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BROOKLYN, N.Y. (RNS) All of the specimens at Torah Animal World died of natural causes, swears Rabbi Shaul Shimon Deutsch, and were not hunted in the wild: “Instead of turning them into a fur coat I use them for education.”

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  1. Some things are not facts.
    The story of Noah is one of them.

    I’m glad that money is not available to perpetuate these faith-based museums. I hope more of them close because they teach credulity instead science. The Creationist museums are especially insidious.

    • So true! If you ever go there, it’s hilarious how he tries to “fit things in” to the bible, and deliberately ignores or manipulates any piece of archeology that totally disagrees with his story. And trust me, there is A LOT of it, from proof against the exodus to, more recently, proof that there couldn’t have been camels at the time of the bible.

      Imagine if museums like this were used instead to teach HISTORY instead of being used to prove something that’s…sadly just not true.

  2. Sounds like he needs a unicorn, a dragon, and the bizarre thingys in Daniel in addition to what he has so far. I wonder if the bat is properly placed in the bird section (Lev. 11), and if he has speakers so that the donkeys and snakes can be heard talking. Oh, and an ambulocetus and tiktaalik would be good additions based on the verse 19:19 in the book of Wisdom (OK, only in Catholic Bibles, not most Protestant Bibles nor the Tanakh).

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