About 35 years ago another theme park opened just north of Cincinnati where you’ve long been able to see dinosaurs coexisting with humans . . . as well as with a talking dog, and a jovial picnic-stealing bear.
In all seriousness, I think a creation-themed park is silly, but then I worked at Kings Island for two summers during high school, so I’ve seen more than enough silly entertainment to last a lifetime. If that’s how you want to spend your time and money, and how you want to worship, then who am I to tell you you’re wrong.
Apparently, however, the armies of tolerance aren’t as tolerant of you being wrong:
The caption for this photo in the Cincinnati Enquirer has this to say:
Creation Museum protester Noelle Cleverly, of Knoxville, Tenn., checks out Robert Mackowski’s sign as they stand along Bullittsburg Church Road, outside the museum on Memorial Day. Mackowski is from Clinton, Tenn.; they are members of The Rationalists of East Tennessee.
Rationalists? Making the 500-mile round trip from East Tennessee to Cincinnati just to protest another’s religious belief doesn’t sound . . . well, very rational.
Noelle Cleverly (pictured above) responded in the comments below.
While saying that “The purpose of the rally was not to protest anyone’s religious beliefs,” Ms. Cleverly, whose email address includes the phrase “noelletheatheist,” noted:
“8 hours in a car is a small price to do my part in helping bring awareness to such falsehoods.”
In my religion, we believe that a mere mortal can turn wine into blood. I wonder . . . what is the appropriate travel distance to bring awareness to that religious “falsehood”?