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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 24 2006,12:20   

Ken Ham of AnswersInGenesis seems to have run into financial difficulty and is appealing for funds.  And he wants them fast.  Ham has made a desperate appeal in an online video here:
We've reached another period where the donated funds are not keeping pace with the required construction expenses.  This time, however, we can't delay contracts [...etc...]
Anybody got the inside scoop on this one?

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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 24 2006,12:46   

schadenfreude \SHOD-n-froy-duh\, noun:
A malicious satisfaction obtained from the misfortunes of others.

That the report of Sebastian Imhof's grave illness might also have been tinged with Schadenfreude appears not to have crossed Lucas's mind.
-- Steven Ozment, Flesh and Spirit

He died three years after me -- cancer too -- and at that time I was still naive enough to imagine that what the afterlife chiefly provided were unrivalled opportunities for unbeatable gloating, unbelievable schadenfreude.
-- Will Self, How The Dead Live

Somewhere out there, Pi supposed, some UC Berkeley grad students must be shivering with a little Schadenfreude of their own about what had happened to her.
-- Sylvia Brownrigg, The Metaphysical Touch

The historian Peter Gay -- who felt Schadenfreude as a Jewish child in Nazi-era Berlin, watching the Germans lose coveted gold medals in the 1936 Olympics -- has said that it "can be one of the great joys of life."
-- Edward Rothstein, "Missing the Fun of a Minor Sin", New York Times, February 5, 2000

Schadenfreude comes from the German, from Schaden, "damage" + Freude, "joy." It is often capitalized, as it is in German.

"Rich is just mad because he thought all titties had fur on them until last week when a shorn transvestite ruined his childhood dreams by jumping out of a spider man cake and man boobing him in the face lips." - Erasmus

"Rev Dr" Lenny Flank

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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 24 2006,12:51   

I guess the Australians took all the marbles with them when they left and went home.  (snicker)  (giggle)

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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 24 2006,13:05   

Dang.  I've been looking forward to seeing Ken's shiny new museum ever since I read this.

Would it be immoral of me to give money for the preservation of this monument to human stupidity?

And the set of natural numbers is also the set that starts at 0 and goes to the largest number. -- Joe G

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Jason Spaceman

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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 24 2006,16:30   

Funny, just last month Ham was more  optimistic:

Although the opening of the museum is still many months away, Ham says AiG and its Creation Museum have had such an enthusiastic response from potential visitors that it has been necessary to make a larger parking lot, a larger lobby, and a larger café. "Statistics indicate we're going to get hundreds of thousands of people a year, and everyone recognized that we needed more parking and so on," he notes.

All this has increased the museum's construction budget a little bit, the creationist points out. "It's now something like a $27 million budget," he says, "but of the $25 million that we set out to raise for the original budget, we raised $23 million. So there's only two million to go for the original budget, and then about two million for the expansion that we've had to do before we open."

That expansion, while not in the original plan, was welcome news to Ham, who observes that it's "really good when you've got to expand before you open." He says AiG's ultimate goal is to open the museum debt-free, and he believes things are looking very positive for an auspicious opening in the spring of next year.

Did AiG hire Enron's accountants or something?

Cedric Katesby

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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 25 2006,04:41   

God loves you...and he needs your credit card number.


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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 25 2006,05:26   

Wasn't afdave crowing just the other day about how AiG was growing, growing, growing? You don't suppose he was... misled, do you?

Well, now we know why they can't afford frivolous extras, like correcting glaring errors that have been up for years.

Must... not... scratch... mosquito bite.

Henry J

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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 25 2006,05:29   

Re "frivolous extras, like correcting glaring errors that have been up for years."

Heck, if they took down all the errors, what would they have left to say? ;)


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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 25 2006,05:40   

TEMPLE OF THE DOG | Wooden Jesus Lyrics

Wooden Jesus where are you from?
Korea or Canada, maybe Taiwan?
I didn't know it was the holy land.
But I believed from the minute the check left my hand
And I pray.

Can I be saved, I spent all my money
On a future grave
Wooden Jesus I'll cut you in on twenty percent of my future sin

Porcelain Mary her majesties pure
Looking for virgin territory
Coat hanger halos don't come cheap
From television  shepheds with living room sheep,
And I pray.

Can I be saved,I spent all my money on a future grave
Wooden Jesus I'll cut you in on twenty percent of my future sin.

Who said that ev'ry wish would be heard and answered
When wished on the morning star
Somebody thought of that, and someone believed it
Look what it's done so far

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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 25 2006,06:18   

Wow, a con man asking for more money?  Inconceivable!

Quote (afdave @ Oct. 02 2006,18:37)
Many Jews were in comfortable oblivion about Hitler ... until it was too late.
Many scientists will persist in comfortable oblivion about their Creator ... until it is too late.

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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 25 2006,07:18   

Why doesn't he just start calling all the AIG employees 'volunteers' or 'missionaries', and stop paying their Social Security tax to the Feds?   :D  :D  :D

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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 25 2006,14:13   

Quote (improvius @ Oct. 25 2006,11:18)
Wow, a con man asking for more money?  Inconceivable!

OK, I'll bite:

"You keep using that word; I do not think it means what you think it means."

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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 25 2006,15:55   

I like that caveman doing his laundry, really cutting edge anamatronics.  I almost feel bad for Ken....almost.


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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 27 2006,16:01   

> Why doesn't he just start calling all the AIG employees
> 'volunteers' or 'missionaries', and stop paying their Social
> Security tax to the Feds?

I think Hovind took out a patent on that idea :)

Where's that animatronic of a caveman with his smalls?  I could do with a laugh!

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