Put your faith in god until you need money.

The Ark Encounters theme park is having trouble raising enough money to make the park a reality.

In an office park in Hebron, Kentucky, the designers of the proposed “Ark Encounter” theme park are trying to answer questions like these in order to build faith in the Bible’s literal accuracy. The project has run into delays because of lack of financing, which could cost it millions in potential tax breaks. Despite the uncertainty, a recent Reuters preview of the project showed that plans for the ark are continuing.

“We’re basically presenting what the Bible has to say and showing how plausible it was,” said Patrick Marsh, design director for the park, which will feature a 500-foot-long wooden ark and other Old Testament attractions, including a Tower of Babel and a “Ten Plagues” ride. “This was a real piece of history – not just a story, not just a legend.”

The project is currently in the design phase. Not enough private donations have come in to start construction, and building permits will not be ready until November, according to Ark Encounter co-founder and Senior Vice President Michael Zovath.

I’m sure in church the people behind this project do a great deal of droning the phrase “the lord will provide.”  But so far it’s only been people doing the providing.  When they asked god, he treated them like a hobo asking a Republican for spare change.

Christians want to claim that the lord provides, but when they get sick they go see a human (a doctor).  When they need money, they ask other humans.  When they lose their keys, sure they pray, but then they look for them, depending on themselves (yet another human) to find the keys.

For as much as they act like they depend on their neighbors, not god, it’s strange Christians have so much faith in god and so little in humanity – what with saying we’re unworthy of heaven without god’s filicidal stamp of approval and all.

Patheos Atheist LogoLike What Would JT Do? and Patheos Atheist on Facebook!

About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.