Sunday, July 10, 2016

Ark

Let's vilify the rich some more and perhaps attack a Christian at the same time.  Yes he could have.  But how is a homeless person going to be able to afford taxes and insurance on 2 houses and a car?  Or...He could open Ark Encounter and generate millions in sales tax revenue for the state to help fund their social welfare programs.  And if you have read that this project is subsidized by tax payers - you are correct (barely)...to the tune of $18 million in sales tax rebates once they open.  After that, it is all gravy for the state.  FYI - Sales tax rebate programs generally give back up to 25% of investment and are allowed for any tourist attraction regardless of religious affiliation but only granted when there is a guaranteed return on the investment.  Ark Encounter features a full-size Noah's Ark built according to the dimensions given in the Bible.  If it wasn't a Christian thing, and was played up in the media the right way - everyone would want to see an engineering marvel like this.  Disneyland certainly attracts a big crowd.  98,102,72,0,B  

10 comments:

Margery Bills said...

I saw the t.v. Special about the ark building. They could hardly get it to float.

Nicki said...

Thank you Mr. Wells, Very good comeback against those that are against anything religious. They forget that they are really going to enjoy all the money that this addition will bring to their community.

Hollis said...

He tried to build his "Park" in my hometown in TN.
They kicked him out & he moved on to KY.
If a southern politician thought he was too shady, don't you have to stop & think?
Apparently not.

John Wells said...

OK - I stopped and thought. I can't seem to find mention anywhere about Ken Ham and Ark Encounter being "kicked out" of Tennessee. Not one single news story. Why? Because it never considered Tennessee. You are confusing two different projects. Murfreesboro and Lebanon in Tennessee turned down the promise of more jobs and taxes from Bible Park USA because of concerns about a lack of information and the ultimate cost to taxpayers. Outside of being biblically themed and the fact that Bible Park USA intended to build an ark too, there is no relationship between the two projects and they where sponsored by entirely different development groups. And FYI - Ken Ham's other project in Kentucky (The Creation Museum - located 45 miles from Ark Encounter) was already in development for 2 years before the non-related Bible Park USA project was shot down in Tennessee in 2008.

Margery Bills said...

For some odd reason I think the ark building I saw was in India or somewhere-don't remember.

Larry G said...

I don't know about other places but up in our neck of the woods -we don't give tax money to new businesses. What we do instead is give them rebates on property and sales taxes - IF THEY PERFORM at agreed-to levels. In other words - if they meet or exceed projections - they get rebates - if not - none. It don't matter what the nature of the business is - no discrimination on whether it's religious or not ... just dollars and cents and the same deal to all comers.

If that's the ARK deal -then good for them.



Bob Nogueira said...

I'm sure Jesus would have done the very same thing if he could oh wait, he could and he didn't.
Where in the bible does it say " don't feed the hungry because they will just be hungry again tomorrow?

The young rich ruler came to Jesus to see how he might receive eternal life but he falsely believed that he had kept all the commandments (Luke 18:18, 21a) so Jesus tells him “If you wish to be complete, go and sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.” But when the young man heard this statement, he went away grieving (Luke 18:22-23a) and he went away “very sad, for he was extremely rich” (Luke 18

The challenge of being a good Christian is following the word of God, not attributing what you believe to God.

Johnny Doyle said...

If they are really concerned with spreading the word of God, why are they charging $40 per adult and $28 per child for admission? Children under five are free though.. I guess that is a plus.. This is a for profit business, plain and simple. Jesus didn't need a theme park to spread his gospel. His word is enough.

Johnny Doyle said...

Don't forget that wolfs often come disguised as sheep. That money could have helped a thousand small town churches, which I have no doubts would be able to put it to better use.. and they most definitely won't charge admission for church service or sunday school.

John Wells said...

Never question how the Holy Spirit guides someone but always question those guided by Satan.