Creation Museum Set To Open

It's down to the finishing touches for a controversial museum set to open in northern Kentucky on Memorial Day.

The Creation Museum presents a view of world history that disputes a lot of things you'd see at the Smithsonian or any other natural history museum.

Displays at the museum contend that the earth is just a few thousand years old and that dinosaurs and humans lived at the same time.

The museum was built by a group called "Answers In Genesis."

It cost 27 million dollars and every penny of it was donated.

Founders expect the controversial nature of the displays to attract a quarter million visitors a year.

Geologist Greg Neyman disputes the museum's claims on a website called "Answers In Creation." Protesters are expected on opening day.

The Creation Museum is located in Boone County, near the Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky Airport.

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  • by Terri Location: Troy on May 30, 2007 at 09:13 AM
    I have been greatly amused reading all of the comments. I especially find the "financial" comments entertaining. Did it ever occur to you that maybe 27 million people sent in $1 each? I doubt it, but do you know for sure? I could not help but want to know how much money these complaining individuals give to the starving people of the world themselves. Do they spend money on vacations, movies, expensive homes,and designer clothes? When Mary poured the very costly ointment on Jesus (John 12)the same question was asked. "Why was not this ointment sold for three hundred pence, and given to the poor? This he said, not that he cared for the poor; but because he was a thief, and held the bag, and bare what was put therein." It was Judas Iscariot who asked this. "Then said Jesus, Let her alone: against the day of my buying hath she kept this. For the poor always ye have with you; but me ye have not always." The true issue is not the money but the truth. Most who gave want to educate people with the truth and glorify their maker, Jesus Christ. Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
  • by Micah Location: Ohio MW on May 30, 2007 at 09:02 AM
    To Opponents of the Museum: People from across the country gave of their own money, time, resources, and prayers to support this place. Then people come along and try to shut the place down just because they don't agree with what is being said there. And the museum is even presenting both sides of the issue. Yet the people who are being criticised don't try to shut down all the secular museums for their promotion of only one hypothesis. Why should these opponents be the exception to the rule?
  • by Chris Location: Ca on May 28, 2007 at 09:52 AM
    Looks great. I was a non-believer and thought evolution was true. Then I examened the evidence and its really clear its not. Just look at the history of the resurrection of Christ. He really rose from the dead. Thus, death is a consequence for sin, and only humans sin. Therefore, there could not have been death before sin (and humans). The Bible is absolutely true.
  • by A Different Mike Location: Ohio on May 25, 2007 at 04:43 PM
    Mike in Ca: When you call something that is labeled a museum by it's creators a "funpark" how do you expect people to react to you. You have your opinions and others have their own opinion. What makes you think your opinion is correct and theirs isn't and vice versa? Nobody on this board is the most intelligent person in the world or we wouldn't be posting on here; we'd have a more important calling in life. Get over it people; opinions are just that and each person has their own. Some people believe in creationism and some don't; big deal.
  • by joe Location: monticello on May 25, 2007 at 10:13 AM
    we shall all see, someday. i'm betting on creation. "as for me and my house..."
  • by Mike Location: Ca on May 25, 2007 at 08:10 AM
    I think it's appalling that you "judge" me as angry. I am not. What I am is concerned that PUBLIC schools will take field trips to this funpark disguised as a museum and confuse those children. Monica you should know I went to a private Christian school and Methodist college. Yes you are allowed to believe what you want, but when you place that belief in a public arena and label it something it is not, then you should be prepared for contradictions in those views. If anyone's post sounds angry, it most certainly is yours. Hit by an anvil? Another religious zealot promoting violence. Kind of like those in the Middle East, Monica. You should call your pastor on that one.
  • by Monica Location: Lexington on May 25, 2007 at 04:13 AM
    Mike sounds like an angry person. I guess he's never been touched by an angel; more like hit by an anvil. Lighten up Mike, people are allowed to believe what they want and nobody is being forced to buy into the museum. It's there for those that want it.
  • by mike Location: ca on May 24, 2007 at 11:57 AM
    the sites i linked below will provide you with the history of our modern calendar. Just because you use the dates doesn't mean you buy the story. And the history of it is far older than the Catholic church itself. Also the Church for centuries said the Sun revolved around the Earth. Those who said otherwise were blasphemers. They got that wrong too, or didn't you know that? That was my point. Christmas has pagan roots. Easter has pagan roots. So do you buy into the Creation funpark?
  • by Joseph Location: Berea on May 24, 2007 at 09:53 AM
    So you are saying the Roman Catholic Church is responsible for the way we track our years? Must be a lot of believers in that stuff then Mike.
  • by Mike Location: Ca on May 24, 2007 at 08:19 AM
    I don't believe the garbage you posted. This will simply get kids failing grades in science class, and keep them out of college. Well all except Liberty U that is. Oh and the Roman Catholic Church adopted the years up till today 2007 from his BIRTH trog, not death. But since this is on the internet, you can continue using the death if you choose. Later tater.
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