This one is really funny. It’s at the website of the creation scientists at Ken Ham’s Answers in Genesis (AIG) — described in the Cast of Characters section of our Intro page.
Their article is A Review of the “Dinosaurs: When Giants Ruled” Exhibit at Ripley’s Aquarium in Myrtle Beach. It’s about an AIG staffer’s visit to Ripley’s Aquarium, which describes itself as “South Carolina’s most visited attraction.”
We always imagine how bone-shakingly hysterical it must be for a knowledgeable person to visit Ken Ham’s Creation Museum. Well, now we’ve got the flip side — one of ol’ Hambo’s people reports on his visit to a reality museum. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us:
While I truly enjoyed viewing some of God’s marvelous underwater creatures, I really wanted to see the dinosaur exhibit. I have always been fascinated by these magnificent beasts, but I was also curious to see the amount of evolutionary teaching permeating the exhibit.
Good attitude! Here’s what he saw:
Of course, it didn’t take long to see children being indoctrinated with evolutionary teaching. It’s heartbreaking to see how evolutionists use God’s amazing creation to proselytize a generation of young people into a worldview that rejects the Creator. A sign at the entrance of the dinosaur exhibit immediately broaches the topic by claiming, “For 120 million years some of the largest, most incredible animals ever to inhabit the earth made the ground shake with every thundering footstep.”
Heartbreaking indeed! Let’s read on:
In direct contradiction to earth’s true history as described in the Bible, the prominently displayed evolutionary timeline ran from the Cambrian Period to the present. According to this chart, dinosaurs lived from 248–65 million years ago. There was no explanation of how this idea of millions of years arose in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.
How disgusting and blasphemous! We continue:
These millions of years were hatched by a group of men who despised God and sought to explain our existence without appealing to Him or admitting the truth of His Word. Instead, Ripley’s dinosaur exhibit just presents these vast ages as fact.
There oughta be a law against museums like that! In creationists’ fantasy society, there would be. Here’s more:
Since most museums promote their beliefs about the unobservable and untestable past as though they were proven scientific facts, I was surprised to find a sign discussing “Fact vs. Theory.” The sign read, “Paleontologists study rock formations and fossil remains looking for clues that will reveal what actually led to the extinction. Their conclusions (theories) are only educated guesses. As more facts are unearthed — existing theories evolve or are discarded.”
What’s wrong with that? AIG’s creation informs us:
Unfortunately, this cautionary caveat seemed to only apply to the many suggested reasons for dinosaur extinction, which included the meteorite strike, ecological competition, volcanic disaster, an ice age, and disease theories. If the exhibit had applied this distinction between “fact” and “theory” to the rest of the conjectures in the display, then they would not have promoted the ideas in the accompanying table as factual.
You can visit AIG’s article to see their table, which contrasts Genesis with what science has to say. Moving along:
Actually, it would be more accurate to use the term “belief” instead of “theory” when referring to man’s ideas about the untestable past.
That’s an old creationist claim, and AIG endlessly repeats it. According to them, the only way to know the past is to read the bible. We discussed all that in The Curmudgeon’s Guide to Creation Science, so we won’t repeat ourselves here. Another excerpt:
Some may choose to avoid spending money at attractions that contain a great deal of evolutionary content, knowing that some of their funds may be used to advance the evolutionary agenda.
Spend your money at Hambo’s museum instead. It’ll go for a much better cause. This is from the article’s conclusion:
Evolutionary museums, zoos, and aquariums teach or imply that people are nothing but star dust that just happened to come into being through billions of years of blind, random processes. The sometimes unspoken but unmistakable message is that we are all living out a purposeless and meaningless existence on an insignificant pale blue dot of a planet.
How horrible! One last excerpt:
The Creation Museum counters these vicious lies and stands as a witness to the truth and authority of God’s Word. Parents can have confidence when they bring their children to see our world-class exhibits, knowing they will be taught the true history of mankind, dinosaurs, and our world.
The choice is clear. It’s either Hambo’s museum or an eternity in the Lake of Fire. It’s up to you, dear reader.
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