Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Reason No. 68 Not To Go Near Cincinnati

Last week, the Creation museum opened 20 miles southwest of Cincinnati. The museum takes a very literal interpretation of the Bible. They believe that the Earth is only 6,000 years old and there were dinosaurs on Noah’s Ark. Do you think the T. Rex rode in coach? Apparently, this belief is not outside the line of thinking for most Americans. Incredibly, polls say almost half believe that the Earth is thousands of years old rather the 4.5 billion years scientists claim. For the record, three Republican presidential candidates -- Ark. Gov. Mike Huckabee, Sen. Sam Brownback (Kan.) and Rep. Tom Tancredo (Colo.) -- say they don't believe in evolution.

Eighty-three percent of Americans believe that the Bible is the true word of God. Strangely though, most Americans do not actually know what it is in it. A recent survey by a Christian organization showed most Christians do not know who preached the Sermon on the Mount. This I do believe. My wife recently overheard a conversation where one woman told her friend why she stopped going to the church they both formerly attended. “Pastor X started preaching against the teachings of Jesus”. Now, did this Pastor preach against the meek, the peacemakers or even the cheesemakers? No, his son became a homosexual and he started preaching tolerance. I must have missed Jesus' speech against that.

Anyway, the creation museum is open and it’s less than a two hour drive from Indianapolis should you want to go. Personally, I have no desire. There is only one reason to go to Cincinnati— Skyline Chili, and luckily, we have a few restaurants here.

On topic, enjoy this video “Creation Science 101” by Roy Zimmerman.

11 Comments:

Blogger Butchieboy said...

SKYLIIIIINE!

May 29, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well it is actually in Northern Kentucky. But that being said is the 20 dollar admission worth seeing dinosaurs roam the Earth with humans?

--The Kid

May 29, 2007  
Blogger torporindy said...

Yeah, but No. Ky is suburban Cincinnati. It's only 20 minutes away.

May 29, 2007  
Anonymous mike said...

I've gotta admit that I'm strangely drawn to visit the museum just to see how hokey it all is.

I wonder if they have some sort of Non-Believer/Gay Identification system in place?

May 30, 2007  
Blogger Jim said...

Didn't Noah send a pterodactyl out to look for dry land?

May 30, 2007  
Blogger tommyspoon said...

Don't fall for the "tourist" chili that Skyline dolls out. Check out The Chili Company next time you're in Cincy. Much greasier, much better!

As for the Creation "museum", well, let those fools have their fun. When their kids come home with failing grades, they'll only have themselves to blame.

May 30, 2007  
Blogger Jason266 said...

Well, Kings Island and Great American Ballpark are two other reasons to visit Cincy. If I let narrow minded church thinking stop me from going to certain cities, well, I wouldn't live in Indy.

Mmmm, Skyline.

May 30, 2007  
Blogger lemming said...

Skiline chili? Yuck.

On late night/ early morning NPR I heard an interview with the founder (BB? NPR?) he is nothing if not confident in his beliefs.

May 31, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

will someone please acknowledge that I proposed the Detroit rehab? Half of the 7,000 Iraqi refugees the US is allowing entrance are reported to be settled by September in the Detroit area. Ok so for good bad or ugly this was totally my idea....stupid Bush steeling my thunder.

June 01, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this has been the talk of my work lately. we are debating forming a fake christian youth group, airbrushing t-shirts, and going to the museum to see what conversations we get into by trying to be "more christian" than everybody else.

-spitz

June 01, 2007  
Anonymous Kurt M. Weber said...

The problem with Christianity is that it buys into the false notion that altruism is a virtue.

But, as the eminent 20th-century Russian-American philosopher Ayn Rand demonstrated, it is not.

June 02, 2007  

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