"I am not a good American...I prefer to form my own opinions" - George Carlin
A wealthy Dutch Christian, recently completed a full-scale replica of...Noah's Ark. That's correct...Noah's Ark. He built it according to the measurements given in the bible and has filled it with plastic animals.
This from CNN on line:
"We want to tell people about God. We wanted to build something that can help explain the Bible in real terms."
Despite his best efforts, it was impossible to adhere entirely to the biblical description of the Arc. Genesis describes Noah's boat as made of "gopher wood", but experts disagree over what this is.
Instead, Hulbers and his team built the boat by welding together the hulls of 25 barges into a single frame, which was then covered with Scandinavian pine.
Weighing about 3,000 tons, the boat contains sleeping quarters, a theater, restaurant and conference facilities to seat 1,500 people.
So much for authenticity.
I read somewhere that it cost 1.6 million USD to build the thing.
Hmmm, seems to me that a better way to "...help explain the Bible in real terms" would be to donate 1.6 million USD to a charity devoted to helping the less fortunate. Just saying.
There's no accounting for bad taste, stupidity and...Christians with too damned much money.