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New Titanic Tourist Attraction Will Allow Visitors to 'Experience' Its Sinking

Have you ever wanted to board a full-scale replica of the Titanic and experience a simulation of its sinking? No? Apparently some folks out there do—because a builder in China has begun working on just that.

According to NPR, "When it's finished, the tourist attraction will offer simulations of the infamous disaster, which killed more than 1,500 people." But if you happen to visit, don't worry about hitting an actual iceberg: "The Titanic replica will be permanently docked at a reservoir in Daying County, in the landlocked Sichuan province."

The plans for the ship "call for replicas of some of the Titanic's interior features, like a ballroom, a theater, a pool and first-class cabins"—and guests "will be able to eat on the ship and stay overnight."

Online critics accused the project of lacking proper respect and remembrance for the disaster: "[A] tragedy in which some 1,500 people died [is] being resurrected for tourism purposes."

Potential Preaching Angles: Millions of dollars are being poured into this Titanic model, all so that people can "experience" a 102-year-old tragedy for themselves. Have we ever been guilty of pouring time, effort, and energy into endeavors that will not allow us to "press on toward the goal" (Phil. 3:14)?

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