Ark Encounter tax incentives in jeopardy over alleged restrictive religious hiring practices

Posted Thursday, October 9, 2014 9:23 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Tax incentives for the Noah's Ark theme park in Northern Kentucky are in jeopardy over the state's concern about possible religious discrimination in hiring, records obtained by The Courier-Journal show.

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Friday, October 17, 2014 3:42 PM
ApolloAndy's avatar

God of the gaps. There wasn't a plausible explanation for why the planets went around the sun...until we found one. Just because we don't know it, doesn't mean it doesn't exist. And anytime we pretend that absence of another explanation is evidence of God, we look really stupid when an explanation surfaces later.

Edit: This isn't to say God isn't working. It's just really dangerous to say that "God works when science doesn't" because science is getting more powerful all the time. I find the more satisfying formulation to be "God works through science all the time, but we don't understand how most of the time."

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Hobbes: "What's the point of attaching a number to everything you do?"
Calvin: "If your numbers go up, it means you're having more fun."

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Friday, October 17, 2014 3:54 PM

I hope you didn't think I was implying that God is the only explanation when prayer is answered. Sometimes, events just happen to coincide. I just know that in my life, what has gone on with me personally, was answered prayer and not coincidence.

I find the more satisfying formulation to be "God works through science all the time, but we don't understand how most of the time."

I like this and agree completely.

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Friday, October 17, 2014 6:22 PM
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I wasn't indicting religion, Andy, only making the point that connecting anything to it is a choice we make.


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Tuesday, October 28, 2014 9:09 AM
Jeff's avatar

I wouldn't call the Slate particularly fair and balanced, but more context around the original story:

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/jurisprudence/2014/...tucky.html


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