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    Theme-park-type attraction will back Bible story,


    June 3, 2005
    Planned museum is media sensation

    Theme-park-type attraction will back Bible story,
    claim all creation was just six days in the making

    by Cheryl Heckler
    Ecumenical News International

    CINCINNATI — A Christian group in Kentucky is creating a $25 million theme-park-type Creation Museum to promote the idea that God created the world just 6,000 years ago in six 24-hour days.

    The museum is being built by Answers in Genesis, an organization that defends the literal interpretation of the Bible’s creation story. It offers displays and exhibits challenging the accepted scientific theory that Earth and life evolved over billions of years.

    The 95,000-square-foot complex being constructed on 50 acres in Boone County, just south of Cincinnati, has attracted media coverage from around the globe, along with hefty financial support from Christian groups.

    The complex will include a restaurant, a gift store and a special-effects theater. The first phase is scheduled to open by the end of this year, but the official opening is said to be about two years away.

    School boards and courts in 20 states are wrestling with proposals to require schools to present alternatives to evolution theory.

    Mary Looy, vice president of outreach for Answers In Genesis, told Ecumenical News International that the ministry is receiving more than $300,000 a month in donations.

    The museum has been featured in newspapers from Japan to Canada, and has been featured on the British global broadcaster, the BBC.

    “The worldwide exposure has been remarkable, considering we are two years away from opening,” Looy said. “We would have had to pay millions for the kind of exposure we’re getting.”

    Answers in Genesis is an 11-year-old organization that sponsors a popular Web site answering questions about creation. It also broadcasts on 700 radio stations throughout the United States, and publishes Creation magazine.

    According to displays in the museum:

    The Grand Canyon was formed, not by erosion over millions of years, but by floodwaters in a matter of days; humankind and dinosaurs co-existed; prehistoric animals sailed on Noah’s ark; and Noah himself was a man, not a myth.

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    Re: Theme-park-type attraction will back Bible story,

    Didn't Ned Flanders already try something like this?

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    They're still working on this thing? I've been hearing about this for 3-4 years now and it's two years from opening? They could use some divine intervention on getting this thing done.
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    Re: Theme-park-type attraction will back Bible story,

    I've heard Ken Ham speak of numerous occassions.
    "In my day you had musicians who experimented with drugs. Now it's druggies experimenting with music" - Alfred G Clark (circa 1972)

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    Re: Theme-park-type attraction will back Bible story,

    Dinousaur Adventure Land in Pensacola, FL is the same thing.

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    I've read books about sparkling vampires who walk around in the daylight that were written better than a John Fay article.

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