PokemonGo! Likely To Be The Closest Thing To Science That Can Be Found At The Ark Encounter
Admittedly the PokemonGo! game is taking over the world. You’ve surely seen the memes and videos online as well as large herds of people trundling around like the protagonists of the Lemmings series.
I say that because its funny. Calm down and stop sending me
And @SquirtleGurrl79 I know your name is Scott and you are tucking it in those pictures, so just cut it out. (But that cosplay is on POINT)
Where was I? Oh, yes. As with almost everything that people can use to get a seconds joy out of this meek existence of ours (sex, drugs, music, art, fiction, et al) there have already been Christian pastors howling about the dangers of the game.
The host of the “Im Obviously Off My Rocker”, sorry, I think thats spelled “Trunews” radio show Rick Wiles describes them as “…these pokemon creatures are like virtual, cyber-demons” and goes as far as to worry that “What if this technology is transferred to Islamic jihadists and now they have an app that shows them where all the Christians are located geographically?” We will get back to Ken Hamm in a second, but please soak in this example of fear mongering. Im not sure if anyone has ever shown Rick the Internet but um, Rick? The jihadists already have google maps.
You can hear his 6 minutes of lunacy here:
For some of you younger readers, you won’t remember the time of the Satanic Panic. For those of you that do, you are likely having some PTSD reactions to lat bit of audio above. But lest you think Im Over-Hyping the kind of mainstream nonsense that went on, here is the original 1987 “Escaping Satans Web”
followed by a recent ‘flashback’ post from the New York Times.
Also, as with almost everything religious, none of the groups, even the ones of the same sect, disagree with each others interpretation of PokemonGo. Thats the problem with interpretive, faith based ideologies. Everyones idea is on equal footing, and that is to say none. But in case you were wondering, Is Pokemon Safe for Christian Kids, it is. But dont take my word for it, read all about what Christian Erika Dawson has to say about it.
Ken Ham, Answers in Genesis CEO and delusional founder of the Ark Encounter has a different view on the PokeDevils. Ken hopes to get all the kids to flock to the Ark to catch em all.
He even put together this great promotional video to drive all the hip, social media savvy and presumably demonically possessed kids to his ‘museum’.
At this point it almost feels like someone should just put a ‘Free Candy’ sign on the side of the boat and call it what it is.