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Noah’s Ark Theme Park Ad Promotes a Story That’s “4,000 Years” Old

The first promotional ad is now online for Ark Encounter, the Noah’s Ark theme park opening up this summer. And just to remind you that we’re talking about Young Earth Creationists here, it includes the tagline, “After more than 4,000 years, it’s your moment to encounter the ark.”

The first promotional ad is now online for Ark Encounter, the Noah’s Ark theme park opening up this summer. And just to remind you that we’re talking about Young Earth Creationists here, it includes the tagline, “After more than 4,000 years, it’s your moment to encounter the ark.”

I love how most of the video is just people staring agape at animals like it’s a brand new concept. It’s not. They’re called “zoos.” We already have plenty of them.

The miseducation begins on July 7.

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