Thursday, February 16, 2012

15 Top places to travel

There is a travel website—Budget Travel (which is also a magazine)—that sent out an email stating the following:

In 2011 we picked 15 places every kid should see before 15 from Ellis Island to Redwood National Park. Now it’s time to revisit that list with your input! What makes a monument worthy of inclusion? It needs to be fun, educational, and especially magical through the eyes of a child. Of course, it should be enjoyable for parents too. Submit your nomination and vote on existing nominations to move them higher in the list. Voting closes on February 21, at which time we’ll do our homework on your favorites and put together the new list. Check back in March for the results!

Guess what? Creation Museum was nominated for the list and stayed at the top for quite a while! But then what happened?
Atheists found out about it and started to write the following:

Keep the Children Out of Here … The website Budget Travel is taking nominations for a list of “15 places every kid should see before 15” — they’ll eventually feature their list (culled from the nominations) in the magazine of the same name.Currently at the top of the list? The Creation Museum … Of all the places kids ought to visit at a young age, the Creation Museum should be faaaaaaar down on the list. It’s much more entertaining when you’re older and know enough about how the world works to realize the whole thing’s a sham. So go vote for the current #2, the US Space & Rocket Center in Alabama. All you have to do is click on the Thumbs Up sign next to the site’s name. In fact, go vote for anything so that the museum gets kicked off the list. Then tell your friends to vote, too …

Then another atheist (a university professor with the University of Minnesota-Morris), who is so committed to his atheist religion that he arrogantly blasphemes and vehemently attacks Christians, also attempted to rally his “religious atheist” devotees (yes, atheism is a religion—it’s a whole worldview) to vote against the Creation Museum. He stated the following:

This is an awful poll: it’s trying to build a list of 15 Places Kids Should See Before 15, and here are the top 5 so far: #1:U.S. Space and Rocket Center, AL#2:Creation Museum, KY#3:Smithsonian Museum of American History, DC#4:Alabama Space and Rocket Center, AL#5:Yellowstone National Park, WY The Creation “Museum” was at #1 earlier, but it has begun to slide downward. How about pushing it further? There is the problem that there are so many options that it’ll be hard to focus and knock out the Creation “Museum” — it has 700 votes already — so you might want to peruse the list and vote for any choice that has a chance at passing it by.

They also went in and listed Creation Museum many times with wrong spellings to divide up the votes from those who truly intend to vote for the museum! If you would like to help boost the vote for the Creation Museum, click on this link,10/ and click on the orange thumbs up icon beside Creation Museum :) but make sure you vote for the correctly spelled one!!


  1. Got my vote in. Will keep voting until the deadline. Looks like it does have a good number of votes now but is in second place at the moment. Isn't that something how they tried to trick people into voting for the wrong one! At this point, it looks like 13 voted in the wrong place.

    Love you all

  2. Guess I was tired when looking through the list. It's in 5th place. But 3rd, 4th and 5th are pretty close so maybe it can move ahead. :)

  3. Some days there will be 5 different entries for it....other days there is only 2 or so...crazy!! Glad to hear you voted :)

  4. The funny thing is that every vote for the phony ones was added to the count for the real one when the Budget Travel people removed them.