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  •  A science based museum would create jobs. (6+ / 0-)

    That's what all of these creationist apologist seem to be missing.

    Hell a secular water park would bring in jobs and tourism money...

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    by Beelzebud on Sun May 22, 2011 at 09:29:09 AM PDT

    •  maybe a "science museum" wouldn't be as fun as a (2+ / 0-)
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      theme park.  So it's a bible theme park, so what?
      Besides which, I didn't see anything about "creationism" (at least there's nothing quoted in the diary regarding such).

      Look at it this way: Many at this site believe the Bible is nothing more than mythology, right?  OK, well imagine a theme park based around Greek mythology or Norse mythology or Middle Earth, or whatever.  I can imagine what would be in such a park, and can imagine that it might be a fun time for many folks.

      But here, we have a "Bible" themed park, with a big Noah's Ark that folks can walk around in, a big Tower of Babel folks can go to the top of and look about, etc.  I actually might be interested in visiting such a place myself.  I've been to many "science museums", and I like them, but I've never been to a park with an "exact replica" of Noah's Ark (where "exact replica" means "hypothetical replica based on the schematics described in the Old Testament").

      As long as there's no attempt to teach "And this is the way things were and are, because God tells us so", then there's no Church/State issue.

      Kossacks need to put aside their predisposition against all things religious or even all things that are derived from a religion, and take a wider perspective on things.

      Back to the "Creationism" business: I see nothing in the diary that involves "creationism", let alone rejection of science or rejection of evolution.  If there were involved in this park a rejection of evolution or a rejection of science in general, then I'd be against it.  Not that I'm particularly FOR the project; but I don't have a problem with what KY is doing.  I am open to being convinced otherwise (though, since I don't live in KY, i'm not going to spend much time fretting over this regardless).

      Oh, and a "secular water park"?  LOL  Those are a dime a dozen.  Why would that attract tourism?

      •  This isn't a new museum, it's been there for years (0+ / 0-)

        There is already a museum on the site dedicated to creationism, so this isn't just me making shit up.   Regardless of what or wasn't mentioned in this diary, people have known of this creationist museum for years.  What they want to do is add a replica of Noah's Ark to the site, with tax money.

        The reason I put "secular water park" is because when dealing with people like this, it's good to be clear.   Otherwise we'd end up with Noah's Flood Water Park, and be right back where we started.  

        If Creationists want their own museum and amusement park, then they should pay for it themselves.  

        John McCain promised to follow Bin Laden to the gates of hell. Well, Senator... We're waiting!

        by Beelzebud on Sun May 22, 2011 at 10:42:41 AM PDT

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      •  Here, is this proof enough for you? (0+ / 0-)

        http://creationmuseum.org/

        This is their own website.   They aren't shy about calling it what it is, so why are you?   Just because you've never heard of this, doesn't mean others haven't.  

        Teaching creationism is all these people do, so going by your own standard you laid out there, they have no business doing this with tax money...

        John McCain promised to follow Bin Laden to the gates of hell. Well, Senator... We're waiting!

        by Beelzebud on Sun May 22, 2011 at 10:45:12 AM PDT

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