Some members of Red River Freethinkers have visited the Creation Museum, I have not. A review by a writer of a religious publication visited recently and gave it a negative review. Among observations about its faulty theology, he noted the frequent references to the “fallen world” and how a return to the literal Bible view is imperative.
There are Christians who see evolution as something science based and compatible with creationism. Literalists find this unacceptable. It is not possible to give one inch to evolution. The Creation Museum is in that camp. And, having a discussion as to how creationism and science can co exist takes focus off of sin, the most important issue.
Staying with your group is common for all of us. Liberals like to hang out with liberals.
It is different, however, when we get the Bible involved. Here we see mythology pitted against fact-based science. That the universe of all creatures on earth were created by some invisible God is so far fetched it rules out the possibility for rational dialogue. And the accompanying view that early is only 6,000 years old contradicts conclusions of science. That these are true is less important than informing us we must believe to save the world from sin.
Tourist attractions slaying sin seem a growing part of evangelism today. We have the Creation Museum, Noah’s Ark theme park and soon the largest cross the U.S. The latter is being promoted as a big tourist attraction with anticipated business success in the region.