Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Still More Creationism Museum Fun: Barista Wanted (The Damned Need Not Apply)

The Answers In Genesis Creation Museum is open at last! From previous posts, you will know of my fascination with this institution. The finished product has by all accounts exceeded my expectations. Animatronic tableaux feature human children frolicking alongside dinosaurs; videos demonstrate how metaphorical interpretations of Genesis lead inevitably to internet pornography and abortion.

And the really excellent news is that the museum is seeking a qualified barista. Faithful reader Eliza R. alerted me to this opening at the Museum's "Noah's Cafe." The key job responsibility is the preparation of "fine coffee and other related gourmet beverages," including espresso, latte, and something called "Frappes Chai." As one might expect, other duties include working the register, clearing dishes, and taking inventory.

But the ability to discharge these functions is hardly the sole qualification. Along with her resume, an applicant must submit a "creation belief statement," "salvation testimony," and a written confirmation of her agreement with the museum's Statement of Faith.

Exactly what must one believe in order to serve up a skinny half-caff at Noah's? Some key elements are as follows:

  • "No apparent, perceived or claimed evidence in any field, including history and chronology, can be valid if it contradicts the Scriptural record"

  • "The only legitimate marriage is the joining of one man and one woman. God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of marriage"

  • "The Noachian Flood was a significant geological event and much (but not all) fossiliferous sediment originated at that time"

  • "Those who do not believe in Christ are subject to everlasting conscious punishment."

Nice. When I visit the museum (and I will), perhaps the successful applicant will kindly leave some room in my mocha. It sounds like there's no extra charge for a shot of eternal damnation.


  1. Who do I have to blow to get a damned cup of coffee around here?

  2. Were you aware that the museum also states that dragons were around until all those nice medieval saints killed them? Who knew?

  3. I wonder if the janitors also have to be Believers?

  4. This just showed up on Daily Kos along with a link to Flickr pics of someone's visit to the museum. I wanted to see more pics of other museum patrons.

    Oh, and one of the comments on that post led me to this glorious bit.

  5. Video inside the museum is discussed (and linked to) at the friendly atheist's blog:

  6. here is some more creation museum on on eof my favorite blogs:


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