A number of secular humanists in America and the UK reacted with anger and frustration yesterday (and the usual vile and emotional language we are accustomed to seeing in regard to Answers in Genesis and the Creation Museum).
Why? Well, on Sunday, the front page of the BBC website published an article about the Creation Museum. But why the anger? Because, the writer didn’t use vile language, didn’t seem to belittle the museum, didn’t emotionally attack (though no doubt it is written in a way that will prompt the British to mock anyway)—the author reported on the Creation Museum and who attends (though it is obvious from certain phrases, language, etc. that the author does not agree with the contents of the museum).
I won’t bother quoting from the secular humanists—It’s just the same old same old. As one of my friends said, they remind him of boys from his school days who would hide behind the woodshed and see who could swear the most!
The BBC article began:
While celebrations are on-going this year to mark Charles Darwin's bicentenary, there’s at least one place that won't be toasting his memory—a creationist museum in Kentucky, US.
There are tail-wagging animatronic dinosaurs, a special effects cinema, a planetarium and a petting zoo. As museums go, the Creation Museum in Petersburg is not short on attractions.
And it doesn't want for space either. Set in 49 acres of well-groomed grounds—that’s 35 more than London’s Natural History Museum—this is the biggest creationist museum in the United States.
Behind it all is a Christian ministry, Answers in Genesis, committed to spreading its belief that the universe was created by direct acts of God over six days, less than 10,000 years ago. The museum, which cost $27m (£17m) to build, opened two years ago. . . .
The Creation Museum is the uncompromising vision of Australian-born evangelical Ken Ham, who aims to “expose the bankruptcy of evolutionary ideas” and “enable Christians to defend their faith”.
The ministry he founded also distances itself from “intelligent design”, the theory that creatures exist of such complexity they could not have evolved as a result of natural selection. . . .You can read the entire article at:
And Britain has its own creationist museum, in Portsmouth, Hampshire. But its size and popularity is dwarfed by that of its Kentucky counterpart. The former claims 50,000 visitors in nine years, compared with the latter’s 700,000 in less than two.
So who goes to America's biggest and best attended creationist museum and why?
Another TiradeThere was also another tirade from secular humanists yesterday because the Washington Post, in its travel section, published an article on the Creation Museum—but because the reporter had written a rather carefully researched article for the travel section, secular humanists let out a tirade against this article also.
They are upset and angry because the writer didn’t mock and attack us, but actually wrote like a secular, objective reporter should. And the secular humanists are no doubt angry and frustrated, as they won’t be able to use their usual language in the way they attack us by leaving their normal type of comments on the Washington Post website, as the site has the following rules:
The article from the Washington Post begins:
At Creation Museum, Genesis Comes to Life . . .You can read the entire article (you may have to register with the paper to view it) at:
This year marks the bicentennial of the birth of Charles Darwin, whose theories of evolution are taught in schools and inform scientific thought worldwide. And it’s the second anniversary of the Creation Museum, a $35 million monument to a different theory: the one found in the Bible.
Curious minds who want to learn about Darwin’s discoveries can travel to the Galapagos Islands, one of his outdoor labs or his home outside London, where he researched and wrote “On the Origin of Species.”
Teachings on creationism can be found much closer, 20 miles south of Cincinnati, a location chosen because it was within a day’s drive of two-thirds of the U.S. population.
Built on a 49-acre parcel in rural Boone County, Ky., the low-slung, glass-and-concrete building contains about 70,000 square feet of exhibit space surrounded by seven acres of Bible-theme gardens and a petting zoo.
You Never KnowOne never knows who will visit the Creation Museum. For instance, last week we found out that a popular Cincinnati TV news personality enjoyed a visit to our beautiful grounds and wrote about it on her blog. Just goes to show that movers and shakers in the community are discovering the Creation Museum.
DevotionThis devotion is a reminder that these secular humanists referred to above are lost. They need the Lord—and we need to do what we can to take the gospel to them.
Come near to youThanks for stopping by and thanks for praying,
(Luke 10:11) Even the very dust of your city, which cleaves on us, we do wipe off against you: notwithstanding be you sure of this, that the kingdom of God is come near unto you.
We may be the only ones to bring Heaven close to the lost; we must speak to them of the Lord Jesus Christ of Heaven, Heaven’s sacrifice, salvation, redemption.