Skip to comments.Christians Embarassed of Proposed "Noah's Ark Amusement Park"
Posted on 12/07/2010 5:20:13 PM PST by truthfinder9
In a major recession, some brainiacs decided they want to build a $150 million Noah's Ark Amusement Park in Kentucky. The effort is backed by Answers in Genesis, the group that sunk millions into a "creation" museum that highlights their distorted view of science with such things as men living with dinosaurs.
Many Christians are asking, however, aren't there better things to spend this money on?
"Hungry people, missionaries, new churches, charities, all should be higher on the list. This is embarassing," said one churchgoer.
Another added, "How can we afford to waste this money while the government is busy destroying our economy?"
"It's time to reign in these people and put the money to something God would be proud of."
Uh, WHICH Christians are embarrassed? Where’s the link to the story? Or is this just your opinion?
Brings to mind the old saying, “Just because you have money does not mean that you have any sense.”
Nut case article!
The goon culture never gives up.
Its a popular place.
Fixed the title for ya.
> “such things as men living with dinosaurs.”
What idiots, our historical literature is loaded with discussions of encounters between men and other animals and dinosaurs, but for some reason they didn’t understand that the correct word was “dinosaur,” so they called the dragons and serpents.
How can it be a popular place if it is not in existence?
Did it ever occur to you that these museums and parks will create an opportunity to preach Christ?
the museum is existing, and the park is soon to come.
The AiG folks aren't holding a gun to people's heads to make them donate their money to this endeavor. Unlike the IRS and our tax dollars ... as we see our tax money used for all sorts of 'worthy causes' - such as propping about abortion mills, and 'evangelizing' the cause of abortion throughout the planet.
Come and be embarrassed (you can at least act embarrased)
So Mr. Truth Maker... I’d figure with all the things going on in the world a true journalist such as yourself could find a real story instead trumping up one to tear down an organization that has done nothing but good and promoted Christ in an exemplary fashion. Your lack of sources and links by the way is stunning.
At the risk of sounding abusive I will simply post a quote.
A wise man once said, “Idiot”. And he was right.
Its beginning to look like we have a hit-and-run postor here.
“Hit and run” has been on since 2003. The biggest problem I see is that there is no link, no sources... no real content. It’s a badly written opinion piece by a loser with an agenda.
‘bout sums it up.
Where’s the article, slick? I searched Noah’s Ark Amusement Park and came up with this: http://www.noahsarkwaterpark.com/
(Is your ticket good for forty days and forty nights?)
Not sure what you are rambling about, though I bet it made sense in your head. However, if your statement “an organization that has done nothing but good and promoted Christ in an exemplary fashion” refers to AIG, the group that disparages any Christian that disagrees with them, then you best look up “exemplary.”
P.S. The article wasn’t about them. Since you were confused, let me explain it: It was about Christians wasting money on stupid stuff when they should be helping the world around them.
Better things to spend this money on?
"But one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, who was later to betray him, objected, Why wasnt this perfume sold and the money given to the poor? It was worth a years wages. He did not say this because he cared about the poor but because he was a thief; as keeper of the money bag, he used to help himself to what was put into it. " - from John 12
Miles apart. Not at the same site.
If it is the “false” Christians that care about helping people, we are in more trouble than I thought.
Actually they are using some tax money. Who will the park remind? Do you think the non-believers will say, “Hey let’s take the kids to the Ark Park todday!” ? Maybe building churches in all of the unreached parts of this country would be more effective.
Helping the poor, that’s a very dispicable agenda. People like you really make Christians look horrible. Keep up the good work.
>Wheres the article, slick? I searched <
Did you use google?
Flushed out like a stopped up toilet.
Misdirection is the mark of the Evo-Atheist. I won’t even begin to respond to that ignorance... if you can read your reply and then read your post and come up with some logical parallel, then you are exactly as misguided as I assumed.
Try posting an actual story or listing some references and not just your perverted evo-fantasies and maybe I won’t be so hard on you.
AIG believes what they preach. They are an organization built on Christian Apologetics. Answering those who disagree is what they do... I can’t expect someone with your superior intellect to grasp such a simple concept.
If it could turn a profit and the money then be used for good purposes then there’s nothing to be ashamed of.
I doubt it could turn much of a profit though.
I’m sure you think yourself a great intellectual, but your self-ignorance is just amazing. Considering that I think evolution is a fraud, you have embarassed yourself even more. Yes, your toliet comment is a sign of great, superior, unmatched brainpower. You are free to be a dutiful foot-soldier for the folks of AIG, I’m sure you have their talking-points ready at a moments notice. This much is obvious because “AIG” is all you saw in that article. I’m sure they trained you to think that way in Thought Camp.
Ken got over $20 million in 'donations' to build the museum.
Is he making a profit and is he claiming those 'donations' as income?
There’s a church here in the neighborhood that has a Noah’s Ark-themed playground. I don’t know what the children’s Sunday School is like. I have attended adult services there a few times. My sense of it however is that it is not “big box.” I think “big box” would be simply putting up a basketball goal and letting neighborhood kids play there.
I realize there is a *huge* difference between a neighborhood playground and an amusement park.
“Did you use google?” Yepper.
If you stop and think about it, the the Noah’s Ark
waterpark would be a great place for mass baptisms.
