Gopher Wood is EXPEN$IVE!
Uh, what the hell IS gopher wood?
"Make thee an ark of gopher wood;rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch. And this is the fashion which thou shalt make of it: The length of the ark shall be three hundred cubits, the breath of it fifty cubits, and the height of it thirty cubits. A window shalt thou make to the ark, and in a cubit shalt thou finish it above; and the door of the ark shalt be set into the side thereof; with lower, second and third stories shalt thou make it."
That's it folks. Everything else is pure imagination and speculation. The ark was a friggin' box 450' long, 75' wide and 45' tall made out of wood that's never mentioned again in the Bible and certainly doesn't exist today. It had one lousy window about 45" square and one side door (size? who knows?).
So the chubby boat with the house on top is
really pure fiction, based upon drawings and etchings like that of Gustave
Dore' (see below)
Americans United for Separation of Church and State are protesting the plan to provide $11M in Kentucky state road improvements to support the Christian theme park where the centerpiece attraction is an alleged replica of Noah's Ark.
Added to that $11M are $40M in sales rebates!
The rationale behind all of this is that the Ark
Park will bring in a great deal of traffic ... and revenue to the area. Makes
you wonder, though, if the same consideration would be given to a Buddhist
Theme Park with a 200 foot statue of Buddha.
The Creation Museum
Perhaps the Kentucky
legislature is playing an enormous joke on its taxpayers by sanctioning another
enormous joke: the Ark Park will ultimately
cost $172 million and Ken Ham will continue to thumb his nose at the
*Pat Robertson is still fighting to get a Christian theme
park in the Holy Land.