Quick Random thoughts on the Creation Museum
So here are some quick, random thoughts on the visit to the creation museum. More indepth thoughts coming later tonight, along with a report from the opening session of the Secular Student Alliance.
Great car ride down. Had a great philsophical conversation with an honest to goodness communist.
280 atheists was the final count.
Met a very nice atheist couple from Canada while waiting in line to get my ticket. Great look on their face when I told them not only was I Christian, I was a minister.
Got glared at by the Christian families going into the museum. Guess they thought I was another atheist. Or, it could have been my question mark cross tshirt (the sign of the Thomas Society) I wore. It says, “Question Everything” on the back. On second thought, I got a bunch of weird looks from the atheists too. I think I confused everyone.
No media circus. More like media ripple.
Everyone behaved themselves, Christian and atheist alike. It was tense, no question, but no hostility either. I could tell the museum staff was tense and they watched the atheists like hawks.
The museum has its own security staff with guns and guard dogs. Yes, you read that right. Guard dogs. Why????
Met PZ Myers (in) famous atheist blogger. Much nicer in person than on his blog. Will be hanging with him more during the conference. http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/
A dualistic worldview is a bad thing.
Dinosaurs rock. Probably my favorite part of the museum. What is it about those things that turn me into a seven year old?
Book store: Terrible. I’ll get into the more later, but the only book I would recommend in that store was Francis Schaeffer’s “How Should We then Live?” .
Seriously? People are still using Bishop Ussher’s dating of the age of the world? Why? Why???????? I love the good bishop theologicially, but the dating system, yuck.
Atheists annoyed me a few times with some of their comments. Christians annoyed me with their hostile looks at the atheists.
Cool piece of art: A bunch of locks on the door with the words “The World is Not Safe Anymore” scratched in the door.
Dinosaur with a saddle on it for the kids. Awesome.
Couldn’t figure out the whole dragon thing.
Received three new buttons for my car visor.
The Adam and Eve display, a little, um….
Good burrito in the cafe.
Stupid, idiotic ceremony for PZ Myers at the end outside the gates of the museum.
Grades (I’ll explain these more in detail tonight)
Aesthetics-A. Very well done, ladies and gentlemen. I have been to far worse chrisitan stuff. Great presentation.
Bible/Theology- C- I’ll explain this more later
Philosophy- D. Dualistic worldview is bad. BAD!!!!!!!!!
Indepth conversations with atheists about God and the nature of reality-A Both going down, at the museum itself, and then coming back.
Guard dogs-F Why?????