And with that attitude, why evangelize at all? Unbelievers won't hear - right?
Its ultimately the Holy Spirit who does the work of converting, but we're given the privilege to spread the Word by whatever means we can. AiG's ministry is to remind people that God's Word is Truth and they are trying to rehabilitate a society that believe that its a myth.
Building a scale replica of an Ark as a counterpoint to the fantasy 'arks' portrayed in most people's minds (e.g., the oversized, unstable, rowboat with a small house on top with the Giraffe sticking its head out of window) is a reasonable way to convey this message.
Do you believe what you say you believe deeply enough others opinions don’t shake you? Or is your belief more closely related to a strong opinion?
Nothing frustrates the educated mind more than a differing opinion, yet nothing is more essential to the shoring up of ones personal conviction. Once again the wise old adage stands the test of time... no pain, no gain.
What I know is you ridicule those who believe in Creation the way it is described in the Bible.
What I know is that your answers are formulaic like Evo’s.
What I know is the title of your “embarrassing” article is Christians Embarassed of Proposed “Noah’s Ark Amusement Park”.
What I also know is that if you believe you’re in good company posting this kind of drivel on freerepublic, then you may be right. There are plenty of those on this site who ridicule and malign anyone who believes the Bible is literal in its depiction of creation.
What I know is your kind makes me ill... your self-righteousness and arrogance is every bit as sickening as the religious zealots on the site who call themselves Atheists and Darwinists. Do you think your posting history is not viewable?
By the way... you may use spell check next time you post a title. Now thats embarrassing!
You miss my point. That money can be used to reach many more people in many more locations. We need to be responsible with our money and multiply it.
“Since you were confused, let me explain it: It was about Christians wasting money on stupid stuff when they should be helping the world around them.”
That’s their call, not yours. Most americans are spending tons of money on all kinds of stuff at the mall right now as is their right.
It’s kind of funny that you accuse me of “ self-righteousness and arrogance” as you write a post full of those things. I posted something you didn’t like and you got angry like a child. That’s the bottom line. You can’t get past that there are people who don’t agree with AIG, that is unfathomable to you. You remind me of a liberal friend who gets all emotional when even the least bit challenged on something.
What about the thirsty? Don't they matter?
You’re a funny girl! I look forward to your future posts filled with factual information and chock-full of good-will for all mankind!
It is their right.
” and pretends that God is an old duff who maybe did something billions a years ago, but has been ‘hands-off’ ever since. The Global Flood says otherwise”
In order to get to a multi-billion year universe, one must first deny the flood of Noah. That’s a real problem for OEC’ers.
That’s the rationale, of course, and you are free to send your money and spend your vacations at Bibleland amusement park or whatever else some promoter concocts. IMO, there are much worthier endeavors and more immediate concerns for Christians to pursue.
And for the record, I am totally in favor of this project. Among other things, it will employ nearly 1000 people - in these "tough economic" times. And the value of the teaching possible with this place is enormous.
That's a huge waterpark in the Wisconsin Dells...been there.
Would you please provide one example of this...
Sorry sir, perhaps if you’re looking for an idiot, a look in the miror may be appropriate.
Dinosaur: 1841, coined in Modern Latin by Sir Richard Owen, from comb. form of Gk. deinos “terrible” (see dire) + sauros “lizard,” of unknown origin. Figurative sense of “person or institution not adapting to change” is from 1952. Source: Online Etymological Dictionary
As for being embarrassed by the thing, there are worse things to be embarrassed about. I'm not going to get excited about this one.
*Sigh* Part of me has missed these creation/evolution discussions and part of me has grown past them. Did I miss all the pettiness from before, or was it here and I just didn’t notice?
Are there Christians which find the Ark park a little opulent? Duh. Could we say there’s a majority? Not at all. What we have here is an article that quotes a few unnamed “Christians”.
I happen to think there are probably plenty of better callings for money spent in the name of Christ. But this shouldn’t be an opportunity for the little people to stick their little knives into Christianity, or an opportunity to whack-a-skeptic when they come out to do what they always do.
You actually had several points. I chose to address one.
That money can be used to reach many more people in many more locations. We need to be responsible with our money and multiply it.
I'm not going to discourage people who are passionate about a certain type of Ministry - as long as the ultimate objective is to serve the LORD and uphold HIS Word.
Mary thought it was a worthy Ministry to anoint the LORD's head with expensive oil. Judas disagreed, and was offended by this 'irresponsible' use of money.
Mary thought it was a worthy Ministry to sit at her LORD's feet and listen to HIS Words. Martha disagreed, and was offended by her 'irresponsible' use of time.
From the perspective of the World - Judas and Martha were right. In reality - Mary made the best call...
If people want to support the AiG Ministry - God Bless them.
John 12:3-8 Then took Mary a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair: and the house was filled with the odour of the ointment. Then saith one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, which should betray him, Why was not this ointment sold for three hundred pence, and given to the poor? This he said, not that he cared for the poor; but because he was a thief, and had the bag, and bare what was put therein. Then said Jesus, Let her alone: against the day of my burying hath she kept this. For the poor always ye have with you; but me ye have not always.
Luke 10:38-42 Now it came to pass, as they went, that he entered into a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus' feet, and heard his word. But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me. And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things: But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.
Agreed - that's why Noah's Flood is attacked with such vehemence.
Thanks for the ping!