On a secular humanist website, there is a review of the book Idiot America (which I referenced in a recent blog post). I would encourage you to read the entire blog item, but I also have pasted an excerpt below:
Those who oppose the Creation Museum, having by and large given up on trying to argue logically and scientifically against the information presented in its exhibits, are resorting more and more to a mocking, scoffing, and a ridiculing approach. It seems their philosophy is this: “If you throw enough mud, some will stick.” One of the ways these opponents have tried to belittle and ridicule the Creation Museum is by using a children’s item at the museum that is not an exhibit, and taking it out of context and trying to make an issue of something in a way that is childish and absurd. In the book Idiot America–which is now getting considerable press coverage—the author states in the “Introduction”:
The whole group then bustled into the lobby of the building, where they were greeted by the long neck of a huge, herbivorous dinosaur. The kids ran past it and around the corner, where stood another, smaller dinosaur. Which was wearing a saddle. It was an English saddle, hornless and battered. Apparently, this was a dinosaur that performed in dressage competitions and stakes races. Any dinosaur accustomed to the rigors of ranch work and herding other dinosaurs along the dusty trail almost certainly would have worn a sturdy western saddle. This, obviously, was very much a show dinosaur. The dinosaurs were the ﬁrst things you saw when you entered the Creation Museum, the dream child of an Australian named Ken Ham, who is the founder of Answers in Genesis, the worldwide organization for which the museum is meant to be the headquarters.
First of all, here are some photographs from the actual Creation Museum dinosaur exhibit—note that there are no dinosaurs with saddles.
Secondly, not as part of an exhibit, but as a fun thing for kids to do, we do have one sculpted dinosaur with a saddle (sculpted by Buddy Davis, and he also made the saddle) that is used for a fun activity for kids to climb on and have their photographs taken—no different to what you see in certain theme parks and other secular venues [see the previous blog post for photographs]. . . .
The dinosaur with the saddle is obviously just a fun part for kids—it has nothing to do with any of the teaching exhibits, and nothing to do with the first-class dinosaur exhibit and all the teaching signs.
When do you ever see these scoffers going to secular theme parks and other places and mocking them for similar fun things? What about all the fun dinosaur toys that are made by the secular world—dinosaurs “reading” books, dinosaurs doing all sorts of things. Apparently the secular world can do much, much more in regard to using dinosaurs for fun things for kids—but AiG can’t even use one dinosaur in a fun way! How absurd can you get?
By the way, this author was interviewed on Wisconsin Public Radio (WPR) network last week about his book. One of our supporters was listening and quickly alerted us, and we were able to get Dr. David Menton of our staff on the phone for a few minutes to talk to the man—who was quite rude as he interrupted Dr. Menton. The author kept asking about our museum and its Garden of Eden exhibit and pressed Dr. Menton about Adam’s ability to name “all” the animals in a 24-hour period. Well, Dr. Menton pointed out that Genesis 2 does not say that Adam was required to name all the animals (the Bible says that Adam gave names to cattle, birds, and to beasts of the field).Well in the recent review of this book on the humanist website that I mentioned at the beginning of this blog item, a review that certainly does not represent the truth concerning the Creation Museum, the reviewer states:
Pierce begins his challenge of America idiocy with a description of his visit to Ken Ham’s Creation Museum in Petersburg, Kentucky. Ham, founder of Answers in Genesis, is a serious contender, along with Rupert Murdock and Mel Gibson, for the title of Greatest Embarrassment to Australia Ever Exported. What Pierce found in Ham’s version of Cloud Cuckoo Land included a dinosaur wearing a saddle, a Triceratops small enough to fit on a 50,000 cubic meter Noah’s Ark without sinking it, and a statue of a naked Adam. . . . Anyone who needs to be told how idiotic such concepts are would not be reading this book (emphasis added).People like the author of Idiot America are God haters who do not tell the truth (for them, “truth” is relative anyway—the end justifies the means), and, so, they take every opportunity to shake their fist at God and mock Christians. They also mock our belief that dinosaurs and humans have co-existed.
We continue to see personal attacks rather than logical scientific arguments in regard to biblical creationism! But that is (sadly) to be expected from those who can’t argue logically; instead, they scoff—scoffers as Peter relates in 2 Peter 3 in the New Testament.
I will be interested to see who is voted the “greatest embarrassment to Australia ever exported”—and if it is me, then it goes to show what an embarrassment the creation message is to the secularists—because God’s Word is true and the secularists are willingly ignorant of the truth!
Finger, Hand, and EyeThanks for stopping by and thanks for praying,
(Exodus 31:18) And he gave unto Moses, when he had made an end of communing with him upon mount Sinai, two tables of testimony, tables of stone, written with the finger of God. (Psalm 22:16; Luke 22:20) They pierced my hands . . . my blood which is shed for you. (Psalm 32:8) I will instruct you and teach you in the way which thou shall go: I will guide thee with mine eye.
With the finger of the Lord Jesus Christ, He wrote the Law to point us to the Cross, and there with His hand He bled to save us; now with His eye He safely guides us.