Creation Museum near Cincinnati helps delusional parents teach bogus science to children (lots of dumbfounding pictures inside)
I'm surprised that I can't find any articles on this and I'm not much of a writer, but I thought I would share my thoughts on this subject.
I've always thought of creationism as something sort of sad and a little funny, something to be pitied, but not feared. For some reason some people take the bible as literal truth and believe that god created the world in six days just 6,000 years ago. I find this ridiculous, but if people want to ignore science and believe this, I can't stop them. Today I saw pictures from the new Creation Museum near Cincinnati. It is a $27 million project from a Creationist group called Answers in Genesis. When I looked at the pictures I couldn't believe what I was seeing. Not only are these people's beliefs more outlandish than I ever knew, they have actually put them in a museum setting and are presenting them as scientific fact. That's right, they say that modern science backs their claim that man and dinosaurs were created on the sixth day a mere 6,000 years ago and that they coexisted,
So, not only can delusional adults visit this place and look in wonder at exhibits showing scenes from Genesis, but they can take their children and say, "look Timmy, even scientists agree with this absolute rubbish I'm shoving down your throat!" And it doesn't stop with the dinosaurs. They claim that all fossils are ~4,000 years or younger, because they didn't exist until the great flood, and that the human idea that fossils are millions of years old is untrue. They claim that scorpions were not poisonous before Eve ate the fruit, because then all things were "very good." They make this point based on the fact that scorpions glow under black light and Adam and Eve didn't need a black light to tell that they were poisonous...
The point of this museum is supposed to be to spread the word of god and bring people to christ. I don't mind that Christians seem to believe their mission in life is to recruit as many people as they can to their cause, but I certainly don't agree with these methods. I believe that what they are doing here is irresponsible and dangerous. They are telling people bible stories, fitting them into the present day, and telling them everything is backed by science when it definitely IS NOT. When I googled the museum I found it's website and not much else. I found a few articles about protests, mostly planned by atheists, but some with Christians involved. Frankly, I don't understand why more Christians aren't speaking out about this. Do all Christians really believe in this nonsense? I don't think they do, and if I'm correct, these people are giving them a bad name.
You can view the pictures here:
"I'm glad I live in the GPS era. In a different century, I would've set off to visit the other side of the village and wandered off into the mountains and been eaten by a carnivorous plant. Or discovered the Americas."