Creation Museum to Host Richard Dawkins Dayon March 21, 2013 at 7:53 am
Pertersburg, Kentucky The Creation Museum is hosting an all out bash on Sunday, March 26 centered on the life and work of Richard Dawkins, the acclaimed evolutionary biologist, renowned writer, and proud atheist. The doors will open to visitors at 9AM, and not the typical 12PM due to the nature of the special day. The museum’s traditional exhibits: the Christ-centered Planetarium, Dinosaur Den, and classic diorama of the Garden of Eden, will be open as the day-long party rages on the grounds.
Special family-friendly (traditional families only, of course) activities will include:
- Richard Dawkins Rave DJ Lazarus blasts the beats from Jesus’ playlist under the big tent. Little Creationists (kids) can dance with their favorite biblical characters and awesome dinosaurs brought to life by staff in cutting edge state of the art costumes.
- Survival of the Fittest Bouncy House This house of fun is for kids from 3 – 12 years old. Thirty kids can be in the the big house at a time. After each group finishes, the staff lets them know that if evolution is taught in school, then half of them wouldn’t get to survive because they were deemed unfit by Obama.
- Jeff Foxworthy’s Selfish Gene Challenge Jeff Foxworthy, that lovable down-home comedian and host of The Bible Challenge will host a contest where contestants display their in-depth knowledge of Creationist apologetics. Defenders of the faith will earn points as they explain away scientific theories, the fossil record, and carbon dating.
- The Trial of Richard Dawkins Aimed mostly at adults, the day’s activities will end at the nighttime trial of Richard Dawkins where he will have to answer for his sins as he gets cross-examined by Moses, Paul, and a special guest prosecutor (hint: it’s Jesus!). After the guilty verdict is rendered, Dr Dawkins effigy will be burned while marshmallows and hot dogs are roasted.
Excitement is building at the Creation Museum, but there is also a measure of fear is mixed in. The museum only had 208,000 visitors in 2011, a substantial decrease from the halcyon days of 2007 where attendance reached 404,000. The Noah’ Ark theme park, planned by the owners of the Creation Museum, Answers in Genesis, has only half the donations expected. Richard Dawkins Day is an attempt to rally the faithful and instill excitement in the institution.
“We have a lot of interest in this event,” stated Creation Museum’s chief curator Martin Kannard. “We had to scale down the festivities due to our limited space. For example, we had to cancel the How to Outlaw Richard Dawkins in Your State seminar. I was really bummed out about that.”
The Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science has not commented at this time. However, it is reported that many faces have been palmed though.
Hey, you can always find me causing trouble…
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