As if the Creation Museum wasn’t bad enough, we now have the Ark Encounter, a $100 million monstrosity that spans a ridiculous 510 feet long, 85 feet wide, and 51 feet high.
The official site claims it to be “the worlds largest timber-frame structure”, and most people would probably be impressed by that, but when I look at it the first thing that comes to mind is all the trees that were cut down to build a theme park that glorifies the worst genocide the world has ever seen. That is, if you believe that the great flood actually happened.
I can only imagine how grossly excited many Christians were when they found out that Ken Ham was building a replica of Noah’s Ark, and that for only $40 per adult & $28 per kid, they would finally get to experience the thrill of the legendary boat supposedly built by a 500 year old guy who heard the “voice of god” tell him “Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.” Sounds very convincing… if you’re completely delusional or a vulnerable child.
The parks site claims to be “full of world-class exhibits designed to answer your questions about the biblical account of Noah’s Ark.” I really wish that were true because that $100 million could have eased a lot of suffering, but instead it was used to build a brainwashing facility that Christian parents across the country are flocking to.
It’s absolutely despicable, and in my opinion abuse, to deny children a genuine
education. To try to pass off biblical fairy tales as truth and fill their eager little minds with antiscience is horrible. Christian parents will actually pull their children out of school to visit this place in the hopes that they’ll unlearn the “Satanic lies” of evolution that they were taught in school. It’s crazy how ingrained these beliefs are, and it’s sickening the way people like Ken Ham lie to children for profit and people revere them for it.
I highly recommend reading the hilarious and depressing reviews for Ark Encounter here:
As for the story itself, there are so many things that just don’t add up. The Epic of Gilgamesh is an issue, because it was written at least 1000 years prior to Noah’s story and the two have an awful lot of similarities, one might even say the Christians made a few changes and claimed it as their own. We also have records showing that China, Babylon, Mesopotamia, and even Egypt were all flourishing during the time that Noah’s flood is said to have happened, so that totally destroys the claim that it was a global catastrophe. Plus, in 2006 Hawaii had a rain streak of 40 days which totaled 92 inches of rainfall, and yet somehow the whole world survived, even Hawaii. So I’m not buying that the entire world was destroyed by a rainstorm that lasted 40 days and 40 nights. It’s also odd that such a flood didn’t leave any geological evidence behind.
Even if we suspend our disbelief and say the flood really did happen, that asshole Noah only took 7 humans with him, which means thousands, if not millions would have drowned. After the rain stopped there would have been bloated dead bodies everywhere, the smell would have been horrendous. Not to mention heartbreaking, but I’m sure Noah didn’t mind seeing all the dead infants and children strewn about, I mean, he did make the conscious decision to leave them behind to die. Also, did they bury all these people or did god just beam them up like on Star Trek? If they buried them, how?
Now, since the flood has ended and the 8 of them are back on what would be mush, not dry land, there’s the issue of repopulating , with only 4 men and 4 women left on earth, there is going to be some serious inbreeding at some point, which would inevitably lead to birth defects. That’s assuming that all 4 men and women are even able to reproduce, because in reality, infertility is a problem for some.
Growing crops wouldn’t be possible either, not for quite a while anyway, the soil would be ruined. Not to mention that most of the earths vegetation would now be dead. A great many fish & other marine creatures would be dead as well, considering god just poured a shit ton of fresh water into the ocean. I feel like a lot of marine life would have been stranded on land too, since water supposedly covered everything.
It seems that no matter how many holes are poked in this story, or how much evidence the scientific community gathers, there will never be enough to make people like Ham shut the fuck up and accept reality.
As for the animal issue, everyone always focuses on how they all fit on the boat, but that is just one of many questions that have not been answered, or at least not adequately.
Below is my list of questions regarding the animals of the ark.
How is it that they just happened to come in pairs with just 1 male and 1 female?
How did the animals know where to go, and how did they get there? Because we all know that many species are only found in certain parts of the globe.
This gets even more confusing and ridiculous if they try to claim the animals were babies. Did the parents of these baby animals just drop them off at the ark?
There’s also the issue of habitats and food, many animals have specific habitat and dietary requirements. Each animals would have different dietary needs, and the needs of baby animals is even more specific.
Before the animals got on board, how is it that none of the carnivorous animals ate any of the smaller/weaker ones?
What if one of the animals in a pair was infertile?