This one isn’t a letter-to-the-editor; it’s actually a news story. We found it in the Port Stephens Examiner of Port Stephens, New South Wales, Australia — where there seems to be a lot of creationism.
The article is titled Ark van floats creation theory. We’ll give you a few excerpts, enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary, plus a bit of bold font added for emphasis:
AN ALTERNATIVE to the theory of evolution will be presented at the Gateway Family Presbyterian Church on Sunday. Intelligent design will be explored as Rod and Nancy Walsh bring their to-scale model of Noah’s Ark to the church for a special presentation.
Wow — Rod and Nancy have a genuine scale model of the Ark! Let’s read on:
The couple travel around Australia with their ‘Ark Van’ which they use as part of their presentation that aims to convince sceptics that Noah’s Ark was not ‘some fairytale bathtub boat’ by showing how so many animals were able to fit on board.
There’s a picture of Rod and Nancy in the article, with their van. It displays the address of this website: Creation Ministries International. Hey — among that outfit’s “featured events” is this important notice: Rod Walsh is coming! Touring Eastern USA from September 21 to October 16. Book now!. You don’t need to fly to the underside of the flat earth; Rod is coming to you.
But if you’re going to be in New South Wales this Sunday when the Ark Van arrives, you’ll want to know this:
The event, which gets under way from 7pm is free with the church’s pastor Robin Turner expecting 100 or more people to turn out.
The article gives the preacher’s phone number, but we’ll let you click over there to find it. Moving along:
“We believe Earth is 6000 years old not 4.36 billion and Noah’s Ark is crucial to that perspective,” Pastor Robin said.
They give one more quote from the preacher, which proves to us that the Ark Van is coming to the right place:
This explains how Noah’s Ark could accommodate enough animals to repopulate the Earth. Some people think it’s just a fairytale or a myth but the evidence shows that it’s not.
Okay, dear reader. You may have been skeptical about Noah’s Ark, but now you have no excuse. Rod and Nancy have the evidence, and they’re willing to bring it to you. After you see their scale model of Noah’s Ark, you’ll know The Truth!
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