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  1. David in Houston says

    Apparently, the people working on the ark didn’t get the “Jebus Is Coming Back Home” memo from the Fans of Family Radio. Perhaps they should stopping working on the ark until May 22nd.

  2. says

    2000 years ago, on a mythical boat:

    Noah’s wife: “Wait a minute- how can we get 7 of each clean animal on Earth and 2 of each unclean one, when we haven’t even discovered half of the land-masses on the planet yet, and in two thousand years time they’re still finding dozens of new animal species every day? And what do we do with the aquatic animals? Or the plants? Do we just leave them to chance, or what?! And hey, how do we stop the predators from eating the herbiv-”

    Noah: “-Shut up woman, or it’s over the side for you!”

  3. g Brent says

    I live in Louisville, which is actually very progressive and gay-friendly… but I am also very disturbed by this whole creationist park. I am guessing they will be serving kool-aid at the opening.

  4. johnny says

    I’m not an expert, but even basic bible scholars know this verse:

    Mark 13:32 (KJV) — But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but only God.

    Those believers sure are going to look silly on that Saturday.

  5. james says

    I hope someone in Kentucky sues the state to stop the tax breaks. While the park is not specifically a religious organization but a for-profit business, it will be promoting a particular religious view.

    Also, amusement parks in general, and religion-themed amusement parks in particular, are a declining business model. Religion-themed amusement parks are not successful businesses. This is a bad investment for the State of Kentucky from a purely business perspective.

  6. mstrozfckslv@yahoo.com says

    yeah, I recently had a women try to push this crap on me at the local gas station. “jesus is coming back May 21, 2011….blah blah”

    I told her i didn’t speak fairytale and that her religion was evil and supported slavery. That her jesus if he even existed supported slavery…..(she was african american) and she totally clutched her pearls and was all aghast at my heathen-ness

  7. mstrozfckslv@yahoo.com says

    PS

    Wirren LOL

    Noah’s boat per the fairytale book’s description of size couldn’t carry all the different monkey kinds let alone anything else

    😛

  8. says

    Hey PETA. Hey ASPCA. Hey any other animal rights group. Are you planning on checking into the viability of confining live animals in what can only be described as a hell hole. Only artificial lighting glaring day and night. No original sunlight which every living creature (at least of the kind they will be exhibiting on the Ark) requires for susistance. Not to mention confined quarters 24/7 and on an on ad nauseum. This sounds like its going to redefine animal cruelty to me. And all for the prurient enjoyment of we humans who buy into these fairy tales. It’s insanity.

    Is anyone listening who is in a position to do something about this?

  9. Vince in WeHo says

    Is this “Rapture: The Movie”?

    Because it came out 18 years ago with a sexy Mimi Rogers who turns all Amy Grant after whoring it up lost its charm.

    If they’re talking about the real rapture, that ship sailed ten years ago at the turn of the century.

  10. mschicklet says

    Came here from Shakesville.

    Now, personally, I think it’s animal cruelty to leave all those poor, defenseless animals alone for 3 years. Someone call the Humane Society!!

  11. Grover Underwood says

    if the Ark Park generates tax revenue, then great then the tax breaks will be justified; most states need all the revenue they can get so maybe the Kentucky governor is looking at this as a way to separate fools from their money

  12. mikej says

    What a crock! “We are constructing a full-scale, all-wood ark . . . in accordance with sound established nautical engineering practices of the era,” wrote Ark Encounters, one of the groups behind the project.

    Considering the the “bible” is a mythical history of a nomadic DESERT tribe, I somehow don’t think the Israelites were, um, seafaring people.

    More stupidity from evangelicals. One almost wishes there would be a “rapture” just to get rid of this religious vermin.

