« More on the Creationist theme park plan | Main | More commentary on the creationist theme park »

December 24, 2007

Creationist trust confused about everything

by Feòrag

England: Plans to build a creationist theme park have moved on, with a site near Preston now favourite, although the trust behind it seems to have no firm plans

[Trustee Peter Jones] said: We have a number of sites in mind, which have different restrictions, but we are looking at an area in the North West, in a triangle of Lancaster, Liverpool and Manchester.

They also seem confused about what it is that they want to build, or perhaps they are simply lying to planning authorities. Some choice quotes:

Trustees of the AH Trust Fund, which is proposing the £3.5m project, have looked at sites around the city with a view to opening the country's first ever multi-faith tourist attraction....

Quickly followed by:

From our research we found there is a great demand for a Christian theme park - a place where you can go and relax and provide a place for people to listen to God

Then back to:

as well as being a meeting place for leaders of all different religions.

And then an utter whopper:

He said the trust ... was non-denominational and covered all religions, including Christian, Catholic, Muslim, and Hindu.

So Catholics are apparently not Christian, according to the charity, and the Trust's objects are really completely different from those listed by the Charities Commission's records:

TO ADVANCE THE FAITH OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PUBLIC IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE STATEMENTS OF BELIEF APPEARING IN THE SCHEDULE THE ADVANCEMENT OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH MAINLY, BUT NOT EXCLUSIVELY, BY MEANS OF BROADCASTING CHRISTIAN MESSAGES OF AN EVANGELISTIC AND TEACHING NATURE. TO ADVANCE THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH IN DEMONSTRATING THE LOVE OF GOD TO ALL PEOPLE FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PUBLIC THROUGH THE HOLDING OF PRAYER MEETINGS, LECTURES, PRODUCING AND/OR DISTRIBUTING LITERATURE ON BIBLE SUBJECTS TO ENLIGHTEN OTHERS AND TO HELP THEM TO A PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS CHRIST.

So, presumably multi-faith, inter-denominational and covering all religions simply means that they harangue everyone, regardless.

The AH Trust's most recent annual report notes that they have a grand total of £310 in the bank.

Religious 'theme park' would cost £3.5mLancashire Evening Post, 22nd December 2007 (via The High Weirdness Project). See also At least Disneyland admits it's fantasyPagan Prattle, 16th December 2007 and More on the Creationist theme park planPagan Prattle, 16th December 2007.

Tags: , , , , ,

Posted in Science Fiction at 16:10. Last modified on December 24 2007 at 17:51.
| View blog reactions