Thursday, May 03, 2007

The Real Evan Almighty Is Dutch

Dutch Christian Johan Huibers is the real Evan Almighty.

In 1992, he had a dream that Holland was flooded and soon after found a book on Noah's Ark, and since then had the dream to build a replica of Noah's Ark. He began construction in 2005.

A contractor by trade, Huibers built the ark out of cedar and pine, and at the length of two thirds of a football field and three stories high, it is still five times smaller than the dimensions of the ark in the Bible.

The Ark is docked in Schagen, Netherlands and is filled with life-sized models of giraffes, elephants, lions, zebras, and so forth.

Huibers hopes this ark he has built will rekindle an interest in Christianity in the Netherlands.

A favorite quote from the Christian Broadcasting Network's story is:
"One American visitor said the ark had a great relevance today with all the controversy surrounding global warming."

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J.D. said...

Oh come on. Was Huibers contacted by Morgan Freeman to build this? Is Huibers married to Marcia Gay Harden? Hell, does Huibers even look like Steve Carell? Exactly. It would have made more sense if it said "The Real Darren Aronofsky." :D

Anna said...

Where do you find this stuff? It's great.

Anonymous said...

Wow. That's amazing. A little crazy but amazing.

They should have saved themselves a few bucks on the movie and offered to rent it for a few weeks.

Kimberly Ann said...

That CBN quote made me literally laugh out loud. Why do they always quote supid people?? The ark has relevance today b/c of global warming...seesh...seriously, where do they find these people?

crackers and cheese said...

How bizarre! It's only an hour from Amsterdam . . . maybe I'll go see it this summer. If so, I'll send you lots of pictures :)

jasdye said...

kimberly ann,

it is, after all, CBN we're talking about here.