Answers in Genesis: Flocking Report

WE always like to know what’s going on at Answers in Genesis (AIG), one of the major sources of young-earth creationist wisdom. Therefore we were pleased to find this article at their website: Thousands Flock to Hear AIG Messages. They’re flocking!

It’s by Ken Ham himself (ol’ Hambo), and it starts with a striking photograph of the great man that fills most of our monitor. It’s an auspicious beginning. The article is what Hambo considers a progress report for AIG, but you, dear reader, might regard it as something else. Anyway, here are some excerpts, with bold added by us:

Well the atheist bloggers hate it — reacting with their usual anti-intellectual emotional, vile, hateful, and blasphemous language (our Google alerts should sometimes be rated R!) — but people are flocking to hear AiG messages. There is a tremendous hunger in our culture for the truth.

Even the anti-intellectual, atheist, blasphemous bloggers must admit the truth — ol’ Hambo has a powerful appeal to a load of flocking people. Let’s read on:

Just consider some of these statistics:

Okay. Here comes Hambo’s flocking market report:

Creation Museum: Between Friday last week and this morning, over 8,000 people came to the Creation Museum in just those few days! (Total number since opening just over three years ago is getting close to 1,090,000 — praise the Lord!)

What a flocking! Here’s more:

AiG Meetings: At AiG meetings in Oklahoma this past weekend — more than 6,000 people (including hundreds of children) came through the doors of the church for the various meetings AiG spoke at (and that doesn’t include all the other meetings this past weekend where other AiG speakers were participating).

They’re flocking in Oklahoma! Moving along:

AiG Websites: On average, nearly one million people per month are visiting the AiG websites — with some months over a million.

That’s even more traffic than we get at the Curmudgeon’s humble blog. Another excerpt:

VBS Program: This summer, It is estimated that 250,000 children will participate in AiG’s VBS programs being run by churches across the nation and around the world.

We never paid attention to that. It seems to be some program to start the kids flocking while they’re still young. See: Vacation Bible School. There’s lots more flocking news in the article. Hey, get this:

Recently a family visited the Creation Museum bringing their teenage son who wants to study to be a creation scientist speaker and researcher. We made sure we spent some time with this young man [*cough, cough*] and here is what he wrote to us:

From the young flocker’s letter:

Thank you so very much for making my trip to the Creation Museum unforgettable! It was a huge honor to meet all of you. You gave me some very important information so that I can further my career as a creationist. Answers in Genesis is an amazing organization, and with out it, most Christians (including myself) would be left in the darkness of evolutionary belief.

[…]

My visit was with out doubt one of the most awesome experiences in my life. Answers in Genesis is doing amazing things for God’s kingdom. Maybe one day, I can be a part of it! Thank you again for the amazing time!

That’s where we’ll end this little report — on the upbeat, some might say. Or as we say here at Curmudgeon headquarters: Aaaargh!!

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11 responses to “Answers in Genesis: Flocking Report

  1. NDaBoonies

    Inflockingcredible.

    It certainly sounds like a lot of flocking people.

  2. I can’t wait until this kid tries to find a real college that has a creation science program.

    On the other hand, if he gets set-up with the DI, then he’s set for life. Just a few speaking tours to churches, a book or two, and no actual work… hmmm…

  3. The creation museum is like a theme park for christians. Like other theme parks, I suspect soon there will be nearby competitors to target the same audiences. Maybe a water-park for homeopathy believers, a space oriented UFO park with scary roller-coasters and recreations of the roswell hanger, etc. With millions of gullible people flocking to the creation museum, there must be opportunities for some other clever entrpreneurs to cash in.

  4. Stigs mate says: “We’ve got one of these in the UK”

    I’m glad that our cousins aren’t being left out of the fun.

  5. Well, that’s one more flocking reason why a good portion of America is so science illiterate.

  6. “…I can further my career as a creationist.”
    His parents must be so proud.

    Well, as the shepherd said to his sheepdog, “Let’s get the flock out of here.”

  7. First the flocking, then the fleecing.

  8. Gabriel Hanna

    Geese flock, and sheep flock, and creationists flock.

  9. retiredsciguy

    Ed: ” Like other theme parks, I suspect soon there will be nearby competitors to target the same audiences.”

    I’m surprised he didn’t “create” his museum in Branson, Mo., or possibly Gatlinburg/Pidgeon Forge, Tenn. Perhaps it’s telling he chose a site near Big Bone Lick, Ky.

  10. plumberbob

    Fancy that.. I just used this item in the same appropriate context on another blog this morning:

    You know I never really noticed that before, the Bible is pretty much an informercial for sheep herding.”
    Bible college is where you learn to shear them.

    A shepherd cares for their sheep, but fundamentally there’s an asymmetry in the relationship. The sheep are taken care of, but they’re also shorn and eaten, all for the benefit of the shepherd. A shepherd may sympathize with his sheep, but he never once forgets who’s in charge, and he certainly never considers letting the sheep decide what they want.