I have long been a fan of Answers in Genesis and hope to visit the Creation Museum sometime soon, especially since we are going to be living closer to Cincinnati again. Having said that, I read today that they are going to add a new, $24,500,000 scale model of Noah's Ark based on the Biblical dimensions, which should help people to understand that the ark was HUGE and not some dinky boat.
Answers In Genesis, which built and operates the religious-themed attraction, plans to build a full-scale wooden replica of Noah's Ark based on biblical descriptions.
The $24.5 million project will be constructed by the same team that built the Creation Museum.
The religious ministry is soliciting online donations to help construct the project, which they expect to draw an estimated 1.6 million visitors per year.
I have no doubt that it will be a popular attraction and draw at least the 1.6 million they are expecting. I have to ask for your opinion though. Is this a wise use of funds? Should Christians be donating nearly $25 million to build an ark as an attraction? I am not sure how I feel about this. On the one hand, that is tens of millions NOT going to feed the poor and care for the widow and the fatherless. On the other, I am betting that they will pull in plenty of revenue to cover the costs.
What do you think?