A city in Kentucky is working with Crosswater Canyon, an owned subsidiary of Answers in Genesis, Inc., to offer $62 million in securities for prospective investors to help aid the completion of a Creationist theme park and replica of Noah's Ark. While the city of Williamstown is issuing the bond, Crosswalk Canyon is solely responsible for the bonds, not the city.
Beginning next month, Williamstown may oversee the amount of taxable securities for investors to the project overseen by Answers in Genesis, reported Brian Chappatta and Priya Anand of Business Week.
"Proceeds will help build a 510-foot (155.4-meter) wooden ship, the centerpiece of a planned biblical theme park called 'Ark Encounter.' Bond documents project the venue will attract at least 1.2 million people in its first year," wrote Chappatta and Anand. more >>
Tom Cantor, the president of the Museum of Creation and Earth in Santee, Calif., has complained of "prejudice against God" after the San Diego Museum Council voted against allowing the Creationist museum to join its organization.
"I'm afraid we are being opposed for nothing more than the old prejudice against God," Cantor said, according to KPBS.
"It's like we're in Selma, Alabama in the 1950s and I want to have a museum on black Americans. Do you think I'll be accepted by the council of museums in Selma, Alabama?" more >>
Evangelist Ray Comfort has had his official Twitter account taken over by an unknown atheist who has given Comfort an ultimatum: stop "denigrating" nonbelievers or you won't get your Twitter account back.
Comfort, founder of Living Waters ministries, said on Friday that an unknown atheist had seized his Twitter account after one of his staff members had accidentally changed his username. When his initial username, RayComfort, became temporarily available, it was immediately snatched up by the mystery atheist.
"The atheist who took my Twitter name, then gave me an ultimatum. He said that he would return it if I made a public statement," Comfort told TheBlaze on Friday following the incident. "He tweeted that I must say that I would 'no longer denigrate, blame and demonize skeptics and nonbelievers, including agnostics and atheists,'" Comfort said. more >>
WASHINGTON – The ideas behind individual freedom, personal responsibility, and basic human rights require something more than materialism, a Christian scholar argued.
"The easiest way to avoid sawing off the branch you sit on as a libertarian is to be a theist," Jay Richards, distinguished fellow at the Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics and author of the book Money, Greed, and God: Why Capitalism is the Solution and Not the Problem, told an audience of about 80 people at Ebenezer's Coffeehouse near Capitol Hill on Thursday.
Richards argued that the basic truths behind the Declaration of Independence and the political theory of libertarianism require a theistic worldview. Materialism, by contrast, fails to provide the necessary foundation for freedom, responsibility, reason, and moral truth, he contends. These four bedrock beliefs – that human beings have free will and are responsible for their actions, that they can reason and come to a knowledge of truth, and that there is objective morality in the world – are fundamental to a libertarian understanding, he claimed. more >>
The scientific discovery of the Higgs Boson, also known as the "god particle," has produced a new theory about the end of the universe, and a prominent Christian Bible scholar says it might shed light on how God will bring about the new heavens and the new earth.
"Maybe there is an implication of Higgs Boson in terms of how the universe will end," Hendrick (Hank) Hanegraaff, president and chairman of the board of the North Carolina-based Christian Research Institute and host of the Bible Answer Man radio broadcast, told The Christian Post in an interview on Tuesday. Hanegraff compared a Higgs Boson End Times theory to the theory of the Big Bang, which "seems to correspond to reality but doesn't in any way undermine a biblical worldview."
"Taken at face value, the result implies that eventually (in 10100 years or so) an unlucky quantum fluctuation will produce a bubble of a different vacuum, which will then expand at the speed of light, destroying everything," wrote Joseph Lykken, a theorist at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, and Maria Spiropulu of the California Institute of Technology. more >>
Ken Ham has spoken out against a Halloween-themed Washington Post article that said his Creation Museum in Kentucky is "one of the scariest places" for rejecting the real science of evolution and embracing creationism.
"As you read through this, it stands out she is mischaracterizing true Christianity, misquoting (or probably more likely she just doesn't understand) the Bible's teaching on various matters. She has no clue about what science is and isn't!" Ham wrote on Tuesday on his Facebook page, linking to the WP article which was posted on Oct. 28.
The piece, which lists what the author, Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite, identified as five Christian theologies "scarier than Halloween," puts "God vs Evolution" at number 4 on the list, writing: more >>