Saturday, June 18, 2005

Biblical Zoo

The Tulsa Zoo is bowing to pressure from Christian fundamentalists and installing an exhibit depicting the biblical account of creation. Zoo officials had objected, but Christians said the zoo already had religious exhibits: a globe inscribed with the Native American saying, “The earth is our mother; the sky is our father,” and a display about elephants that included a statue of the Hindu elephant god Ganesh. “I see this as a big victory,” said Dan Hicks, who organized the campaign for the new exhibit. “To not include the creationist view would be discrimination.”

Any dinosaurs in that exhibit?

Ken Ham, president of Answers in Genesis (AiG), which claims to be the world's largest creation organization, praised Hicks, vice president of the Southern Plains Creation Society.

"We need more people like Dan Hicks who are willing to boldly lead the battle (yes, and even to endure some ridicule) to tell people the truth concerning the creation of the universe," Ham said on the AiG Web site.

"Yes, it will only be one small display among many at the zoo, but remember: 'So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void,'" added Ham, citing Isaiah 55:11. "... Pray that the approval of this display will not be challenged and that God's Word concerning creation will be a witness at the Tulsa Zoo."
There they go torturing the English language again: "God's Word concerning creation will be a witness at the Tulsa zoo."

Do they ever think about the nonsense that comes out of their mouths or do they just parrot old English from the Bible, a book that was written by ordinary men? Unfortunately, critical thinking is in short supply among these people.