Sunday, December 19, 2010

Shut-up Stupid Sunday: The Creationist Museum

In northern Kentucky the “Creation Museum” is expanding with government money, to show everyone how a 600-year-old man led the dinosaurs on to an Ark, so they could all live happily in the town of Bedrock. Except for the Bedrock part I am not making that up.

They are doing this to advance their claim that the Earth is only 6,000 years old. Somehow they have come up with that number from the bible. They explain away the reason that the Mehrgarh,who had been around for about 4,000 years before that, failed to write down this little fact was they weren’t Christian so they purposefully ignored the event.

Now one would think if you were standing around minding your own business and the heavens and Earth were suddenly created you might think that this type of thing was note worthy, but apparently not.

Oddly enough the Sumerians felt the same way about it.

The whole premise that the Creationists use is that they need to reject the scientific idea that you gather evidence and use that evidence to reach a logic conclusion and check to see that all the evidence supports that conclusion. If it doesn’t you go back and find one that does.

The Creationists instead make a conclusion from the bible and search for evidence to back it up. Any evidence that doesn’t fit their conclusion is discarded.

I’m not making that up Answers In Genesis, the parent group for the museum, says on their website:

“The Bible—the “history book of the universe”—provides a reliable, eye-witness account of the beginning of all things, and can be trusted to tell the truth in all areas it touches on. Therefore, we are able to use it to help us make sense of this present world. When properly understood, the “evidence” confirms the biblical account.”

Basically having children tour the museum tries to get them to reject all science and logic and be totally ignorant about the world around them. It is bad enough that followers want to inflict this on their own children but at least they are paying money that they have worked for to abuse their children in this way. Now the State of Kentucky is using taxpayers money to help them abuse their children.

The lawmakers state a study done by the museum’s founder Ken Ham’s business partner that shows the Ark will be twice as popular as the Cincinnati Zoo and compete with King's Island as the regions top tourist spot. The lawmakers who refer to that study have never read it, of course.

So to all those involved in funding and making an Ark that shows how humans and dinosaurs rode it to survive the great flood, I say, “Shut-up stupid, the premise that you are teaching is a form of psychological abuse on the children. If done privately it is in the gray area between Freedom of Religion and Child Abuse. When you start using taxpayer money to fund this thing it loses the shield of Freedom of Religion and is just plain child abuse.”

Update: The museum's founder Ken Ham has revealed the secret economic study shows that 2 out of 3 people in America will come to abuse their children. Source: Barefoot and Progressive.

By Darrell B. Nelson author of Alien Thoughts

1 comment:

Stephanie Barr said...

You can't stop people from being stupid. If I've learned anything from the last fifteen years, I can't even stop people from using tax dollars to promote that stupidity.