Hi. It’s Chad once again from BuzzFlash.com. We’re still pinch-hitting for Steve, keeping the conversation going.
The Creation Museum seemed like a sad joke when the concept was introduced. An entire building devoted to the philosophy (theory is too strong a word) that the story of Adam and Eve is literal. When the story was passed down over hundreds of years, people even then knew it was a story. How we went backwards in time is anyone’s guess.
The museum wants to expand, but they have to raise the money to be able to pull this off. The museum predicted it would get 250,000 visitors its entire first year, but they say that 250,000 mark got hit after five months.
I should point out that I almost went there. We were on our way to Cincinnati and decided to take I-275 West to bypass the city and go to our hotel in Kentucky. As tempting as it would have been to go to make fun of it, we decided not to go since we would have to give them money.
You have to figure that schools are busing their kids from miles around — evangelicals can’t help but use this as a field trip to “confirm” their narrow-minded views. But who else would go to a Creation Museum?
I couldn’t help but ask the hotel clerk where we were staying in Kentucky (suburban Cincinnati) about the Creation Museum. He hadn’t actually been there, but had heard good things about it, and wanted to go himself. Some of that sentiment could be attributed to tourism, and getting us to spend more money in the area. But he seemed really sincere. If he had gone, I would have asked the follow-up question: “Why?”
So instead I ask you, “Why would someone pay decent money to go to the Creation Museum?” I realize you aren’t the typical audience for the museum, but take a shot.