  13. TANK says

    People have been predicting the end days since the invention of religion by people, a byproduct of evolved congitive traits…we are, in fact, born “believers,”–that’s what research has revealed…that it’s the default…we look for agency in patterns where there cleary isn’t, and contrive elaborate justifications to explain our experience without actual investigation. And it takes varying degrees of effort to master this default–making sense of the world in any way possible ceases to be useful when better explanations exist–and overcome this tendency, reaffirmed by a diseased society that embraces and subsidizes religious belief/faith and demnonizes rationality and its absence.

    But yeah, this is a very old marketing scheme. It does provide amusing results for the suggestible (otherwise known as mentally ill who believe this stuff), who sell off all of their property and do really extreme things based on their false beliefs.

  14. anon says

    Actually, an old testament theme park is not a bad idea as a tourist attraction. Disney, after all, makes a mint off their own take on a bunch of old German fairy tales. The Noah’s arc thing is a classic example of how the whole tribal religion motif goes off the rails when made worldwide or universal. A local flood, where the locals took the necessary precautions and saved their farms and crops would have been an excellent parable back in the day, but no, they had to make it huge. It’s my dad can beat up your dad all over again.

  15. Barry says

    If sometimes difficult it’s important to remember that The Rapture and all evangelical things associated with it is comedy. Remember that scene in one of the movies when the underpants of the righteous was all you could find remaining of those invisibly whisked away from their airplane seats in the middle of a flight? That’s when I knew. This new park will be a monument to Comedy and May 21, 2011 will be the day to start laughing.

  16. Agcons says

    Once upon a time I used to laugh at utter stupidity like end-times forecasts, complete with precise dates and perhaps even the time. The very notion of a “rapture” used to convulse me.

    After more than three decades of hearing this nonsense I’m just weary, and I can’t even ridicule these people any more.

  17. Fred says

    Daniel 12:
    8 And I heard, but I understood not: then said I, O my Lord, what shall be the end of these things?
    9 And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.
    10 Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.

  18. Talbot says

    Stamping Out Harold Camping

    I don’t care a fig for date-setters, especially those who predict when Christ will return. The current champion is 89-year-old, headline-grabbing Harold Camping of Family Radio fame.
    Is Second Coming date-setter Harold Camping worthy of death? He already has a zero batting average after his September 1994 prediction fizzle and, according to the Bible, is a false prophet.
    Nevertheless that California shaman, who should be ashamed, claims he’s found out that Christ’s return will be on May 21, 2011 even though Matt. 24:36 says that no one knows the “day” or “hour” of it!
    A Google article (“Obama Fulfilling the Bible”) points out that “Deut. 18:20-22 in the Old Testament requires the death penalty for false prophets.”
    The same article reveals that “Christians are commanded to ask God to send severe judgment on persons who commit and support the worst forms of evil (see I Cor. 5 and note ‘taken away’).”
    Theologically radioactive Harold Camping and his ga-ga groupies (with their billboards featuring “May 21, 2011″) should worry about being “stamped out” if many persons decide to follow the I Cor. 5 command.
    The above article concludes: “False prophets in the OT were stoned to death. Today they are just stoned!”
    PS – For many years Camping was not known as a pretrib rapture teacher. But now, for $ome my$teriou$ rea$on, he seeks support from those who believe in and teach an imminent, pretrib rapture which supposedly will occur SEVERAL YEARS BEFORE the traditional SECOND COMING to earth! For a behind-the-scenes, documented look at the 181-year-old pretrib rapture belief (which was never a part of any official theology or organized church before 1830!), Google “Pretrib Rapture Dishonesty,” “Pretrib Rapture Diehards” and “Pretrib Rapture – Hidden Facts.”

  19. Fred says

    Look around you, the whole world is in the toilet. Our time is different from all other times. No one one earth has the solutions for our problems. Man’s greed and sin has distroyed the world. Unless God intervens all is lost!
    Daniel 12:
    8 And I heard, but I understood not: then said I, O my Lord, what shall be the end of these things?
    9 And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.
    10 Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.

