Friday, August 7, 2009

I Went to CreoZerg

I went to the Creation Museum to meet all the godless heathens today. If you have to go there I highly recommend bringing a few hundred atheists just to help maintain your sense of humor. Also get the group rate, I didn't and the ticket cost $23.27 including sales tax. No wonder they can afford animatronic dinos.

I met P. Z. Myers and Hemant Mehta and lots of very friendly less famous (at least to me) folks. I think everyone showed good restraint in their actions but some of their overheard conversations may have freaked out the Mennonite tourists. Further proof that god doesn't exist can be inferred by the lack of lightning bolts and tornadoes while we were there.

While it was fun to laugh at the pseudo-science and anachronisms, when I thought about how many people tour this place and think all this crap is valid information, it starts to make me a little sick to my stomach. The museum inside and out screams of money. Huge amounts of currency must have been poured into the place and all for the expressed goal of teaching people that their public school education is wrong. It's like going to Disneyland and being earnestly told that Cinderella is historical fact. Investing so much in fairy tales while public schools are having to cut their curricula and activities for lack of funds is obscene. I think such a financial investment in propaganda is even more immoral than the multitude of lies that fill the building.

6 comments:

Matthew said...

very scary indeed

MikeTheInfidel said...

Even more saddening is the hypocrisy involved. Christians love to gloat about how much they give to charity, but just imagine how much charity could've been given for what was wasted on this.

Stephanie Zvan said...

You haven't quite grasped how fully sad that it. There is no hypocrisy involved. To many evangelicals, funding something like this is charity.

The Empirical Infidel said...

Stephanie, that's what I was going to say. I just found out from the ABC News article http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/story?id=8280168&page=1 that the amount spent on the exhibits was $27million! and they really believe they are doing something good. How self-deluded can people get?

arensb said...

This just underscores the fact that atheism is not a religion. If it were, we'd find it a lot easier to raise money.

NeverTheTwain said...

Dan, I was wondering if you or S would go to this. I'm very jealous.