ruffled.<<

More than 50% pf Americans voted for the obomanation. So what do numbers really mean?


27 posted on 06/01/2009 6:48:47 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks. Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: GodGunsGuts

>>I wasn’t attacking you personally. I merely pointed out that my list is all opposed to the Temple of Darwin’s Evo-religion.<<

You most certainly were. But you get your usual bye and everyone else can make their own call on what happened.


28 posted on 06/01/2009 6:50:44 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks. Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: freedumb2003

I don’t get it, do you expect everyone to genuflect towards the Temple of Darwin just because you are passionate about your Evo-religion? Except for public schools, universities, government research centers, and various other taxpayer funded Darwin indocrination centers, Americans are entitled to their own opinions!


29 posted on 06/01/2009 6:57:57 PM PDT by GodGunsGuts
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To: freedumb2003; GodGunsGuts; MrsLilac
More than 50% pf Americans voted for the obomanation. So what do numbers really mean?

My post had nothing to do with numbers or politics so here's a metaphorical bunny with a pancake on his head.

I merely pointed out the fact that your feathers seemed ruffled re the headline.

By your response it seems you left some preening undone.

30 posted on 06/01/2009 7:02:15 PM PDT by AZ .44 MAG (A society that doesn't protect its children doesn't deserve to survive.)
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To: OneVike

Actually it’s the two-year anniversary. I went the weekend after it opened in 2007.


31 posted on 06/01/2009 7:03:20 PM PDT by Berosus (Let's get the truth, waterboard Nancy Pelosi.)
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To: GodGunsGuts

>>I don’t get it, do you expect everyone to genuflect towards the Temple of Darwin just because you are passionate about your Evo-religion?

No, I hope people will understand and apply scientific principle towards all matters pertaining thereto.

>>Except for public schools, universities, government research centers, and various other taxpayer funded Darwin indocrination centers, Americans are entitled to their own opinions!<<

Yes — funding of science is a terrible idea and has only resulted in things like mapping the genome, seeing billions of years into the past and providing great curatives like Metformin and Glumipride. Bad, BAD, scientists! How DARE you apply scientific methods to problems when there are people who don’t understand science with other opinions! BAD BAD Scientists!!


32 posted on 06/01/2009 7:06:08 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks. Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: AZ .44 MAG

>>By your response it seems you left some preening undone.

I always have a problem leftover from my childhood. My butt-feathers always need preening.

I should thank you...


33 posted on 06/01/2009 7:07:27 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks. Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: freedumb2003
Um, actually, if you thought that response of mine to your shudderingly ignorant comment was worth a "tattle" to the moderator as if it were a "personal attack" — I don't really think you're up to a give and take on this.
34 posted on 06/01/2009 7:12:26 PM PDT by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: freedumb2003

“This is religion — you shan’t be hearing from me again.”

“This is the religion forum.
Please do not use personal attacks.
I am already edging, so will desist from here on out.”

Just can’t stay away, can you. Truth in advertising, please.


35 posted on 06/01/2009 7:14:34 PM PDT by Gordon Greene (www.fracturedrepublic.com - Jesus said, "I am THE way, THE truth and THE life." Any questions?)
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To: freedumb2003

I’m for returning science to the private sector where it belongs. That way the free market can determine how many scientists we actually need. This would also serve to break the stranglehold over the ideology of science currently being exercised by the taxpayer-funded, judicially protected, jackbooted thugs over at the religiously motivated Temple of Darwin.


36 posted on 06/01/2009 7:19:48 PM PDT by GodGunsGuts
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To: freedumb2003

Have you been?


37 posted on 06/01/2009 7:22:01 PM PDT by DaveLoneRanger (My country, right or wrong. But BOY...!)
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To: freedumb2003

You’re welcome. While you’re back there nibble off what the toilet paper missed. You still look a bit ruffled there.


38 posted on 06/01/2009 7:27:05 PM PDT by AZ .44 MAG (A society that doesn't protect its children doesn't deserve to survive.)
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To: Larry Lucido

You can’t expect these guys to use logic.


39 posted on 06/01/2009 7:29:16 PM PDT by Toddsterpatriot (Math is hard. Harder if you're stupid.)
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To: OneVike

Please take me off this ping list. Thanks!


40 posted on 06/01/2009 7:31:51 PM PDT by coop71 (Being a redhead means never having to say you're sorry...)
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To: AZ .44 MAG; freedumb2003

FreeDumb doesn’t preen, he just let’s his feathers deteriorate. That is why he is a flightless bird. He calls that “evolution.”


41 posted on 06/01/2009 7:32:35 PM PDT by GodGunsGuts
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To: freedumb2003
Yes - funding of science is a terrible idea and has only resulted in things like mapping the genome, seeing billions of years into the past and providing great curatives like Metformin and Glumipride. Bad, BAD, scientists! How DARE you apply scientific methods to problems when there are people who donÂ’t understand science with other opinions! BAD BAD Scientists!!

That's a straw man argument. I don't know any religious believer that wants to do away with science. The scientific method has been a boon for mankind. I appreciate science and its contributions to our health, wealth, and standard of living.

I do have a problem when faith in science tries to supplant faith in God. There is enough doubt and contradictory evidence about evolution to warrant an opposing viewpoint being presented.

But that might upset the current consensus apple cart and challenge the secular-humanist government-sponsered psuedo religion taught to our children.

Can't have independent thinking along THOSE lines now can we?

42 posted on 06/01/2009 7:34:09 PM PDT by AZ .44 MAG (A society that doesn't protect its children doesn't deserve to survive.)
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To: GodGunsGuts

Oh, drat! Looks like I killed another thread. Is it just me or does it happen to you too?


43 posted on 06/01/2009 8:01:39 PM PDT by AZ .44 MAG (A society that doesn't protect its children doesn't deserve to survive.)
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To: Larry Lucido

Why do you say false clues? It’s apparent that God made Adam as an adult, so it stands to reason He could do whatever he wanted in making the earth, including making it appear older than it is.


44 posted on 06/01/2009 8:05:19 PM PDT by tpanther (The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for g!ood men to do nothing---Edmund Burke)
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To: OneVike

” largely because of its literal interpretation of the Bible. “

I guess I missed the part in the Bible where it discusses man riding around on saddled dinosaurs ....


45 posted on 06/01/2009 8:07:19 PM PDT by ColdWater
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To: AZ .44 MAG
That's a straw man argument. I don't know any religious believer that wants to do away with science.

You are correct, but Darwinist liberals created that nonsensical strawman argument, attacking creation, because liberals don't like the Bible.

Conservatives agree it is shameful to see liberal DU attacks repeated on Free Republic.

46 posted on 06/01/2009 8:09:16 PM PDT by Old Landmarks (No fear of man, none!)
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To: hinckley buzzard
I've never visited and probably won't ever bother, but it is amusing how much this must aggravate the hell out of the radical evolutionists.

Actually, I find it rather amusing that these guys can scam the willing, again and again ....

47 posted on 06/01/2009 8:09:54 PM PDT by ColdWater
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To: Old Landmarks

Sometimes straw men and ad hominem are all they have left.


48 posted on 06/01/2009 8:48:23 PM PDT by AZ .44 MAG (A society that doesn't protect its children doesn't deserve to survive.)
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To: GodGunsGuts
Do not let this thread become "about" individual Freepers. That is also a form of "making it personal."

Discuss the issues all you want, but do not make it personal.

49 posted on 06/01/2009 9:06:40 PM PDT by Religion Moderator
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To: Religion Moderator

Roger that—GGG


50 posted on 06/01/2009 9:15:04 PM PDT by GodGunsGuts
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