Creation Museum; Not Following God’s Law

I just found this kinda quirky. The very controversial Creation Museum finally opened to a huge crowd of 4,000 visitors. But this isn’t what I found quirky.

No, the thing that strikes me as odd is that if you look at the Museum’s homepage, you’ll find something very… well… odd. There, in large friendly letters are written the words, “Now Open 7 Days a Week.”

Er… wait a minute. Okay, if this museum is running off of strict interpretation of the Bible, thereby saying that the world is only a few thousand years old, and that God created the Earth in six days, then something here doesn’t make sense.

If we’re going along with a strict interpretational look at the Bible, then shouldn’t the Creation Museum only be open for 6 days a week? You know, because it’s a sin to work on the Sabbath Day? Sure, the visitors won’t be sinning by visiting the museum on Sunday, but what about all of the Museum employees?

What the hell (or should that be Hell) is going on here? I mean even Chic-fil-a remains closed on Sundays for His sake.

Alright, now that I’m done with the cheap shot, it’s time for the typical liberal boilerplate that I suppose bears repeating because, well, this museum exists.

Let’s be clear, I’m not against a Christian museum. Not at all, really, so long as it is privately funded, or at least receives funds from the government in accordance with the constitution and the law, and so long as no one has qualms with me putting up a Pagan museum, or Muslim museum, or anything of that ilk. We’re cool.

What I do got a problem with is passing this stuff off as science. It’s not, and even if you try and get a Creationist to engage in the discussion, which isn’t all that hard considering, it always boils down to pretty much the same thing. Science’s answer to everything is improbable, therefore there must be a God.

Sadly, this is neither scientific, nor particularly faithful. It’s not scientific because, well, it doesn’t employ the scientific method of hypothetizing, experimenting, and repeating until you can no longer disprove the hypothesis. It is by this tenet of scientific method that we call such things as The Big Bang and Evolution theories in the first place because the only way something can progress from theory to law is by completely and without refute proving the theory. Considering that we don’t have time machines yet, we can’t go back in time to observe what actually happened, and so these theories cannot progress from theory to law.

The point is, Creationism is not born from this. Instead it merely offers another untestable hypothesis to account not even for discrepencies in modern scientific theory, but merely improbabilities. Conversely, Big Bang and Evolution is based off of scientific procedure, primarily observations, and calculations that are grounded in law, for instance, the Big Bang, in case you didn’t know, is based largely on laws of physics and the observation of heavenly bodies.

But Creationism isn’t even good faith. Faith is something that someone holds IN SPITE OF conventional knowledge and wisdom, IN SPITE OF the observable, IN SPITE OF the knowledge about them. I don’t know the Bible all that well, I admit, but there is a passage in there that goes something like trust in the teachings of God, not of man. I’m not one for religion, but I dig on faith and spirituality, and to me, it really cheapens the whole idea of a faith in God and his creation of existence as described in the Bible to try and take that faith and turn it into something else.

It’s just insulting to Him to do it so badly.

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