Felix wrote:Isn't it true that they could meet their financial goals if they actually had the conviction their faith demands and started investing their own damn money? For some reason, it seems all these big evangelical projects demand other people's work. When is AiG staff going to move into their wooden huts, sell everything they have, and put every million they make into the Ark Park? Come on, if you're going to pretend you really care about saving souls from hellfire, at least make it look like you're serious.
Interesting point, Felix, but I feel playing the devil's advocate is appropriate here:
It's possible that Team Hamster
sees different methods of saving souls as being less effective or more effective than others, based on context. For example, giving people a warm fuzzy image of the Christian world view is best done by a theme park. Saving souls is best done by scaring the bejeezus out of them.
Asking them to give up their life's savings for this silly project assumes they feel it's the best possible method of saving souls. I doubt they feel this way, but instead see it as something that glorifies God the way Walt Disney might have...