Wednesday, February 15, 2012

"Who Would Jesus Tax?"


I don't think the same dude that kicked the money changers out of the local temple would be happy to see how certain groups of American religious fundies are stealing money from the poor and schools and giving it to religious fantasy schemes, like the "Ark Encounter Amusement Park" being planned for Kentucky.

They've already taken in over 5 million from the hardest thumpers of the Bible, but need another $20 million donated, so it's not too late to buy your own 'Stairway to Heaven!'

Wonder if 'Ark Encounter' will charge extra to experience real life on a large raft filled with animals filling the ship with doo-doo? They could charge you extra for the privilege of shoveling shit overboard!!!

Or will they let you dress up and pretend you're 'Noah,'--or was it 'Lot' or both?-- get drunk on some wine and then have sex with your daughter(s)?

And will the restaurants server BBQ pork sandwiches?

One more question. Since the Old Testament forbids working on Sunday, saying that transgression is punishable by death, will the Ark Encounter be open on Sundays?
Yes. The Ark Encounter, like several other attractions nearby, will be designed for year-round operation, and it will be open every day except Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. While some attractions are outside, most experiences (the Ark, Babel, petting zoo, etc.) will be indoors.
Since their 'G-d' says working on Sundays is punishable by death, will Ark Encounters be executing those who do work on the Sabbath?

That should really make the local unemployment rate drop!
5 Right-Wing Governors Gutting Schools to Fund Prisons, Tax Breaks for the Rich...And a Bible Theme Park


Just to note that it's not just Republicans who cut education dollars and spend on ridiculous things instead—Kentucky governor Steve Beshear is a Democrat, albeit one who brags on his official Web site about “trimming the state workforce” and “reforming” child welfare. Yet his budget offered up a 6.4 percent cut to higher ed and a decrease in funds to K-12 students as well.

But that's not the best part. Travis Waldron at ThinkProgress explained that the governor did preserve a $43 million tax break for a “Bible-themed amusement park — which will include a 500-foot by 75-foot reproduction of Noah’s Ark,” as well as $11 million in spending on the highway interchange that will be near the park.

Waldron pointed out, “...lawmakers could jeopardize Kentucky’s substantial gains in K-12 education and ensure ballooning tuition rates at its colleges and universities, all while they preserve tax breaks for what critics have dubbed the “Ark Park.”

Proponents of the park, Beshear included, have claimed it will boost tourism and create jobs, but those assumptions are based on a report done by the park’s developers.
Who's behind this Bible Fantasy Park?
"Ark Encounters" is brought to you courtesy of "Answers in Genesis," the same fundies that constructed the Creation Museum in Petersburg, Kentucky, which has displays showing humans living peacefully alongside flesh-eating carnivores like the T-Rex.

AiG believes evolutionary theory "will inevitably lead to a magnification of the effects of sin," such as is the cause of social problems including abortion and racism. The organization has accused Hollywood of using "subtle tactics" to slip in "evolutionary content". Movies and television programs they have criticized for doing this include The Munsters, Lilo & Stitch, Bugs Bunny cartoons, Fantasia, and Finding Nemo.
"Bugs Bunny" cartoons are guilty of teaching evolution? How in the hell did they come to that conclusion?
In the spring of 2009, Answers in Genesis posted a billboard in Texas with a young boy aiming a gun towards the camera with the words "If God doesn't matter to him, do you?"
Who was aiming the gun, Elmer Fudd?
The Top 7 Bible-Themed Rides You Won’t Find at the Ark Encounter Amusement Park

Controversial to some, due to its proposed $43 million in tax breaks from the state of Kentucky, Ark Encounter may run into even more controversy as they create other Bible-themed rides for the non-ark portion of the park. Currently, their only other major ride in development—the way they plan to attract tourists away from Disneyworld and other parks—is The Ten Plagues of Egypt. You can almost hear the kids fighting in the back seats of cars across America:

“I want to see the plague of boils first!”

“No, I want to see the death of the firstborn first.”



  1. While I usually enjoy this blog and you offer some valid criticisms of this undertaking, it might be wiser to take the two seconds required to find out whether Noah or Lot was on the Ark (it was Noah). Just throwing that one out there the way you did looks more like the irrational, uninformed ranting of a lazy axe-grinder than you probably realize. Do you want to reach and influence people, or just vent your frustration? It is your choice and I do not pretend that a little venting is not, at times, healthy and useful. Still, how we say it is often as important, if not more important, than what we say. Like it or lump it, that is life. Thank you for your efforts :)

  2. Greg,

    Now, let's praise the greatest hee haw yahweh lord!

    Oh mine, me so excited! I'm gonna ride all the holy rides at the ark park! Spend all my money at the "save the last remnant of jews" booth!

    Gonna get down with lord...Yeeahaw!

    One more question. Since the Old Testament forbids working on Sunday, saying that transgression is punishable by death, will the Ark Encounter be open on Sundays?

    According to the jewish lawyers & kosher brigade, it must! :)

  3. it might be wiser to take the two seconds required to find out whether Noah or Lot was on the Ark (it was Noah)

    I did research that matter and depending on which version of the Christian Bible you read, it could of been Lot or Noah.

    BTW, how many versions of the Bible are there?

    And how can one religion have so many different interpretations of their most holy book?


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