Arts The Creak of Wood, the Smell of Dung
This goofball is great. His name is Johan Huibers and he’s building a scale model of Noah’s ark which he plans to sail around for awhile before opening it as a zoo and Christian monument (presumably Mr. Huibers will not follow Noah’s lead in getting loaded and passing out naked in front of his kids once the cruise is over).
“This will speak very much to children, because it will give them something tangible to see that Noah’s Ark really existed,” Mr Huibers told the Associated Press news agency.
Here’s the bad news: Huibers is Dutch. Not American, not Filipino, not Brazilian—Dutch. He “hopes the project will renew interest in Christianity in the Netherlands.” Is every country breeding religious zealots? Will there be no safe secular haven left?
Why, Nederlanders? Why?