Today’s second letter-to-the-editor appears in the Herald-News of Joliet, Illinois. It’s titled Ark Encounter well worth a visit, and it’s the second letter at that link. The newspaper doesn’t have a comments section.
Because the writer isn’t a politician, preacher, or other public figure, we won’t embarrass or promote him by using his full name. His first name is Ray. Excerpts from his letter will be enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary, some bold font for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]. Here we go!
Hats off to Mark Looy [the co-founder of Answers in Genesis] and the article he wrote about the Creation Museum, the Ark Encounter and Ken Ham.
We don’t know what article Ray is talking about, but it doesn’t matter. He says:
My wife and I took a trip to see the ark in southern Kentucky [Southern Kentucky? Hee hee!] and had the opportunity to listen to Ham, and it was inspiring as was the ark itself. [Ooooooooooooh! Inspiring!]
Who wouldn’t be inspired? Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo) is the ayatollah of Appalachia, the world’s holiest man who knows more about religion and science than everyone else. Ray says:
If you take a trip down there you will not be disappointed. And if you have an opportunity to hear Ham speak, you will be inspired, not only with his discussion of the building of the ark but his talk about creation.
Ray was so fortunate to hear Ham speak. After that he tells us:
One thing he said that sticks with me was his discussion of the origin of men and women (Adam and Eve) the origins of the creatures of the Earth. His knowledge of the Bible is phenomenal, especially of Genesis. [Ooooooooooooh!] He commented on the ongoing differences between the people of the Earth as why we differentiate blacks, whites, reds and yellows. His lecture on the origin of men, women and the creatures of the Earth was inspiring.
Even more inspiration! Ray continues:
Equally inspiring [Inspiring!] were the singers he had on stage. They had us clapping and raising our arm’s and stamping our feet.
Wowie! If you want some of that good ol’ fashioned, down-home, foot-stompin’, hand-clappin’, psalm-singin’, floor-rollin’, rafter-shakin’, old-time creationism, Hambo’s creationist empire may be just what you’re looking for. Let’s read on:
Later they brought out a grand piano and had Ham demonstrated his musical talent.
We already knew about ol’ Hambo’s amazing spiritual and scientific accomplishments, but we didn’t know that he also had musical talent. He never ceases to amaze. Here’s another excerpt:
As you can see, my wife and I truly enjoyed ourselves. So, if you are looking for a short vacation, visit the Creation Museum and the ark. And while you are in the area, take a short ride down a little ways and visit the Kentucky Country Music Museum.
Great suggestion! Ray ends his letter on a strange note:
One last thing, be sure to bring your checkbook and or credit cards.
That’s good advice for any vacation. But why would he go out of his way to mention it in a letter about ol’ Hambo’s ministry?
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