WE herewith inform you of the depressing news from Answers in Genesis (AIG), one of the major sources of creationist wisdom. This article at their website boasts: Millionth Guest Visits Creation Museum.
This is, alas, the inevitable follow-up to what we posted in August of 2008: 500,000th Visitor at the Creation Museum. That post has background information and ticket prices. Their prices haven’t changed, as you can see here, at the museum’s “tickets” page.
Too lazy to click? Here you go then — an adult’s admission costs $21.95. It’s less for kids and seniors. Cheap, mind-numbing fun for the whole family!
Think about it. If they average, say, 20 bucks per head, the math isn’t very difficult — that’s $20 million at the gate. Plus more from the sale of books, tapes, and maybe dinosaur saddles too. The true founder of this museum was probably P. T. Barnum.
Okay, here are some excerpts from the AIG article, with bold added by us:
PETERSBURG, Ky., April 26, 2010 – Just over a month away from its third anniversary, the world-renowned, high-tech Creation Museum welcomed its one millionth guest this morning, once again exceeding annual attendance expectations for the third year in a row.
Yeah, “world-renowned.” It’s truly the mecca of the mindless. Let’s read on:
“We are excited to welcome our one millionth guest today, and we are grateful that God continues to bless this ministry with such strong attendance in a challenging economy,” museum and Answers in Genesis (AiG) President and Co-Founder Ken Ham said. “While we pause to recognize our one millionth visitor today, we want every museum guest to know that they are special to our ministry and are the reason we built this museum in the first place.
A very pretty speech. So who was the millionth visitor? Here it comes:
After receiving congratulations from Ken Ham, Mr. Joe Brown of Dayton, Ohio was presented with a gift basket including one night’s accommodation at the Radisson Riverfront in northern Kentucky, a $50 gift certificate at 360 (the revolving restaurant atop the hotel), a NKJV Thompson Chain Reference Bible, several DVDs and books, complimentary tickets to other attractions in the region, and a lifetime family museum membership. The prize package total value is over $2,000.
Joe Brown of Dayton is a lucky man! He can proudly brag about this accomplishment all the rest of his days.
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