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Creation Museum: Y or N?

Discussion in 'Creation vs. Evolution' started by church mouse guy, May 17, 2017.

  1. church mouse guy

    church mouse guy Well-Known Member
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    I have a chance to go on a bus tour to the Creation Museum south of Cincinnati, which is not so far from Indy. It is said that tens of millions of dollars was spent building a full-scale Noah's Ark.

    So tell me, should I go or should I not go? What would you do?
     
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    As a kid growing up in Cincinnati we knew the area as Cincinnati's Lost Ocean - lots of fossils!

    Personally I'd head down to Mammoth Cave instead - you'd get to see the half-mile fossil record under the "Ark" in Kentucky.

    Rob
     
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    I don't have a recommendation one way or the other. But based on their websites, the Creation Museum and the Ark Encounter are separate facilities in different, though nearby, towns.
     
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    I know several who have gone and enjoyed the trip. I'd like to go. So my vote is go so I can live vicariously through you.
     
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    With all the technology available go... But can you be so kind to bring back a virtual tour... That way if anyone ask we can say... Well church mouse guy took us there... He was our tour guide... Sorta... Brother Glen:Biggrin
     
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    If it isn't too much trouble, it'd be kinda cool if he'd wear a robe and sandals (or a kilt and birkenstocks)...you know....to lend a sense of authenticity to the event. :Wink
     
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    Don't you have Russell Crowe mixed up with Charlton Heston?... Just asking... Brother Glen:D
     
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    Charlton Heston….of “Planet of the Apes”..... at the Creation Museum??!!!! Heaven's no. That's Darwinism. :Laugh

    I was thinking of Mel Gibson, as he directed The Passion of the Christ and stared in Brave Heart. Freeeedommmm!!!!

    AND nothing says freedom like a kilt.
     
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    I was talking about Creation and you had to bring in Evolution... You think being on the board this long you would have... Oh I'm struggling here Jon... Should I say it... Here goes... Evolved by NOW!... Touche!... That was a good one if I do say so myself... Your turn... Brother Glen:Roflmao:Roflmao:Roflmao
     
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    I don't know what you should do, but I would love to go if I had the chance.
     
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    I got nothin'.......except maybe a kilt joke....there's an Arminian, a Calvinist, and an Irishmen walk in a kilt shop.....but that'd get me banned ...:Frown :Biggrin
     
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    There's an Arminian, a Calvinist, and an Irishmen walk in a kilt shop... The shopkeeper says in his deep Scottish brogue: and what would it be lads... Without batting an eye each join in unison... Tartan... Tartan... Tartan!... Didn't get me banned... Brother Glen:Biggrin
     
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    Sure. Why not?

    I would be interested to hear your comments about such an experience, particularly what the developers portrayed concerning the animals.
     
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    Ken Ham receives Baptist Sunday School teacher Jimmy Carter and wife Rosalynn at Ark Encounter last year:

     
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    Go!

    I was there last Summer. The ark is huge! It turns the strange sounding cubits of Genesis 6 into an actual physical object. If one works through the details, the kinds of Genesis 1 are typically at the Family level of modern taxonomy. There really needed to be only about 2,000 pairs of animals on the ark,with an average size of a sheep. The ark is plenty big for that along with the necessary food and water.

    There is a particular video exhibit at a station in the ark that stands out in my mind to this day. It shows the various constructions of the kinds of boats described in the flood stories of other cultures. It shows an animated engineering analysis of how none of them are stable; they could not have survived the waves plausibly present in the flood. The Bible not only gives the dimensions to produce an ideally stable boat to handle projected waves, it also is the proper size to handle the number of animals along with the required food and water that Scripture represents would be needed, based on modern scientific studies of biological classification. None of the other flood accounts come close.

    Seeing it is like viewing the Grand Canyon for the first time. It is actually too overwhelming to fully comprehend. But, it would be capable of doing all that Scripture represents was needed. Of all of the many flood accounts in the world, it is the only one that could survive an actual flood. Our God is awesome!

    GO!
     
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    My Wife and I took a trip up there last month. It's ginormous. The art, displays and craftsmanship are second to none. Nice restaurant there too; food was good and very reasonable.
     
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    I'd like to see that! I've done enough analysis of the ark described in Genesis to surmise it's at least possible to fit all the animals, Noah, his family, food and water, and all necessary quarters for an extended period. I think it took 100 years or so to build the ark. And it was constructed simply to float on rough seas, not for navigation.
     
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    Ive been to both of them. I would say GO. The ark is remarkable. The food there is amazing as well and actually well priced.
    It was an amazing experience.
     
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    I got to see that video--it is wonderful in exposing the shortcomings of other flood stories, which are probably remembrances of the real flood lost in a fog of time and culture, in my opinion. As a child, I never imagined the ark to be as large as it is.
     
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    Yes, you are correct. The food venues are typical of museums. The crowds are massive. It was like a mountaintop experience. The bookstores have many interesting things. It is best to have lots of time.
     
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