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Friday, June 16, 2017

Patheos: A bitter Ken Ham blames atheists and the secular media for the perceived financial failure of his Ark Park. In a recent blog post to his Answers in Genesis website, leading creationist Ken Ham laments the supposed power of atheists and the "secularist media," complaining that they are damaging the reputation of his Ark Encounter, and the economy of the surrounding local businesses ... Ham is desperate to counter the narrative that his Ark Encounter and Creation Museum are not delivering on the promises he made. He is particularly upset with a recent article from the Lexington Herald Leader that explores Ham's failure to deliver on financial promises made to community members and local businesses.

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Ha, ha!

Is that who he was marketing to?

#1 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2017-06-16 08:35 AM | Reply

Secularists and atheists wouldn't have much interest in going to his park. Looks like he overestimated the number of true believers. Who's fault is that?

#2 | Posted by SomebodyElse at 2017-06-16 09:24 AM | Reply

Obviously not his. That is the defining characteristic of the party of personal responsibility... someone else is ALWAYS to blame.

#3 | Posted by 726 at 2017-06-16 10:04 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 7

Stupid atheists.

Ruining another perfectly good scam.

#4 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-06-16 06:22 PM | Reply | Funny: 3

why can't people just accept that the world is 3600 years old and people rode dinosaurs? What's that china and the euro-asian areas have written history going back 10,000 years? No they don't because it's not written in english....

If you want to give your kids brain damage, just do it in more conventional ways instead of the slow drip, drip, drip of religion-based lies.

Eat some lead paint, get hit in the skull with a pipe, ride a motorcycle without a helmet, suck on an exhaust pipe, eat a bag of porcupines, go to a Trump rally, etc....

#5 | Posted by kudzu at 2017-06-16 07:04 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

Wasn't he the flautist for Men at Work who supposedly ripped off the song "Kookaburra" for the 1981 hit song "Down Under" then offed himself after he was sued? Wait, that was Greg Ham. Nevermind.

#6 | Posted by madscientist at 2017-06-16 11:42 PM | Reply

Ham is an annoying twit whom no respectable clergyman would wish to be associated with.

#7 | Posted by Tor at 2017-06-17 01:35 AM | Reply

"Ham is an annoying twit whom no respectable clergyman would wish to be associated with."

Please define "respectable clergyman." I will grant you some clergy are good, decent human beings but within the definition of "respecable" there are a ton of hate mongers and scum bags. I don't hate all clergy but I do absolutely hate many that I have had contact with over my life, I wouldn't spit on most of them if they were on fire. Sorry to be so graphic but really, that is actually how I feel.

#8 | Posted by danni at 2017-06-17 07:38 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Financial failure of the Ark? C'mon. Even atheists who visit say there are good-sized crowds, as one prominent atheist acknowledged yesterday. Several thousand guests toured the Ark on Friday and more are projected today. It's booming! Sometimes up to 8,000 visitors in a day. The financial "issue" is that the city where the Ark is located has very few tourist-related businesses, and so the town is not seeing much economic growth. But the city just to the north with several hotels and restaurants (Dry Ridge) is booming because of the Ark.

#9 | Posted by mlooy at 2017-06-17 10:29 AM | Reply

"Ken Ham Blames Atheists for Ark Park Woes"

I would have never known about this park if it weren't for atheists condemning it. Also, it's back in the news because Ken is blaming the atheists.

Free advertising.

#10 | Posted by LastAmerican at 2017-06-17 10:49 AM | Reply

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"Man will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest"
Denis Diderot (French man of letters and philosopher, 1713-1784)

#11 | Posted by SomebodyElse at 2017-06-17 11:48 AM | Reply

Too bad. As for the TIF financing and other state support--well that money appears to have been set on fire...

#12 | Posted by catdog at 2017-06-17 12:04 PM | Reply

"Secularists and atheists wouldn't have much interest in going to his park. Looks like he overestimated the number of true believers. Who's fault is that?"

NO he did not over estimate the believers in god he overestimated how many would go see a fake arc.

Now if he had built a global warming cult monument lots of believers would come to worship at it.

#13 | Posted by tmaster at 2017-06-17 01:52 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

I read the story the city banned off site signs for business so now no one can find the city so its the arks fault so they raised a sales tax on him. Typical liberals.

Instead of repealing the sign ban and allowing businesses to place signs neat the interstate exit they blame someone else.

#14 | Posted by tmaster at 2017-06-17 01:59 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

"no one can find the city"

Is that really surprising? These are the spiritual descendants of a tribe who wandered the desert for 40 years when Jerusalem is a seven day walk.

#15 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-06-17 02:10 PM | Reply

I don't believe Ken Ham, that's for sure.

#16 | Posted by cbob at 2017-06-17 06:06 PM | Reply

Just becvause he had his life invaded after that one presidential debate doesn't mean we ought to demean him.

www.salon.com

Shame on you for ruining his fun dinosaur park.

#17 | Posted by wj112358 at 2017-06-17 08:35 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Ken HamBone

#18 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2017-06-17 10:05 PM | Reply

So he can't keep it afloat ehhhhhhhhhh????

#19 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2017-06-18 08:05 AM | Reply

Greg Ham was found dead on 19 April 2012 at his home in Carlton North, Melbourne, under mysterious circumstances. Though several newspapers listed his cause of death as a heart attack, the cause of death still remains a mystery. There have been allegations that he died after a long battle with heroin addiction. Though his cause of death is still be debated, it is known is that he was despondent over the copyright lawsuit filed against him and the members of Men At Work, for allegedly using a few bars from "Kookaburra" without permission for the flute riff in "Down Under". [5][6][7]

#20 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2017-06-18 04:50 PM | Reply

Now if he had built a global warming cult monument lots of believers would come to worship at it.

#13 | Posted by tmaster

Those already exist. They're called SCHOOLS.

Conservatives hate them because they make people realize republicans make decisions based on fairy takes and liberals make them based on facts.

#21 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-06-18 05:36 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

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