Noah’s Giant Boat

What makes Kentucky such a hotbed for religious theme parks and otherwise unscientific entertainment spectacles? First there was the infamous Creation Museum in Petersburg and now the forthcoming Ark Encounter theme park in nearby Williamstown.

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A life-size recreation of the mythical Noah’s Ark

Lindsay Tucker has written about the Ark Encounter in Newsweek Magazine, including a very interesting interview with Ken Ham representing the Young Earth Creationists. Here is the introduction to that piece:

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Professor Irwin Corey Explains Evolution

Sorry. Irwin Corey is now 100 years old and opted for a nap rather than appear on this site. But even though this is not a post about the world’s foremost authority, I found this interesting video on YouTube … presenting Professor Irwin Corey on his 100th birthday:

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Demons In the Salvation Army

I noticed a small article from Katie McDonough at Salon which captures the unfortunate presence of idiocy in this country. Robert Reich is correct: America is winning the race to the bottom.

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Shirt $1, Hat $2, Demons N/C

A concerned viewer wrote to Pat Robertson for advice on demons and thrift stores:

“I buy a lot of clothes and other items at Goodwill and other secondhand shops. Recently my mom told me that I need to pray over the items, bind familiar spirits, and bless the items before I bring them into the house. Is my mother correct? Can demons attach themselves to material items?”

Robertson’s answer?

 ”Can demonic spirits attach themselves to inanimate objects? The answer is yes. But I don’t think every sweater you get from Goodwill has demons in it. In a sense your mother is just being super cautious, so hey — it isn’t gonna hurt you any to rebuke any spirits that might attach themselves to those clothes.”

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