Biblical Bust: Builder Of Noah’s Ark Exhibit Blames Non-Believers and “Fake News” For Failure

The giant replica of Noah’s Ark built by Creationist Ken Ham appears to be a failure on a truly biblical proportion.  Built with contributions from public funds, Ham is  blamed the dismal sales of “intolerant secularists” and the media who have spread lies about the attraction. It is a curious excuse since the Ark is symbol of ignoring doubters and critics to prevail with divine intervention.

Ham explained “Sadly, they are influencing business investors and others in such a negative way that they may prevent Grant County, Kentucky, from achieving the economic recovery that its officials and residents have been seeking . . . Why so many lies and misinformation? Simply because we are in a spiritual battle, and the intolerant secularists are so upset with such world-class attraction like the Ark (and Creation Museum) that publicly proclaim a Christian message . . . They will resort to whatever tactics they deem necessary to try to malign the attractions.”

It appears that the media is also conspiring against the attraction: “Nowadays, it seems very few reporters in the secular media actually want to report facts regarding what they cover as news.  I’ve found that not only do these kinds of reporters generally do very poor or lazy research, they will actually make things up for their agenda purposes.”

It has been reported that the Ark was billed as likely to attract as many as 2.2 million a year.  After a year, visitors have reportedly reached barely one million.  Local businesses and politicians have complained that the attraction has produced little of the local benefits that were promised.

However, Ham insisted that the project has been a local bonanza for business and has indicated other large Christian themed enterprises.


In the end, Noah was 500 years old but still was able to find favor above his many critics:

The Lord saw how great the wickedness of the human race had become on the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of the human heart was only evil all the time. The Lord regretted that he had made human beings on the earth, and his heart was deeply troubled. So the Lord said, “I will wipe from the face of the earth the human race I have created—and with them the animals, the birds and the creatures that move along the ground—for I regret that I have made them.” But Noah found favor in the eyes of the Lord.

60 thoughts on “Biblical Bust: Builder Of Noah’s Ark Exhibit Blames Non-Believers and “Fake News” For Failure”

  1. I think God is trying to tell Mr. Ham that he should have opened a state-side subsidiary of the ancient aliens museum.

    Actually, I’m sure god told me that while I was looking into the peep stone!

    “Jungfrau Park is an amusement park located near Interlaken, Switzerland. It opened as the Mystery Park in 2003, and closed in November 2006 due to financial difficulties and low turnout. The park was designed by Erich von Däniken, and consisted of seven pavilions, each of which explored one of several great “mysteries” of the world. Von Däniken opened the theme park to present his interpretations of unsolved mysteries involving extraterrestrial life that he believes took place around the world.[1] Since 2009 it has regularly re-opened for the summer seasons as the Jungfrau Park.[2]” (wikipedia)

    Shoot, I would like to have seen a functioning biblical ark!

  2. Some can argue the net gain provided a local economy by professional sports arenas as measured against the costs paid by the local taxpayers and the profits retained by private corporations and individuals is not favorable to citizens of the municipality.

  3. (Music- to Hark Tihe Harold Angel Sings)

    ARK! the Harold Angle sings!
    Glory to the New Born King!
    Trumps his name, he lives in Queens…
    His wifes a fox and floats on wings!

    Ark the boat is still not sinking..
    America! is only blinking..
    ARK! the angels snort and sing…
    Glory to a boat with wings.
    Dumb fools who waive some wands…
    Put your money in U.S. bonds.

  4. “Nowadays, it seems very few reporters in the secular media actually want to report facts regarding what they cover as news. I’ve found that not only do these kinds of reporters generally do very poor or lazy research, they will actually make things up for their agenda purposes.”
    Actually that is an accurate statement.

  5. America is a Christian nation.

    Religious freedom means freedom to be Protestant against the Catholic church,

    understanding that Muslims are mortal enemies of America.

    Those who would destroy America deliberately misinterpret the CONTEXT of America.

    Enemies of America have allowed the barbarians IN the gate.

    Definition of in the year of our Lord

    —used before a year to say that it is after the birth of Jesus Christ –

    The couple married on this day in the year of our Lord 1954.

    “…in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Eighty seven…”

    Article VII

    The Ratification of the Conventions of nine States, shall be sufficient for the Establishment of this Constitution between the States so ratifying the Same.

    done in Convention by the Unanimous Consent of the States present the Seventeenth Day of September in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Eighty seven and of the Independence of the United States of America the Twelfth In witness whereof We have hereunto subscribed our Names,…

  6. I am astonished, and I do mean utterly astonished, that the critics of Hillary have failed to note the similarities between Hillary whining about how everything other than her own qualities caused her to lose the election and Ham whining about how the lack of success of his “creation” is due to everything other than the qualities of his “creation”.

