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Dutchman Builds Replica of Noah's Ark
The Associated Press ^ | Mar. 31, 2006 | Toby Sterling

Posted on 04/02/2006 1:12:54 PM PDT by NTW64

SCHAGEN, Netherlands (AP) – Some people think he's crazy. His wife's not exactly thrilled either. But like the biblical Noah, Dutchman Johan Huibers is steadfast in his mission: he's building an enormous working replica of Noah's Ark as a testament to his faith in the literal truth of the Bible

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: blackseaflood; boats; building; carpentry; creationism; creationist; holland; johanhuibers; johansark; lightofsevendays; netherlands; noahsark; religion; schagen; thedutch; yec
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I could never imagine having the time or money for this.
1 posted on 04/02/2006 1:12:57 PM PDT by NTW64
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2 posted on 04/02/2006 1:16:26 PM PDT by Choose Ye This Day ("Yo, Mike, you vant us to unpimp zis ting lemme hear you say 'vat.'")
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Go Mr. Huibers!!

If I'm ever in The Netherlands, I'll definitely try to come & see it.

3 posted on 04/02/2006 1:17:42 PM PDT by ExcursionGuy84 ("Jesus, Your Love takes my breath away.")
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To: NTW64

If you build it they will come.


4 posted on 04/02/2006 1:27:08 PM PDT by farlander (Strategery - sure beats liberalism!)
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If you build it HE will come.


5 posted on 04/02/2006 1:40:49 PM PDT by fish hawk (TU)
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To: NTW64

I wanted to make the Ten Commandments in stone but the ACLU wont let me.


6 posted on 04/02/2006 1:42:06 PM PDT by fish hawk (TU)
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Thanks for the post I will be in Schagen in June.
I'll look around town and see if I can find it.


7 posted on 04/02/2006 1:49:50 PM PDT by missnry (The truth will set you free!)
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I would love to see your ten commandments pictures on here some day. I will not say what I think about the ACLU just that they need to go away.


8 posted on 04/02/2006 1:54:47 PM PDT by NTW64
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chcck out this link....very enlightning

http://www.worldwideflood.com/ark/hull_form/prop_hull_form.htm

....my own hunch is that 'gopherwood' was in fact bamboo...light,strong,durable,sturdy,,,and easy to cut and carry


9 posted on 04/02/2006 1:57:24 PM PDT by Armigerous ( Non permitte illegitimi te carborundum- "Don't let the bastards grind you down")
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1/5th the size of the original, but still impressive.


10 posted on 04/02/2006 2:00:28 PM PDT by operation clinton cleanup
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A very good testament for the original...


11 posted on 04/02/2006 2:05:30 PM PDT by Mrs. Darla Ruth Schwerin
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Its all beyond my skills, I could however power and wire it. Wood working takes somethings I lack.


12 posted on 04/02/2006 2:12:41 PM PDT by NTW64
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Well if Atlantic storms breach Holland's dykes...this fellow will be ready for it!


13 posted on 04/02/2006 2:20:55 PM PDT by mdmathis6 (Proof against evolution:"Man is the only creature that blushes, or needs to" M.Twain)
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If he EVER tried to put that thing in the water I bet it would sail like a brick...
However I suspect his wife is glad it helped get him off the couch.


14 posted on 04/02/2006 2:24:34 PM PDT by RedMonqey (People who don't who stand for something, will fall for anything.)
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If you build it HE will come.

funny. When I see something like this I allow myself to wonder if it's another little prophetic sign.

15 posted on 04/02/2006 2:30:57 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (blah)
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Here is a quack trying to build a replica in the U.S. (with donations of course).

 

 

16 posted on 04/02/2006 2:38:27 PM PDT by peyton randolph (As long is it does me no harm, I don't care if one worships Elmer Fudd.)
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I don't know, it looks pretty sound by the pictures.


17 posted on 04/02/2006 2:39:55 PM PDT by NTW64
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And the Lord spoke to Noah and said, "In one year, I am going to make it rain and cover the whole earth with water until all flesh is destroyed, but I want you to save the righteous people and two of every kind of living thing on earth. Therefore, I am commanding you to build an Ark."

In a flash of lightning, God delivered the specifications for an Ark. In fear and trembling, Noah took the plans and agreed to build the Ark.

Remember," said the Lord, "You must complete the Ark and bring everything aboard in one year."

Exactly one year later, fierce storm clouds covered the earth and all the seas of the earth went into a tumult. The Lord saw that Noah was sitting in his front yard weeping.

"Noah," the Lord shouted. "Where is the Ark?"

"Lord, please forgive me," cried Noah. "I did my best, but there were big problems." "First, I had to get a permit for construction, and your plans did not meet the codes. I had to hire an engineering firm and redraw the plans. Then I got into a fight with OSHA over whether or not the Ark needed a sprinkler system and approved floatation devices."

Then, my neighbor objected, claiming I was violating zoning ordinances by building the Ark in my front yard, so I had to get a variance from the city planning commission."

Then, I had problems getting enough wood for the Ark, because there was a ban on cutting trees to protect the Spotted Owl. I finally convinced the U.S. Forest Service that I really needed the wood to save the owls. However, the Fish, Game & Wildlife Service won't let me catch any owls. So no owls."

The carpenters formed a union and went on strike. I had to negotiate a settlement with the National Labor Relations Board before anyone would pick up a saw or hammer. Now, I have 16 carpenters on the Ark, but still no owls."

When I started rounding up the other animals, the animal rights group sued me. They objected to me taking only two of each kind aboard. Just when I got the suit dismissed, the EPA notified me that I could not complete the Ark without filing an environmental impact statement on your proposed flood. They did not take very kindly to the idea that they had no jurisdiction over the conduct of the Creator of the Universe. Then, the Army Corps of Engineers demanded a map of the proposed new flood plain. I sent them a globe."

Right now, I am trying to resolve a complaint filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission that I am practicing discrimination by not taking godless, unbelieving people aboard."

The IRS has seized my assets claiming that I am building the Ark in preparation to flee the country to avoid paying taxes. I just got a notice from the State that I owe them some kind of user tax and failed to register the Ark as a 'recreational water craft'."

And finally, the ACLU got the courts to issue an injunction against further construction of the Ark, saying that since God is flooding the earth, it's a religious event, and, therefore, unconstitutional."

I really don't think I can finish the Ark for another five or six years."

Noah waited.

The sky began to clear, the sun began to shine, and the seas began to calm. A rainbow arched across the sky. Noah looked up hopefully. "You mean you're not going to destroy the earth, Lord?" "No," the Lord said sadly. "I don't have to. The government already has."

18 posted on 04/02/2006 2:54:42 PM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (What did Rather know and when did he know it?)
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He should have made a steel hull. According to the Bible the rainbow was given as a sign that the flood would not happen again. Next baptism of the earth is by fire.
19 posted on 04/02/2006 3:53:40 PM PDT by fish hawk (TU)
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Damn, well... just damn.....


20 posted on 04/02/2006 3:54:20 PM PDT by NTW64
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