This is a strange and tangled tale involving two well-known creationists. The first is Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo) — the ayatollah of Appalachia, the world’s holiest man who knows more about religion and science than everyone else. The second is Pat Robertson, described by Wikipedia as “an American media mogul, executive chairman, politician, televangelist and former Southern Baptist minister who advocates a conservative Christian fundamentalist ideology. He serves as chancellor and CEO of Regent University and chairman of the Christian Broadcasting Network.”
A few weeks ago we posted Pat Robertson Says the Earth Is Old. He said the idea of the universe being only 6,000 years old is “nonsense.” Ol’ Hambo was horrified, of course, but his blogging response was subdued. We wrote Hambo’s Response to Pat Robertson, but it wasn’t much of a response.
Obviously there’s been some behind-the-scenes diplomacy, because we were just informed by our clandestine operative in Kentucky — code named “Bluegrass” — of this amazing article at the Christian Broadcasting Network website (CBN), of which Robertson is chairman: ‘Seeing is Believing’: 10-Story Ark Encounter Attraction Replicates Noah’s Boat to the Last Detail. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:
Did you ever wonder if Noah’s Ark could really have been big enough to keep all those animals safe from the biblical flood? [Nope, not even for a second!] When you stand next to an actual accurate reproduction of the Ark, it may cause any doubts to fall away. More than a million people a year have flocked to central Kentucky’s Ark Encounter in Williamstown since it opened in 2016.
Ooooooooooooh! More than a million droolers a year! The CBN article says:
Patrick Kanewske, the attraction’s media and ministry relations director, chatted up the wonders of the Ark with CBN News and a number of guests as he guided us around and through the big, big boat. “People want to come see,” he said. “Well, what did the Ark really look like?’ or ‘How big was it?'” The exact length, width and height are what they see, Kanewske assured, saying, “It’s the biblical proportions. These are the dimensions from Genesis.”
Ooooooooooooh! It’s the exact size as described in the bible! How wonderful! After that glorious information, CBN tells us:
One amazing revelation — expert nautical engineers brought in to consult found as they studied God’s design for the Ark that it was absolute perfection. [Gasp!] “We all know that God’s the Great Designer. He’s the Great Engineer,” Kanewske said. “It’s the perfect dimensions for seaworthiness, weight distribution, smoothness of ride.”
Ooooooooooooh! Truly it’s a miracle!
The CBN article goes on and on. And on. If you want to read the rest of it, click over there and go right ahead. We’re quitting now, before we lose our mind completely and start driving to Kentucky to experience the ark for ourselves.
We’re pleased to see that Hambo and Robertson are buddies again. But what does Robertson think of the age of the Earth? Has he changed his mind? Maybe that will be disclosed one day. Or maybe not.
Addendum: Only a few days later, Robertson’s website has this: Visitors to Kentucky’s Creation Museum See Universe of Intelligent Design Made by God.
Copyright © 2019. The Sensuous Curmudgeon. All rights reserved.