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And God Said, ‘Let There Be Roller Coasters’

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Posted on Jun 6, 2008
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Holy rollers: Genesis Park’s Christian sponsors are planning to include at least two roller coasters in their proposed theme park in Germany. 

Imagine if you could learn about the Great Flood, or experience a high-tech interpretation of heaven and hell (Disney’s goofy infernal montage, complete with pop-up demons, from “Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride” notwithstanding), by plummeting down a hair-raising roller coaster ride. Not your idea of a good time? Well, the folks who are currently cooking up plans for a biblical theme park in Germany apparently think they’re onto a winning idea for pious, or just plain curious, thrill-seekers from around the globe.


AFP via Yahoo News:

Under plans announced by a group of Swiss evangelical Christians and reported by the German press on Wednesday, Genesis Park, a theme park based on the Bible, will open at a yet to be chosen site in Germany by 2012.

It will group some 40 attractions over an area the size of 70 football pitches encompassing all areas of the Christian story, according to the organisers’ website.

The centrepiece will be what the organisers call an “original size” Noah’s Ark which is 150 metres (490 feet) long and surrounded by water.

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By TrevorALan, June 9, 2008 at 10:45 am Link to this comment
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or anywhere in Europe where no one goes to church anymore?

C’mon guys, learn where your audience is. North Carolina, Georgia, Texas.  Unless it is being underwritten by the government to try to get Conservative Americans to finally travel overseas.

Just remember to use the King James version if you want Crazy American Evangeilical dollars, they believe that is “more authentic” than the original Greek and Hebrew scrolls.

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By greg, June 9, 2008 at 9:59 am Link to this comment
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Who cares what these nut jobs do, just tax their efforts which are obviously for profit as well as propoganda.

A 1st grader has more intelligence than these wackos, and would ask the simple question regarding the flood/ark myth of, “What happened to all of the other people who had boats, too?”

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By Outraged, June 8, 2008 at 12:15 pm Link to this comment

RE: Purple Girl

Perfect.  Maybe we should pool our resources and give them the exotic “thrills of the ages” experience.

But let’s not forget our current administration’s “Christian” additions by adding thrills such as: “be terrorized by the waterboard” and the rockin’, “sailing on prison ships” or the iconoclastic “dark hole” where we could round up innocent patrons and tell them we’ve raped their mother and killed their brother while we shock them with electricity for authenticity.  (“Non-lethal” of course, like Tasers…)

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By Purple Girl, June 7, 2008 at 7:11 am Link to this comment

How about the thrill of fighting for your life at the “Inquestion”.
what about the Scare and terror interactive role playing of ‘Slaughter the heretics’ . you know the one where is you don’t bow down to their Self proclamed Authority you are Hacked to bits?How about can you Jump the FirePit?
What makes me irrate is th eFact these are the TRUE heretics.those who demand to be placed on High as Idols, over and above all else. Demand that we Use their means of communication to communion with all that Is.Their usurping power and judgement to lay claim to their own ‘divinity’.
The real ‘Decievers’ are those who feel it is their Job nad RIGHT to decide what the ‘design ’ will be, what the time tables are to this ‘design’.And Persecuting and maligning vatious and numerous Crations which add richess to the tapesty of this existence.
Too bad we can no longer subject them to the Torture and subjugation they have brutally committed against the rest of mankind. bu tthen again I would only be lowering my self to their level and relegating myself to the service of that which is Not Almighty.I would become one of them and Arrogant, Deceiver. I will refrain from judging such High Crimes- I’ll leave that to Higher Power. But step over the lines agreed to by the society of Humankind and I will be happy to sentence you for such trespasses.

Cave Adsum

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By cyrena, June 7, 2008 at 5:15 am Link to this comment

Jackpine Savage,

Have you seen the one at Dubai? (the theme park that is).

Puts this biblical baby to shame. And that’s where the real der Fuhrer will be whiling away HIS retirement, though I doubt if his pacemaker will allow for any of these roller coaster stunts.

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By jackpine savage, June 6, 2008 at 7:48 pm Link to this comment

It’s a cover…all the other stuff is just for show, but the ark is for real.  But when the rains come it won’t be a wizened old Israelite this time.  Nope, this time all the animals (except the ones God has decided deserve extinction) will go two by two onto an ark captained by a guy named Klaus and his wife, Waltraub.

It won’t exactly be the 1000 year reich, but after the water recedes (and just out of curiosity, where does the water go after a flood like that?) the whole world will speak German.

I wouldn’t even be surprised if this was some last ditch plan hatched by der Fuhrer himself while he was whiling away his retirement in S. America.

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