The Politics of Ark Building

Center for the Study of Religious Violence

Replicas of Noah’s Ark are being built in various locations around the world. The ark-building movement is related to a particular form of Christian politics and Creationism.

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The Creation Museum in Kentucky is building an ark as part of its Creationist theme park. “The museum has raised more than half the money needed for its $24.5 million Ark Encounter project,” according to NPR. “The Creation Museum’s mission is to show the feasibility of biblical stories. So with the Ark Encounter, they’re also setting out to show what day-to-day life would have been like for Noah.”

Another ark theme park, the Hidden Ark, is being built in Florida.

Meanwhile, arks have already been built in China and Europe. Johan Huibers constructed a 450-foot long ark recently in the Netherlands.  NPR reports that “a hundred thousand people have come to see Huibers’ ark. His goal is to spread his faith, but…

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