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← Bible Theme Park Faces Opposition in Tennessee

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THE SETUP

The first paragraph says:

"A developer wants to build what would be the country's largest Bible-based theme park in Tennessee, depicting scenes such as the parting of the Red Sea."

Later, the developer says:

"Bar-Tur says, the park would focus on the historical aspects of the Bible �quot; not on ministry."

THE CHALLENGE

Since when did the parting of the Red Sea become a factual historical record?

Did someone prove this actually happened? Who proved it? Can we see a repeat? What are the procedures for parting a sea?

Next thing you know: the park will have a section depicting a deity curing amputees. Sounds like ministry to me.

Will the park illustrate beheadings, burnings at the stack, female mutilation, witch-hunts, gay bashing, religious wars, lies, and the oppression of women? Will the park document how religion attacks freedom, civil rights, civil liberties, human rights, etc? Please correct me if I am wrong, but are not these part of true religious history. How is the park going to relate these horrors to family values?

POSITIVES FOR THE PARK

Now, on the positive side of this debate, if the park has a human size pillar of salt (a big salt block), the deer in the area might well visit the park and be very happy.

Err… uh… well… uh… uh… I cannot think of any more positives.

SUMMARY

This park seems a bit like another attempt at sleazy fantasy propaganda from the religious…another place where unsuspecting children can be brainwashed.

I say a park with wild rides, neat stores, great restaurants, babes in tight shorts, impossible to win games, fancy water fountains, and lots of beer would be much more entertaining.

WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE:

If this bible park manages to actually part a real sea without the help of science, and devices (like huge mobile dams, gigantic sucking pumps, etc.), let me know.


MEANWHILE BACK AT THE JESUS PARK...

...in the water park area, children are asking their parents:

Mommy, can I ride the dunking stool?
Daddy, where is the water board?


HISTORICAL THEATRE AT THE JESUS PARK

Now playing: "Clergy and the Alter Boy(s)"
Tomorrow: "The Teddy Bear Cronicles"
Next Week: "The Preacher's Boyfriend"

Thu, 15 May 2008 18:57:00 UTC | #171608