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Why spend $100 million on a replica of Noah's Ark complete with stalls for dinos

  1. Rupert Taylor profile image100
    Rupert Taylorposted 19 months ago

    Why spend $100 million on a replica of Noah's Ark complete with stalls for dinosaurs?

    As the ark opened to receive visitors in Kentucky in July 2016 it's appropriate to ask, would it not have been a better use for the money to help feed the hungry and house the homeless?

  2. tamarawilhite profile image91
    tamarawilhiteposted 19 months ago

    1. The workers paid to build the thing were able to feed their families, and it isn't much different from other make work projects in that regard.
    2. Simply giving money to the homeless and hungry hasn't solved those issues, and actually entrench them. There are several books on how giving food to developing nations beyond short term disruptions in supply put farmers out of business and lead to long term hunger in the area, or how dropping off free shoes and other items kill local manufacturing and lead to higher unemployment and poverty.
    3. I'm more concerned about Islam's spread in the West with mega-mosques that teach that homosexuality and atheism are capital offenses than Christians building an ark.

  3. Dr CHE Sadaphal profile image80
    Dr CHE Sadaphalposted 19 months ago

    Because once some people embrace an idea in the name of religion, there is no limit on how much money they can burn through.

    (Pastors in private jets anyone?)

    1. Express10 profile image88
      Express10posted 19 months agoin reply to this

      Agreed. A lot of folks there are upset that state or federal dollars went to create something in the name of religion when there is supposed to be separation of church and state.

    2. Dr CHE Sadaphal profile image80
      Dr CHE Sadaphalposted 19 months agoin reply to this

      I wasn't aware of the federal funding part. That makes the project even more ridiculous.

  4. Johnny James A profile image76
    Johnny James Aposted 19 months ago

    Well they are charging $40 a pop to inspect the Ark. If they can get 2,500,000 people to visit they will break even.  Not saying they will get that many visitors, but if they can or if they have a plan to sell the Ark later they could turn a profit.  Also, even if they merely raised the money for scientific purposes to see if the Ark could be built according to biblical dimensions or for other reasons, then it was worth the knowledge and jobs it created.

  5. Blessed Hill profile image79
    Blessed Hillposted 19 months ago

    Did you protest every time a sports centre, shopping mall, theme park or even Disney world was built? How about a school, university or library? All of these are for the enjoyment and benefit of the public and so is the Ark. Bunch of hypocrites! Just because it's done in the name of Christ people think they have a right say that the money could have been better utilised. When you have homed the homeless, fed the hungry and delivered those in poverty even then you won't have a right to speak against the Ark. I say build 10 Arks and create jobs for the unemployed so they can feed and home themselves. Stop financing poverty and start creating opportunities for people to find their dignity again by being able to be part of the community again. Narrow minded self righteous people are a scurge on society thinking that what they think is what everyone else should be thinking. Sad!
    Go the Ark!

    1. LoisRyan13903 profile image80
      LoisRyan13903posted 19 months agoin reply to this

      Ditto to that!

  6. LoisRyan13903 profile image80
    LoisRyan13903posted 19 months ago

    I heard on the news that a majority of the money raised for this project were through private contributions and has been in the works for over 5 years-so it wasn't like one day they collected the money and the next the ark was there. If this was something other than Noah's Ark-like another Disney theme park would you be asking this question?  Noah's Ark would be a good theme park to give people the idea of how an Ark could possibly hold a bunch of animals and survive a massive flood.

    As another individuals mentioned, this project did create new jobs with getting the thing build and for those running it.

    Will they get 1.4 million visitors the first year?  It is hard to say.  The creation museum which is a part of this project located a little bit away does very good, so I can say it's possible.

    Would I go?  It's too far for me to drive.  The last time I was in Kentucky was 30 years ago when I was in Fort Knox.

  7. celafoe profile image62
    celafoeposted 19 months ago

    Scripture tells us that "they will know us by our love"   Nowhere does it even hint at building anything, crosses, church buildings and such  included, will please God, nowhere.
    But that is what religious  church people do.   Of course the vast amounts of money they expect to receive from the religious church attendees would not color their thinking? Or would it?    I seem to remember another amusement park or two.
    Do you have any idea how many people could be brought to Christ with $100 MILLION dollars  100,000,000.00 dollars.   If that money was used by the people who donated to this monstrosity to feed, clothe and meet the other needs of people in their community.   Or it had been used to build housing for HOW MANY? people??   You can feed 100 people for a week for less than $100 dollars with a filling and nutricious meal of beans and rice.
    The real ark of Noah is sitting in Turkey and one day God will allow it to be open for all to see but this monstrosity is a money making endeavor to make religious people feel good .    Instead of getting out and doing as commanded by scripture, they are made to feel like they have done their part when in fact it is an insult to the ONE who DIED for them
    STOP sending God's money to those that use it for such foolish endeavors as this and GET OUT AND USE IT TO SHOW THE LOVE OF GOD TO YOUR NEIGHBORS IN NEED,    God does not care for nor did Jesus die for such, He died that none should perish.
    The world, including yours is falling apart, people are in dire need of a savior and if you don't bring Him to them in you neighborhoods to show your love for Him, so they know Him through your love to them, They may never meet Him.
    I don't know about you but when I stand in front of the judgement seat of our Lord I do not want to tell HIM , well I gave money  to build the graven image called the ark2.
    Which do YOU prefer to reply  Lord, my neighbor had no food so I shared mine with him, or my neighbors needed help to pay their rent and I shared my blessings with them or a family had no place to stay so we took them into our home and helped them to find a place of their own. or BUT, Lord I gave generously to the ark project?