What's in a name? First of all, look at the what this place is called: "Creation Museum" Let's take this name apart and see what evil it reveals.
- Creation - the dictionary lists no less than eight different definitions for this suspiciously slippery word, with "the original bringing into existence of the universe by God" ranking a shameful number four. Among the others are, "the act of producing or causing to exist; the act of creating; engendering," "something that is or has been created," and "a specially designed dress, hat, or other article of women's clothing."
- Museum - the dictionary defines this word as "a building or place where works of art, scientific specimens, or other objects of permanent value are kept and displayed." It goes on to note that the word comes from the Latin and Greek words for a "place sacred to the Muses, building devoted to learning or the arts." Nothing wrong with that, right?
WRONG! Think about this for a moment, if you will: what other objects of permanent value are kept and put on display, so that regular people can come to see them whenever they want and feel justified in their faith? THAT'S RIGHT, IDOLS. This new building is nothing more than a new temple for the worship of "created things" (dinosaur animatronics and plastic-wrapped sugary treats the least harmless among them)! Need more proof? Check out the "Grand Circle" entryway to the museum, where a huge idol of the world, complete with golden continents, welcomes a hapless public into the arms of debased reveling. If this museum were really about worshipping God, wouldn't there be a nice, big golden statue of Him out front?
Plus, look at where the word "museum" comes from! "A place sacred to the Muses"... and who were these "Muses," exactly? Why, they were lascivious Greek whore-'goddesses', of course! And it gets worse! Not only is a "museum" a place dedicated to evil heathen gods, but the Muses were Greek goddesses of art and learning! That's right! ART--just another word for the flashy idols created by the hands of man--and LEARNING, the lustful and hateful acquisition of KNOWLEDGE. Like every good Christian, I don't need "knowledge" to support my faith--in fact, I detest knowledge because it undermines and subverts faith. After all, IF I KNOW SOMETHING IS TRUE, I DON'T NEED TO HAVE FAITH IN IT. Even the Bible tells us so: Eve, that degraded bitch of a wife and mother, brings sin into the world by eating from the tree of KNOWLEDGE of good and evil! The Creation Museum even features the TREE OF KNOWLEDGE as one of its exhibits!
Need I go on? As one Christian to another, I warn you: Do not bring your children to this museum! In fact, it's probably best if you keep your children away from all museums, universities and libraries. If they hang around such places too long, they might get the idea that it's okay to think and ask questions as long as they stay safely within the bounds of the "right answers". Pretty soon, they won't be satisfied with only the right answers--they'll want to know what the WRONG ANSWERS are, too, and why OTHER PEOPLE think DIFFERENTLY than they do. How long do you think your "just because, God made everything and He made them wrong" explanation will satisfy them? I'd even go so far as to say real Christians shouldn't teach children to read--you can just set the Bible up on a table in your living room and kneel before it to pray each evening as a family (try painting it a pretty gold color to grab the kids' attention!)
The most important thing to remember is that Satan is a master of disguise. Sometimes even the most "cool" and fun things can be TRULY EVIL. One minute, your children are playing innocently in the "Just for Kids" section of the Creation Museum, and the next they're on the slippery slope that leads to the evils of knowledge and the rejection of faith, not to mention a sense of humor and those crappy handicrafts "God's Eye" dream-catchers.
Remember the 6 C's & V : Christ, Conformity, Complacency, Complicity, Control, Constipation, and Vindication
* This post is a parody. It is not meant to be taken as a literal condemnation of "idolatry" in Christianity or any other religion. It is satirical and ironic, intentionally taking certain arguments to ridiculous extremes in order to better elucidate some of their contradictions and inconsistencies.