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PETERSBURG - Ken Ham wants to save your soul.


He's so bent on that mission that he has spent 11 years in Northern Kentucky creating a museum to answer one of the most debated questions of our time:


When and how did life begin?


Soon, visitors to Ham's still-unfinished Creation Museum will experience his view: that God created the world in six, 24-hour days on a planet just 6,000 years old. This literal interpretation of the Bible runs counter to accepted scientific theory, which says Earth and its life forms evolved over billions of years.


Undaunted by considerable opponents, Ham's Answers in Genesis ministry is building a $25 million monument to creationism. The largest museum of its kind in the world, it hopes to draw 600,000 people from the Midwest and beyond in its first year.


"When that museum is finished, it's going to be Cincinnati's No. 1 tourist attraction," says the Rev. Jerry Falwell, nationally known Baptist evangelist and chancellor of Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va.


"It's going to be a mini-Disney World."


Ham sees the museum as a way of reaching more people - along with the Answers in Genesis Web site, which claims to get 10 million page views per month, and his "Answers ... with Ken Ham" radio show, carried by more than 725 stations worldwide. That's in addition to his talks around the country, the sales of books and DVD's, newsletters e-mailed to 120,000 people and Creation magazine, which has 25,000 U.S. subscribers.


"People will get saved here," Ham says of the museum. "It's going to fire people up. If nothing else, it's going to get them to question their own position of what they believe."


Primed to fight


He walks briskly through the privately funded museum, pausing at a life-size model of a 40-foot-long, 14-foot-tall Tyrannosaurus rex.


Ham, 53, appears far less ferocious - there's a resemblance to Abraham Lincoln - but he is primed to fight, too.


"It's a foundational battle," he says, his Australian accent unmistakeable. "You've got to get people believing the right history - and believing that you can trust the Bible."


Ham's views of history and science are based on a literal reading of Genesis, the first book of the Old Testament. Among other things, he believes that:


Earth is about 6,000 years old, a figure arrived at by tracing the biblical genealogies, and not 4.5 billion years, as mainstream scientists say.


The Grand Canyon was formed not by erosion over millions of years, but by floodwaters in a matter of days or weeks.


Dinosaurs and man once co-existed, and dozens of the creatures - including T-rex...


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Are we going to get into this damn argument again. Religious issues are a matter of faith, you cant convince a religious person of the alternative


Having faith is great (no sarcasm) and helpful to many people, but the debate is moving from beyond the personal to American society as a whole. HAve no doubt that articles like the one in bradcore's previous post and this museum are merely salvos in a war to eradicate evolution and replace it with psuedo-Christianity aka intelligent design. And this battle is a smaller piece to an even bigger war pitting religious people, deluded by DobsonCO, that the world will come to an end in their lifetimes, the UN is the devil, Democrats are the devil, science and the media are the devil, etc, etc. It's almost as simple as that, for the followers. The manipulators know exactky what they are doing and probably don't believe half of what they say.

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So the ice age didnt happen? Carbon 14 dating of artifacts, fossils, and bones found are false?


Do they believe this stuff too:


Taken literally, the Bible says the earth is flat and setting on pillars and cannot move (1 Chr 16:30, Ps 93:1, Ps 96:10, 1 Sam 2:8, Job 9:6). It says that great sea monsters are set to guard the edge of the sea (Job 41, Ps 104:26) According to the Bible, the sun moves around the earth, not the other way around (Josh 10:12-13). We all recall from history, the fate of Galileo and Copernicus for their blasphemous claims that the earth is round and that the earth goes round the sun.




People who interpret the Bible literally and no different from those who interpret the Koran literally and wage terror because of it.

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Dinosaurs and man once co-existed,

Wow - you learn something every day. I assume 'The Gospel According to Hanna-Barbera' was edited out of the bible early on... :plain

If it wasn't for the fact I'd be making money for these fruitcakes, I'd be tempted to go to this place just for the comedy-value.

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it's a free country, the guy can make a museum of whatever he wants...


but for real, how nuts is this guy? at least in the 1800s, creationists could say that the fossils were all placed there by the devil, especially as God would never allow one of His species to become extinct. not an argument i'd buy but at least it's consistent with creationism. but this guy is saying that all those prehistoric species existed, lived, and then became extinct in a period of 6000 years?


and regardless what people think of evolution and the origin of life, the carbon-dating evidence for the earth being several billion years old is conclusive.

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As a Christian person this disgusts me. I'm so tired of some on The Agnostic and Christian side constantly push their beliefs down the opposite's throats like it actually is going to do them good. Neither side has a single piece of evidence that is going to rock the other, and it's constantly a war.


Most on both sides are good people who have no interest in pushing their beliefs, yet the most vocal, negative SOB's on each side always get to repersent a broad seas of people. I watch a show like Penn and Teller's BS try to completely rip Christian people as the most vile people on earth and then see an ignorant SOB like Falwell and to not rule out my own catholics Daugherty(I probably mispelled it but this guy is usually the mouthpiece for catholics.). It's mindboggling that people can't simply be secure enough in their own belief to carry out their own lives not worrying about what their co-worker chooses to believe.


Long story short, Your belief, Your life, and being that it's your right I am not the one to choose for you. You have to decide what you want to do what your life and not let a wacko museum or someone pushing every scientific study down your throat choose for you.


Sorry for that rant.

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