    1. Actually The Good Professor read an article from Raw Story and ran with it.
      So much seculars like Raw Story not doing their research.
      Ken Ham @aigkenham 6hr
      Over 10,000 at @ArkEncounter & @CreationMuseum yesterday as numbers continue to grow as visitors from all over the world come to Nth KY

      1. Don’t be intimidated by the numbers–they designed the place to handle them. The crowds are incredibly well-managed. Although I’ve never been to Disney World, I’ve read about it, and the whole time at the Ark Encounter I was certain that they modeled their place with Disney’s example in mind. There are lots of people, but you never feel frustrated. And contrary to what I hear about Disney, there are no lines (except when buying tickets. You might move slowly inside the Ark, but you keep moving.

        I’m not surprised that people are coming from overseas; it is a destination. There is nothing like it in the world, and I’m certain word-of-mouth is incredibly positive for all Christians who believe the Bible, once they go home. It has to be something like going to Israel: you tell everyone what an incredible experience it is, and they should not miss it if they can find a way to do it. No regrets, just gratitude you did it.

        Sure, the enemies of Christianity want to portray the project as a failure, and hope they can help it fail. No surprise there.

  7. These folks don’t understand that this IS what the free market is. People get to choose where to spend their money. And if something fails, it’s market forces, right? But this idiot blames the media and secularists. It’s always fun to watch GOPers preach personal responsibility until it’s their responsibility in question, and they they revert to being whining, childish victims. Sad.

    1. He regained it by ritual slaughter of some of the critters he saved. That’s what the rainbow tells us: next time THE LORD feels like opening the sky-windows that restrain the water that fills outer space, He’ll think of some other method instead. Such a nice guy.

  8. I wonder if he has considered that the sinking of his Ark, financially speaking, is “God’s plan”.

  9. Many of the places that tourists like to visit are religious voodoo – the Bhuddas in China, the statues of multiple armed Hindu goddesses throughout India, the Vatican, the cathedrals throughout Western Europe, Mecca and Medina, Israel; why not one more man-made creation where some people are inclined to be reverent. It’s better than recreation that involves killing, maiming, and torture.

  10. “…very poor or lazy research…they will actually make things up for their agenda purposes.”

    Says a charlatan, whose “institution” performs very poor research and makes things up (like a narrow version of some deity) for their agenda purposes (such as stealing taxpayer money and corrupting children in order to fill pews and thereby their own coffers).

    Ignorant thieves.

    1. Sales tax forgiveness. Was initially granted, then withdrawn when they imposed a statement of belief condition. AiG (“Answers in Genesis” – the umbrella scam) sued and won in US District court. Never appealed.

    2. James Madison defined “private property” as

      “that dominion which one man claims and exercises over the external things of the

      in exclusion of every other individual.”


      Progressive, collectivist liberals nullified the right to private property which precludes any and all forms of redistribution of wealth. Government violates the definition of private property and the Constitution when it confiscates the private property of one man and gives that private property to another.

      Government may only tax for

      Common Defence
      Promote General Welfare (roads, currency, utilities).

      Money is private property.

      Government may not “tax” to take money from one man to give money to another.

      1. Next time you want to buy something important, try using Bitcoins and then ask yourself why we charter governments to create and regulate our currency. Money is a public service, and the way it moves from their vaults to our pockets remains deliberately unexamined.

  11. Meantime back in Turkey, Mt. Ararat is off limits, where the real Noah’s Ark is.

    “There are still remains of Noah’s ark on the top of this mountain; but M. de Tournefort, who visited this spot, has assured us there was nothing like it; that the top of mount Ararat is inaccessible, both by reason of its great height, and of the snow which perpetually covers it. Despite numerous reports of ark sightings (e.g. Ararat anomaly) and rumors, “no scientific evidence of the ark has emerged.”

    Searches for Noah’s Ark are considered by scholars an example of pseudo archaeology. Kenneth Feder writes, “As the flood story itself is unsupported by any archaeological evidence, it is not surprising that there is no archaeological evidence for the existence of an impossibly large boat dating to 5,000 years ago.”

    Side note: The next time, the Lord said, he will destroy by fire, not by water.

    1. St. Stephen – if you are looking on Ararat, you are in the wrong spot. The Bible plagarized a Sumerian story of a great flood. Current thinking is the opening of the Black Sea.

  12. i would go out of my way just for the construction and design of maritime ships angle. From the looks of the photo it’s historically correct in design both to the Biblical description and other historical sources. People forget that often the religious books were one of the few ways history was that’s where the ability to read and wriite was found. Go back even further and we have the Pre Dark Age I writings of not only Greeks and Romans but of the rest of the world.

    The deystroyer all seem to come from the same mindset They gave us Dark Ages II after the Enlightenment and even today seek to continue that ‘control’ over lessons of the past. to support their version of the future. One can almost here the attempts to get Dark Ages III started again. Every time Pelosi and Schumer speak.

