Major Ark Coverage Continues, Including Down Under
We rejoice when the secular media cover AiG and the upcoming Ark Encounter theme park in a balanced way. That was the case today with a long segment about the life-size Ark that was broadcast on the popular TV program in Australia Sunday Night, which airs on the national TV network Channel 7.
The program featured some stunning drone images of the Ark under construction and the design studio where our world-class exhibits are being built. We gave this crew almost three days of unprecedented access to our facilities and extended gracious hospitality, and then held our breath.
Now, there were comments that made us cringe. For example, there was a statement by the producers that the Old Testament is supposedly my “rule book for life,” suggesting that the teachings of the New Testament and its gospel message are secondary. And by the way, twice we urged the crew to interview at least one of our PhD scientists, like geologist Dr. Andrew Snelling (an Aussie like me), to show how science confirms the Bible in Genesis, but they chose not to. And it would have been good for the producers to point out that hundreds of people who have been contracted to help us build the Ark did not have to sign our statement of faith.
But watch for yourself and be encouraged by the coverage and see some good video shots of the Ark. By the way, notice how Bill Nye “the Science Guy” comes across as condescending and snide as he shows his disdain for those of us who believe God’s Word beginning in Genesis—once again illustrating the struggle of the secular world to understand Christians.
Oh he understands you and your lot Ken, that's why he's condescending. What else could he be? You can have your beliefs you just don't demand any respect for being childish.
Quite likely they didn't interview your PhD partner in crime because they've heard the bullshit before.
once again illustrating the struggle of the secular world to understand Christians.
It's you, Ken, who don't understand Christians. Most mainstream Christians are not under obligation to treat Genesis like a literal science book. The Roman Catholic Church, which represents over half the Christians on the planet, doesn't treat Genesis as literal. Augustine of Hippo (aka St. Augustine) even wrote an essay (two, actually) back in the early 5th century warning against making Christians look stupid by taking literally things in Genesis that go against our common sense.
... hundreds of people who have been contracted to help us build the Ark
did not have to sign our statement of faith.
Not if you want this thing built. It has to be done by people who understand physics,
instead of relying on magic to hold together an enormous impossible structure.
Hence, even yours is not made of wood, nor would it float if it was.
Why don't you test the seaworthiness of your 'Ark', Hambone? Video shots of your craft on the water; it can only serve to prove how
Truthful your Bible really is.
...as you demonstrate it's versatility: the world's first ship-cum-
I'm sure Bill Nye would refer you to the
Rochambeau: the last wooden constructed ocean-going vessel in the mid-late 19th Century; it made only
one voyage, and was later scrapped.
Any shipwright with any knowledge of marine engineering history would tell you that no other craft of it's size has been built since.
You could always follow in the sea legs of Thor Heyerdahl, Kenny-boy.
You've got the ship, what's [/Kon-Tiki, Ra, Tigris]
If you're lucky,
Eterna may name one of their watch ranges after you. The 'Ham': Takes a whippin', and keeps on whinin'!
Not only do I want to see the ark built, I'd love to see it put out to sea. Then promptly sink. They'd teach everyone a lesson on the pitfalls of focusing on mythology rather than following the teachings of their own religion.
Love your fellow man, help those in need, and so on? Never! We need to build an ark instead!
...hundreds of people who have been contracted to help us build the Ark
But the OT ark was built by four people, Noah and his three sons (I'm assuming their wives didn't have a hand in it as apparently Moses didn't think they were worth name checking). Why didn't you follow the instructions in the book? Four guy using bronze age hand tools to build a seaworthy ark the size of yours out of timber, now that would be an impressive feat. No cheating using anachronistic steel, Ham's already done that and even so I've not seen him claim his folly would actually float.
That said, I did once hear a claim that as no-one knows what the 'Gopher wood' the Ark was supposedly made out of actually was it could have been fibreglass. Seriously. Now I think about it I suppose by 'Gopher wood' the Bible could have meant 'ABS steel'.
I watched the show last Sunday night. I saw lots and lots of people using power tools, mechanical cranes were in action, and, oh yes, there was a scene showing bolted steel fish plates holding two timber members together. Now I'm sure Porky would have those things removed wouldn't he? Nowhere in the bible does it say that Noah could smelt steel. Have to stay true to the bible don't we Porky.
@Titania. I feel dirty having to share the same nationality as this lying con artist.
I am sure that the effing ark, as a public building, will have a maximum capacity established by public safety officials. I bet the number won't be even half of the number of "kinds" ol' Noah was supposed to have crammed into his alleged version and this one is built with rebar and modern building techniques while not needing to be seaworthy.
Ham is just one of many Biblical Literalists who suggest Noah and his sons having helpers, although that's specifically not supported at all Scripturally.
It's also only since this project has Ham 'suggested' they may have made mechanical devices and had help, before this he stood firm on them four only being the builders. And like I've pointed out on many posts and about his vids Ham continually suggests "All timber framed" "All wood" vessel despite his own AIG vids revealing hidden metal beams within wood casings and massive metal A Frames in plain sight for now.
Ironically his main reason for building this shit is "to show people it can be done, to remove their doubts about it" by NOT doing that in any way. This 'boat' is just a fancified three story shed.
Jesus, tap dancing, butt-raping, fucking Christ, Kenny!
Nye won. You looked like a doofus then and still fucking do. You're never going to be smart enough to score against Bill Nye in a debate. Or in life. Get over it and move on.
Rochambeau had metal supports. It was still unseaworthy; it even had pumps.
That 'Ark' is a far
I refer you to those shipwrights with knowledge of marine engineering history, Hammy.
Question: Did the original 'Ark' have pumps to get rid of any water that leaked in?
Remember: if it's not specifically mentioned in your
literal & 'Truthful' Bible, then it never happened. No 'Interpretation' allowed.
Did Noah have access to modern power tools & cranes...?
I will point out 1 good point you made.
"there was a statement by the producers that the Old Testament is supposedly my “rule book for life,” suggesting that the teachings of the New Testament and its gospel message are secondary."
With how many fundies ignoring Jesus's commands, I cannot agree more with this statement.
Everything else in that paragraph, and the next, not so much. Why? I'll let the others tell you.
Ken, you can't hear me speak. But trust me, if I ever mention the ark I intend to be condescending and snide, every time.
"By the way, notice how Bill Nye “the Science Guy” comes across as condescending and snide as he shows his disdain for those of us who believe God’s Word beginning in Genesisonce again illustrating the struggle of the secular world to understand Christians."
Oh, Hambone. If only you understood what "irony" means. Or "hypocrisy". Or pretty much any word above a first grade reading level, really.
"once again illustrating the struggle of the secular world to understand Christians."
Understanding how 8 people fed 30 million animals for 400 days on one boat is quite a struggle, I have to agree.
"I did once hear a claim that as no-one knows what the 'Gopher wood' the Ark was supposedly made out of actually was it could have been fibreglass. Seriously. Now I think about it I suppose by 'Gopher wood' the Bible could have meant 'ABS steel'. "
So were we! You can find all of this, and more, on Fundies Say the Darndest Things!
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