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Dueling Bible Parks and Links to Other Stuff Around the Web

links%2011.jpgNow this is ironic.  The owners of the Holy Land Experience in Orlando, FL (TBN) want to build another such themed park in Nashville, TN.  Not to be outdone, a group of developers wants to build "Bible Park USA" in the same city.  Since the Holy Land Experience offers a daily reenactment of the crucifixion, imagine the job boom in Nashville when two Bible theme parks start hiring thin, long-haired young men who look like Jesus and/or disciples.  Can't you just picture the long line of big, swarthy types, auditioning to play Roman soldiers.   This is gonna make it tough for the evangelicals in Nashville.  Where to take the youth group?   Which park does a better job reenacting Jesus' passion?    Click here: Two Bible parks? It's possible | | The Tennessean

In a further note of irony, a development group wants to build an evolution museum in Petersburg, KY, directly across the street from the local creation museum.   That ought to be fun.  Jesus fish on cars in one parking lot.  Darwin fish on cars in the other. Click here: Nobel Intent asks: what do you think of an evolution museum?

Reader Comments (4)

Two Jesus themed parks? Not good. But at least perhaps the acting might improve. There is no worse acting than that done by those who play Jesus. For some reason, Jesus is always played cold, stiff and boring.
June 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTimothy
"....For some reason, Jesus is always played cold, stiff and boring...."

Not true! One of the couples in our small group brought a DVD of the Gospel of Matthew that they had picked up in the bargain bin at a local religious book store. The words were a literal reading of the text (NIV, as I recall) and the acting took place in the back ground more or less in synchronization with it.

Jesus and his disciples appeared more a like a roving band of fraternity brothers than the serious characters that most actors portray. Whenever Jesus would work a miracle they'd all kind of look at each other for a few seconds and then pat each other on the back and break out in laughter, including Jesus himself. It was as though someone had hired Benny Hinn as the director. Small wonder it was on close-out sale.
June 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterGeorge
Living in the Nashville area, I hear about this from time to time, and roll my eyes every time it comes up. The first "Bible Park" did not get approved to be in Murfreesboro, so they are trying to get it done in Lebenon TN. I kind of hope that both parks just get too bogged down in red tape, so as not to make the rest of us look bad.
June 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPaul C. Quillman
I have been to Holy Land Experience more than once and truly enjoyed it. The Bible Scriptorium is wonderful, as are the plays. I have seen both their Christmas and O.T. Feasts presentations. I thoroughly enjoyed my visits.

I don't think they should try to duplicate themselves in TN, particularly aince I don't see how the Bible Scriptorium could be duplicated. As to the copycat ... like all knock-offs, they are uaually less than satisfactory at best.

June 20, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCheryl

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