  20. Rev Fred says

    Today the unsaved have turned this world into a nightmare where our children are not even safe in the classroom. The desires of the ungodly have nearly wrecked this planet. Their greed has have left our financial organizations bankrupt. Their unwholesome was desires have turned TV and the arts into a toilet. Their crassness is applauded by the world while making a mockery of all that is good and Godly. The people are led by their own violence, lust and greed and sinfulness. Just see what is on television and learn what people desire. There is nothing wholesome or Godly left in their desires, that is why the end is near!

    God states in Genesis 6 the reason why mankind will be destroyed
    Genesis 6
    5 And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
    6 And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.
    7 And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.

  21. Rev Fred says

    if you begin with
    1 Thessalonians 5:
    4 But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.
    5 Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.
    6 Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.

    Then you realize that there are a group of believers that will know when christ is coming.
    And also a group that will not know , these are the people that he will come as a thief in the night. The night means that they are in darkness.

    Remember Camping is not selling anything on the radio to make money. Family radio was always free to the listerners.
    What has he to gain by sticking his neck out like this???
    If the end comes, he is off and if the end does not come he is off. He is doing this because he truly believes God is using him for this message. What does he have to gain? I don;t have the kind of courage he has. Just think what he is putting out there.
    I remember the professors in Seminary telling us that the Genelogies in the Bible are only important to trace the line of the prophets. They discounted the actually life spans. Think of it, It would take an engineer to learn the significance of the numbers so God could give us a warning of the actually end.
    Whether he is right of wrong we will know it in less than 4 months.
    But, you have to ask yourself, look at the state of the world. That is more scary than judgment day. What the heck is going yo happen to us if May 21, 2011 does not happen.

  22. Rev Fred says

    As a believer you have to realize that the unsaved have almost destroyed this planet already.
    Today the unsaved have turned this world into a nightmare where our children are not even safe in the classroom. Their desires have nearly wrecked this planet. Their greed has have left our financial organizations bankrupt. Their unwholesome was desires have turned TV and the arts into a toilet. Their crassness is applauded by the world while making a mockery of all that is good and Godly. The people are led by their own violence, lust and greed and sinfulness. Just see what is on television and learn what people desire. There is nothing wholesome or Godly left in their desires, that is why the end is near!
    Sooner or later one of these predictions has got to be right! You sound like you are saying that the world will never end! Look at the world today. How would you fix it?
    The world is in such a mess our only hope is God’s return. You who don’t want him to return, ask yourself: Who is going to help the world. The world is truly beyond any human help. No jobs, no money, no future. Governments around the world in unrest! Greed and violence and vice has already destroyed our world. Now our only salvation is the Lord’s intervention.
    I can’t see the situation in the world improving unless some miracle changes every degranged heart on the planet!!

  23. Rev Fred says

    Sorry spelling corrected

    As a believer you have to realize that

    the unsaved have almost destroyed this

    planet already.
    Today the unsaved have turned this

    world into a nightmare where our

    children are not even safe in the

    classroom. Their desires have nearly

    wrecked this planet. Their greed has

    have left our financial organizations

    bankrupt. Their unwholesome was

    desires have turned TV and the arts into

    a toilet. Their crassness is applauded by

    the world while making a mockery of all

    that is good and Godly. The people are

    led by their own violence, lust and greed

    and sinfulness. Just see what is on

    television and learn what people desire.

    There is nothing wholesome or Godly

    left in their desires, that is why the end

    is near!
    Sooner or later one of these predictions

    has got to be right! You sound like you

    are saying that the world will never end!

    Look at the world today. How would you

    fix it?
    The world is in such a mess our only

    hope is God’s return. You who don’t

    want him to return, ask yourself: Who is

    going to help the world. The world is

    truly beyond any human help. No jobs,

    no money, no future. Governments

    around the world in unrest! Greed and

    violence and vice has already destroyed

    our world. Now our only salvation is the

    Lord’s intervention.
    I can’t see the situation in the world

    improving unless some miracle changes

    every deranged heart on the planet!!

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