I was walking through La Mesa last night (La Mesa, where I live, is a suburb of San Diego), when I came across a flyer for the Creation & Earth History Museum, which is down the road in Santee.
At the bottom of the flyer, as you can see, is a list of sponsors. Scantibodies, NOTW, 1:1, Christian Examiner, and KSDW didn't surprise me. They're all christian organizations. (The founders of the Creation Museum were also the founders of Scantibodies. KSDW is a bible radio station, and I don't know what 1:1 is, but I'm assuming it's some kind of reference to a biblical verse.)
But Krispy Kreme and Chick-fil-a surprised me. They're sponsoring creation science? Seems like an odd publicity move for them. Am I now going to have to boycott them? (Not that I go to either one much already.) I've sent their pr offices an email to confirm that this sponsorship is real.
Even odder is that I don't believe there's either a Krispy Kreme or a Chick-fil-a in Santee itself. So it's not like they're neighbors.
As I was contemplating this flyer, it occurred to me that a perfect location for the Museum of Hoaxes would be to park it right next door to the Creation Museum. I could work there and stay in San Diego.
Apparently Chick-fil-a is an openly Christian corporation
, which leaves Krispy Kreme as the odd-man-out in the list of sponsors.
My money is more on the owners of the local franchises putting their money in. They may not be in the town, but they may be close by.
But I didn't know about KrispyKreme. I think it's time for a note to their board of directors.
I know that In-N-Out puts bible references on their packaging, but they're tucked away hidden, and are just point to the parts where they're talking about how awesome food is.
The company's official statement of corporate purpose says that the business exists "To glorify God by being a faithful steward of all that is entrusted to us. To have a positive influence on all who come in contact with Chick-fil-A."
Sorry, they vex me..................
Good to have you back. Godlessness and all!
Sorry. That's my sick joke for the day.
Two, the 1:1 icon belongs to Answers In Genesis, which was founded by Ken Ham.
Three, to categorize this as pseudoscience belies the prejudice of the poster (with all due respect). There are a lot of arguments that could easily classify Darwinian evolution (a hoax in and of itself) as pseudoscience much more than creationism. A simple Google search can easily point this out.
As for me I'm a Christian and I believe in evolution.
rezlimey -- It's absolutely their free choice. But if they choose to take sides on this issue (creationism vs. science), they also have to accept the consequences, which is that it's not going to win them friends with the anti-creationists.
Alex, it seems that when you say about Krispy-Kreme, "they also have to accept the consequences, which is that it's not going to win them friends with the anti-creationists," it's like threatening to boycott them. To me, it just seems like senseless and petty rancor and animosity. Which begs the next question: do you accept the consequences for your actions? I know I do.
whereas, a museum of creation science supports the teaching of creationism is class rooms. when i was in school, they taught us how various religions believed the world came into being, but when it comes to a christian viewpoint, then you are all getting aggravated. tolerance for everyone, unless of course you are a christian...