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...Ironically enough, I am planning a trip to Kentucky later this year, but I don't think we'll put the Answers in Genesis Museum on the agend

...Ironically enough, I am planning a trip to Kentucky later this year, but I don't think we'll put the Answers in Genesis Museum on the agenda...I prefer my children to get facts in their education.

genesis.jpg Yahoo: (h/t JR)

Museum Founder Ken Ham anticipates 250,000 visitors the first year. And all to see exhibits as described in the NYTimes: (reg. req'd.)

The heart of the museum is a series of catastrophes. The main one is the fall, with Adam and Eve eating of the tree of knowledge; after that tableau the viewer descends from the brightness of Eden into genuinely creepy cement hallways of urban slums. Photographs show the pain of war, childbirth, death - the wages of primal sin. Then come the biblical accounts of the fallen world, leading up to Noah's ark and the flood, the source of all significant geological phenomena.

The other catastrophe, in the museum's view, is of more recent vintage: the abandonment of the Bible by church figures who began to treat the story of creation as if it were merely metaphorical, and by Enlightenment philosophers, who chipped away at biblical authority. The ministry believes this is a slippery slope.

Start accepting evolution or an ancient Earth, and the result is like the giant wrecking ball, labeled "Millions of Years," that is shown smashing the ground at the foundation of a church, the cracks reaching across the gallery to a model of a home in which videos demonstrate the imminence of moral dissolution. A teenager is shown sitting at a computer; he is, we are told, looking at pornography. Slide show here


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