Debunking Christianity: An Atheist Visits the Creation Museum in Kentucky And Tells All

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Yesterday I walked through Ken Ham's Creation Museum in Kentucky. Without a doubt he is fitting the data into the grid of the Bible. I saw a 5 minute video where he takes the literal view that the earth existed before the stars. That is an extreme case of what I see other Christian apologists doing. It's the same thing though. They say whatever it takes to maintain their faith. Just like Ham fits the data into the grid of Genesis so do they with regard to the Bible as a whole. Ham would at least be honest about what he's doing. Others don't, or more likely, they are too blinded by faith to know they're doing the same thing. All it takes to believe is to ignore the objective facts, the facts of science. The power of the delusion is that strong. It requires Christians to deny science in favor of what some pre-scientific people wrote in an ancient set of canonized books, even though they accept the results of science in every other area except when it conflicts with their pre-scientific book!


Young Earth Creationism is Still Alive (but so is the Flat Earth Society)!



I watched in stunning amazement the Six Days of Creation Theater movie where they actually depict an earth before the creation of the billions of galaxies in the universe on the fourth day of creation, about 6,000 years ago. Yes you read that right, 6,000 years ago! First they showed a picture of the earth before the universe, like this one without any stars, the sun or the moon:

Then on the fourth day they show a picture of the universe after God created the sun moon and stars, something like this:

Written By: John W. Loftus
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  1. I expect this kind of Biblical Disney World is not financed with public money because if this is so, the local authority responsible for financing this nonsense should be in jail or in an asylum for lunatics.

    • In reply to #1 by Odalrich:

      I expect this kind of Biblical Disney World is not financed with public money because if this is so, the local authority responsible for financing this nonsense should be in jail or in an asylum for lunatics.

      Given where this is and the state of US politics the last part of your statement is probably true no matter what. But, while I don’t know about this one in particular, I know in some cases public money does get spent to help build these things even though it seems a clear violation of church and state.

  2. I really want to go here but I don’t think it’s worth the 400 mile drive just to get thrown out in 5 minutes after a tour guide tells me Noah’s flood happened and that people rode dinosaurs.

    • In reply to #2 by TheHardonCollider:

      …to get thrown out

      Throw up is more like it – wild horses couldn’t drag me there >(

      One exhibit lurking in the shadows is called ‘Corruption’ – (paraphrased) “…the results of sin are clearly illustrated”. It is quite graphic, children should not see this part.

    • In reply to #2 by TheHardonCollider:

      I really want to go here but I don’t think it’s worth the 400 mile drive just to get thrown out in 5 minutes after a tour guide tells me Noah’s flood happened and that people rode dinosaurs.

      Yes and we really need to stop financially supporting this place. Sometimes negative criticism sells. PZ and several others have posted about this museum. I hear the BS and then I get the itch to go. We need to let this place die.

  3. Of course the public probably helped fund it. Everyone takes advantage of the system -everyone.

    anyway Tax Payers To Build the Ark

    and from this Crossing the Church-State Divide by Ark

    The Kentucky Tourism Development Finance Authority granted more than $40 million in tax incentives for a planned $172 million Bible-based theme park, featuring a full-size replica of Noah’s ark, complete with live animals.

    Conceived by the Christian ministry that built the Creation Museum in Petersburg, Ky., the Ark Encounter park aims to promote a literal interpretation of the Bible by “proving” that Noah had room on his vessel to fit two of every kind of animal. Ark Encounter is owned by a profit-making company, of which the ministry is a part owner.

  4. I watched in stunning amazement the Six Days of Creation Theater movie where they actually depict an earth before the creation of the billions of galaxies in the universe on the fourth day of creation, about 6,000 years ago.

    The crazy never fails to amaze me.

  5. LUNACY on a cosmic scale.Straitjackets and padded cells are called for.Can’t have em wandering about.Next thing you know they’ll be babbling about talking donkeys and men coming back from the dead

  6. There are several creationist museums around the US and elsewhere in the world. http://creationmuseums.com/
    Keep in mind that this museums will cost you $29; $15.95 for kids. This money will go towards bettering the displays, advertisements, and visual/auditory quality of the museum. Every time one of theses posts crop up here, I think to myself….This is a weekend trip. I can drive down one day, see the museum, hit Cincinnati, and the Serpent Mound, or Columbus on the way back.

    We really should not be supporting these places with our money. Certain National Parks will cost you $10/vehicle for a seven day pass. Mammoth Cave in Kentucky would be an excellent alternative.

  7. “Evolutionists struggle to explain the intriguing evidence that people lived at the same time as dinosaurs.”

    I suppose by using the word “struggle” they really meant “exceedingly easy to the point of not even trying”, since the point to studying them in the first place was NOT to disprove any co-habitating relationship between humans and dinosaurs. A paleontologist studies dinosaurs to understand and explain what they were, when they lived, what they ate, their breeding, etc. Establishing a valid timeframe within which they lived, when compared to the timeframe for when human evolution occurred, pretty much takes care of “disproving” that dinosaurs coexisted with humans with no effort whatsoever. It seems the creationists have a problem with projection, since their entire modus operandi in trying to prove their own beliefs rest upon disproving established science.

  8. “Evolutionists struggle to explain the intriguing evidence that people lived at the same time as dinosaurs.”

    Not really! The explanation is that there isn’t any evidence, but scientifically illiterate creationists make this assertion because they rely on personal incredulity, and don’t know what “evidence” is!

    We do of course live at the same time as modern the avian dinosaurs known as “birds”, but you would probably have to have a grasp of evolution to understand that! http://old.richarddawkins.net/articles/587327-feather-evolution

  9. I’m a great fan of the creation museum insofar as it illustrates that believers are dogma simpletons!
    It also demonstrates the “snake oil” character of Ken Ham and similar mountebanks!

  10. I wonder if atheist who debate with the so-called Christians might not have heard the saying: “Debating with ediots can make a person feel damned arrogant.” The preachers teach that the universe and the earth was created in six days, that is what the preachers teach, that is not what the Bible teaches. We need to understand that true religion and true science must agree, and if they do not agree something is wrong, either the religion is wrong or the science is wrong, most of the time both are wrong.

    No desciption of the creation of the universe, or the earth is given in Bible, the beginning of the six day creation begins when God said: “Let there be light.” Before God said “Let there be light.” the Bible says “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.” That was Billions of years ago! See, true religion and true science agree! And the earth was without form,..”, which means the earth was covered in ice. “and void;”, which means void of life. “and darkness was upon the face of the deep.” What is the face of the “deep”? The next sentence tells us: “And the spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.” And what happens to water when there is no heat? That’s right, it freezes. Now do not the scientist say that we had an iceage about ten thousand years ago? There, see, religion and science agree!

    Remember when Jesus was teaching the people, that the people were shocked at his doctrine? Why were the people shocked at his doctrine? The reason the people were shocked at his doctrine is because Jesus was telling the truth. People are always shocked when they hear the truth. And it may come as a shock to many that the Bible says absolutely nothing against the idea of evolution, in fact the Bible supports evolution. Oh, maybe you don’t believe this? Well listen to this: After the flood, God said to Noah: “Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.” It just happens that God said exactly the same words to Adam and Eve: “Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.” What was Adam and Eve replacing? The answer was the “apemen”, and the “Cavemen”. See, all true religion and all true science must agree, and they do!

    Oh, there is so much to be said, you have no idea. But just let me say that if you are judging religion by the preachers, you are so far off the track you just can’t believe it. Jesus said that many would come in his name deceiving many. Who are they?

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