Monday, September 05, 2005
The Holy Land
Have any of you seen For Richer or Poorer starring Tim Allen? He and his wife live in NY and they are celebrating their anniversary at the begining of the movie with a party, which consists of the women in one corner talking about clothes and plastic surgery and the men in the other smoking cigars and talking about their latest buisness venture.
Well, Tim's character unveils to his buddy an idea for a new theme park called, "The Holy Land." Well, now the vision of that character has been realized! The Holy Land Experience offers an array of experiences for just $29.99 ($19.99 for children)!
And if you stop by The Old Scroll Shop you can purchase everything from books on Bible prophecy to Strong's Exaustive Concordance of the Bible to a Friendly Kritters Inspirational Calendar!
And as if that wasn't enough, they even accept donations!
That being said, I do understand the appeal of this. According to the website they try to put forth an accurate account of what life would have been like during Jesus' life. Now, of course I am sure there are plenty of t-shirts and flashlights being sold to be taken home, and I am just as sure that they have indoor plumbing. But they seem to be trying to put for the the times of Christ in a theatrical way, which may or may not be as accurate as they say it is.
They are supposedly trying to be educational and really show how life would have been back then, which is a good idea. And they have a dress code, which I should hope would be more modest than Disney World or Six Flags, so that's a great idea. I really always got annoyed having to stand behind girls wearing "clothes" that barely covered anything, so if they enforce the dress code that'd be great. Also, they don't allow smoking or drinking on site, so this alone makes it much more appealing than your average theme park.
So, is this good? Bad? Ugly? I'm not sure, something doesn't quite sit right with me about it, but we'll have to see.