Creation Museum Reaction (Part One)
As promised, I want to give further reaction to my visit to the Creation Museum. I’m not going to use this post to talk about my conversations with the atheists. I’ll be talking plenty about the atheists throughout the weekend.
So, without further ado, my reaction to the creation museum.
Aesthetics- I have been a Christian for most of my life. Not only that, I grew up in a charismatic church which usually trends toward the cheesy and kitchy. Case in point: The current Left Behind books and the whole PTL network. Even worse, I have been to the Holy Land experience in Orlando. I’m tired of seeing Christians do things in a crappy manner. Even worse, they call it a “God thing” as if God was to blame for their horrible sense of an artistic aesthetic.
So, it was with great fear that I entered the Creation museum. I thought it would be a huge disaster. I was wrong. The museum is really well done. I was highly impressed with the exhibits. Someone spent a lot of time, effort and thought into each detail. The dinosaurs were the most impressive example, especially with the fossils and fossil molds. The staff, at least the “low line” employees were very helpful and nice. They probably didn’t know I was a minister.
The only drawback was the security people. They disturbed me. It represented a “Fortress” mentality among Christians I can’t stand. The whole thing reeked of a fearful worldview that is typically found in dispensational theology. This brings me to my real objections, theological. I’ll post these very soon.