The Ark Encounter – a Christian Monument to human stupidity has finally opened to the public Ken Ham has dinosaurs.
Australian evangelical Ken Ham finally finished his Christian Monument to the stupidity of man he calls “The Ark Encounter” in the fertile ground of ignorance in the middle of the Bible Belt replete with dinosaurs. It was Mark Twain who presciently said, “When the end of the world comes, I want to be in Kentucky because everything there happens 25 years after it happens everywhere else.”
What Ham and company have created is an affront to all known scientific data known to mankind; and he and his ilk are lying to deceive – don’t forget that all too often, religion is the refuge of ignorance.
Consider the fact that, not only are the 13,000 known species represented in the Ark, Ham and company took the time to increase the population of the Ark with the thousands of species of dinosaurs that died out millions of years, err, I mean 4000 years ago like it says in the bible. So now there were 275 foot Apatosauruses on the Ark weighing a combined 50 tons on a boat that was 500 feet long and 86 feet wide. They probably climbed in and went to sleep with the muggles on the ship because carnivores and herbivores have always gotten along.
The Ark Encounter opened on July 7, 2016, a date (7/7) chosen to correspond with Genesis 7:7: “And Noah and his sons and his wife and his sons’ wives entered the ark to escape the waters of the flood.”
WSMV in Nashville reported what the believers were trying to do with this standing affront to all we know:
“Here at the ark, we’re trying to recreate what the ship might have looked like 4,400 years ago,” said Co-founder and CCO for Answers in Genesis Mark Looy. “We didn’t want to have a lot technology here-that might make you think you’re more in the modern era.”
The $91 million timber-framed attraction is seven stories tall and a football field and a half in length. The music inside of the ark was specially made by a music producer in Nashville.
“For the Christians who come here, we want to equip them with answers to help defend that there really was a Noah’s Ark and a Noah’s flood,” said Looy. “For the non-Christians who come here, we want to lovingly present the gospel message to them.”
Looking at the origins of the Ark story, there are a lot of problems with the book of Genesis. For instance, there are about 400,000 known species of beetles on this planet. The sheer volume of 800,000 beetles would take up a third of the Ark by volume but that kind of fact-based logic does not perturb Ken because God can wave his magic wand and undo the laws of physics entirely. Ken had some trouble with that whole logic “thing” when he debated Bill Nye who had some particular observations that perplexed the biblical sages.
This debate was a windfall for the floundering Ark Encounter project. Religious-folk didn’t take kindly to their champeen being made to look like a perfectly designed imbecile by some uppity sciencetician that went to college! Donations poured in and Ken Ham found the perfect accomplice he needed to make his Monument to Human Stupidity – Matt Bevin.
For those unfamiliar, Bevin is a religious fanatic that hired his own private attorney to file a lawsuit against Kentuckiana Planned Parenthood – you know, because everyone knows that Jesus doesn’t like abortions.
Bevin procured an $11 million allotment to help build an exit way for the Ark Encounter so that these evangelicals could put more children in chains with their primitive religious dogma. Kentuckians hailed the expansion by and large because Charles Darwin is a godless commie. It also begs the question, if religious people want to practice their religion then why can’t they keep their hands out of the government’s pocket? Shouldn’t the good Lord provide the money to spread the good word? Apparently not.
The flat imbecility of creationists/flat Earthers who believe that 2 of everything of the 13,000 species of Earth-dwellers lived on a boat 500 feet long for 40 days and 40 nights without any food is entirely ludicrous. The 600 year-old man who built an Ark for God exists only in the fertile ground of the primitive mind.
Selling lies to a compliant following is the charlatan’s profession but you won’t hear Ken Ham or Ray Comfort ever complain about their $73 million standing abortion in Williamstown Kentucky.
What is even better, if you’re in the business of selling lies disguised as faith, is that the Ark Encounter Ministries will not have to pay a nickel in taxes to the state of Kentucky, ever. Whoever said that America was the ‘land of opportunity’ was either a preacher or a snake-oil salesman which in this day and age, what’s the difference?
Editor’s Note: An earlier version of this article was published by Thomas on his website American News X in July 2016.