    1. Michael Aarethun

      “From the looks of the photo it’s historically correct in design both to the Biblical description and other historical sources. People forget that often the religious books were one of the few ways history was that’s where the ability to read and wriite was found. Go back even further and we have the Pre Dark Age I writings of not only Greeks and Romans but of the rest of the world.”

      historically correct?—The Phoenicians a couple thousand years after this fantasy took place, revolutionized ship building by structuring the ribs or skeleton first and then attaching the hull planks. This cut the time down for building better and stronger vessels. They mastered the sea, but in substantially smaller vessels. They became Carthage and almost beat Rome. This idiocy is from another planet. There is no ‘historical accuracy’. There was no available means, engineering, etc. 5 thousand years ago or whenever.

      There may be a divine architect and it’s architecture may include evolution and other scientific principles. However, these stories belong to power mongers attempting to organize the hopeless around mindless fairy tales to assuage their daily woes; a somewhat timeless and recently familiar tactic. And, it works with the mindless. Hans Christian Andersen, the Brothers Grimm, Aesop, and many many others came up with lots and lots of fairy stories to guide humans as they matured. What is amazing is that so many remain in this mindless state of immaturity.

      Your sense of history is backwards. The ark and Noah come well before the Greeks and Romans….. At least you are consistent.

  13. If Fox (fake) News would stop reporting lies about the Ark maybe the millions of Suckers in this country would be thrilled to visit this “hoax”.

  14. Every state has a don’t miss attraction, however maybe he built it in the wrong state. It took a while for Mount Rushmore to catch on.

      1. Dave137 – have you ever seen any of those people with your own eyes?

  15. Hmmm. You know, maybe the problem is that the Ark is sooo gender binary! Maybe they could tear it down, and do a Gay Garden of Eden! With Adam and Bruce. Then, later Cain, and Abel and Agnes. No wait, there won’t be a second generation. Sorry, I have been reading about pregnant males and it momentarily affected my senses. Just keep the Ark. A million visitors a year is better than a half dozen homos from San Francisco.

    Squeeky Fromm
    Girl Reporter

    1. Lord Zeus will not be happy with your statement. Consider conversion, to save our own soul in His gracious eyes. Have faith.

      1. I was there last summer, and it was absolutely wonderful, but alas, you are correct: it is in the middle of nowhere. A special interstate exit was in fact built to accommodate it.

        Even after you arrive, you park and go to the ticket-purchase building, after which you board a bus (there is a continuous stream of them) that takes you to the Ark (it’s far away, but you can see it the whole time). There is nothing else anywhere within view.

        It takes at least a couple hours to tour the building (they say it’s the largest 100% wooden building in the world). It is definitely proof that the Biblical story could be true–in terms of housing enough animals and people for a year

        I have studied the creation science literature for decades, and know what to look for, in terms of its “not getting it right.” They cut no corners. It’s unbelievably awesome.

        People who don’t believe the Bible certainly won’t care about my report, and I don’t care about that; I’m not replying to persuade them–because they CAN’T be persuaded. But for those who DO take the Bible seriously, and know that there was in fact a global flood, the question of Ken Ham having gotten it right is a very serious issue. It’s an all day event after all, for almost anyone (I live in Indianapolis, so the drive itself is a big deal), but it’s also pretty expensive.

        So while I would absolutely encourage anyone who is interested in the subject to go, for those who are knowledgeable about the subject I’d offer one warning, an element of the thing that gnawed at me: Ham’s architects obviously were determined to demonstrate that the thing could be constructed all out of wood. Including the cages and sleeping quarters for the people, and the kitchen (well, clay, too). Crude materials. But anyone who has studied the pre-Flood world knows that they had advanced technology, including metallurgy.

        It’s a small annoyance, but understandable: how much imagination would be involved in adding elements that might feel “modern,” and how would that distract from the experience? And the experience is truly awe inspiring. So they must have discussed it at length, and decided to make it more like the Flintstones. Anyone in the Creation world knows better, so we just let it pass, and enjoy.

        1. The metal tie-rods and sprinkler system is oh-so-authentic. And the fact they’re open Saturday and Sunday. So much for that “keep the sabbath holy” crap

          1. Yes, I noticed those things, too. No getting around local zoning. And electric lighting. But by and large, the effect is of an entirely wooden structure.

            As for being open on Saturday and Sunday, I was unaware we are all under Levitical Law, and that those who do not believe so are logically, reflexively, condemned for not thinking so. So, by your logic, if you launch an incredibly expensive commercial venture that revolves around belief in the Bible, you MUST believe that Saturn’s Day and the Sun’s Day are verboten. Got it. Business death plan.

        2. Good review. We know Mr. Ham knows man knew how to heat and mix the metals because of the pre-flood tools found in the middle of rocks and in its cement like layers,assuming he didn’t want to defend it?

          1. I’ve not ben to the Creation Museum, but I’m guessing he defends it there. Truth be told, though, there are museum-like exhibits in the Ark that reflect some of that material, too. You just have to examine them. The overall experience is not a didactic one. It just sort of washes over you.

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