Monday, March 26, 2007
Some days leave me speechless
Some days I'm convinced I live in a loony bin. Has the whole world gone crazy?

Exhibit A

Front page of the Lexington Herald-Leader today:

Tyrannosaurus rex was a strict vegetarian, and lived with Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden...

Exhibits showing all this and more will be at the Creation Museum, a $27 million religious showcase nearing completion in Northern Kentucky....

The museum is based on a literal interpretation of the Bible: The world was created in six, 24-hour days, some time between 6,000 and 10,000 years ago. Humans appeared on Day 6, and they didn't evolve from anything....

There also will be an exhibit suggesting that belief in evolution is the root of most of modern society's evils. It shows models of children leaving a church where the minister believes in evolution. Soon the girl is on the phone to Planned Parenthood, while the boy cruises the Internet for pornography sites.
I don't know what "literal interpretation" of the Bible their reading. I've seen a lot of bibles in my day and I have yet to see one with dinosaurs. Were my Sunday school teachers hiding that from me all this time, too?

Exhibit B

I'm driving down a certain street in Lexington today that feels like an endless row of church buildings. If you throw a rock down the street there's no way you can't miss one. And the signs for one of these congregations reads the following:


I don't make this stuff up.

posted by Peter at 10:50 PM
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