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Atheists raise enough cash to mock idiotic Ark Encounter

Atheists raise enough cash to mock idiotic Ark Encounter

A $2,000 fundraising campaign to create billboards mocking the $101 million Ark Encounter theme park due to open in Kentucky this July raised $3,755 – in just one day!

According to this report, columnist and author Dan Arel, together with the Tri-State Freethinkers, launched the appeal for  to poke fun at the creationist park.

The group says on its Indiegogo page:

The park celebrates a biblical parable of genocide and incest. While they have a legal right to celebrate their mythology, we find it immoral and highly inappropriate as family entertainment.

The park, created by a group headed by lunatic creationist Ken Ham, will include a a 510-foot model of Noah’s Ark, as well as teaching exhibits based on the premise that the flood Noah and his family were escaping on the vessel separated the world’s continents.

The Freethinkers said:

They are portraying the story of Noah’s Ark as an actual historical event. This is scientifically not possible.

One of the rewards in the funding campaign includes a chance for donors contributing $500 to have their picture displayed on the billboard — depicting them as they “drown” under the Ark.

According to the Freethinkers, the first $2,000 raised will go toward setting up one small billboard on a state route for one month. For $6,000, they will erect six small billboards or a larger one along an interstate. And if they should raise $150 million, they said:

We will build our very own Genocide & Incest Park and ask for state tax incentives and we will not [discriminate] during hire.

This refers to the fact that Ark Encounter only wants faith-heads to work at the park.

Hat tip: Trevor Blake

12 responses to “Atheists raise enough cash to mock idiotic Ark Encounter”

  1. Broga says:

    Sometimes, the day just suddenly gets better. And reading this has had that effect on me.

  2. barriejohn says:

    Here is Ken’s promotional video for the Ark Encounter. You really couldn’t make up this shit. I just don’t understand why he would want to disable comments on his videos!

    https://youtu.be/iXFeOJOrfzs

  3. 1859 says:

    I tried your link barriejohn – O the soft, epic music in the background and Ham’s ‘oh-so-sincere’ voice – with the word ‘true’ appearing in almost every sentence. This is someone who has delusions and to give them some whiff of credence, sets about constructing his delusions in the real world, which then, in his eyes, clearly ‘proves’ everything in the bible. Despite his golden sincerity, Mr. Ham is an absolute fruitcake!

  4. Daniel says:

    Atheists and their desire for self-affirmation… It’s called insecurity!

  5. Brian Jordan says:

    While donations to the Freethinkers’ billboards are entirely voluntary, Kentucky residents are being forced to help fund Ham’s Folly through their taxes.
    http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=ab705af8-af17-4177-8827-5a518320e84d

  6. L.Long says:

    They are just advertising for the ArkPark! They are assuming that people take the time to read these things. Why are the pictures so much larger and brighter than the writing!!!!
    About the only thing I read is the pix of the ark =ARK and the large PARK, so the sign says ARK PARK ahead.

  7. Peter Sykes says:

    “An ant eater in Noah’s Ark Complaints Department: “You only brought two ants!” – AMB

  8. Trevor Blake says:

    The finest resource on Noah’s ark currently available…

    http://www.talkorigins.org/faqs/faq-noahs-ark.html

  9. barriejohn says:

    If you were wondering what kind of people would want to visit a reconstruction of “Noah’s Ark”, take a look at this:

    http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2016/03/18/texas-man-claims-to-find-fossil-from-noahs-flood-have-i-mentioned-hes-from-texas/

    The comments are hilarious, as is the cartoon. Personally, I’m lost for words again!

    I found some rocks in my pants and they are from the garden of eden. It doesn’t get any better than this !!