The Chinese Are Defending their ‘Ark Discovery’

But of course.   It would be bizarre if they weren’t.  There’s money to be made. What I find utterly amazing in all this is the fact that Price was on the team, jumped ship (pun intended) and is now calling it a hoax. Why wasn’t it a hoax when he was involved? And why do his comments only appear where they do and not in an official declaration of some sort? Why hasn’t Liberty (and Price) distanced itself (and himself) from the entire project much more forcefully and publicly?

A press release from Price seems in order- at a minimum- to explain his part in the project before he came to the conclusion that it was a load of bunk.

UPDATE: By the way, the most interesting comment on the Chinese perspective is to be found over at Bob’s place where Amelia Wong points out that the Chinese evangelicals are ‘truth proofed’ – immunized from the truth- because everyone who disagrees with their findings are demonically inspired. It’s a fascinating window on the mentality of fundamentalism.

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12 thoughts on “The Chinese Are Defending their ‘Ark Discovery’

  1. bobcargill 30 Apr 2010 at 9:49 pm

    agreed. i am guessing that if price and liberty want to save any credibility, they will have a press release out by monday morning.


  2. steph 30 Apr 2010 at 9:59 pm

    now I am a bit of a hermit butied in the conservatory all day every day, emerging only to dash across the park, leap in the pool and then swim up and down for ages staring at the line on the bottom, so I could easily be wrong about this … but I am trying to find out whether this story (and such trash stories like it) has even appeared in UK or NZ national medias. I haven’t heard of whisper of it on BBC and I can’t find anything on TVNZ or any of our major newspapers at home or here. I wonder if it’s only because some americans actually believe this sort of thing – the weird fundamentalist types unparallelled in the rest of the world – that it’s such a big deal in the US media.


  3. steph 30 Apr 2010 at 10:00 pm

    hardly butied … more buried and uglified…


  4. Looney 1 May 2010 at 2:03 am

    Hmmm. I have been going to church among Chinese evangelicals for 20 years and wouldn’t have even heard this story if I hadn’t been checking on what Zwingli had to say! It sounds to me that Amelia is imbibing western caricatures.


    • Jim 1 May 2010 at 10:44 am

      yeah but shes chinese and you arent…


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  7. Jona Lendering 1 May 2010 at 2:24 pm

    What I find remarkable, is that (almost) no one seems to notice that the Bible does not mention a mountain named Ararat. It’s one of the most persistent mistakes I encountered when I wrote my little book on common errors.


  8. Doug 1 May 2010 at 4:51 pm

    Hmm, I’ll ask my 4 year old boy adopted from China if he thinks this is a hoax. Must likely, he’ll rather tease his sisters than answer this question. But, if he were to answer, he’ll probably say hoax. Anyway, American news needs something to fill the airwaves because they don’t have any proper reporters anymore.


    • Jim 1 May 2010 at 5:21 pm

      boy that’s the truth. no reporters on tv, just info-tainers.


  9. Anson 8 May 2010 at 10:35 pm

    Watch this. The organization head speaks for himself regarding the ark.


    • Jim 8 May 2010 at 10:41 pm

      in defense. what else are we to expect? him to admit its all a hoax?


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