Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Creation Museum

I'm still in Florence with Annie. We thought about driving down to Lexington to visit the horse park today, but it's raining, which would mean mud - not exactly wheel chair friendly.

Daniel spent a good deal of time trying to convince us to go to the Creation Museum which is not very far from here. My first response was,

"Why? They'll kick me out or my head will explode or both."

He thought that it would be amusing, I agreed that it might be, for about 5 minutes. Then it would be infuriating and I would want to leave. Not worth the $21.95 per person. Plus, as I told Daniel after he offered to subsidise our visit, I don't them to get any more money.

"But I want a t-shirt."

We attempted to placate him by perusing the website for half an hour, which provided light amusement. We even came up with the idea of a t-shirt for them: A stick figure with its hands over its ears with the words "LA LA LA LA" coming out of its mouth and the words "Prepare to Believe" underneath... Kate? Interested in designing it for us?

I had this idea that I was going to address some of their silly arguments here, but it's kind of like shooting fish in a barrel. I mean they are so blatantly (purposely?) misinformed that it's like refuting arguments made by a toddler.


Miss Bee said...

"Thus, if the Bible is right (and it is!), dinosaurs must have lived within the past thousands of years!"

Miss Bee said...

(Take that, Science!)

Silicate said...

I'm in.

Incident Alice said...

"No scientist was there to see the dinosaurs live through this supposed dinosaur age. In fact, there is no proof whatsoever that the world and its fossil layers are millions of years old. No scientist observed dinosaurs die. Scientists only find the bones in the here and now, and because many of them are evolutionists, they try to fit the story of the dinosaurs into their view."

And then:

"The Bible, God’s very special book (or collection of books, really), claims that each writer was supernaturally inspired to write exactly what the Creator of all things wanted him to write down for us so that we can know where we (and dinosaurs) came from, why we are here, and what our future will be. The first book in the Bible—Genesis—teaches us many things about how the universe and life came into existence. Genesis tells us that God created everything—the Earth, stars, sun, moon, plants, animals, and the first two people."

I don't get it. Leaving aside carbon dating, relative dating and all the other ways we have proved how old the earth is, no one was there to see God create the whole world either, but somehow these people have no problem believing that.