Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Is Ken Hamm Blaming Atheists for Ark Financials?

I haven't been to Ken Ham's Ark Experience in Kentucky.  From what I read, I think it sounds pretty cool.

I have no idea if the Ark Experience is going as planned or is more, or less, successful than planned.

I ran across this article today on  Google News today and it appears to be saying that the Ark isn't doing as well as planned and that Ham is pointing his finger at atheists for potentially scaring business away.

Sad monkey: A bitter Ken Ham blames atheists and the secular media for the perceived financial failure of his Ark Park.

In a recent blog post to his Answers in Genesis website, leading creationist Ken Ham laments the supposed power of atheists and the “secularist media,” complaining that they are damaging the reputation of his Ark Encounter, and the economy of the surrounding local businesses, writing:
Recently, a number of articles in the mainstream media, on blogs, and on well-known secularist group websites have attempted to spread propaganda to brainwash the public into thinking our Ark Encounter attraction is a dismal failure.

Sadly, they (atheists and the secular media) are influencing business investors and others in such a negative way that they may prevent Grant County, Kentucky, from achieving the economic recovery that its officials and residents have been seeking.

In other words, Ken Ham blames atheists for his trouble. Ham is refusing to take responsibility for his own failure, and refusing to take responsibility for his broken promises to the citizens and business community of Grant County, Kentucky.

Ham is desperate to counter the narrative that his Ark Encounter and Creation Museum are not delivering on the promises he made. He is particularly upset with a recent article from The Lexington Herald Leader that explores Ham’s failure to deliver on financial promises made to community members and local businesses.

Commenting on the agreements the Ark Encounter made with the county and city, and the broken promises made by Ham and his people after being given extremely generous tax breaks, Grant County Judge-Executive Steve Wood opined:

It’s a really bad deal for taxpayers. It was a shock for me because I didn’t really know all the details. Maybe I should have.

According to The Lexington Herald Leader report, Wood is not alone in his disappointment with Ken Ham and his Ark Park boondoggle. Williamstown Mayor Rick Skinner complains about Ham’s broken promises, noting:

There hasn’t been any commercial development here.

However, ignoring the criticism from local business people, Ham is sticking to his story that the Ark Park’s failure to produce the financial gains he promised is not his fault, but the fault of “intolerant secularists.” Ham writes:

… we are in a spiritual battle, and the intolerant secularists are so upset with such world-class attraction like the Ark (and Creation Museum) that publicly proclaim a Christian message. They will resort to whatever tactics they deem necessary to try to malign the attractions.

Here;  http://www.patheos.com/blogs/progressivesecularhumanist/2017/06/creationist-ken-ham-blames-atheists-ark-park-failure/

Can the bullies on The Left actually impact business?  Of course they can!!

Think of the examples in the past few years when they come out screaming, "Homophobic!" or "Islamophobic!" and people lose their jobs or businesses get boycotted.

Is it possible that businesses WANTED to set up shop by the Ark but decided they were scared of the potential finger pointing by The Left?


Is it possible that Ken Ham made too many promises and spent too much money and that not enough Christians are willing to shell out 30-40 bucks per head to see the Ark?


But just check out some of these comments following this article and you will see the mocking tone of The Left to anyone who disagrees with them;

The "world class" attraction's failure reflects the failure of Creationism...no world class. Pure foolishness.

Atheists are stronger than the Judeo-Christian god, apparently.

Felling thousands of trees and putting uncountable tons of carbon into the atmosphere to make a fictional boat featured in a book written thousands of years ago is antithetical to the vision of Christ. I call it blasphemy, bombast, and arrogance.

He's actually right, you know. Atheism is to blame for the parks failure, and that's not necessarily a bad thing. The fact that the US population is slowly (painfully slowly) moving away from Christian "God made the world in 7 days" idiocy, and towards secular, "science minded" atheism, is a very positive development in the big scheme of things. Maybe not for the economic dreams of Mr. Hamm and the delusional idiots who supported his vision of a Christian themed park/town, but good for the overall direction of the country.

Isn't that the guy whose park was featured on Bill Maher's, "Religioulous"? I was laughing until I peed watching that documentary. Those people really are lunatics.

It's hard to NOT HEAR the sneering tone of Satan as you read these comments...."Did God really say to not eat that apple?"...."Did God really say there was an Ark and only 8 people survived a global flood?"  "Did God really say that Jesus is the only way to salvation....that doesn't seem very loving!"


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