This is about a letter from a visitor to Ark Encounter — the creationist tourist attraction built by Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo), the ayatollah of Appalachia, the world’s holiest man who knows more about religion and science than everyone else.
The information is from Hambo’s blog at the website of Answers in Genesis (AIG), his creationist ministry. He just posted “It Was More Impactful than Seeing the Eiffel Tower . . . Notre Dame, the Statue of Liberty” Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:
We hear from people every day who’ve visited or are visiting our two world-class Christian themed attractions, the Ark Encounter and the Creation Museum. These people come from all over the world and leave raving reviews.
Yeah, “raving.” Then he says:
One person from Pennsylvania recently visited … . Here is the full review from JW of Pittsburg [sic], PA:
Before we copy the letter Hambo claims he received, we have to warn you: It’s difficult to believe that someone actually wrote such a letter, but hey — we find it difficult to believe that anyone would really visit ol’ Hambo’s ark, so what do we know? Here comes the letter:
I couldn’t stand not sharing this photo and this experience with you all. If you can make time to go visit the Ark Encounter, I would highly encourage you to do so! It was more beautiful and impactful than seeing the Eiffel Tower, the leaning tower of Pisa, Notre Dame, the Statue of Liberty, the Colossium and any other man made creation I have ever personally witnessed.
Think about that. We’re supposed to believe that there really is someone out there — who’s gotta be the ultimate drooler — who thinks Hambo’s ark is “more beautiful and impactful” than all those other things mentioned in the letter. And it’s not over yet. The letter continues:
The information inside was equally fascinating and dare I say, life changing. [Ooooooooooooh!] We approached the ark and [her husband] announced, “This is our Disney World.” He and I have talked about and dreamed about visiting the Ark for almost a decade (since we very first heard about plans to build it). And though I have seen pictures there was nothing like seeing it in person.
The letter doesn’t end there. Let’s read on:
We are so blessed to have been able to take this trip with our children. In a world that is flooded with misinformation and deception, it was so encouraging to learn more about Truth in science and History. [Aaaargh!!] One of my favorite parts was the comparison of the door of the Ark to Jesus. [Scripture quote.]
That’s the end of it. Then Hambo gives us yet another letter from another visitor, but that one doesn’t interest so we’ll leave him here. And now we ask you, dear reader. Were we wrong in saying that letter was written by the ultimate drooler?
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