The Ark – Nov 2017

You can’t make this stuff up. Typically, I am not at a loss for words, but in this case – I don’t even know where to begin.

IMG_1596-1.jpg

Recently someone mentioned to me a potential stop along my way up to Ohio – a place called the Ark Encounter. Not knowing anything about it, I decided to check it out.

4M9A6721-1.jpg

It turns out the Ark Encounter is a Christian theme park designed to teach creationism (all applicants for jobs there must sign a statement of faith and disavow homosexuality, amongst other items). No gays, Jews, Muslims, Protestants or Atheists need apply.

The replica of Noah’s ark was built at a cost of $102 million by a man who believes evolution is wrong (and is leading to our moral decay), believes the universe is 6,000 years old, and defies climate change. The ark was built through donations, junk bonds and tax rebates.

IMG_1640-1.jpg

IMG_1696-1.jpg

I will say that this ark is built with great craftsmanship and was clearly the result of a life’s work in its detail. The thing is huge – about seven stories high and is the length of almost two football fields.

IMG_1694-1.jpg

IMG_1688-1.jpg

IMG_1678-1.jpg

IMG_1663-1.jpg

Greenhouse

IMG_1609-1.jpg

IMG_1610-1.jpg

Cages for animals

IMG_1611-1.jpg

Vessels for water

IMG_1615-1.jpg

IMG_1617-1.jpg

Sacks for grain

IMG_1623-1.jpg

IMG_1624-1.jpg

IMG_1630-1.jpg

IMG_1650-1.jpg

Well, I’ll give you this – it is different. If you are interested in creationism, this might be a worthwhile stop. Otherwise, save your $50 (roughly $40 entrance and $10 parking) and do something worthwhile.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s