THIS is good! At the website of Answers in Genesis (AIG), one of the major sources of young-earth creationist wisdom, we found this hate-filled rant written by Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo) himself: Smithsonian Exhibition — Deception and Atheism. Here are some excerpts, with bold added by us:
The National Museum of Natural History, funded by donations and tax money, recently opened its new exhibition on human origins. The NMNH in Washington D.C. is one of the famed Smithsonian Museums.
To build this exhibition, called the Hall of Human Origins, the Smithsonian spent almost as much money as we did to build the entire 70,000 square-foot, high-tech Creation Museum near Cincinnati!
The purpose of this exhibit on the origin of man is not only to indoctrinate children and adults in evolution, but also atheism!
Egad! We continue:
In a CNSNews report, with a headline that included the words Devoid of References to God, we read the following about the new exhibit:
[Quoting CNSNews:] The stages of human development also are highlighted, but visitors will not find any references to God, creationism, or pre-natal existence. The exhibit’s Web site says fossils “provide evidence that modern humans evolved from earlier humans.”
What’s CNSNews? Here’s their About Us page. It says:
The Cybercast News Service was launched on June 16, 1998 … . Study after study by the Media Research Center, the parent organization of CNSNews.com, clearly demonstrate a liberal bias in many news outlets … MRC Chairman L. Brent Bozell III founded CNSNews.com.
Okay, that’s who they are. We found their article — the one that got Hambo all worked up: New Smithsonian Exhibit on Human Origins Devoid of References to God, Creation or Pre-Natal Existence. We continue, as Hambo quotes a bit more from CNSNews:
. . . Richard Potts, curator and director of the Smithsonian’s Human Origins Program, said the Smithsonian Institution has a “deep commitment to the study of evolution” and that the new permanent exhibit will answer “profound questions” about human origins.
When asked by CNSNews.com why the exhibit does not include any reference to God or address the debate — even in scientific circles — about Darwinian evolution, Potts replied that the Natural History Museum ‘is a science museum, and all the objects that a museum can possibly display about the origins of humans have been uncovered in the context of doing the science of evolution.’
Gasp! Not only was CNSNews enraged about that, but so is Hambo. He says:
… they have arbitrarily defined science (which means “knowledge”) as having nothing to do with God. They will only allow explanations according to their view of naturalism, the religion of atheism.
Evolution, in the Darwinian sense (using naturalism and no supernaturalism), is their bottom-line presupposition. It’s used to interpret the evidence of the fossils they display as they attempt to reconstruct the unobservable past.
Outrageous! But that’s not all. Hambo continues:
In an interview with the Washington Post, Potts [the curator] was asked whether creationism would be found in the Hall of Human Origins. He replied: “There’s no Adam and Eve here.” He continued: “If you believe that the world — and man — was created in seven days, and that it’s only thousands of years old, you might have a little problem with an exhibition that talks about a process of 6 million to 8 million years.”
You can easily see why Hambo would find this beyond toleration. Moving along in Hambo’s article:
The American public has largely been duped into thinking that by not mentioning God or the Bible, something like the Smithsonian is being “neutral.” But there is no neutral position; one is either for Christ or against (Luke 11:23). This museum is imposing a religion on generations of Americans: the religion of atheism. It’s the same worldview that is being thrust at generations of children in the public schools.
Yeah! According to Hambo, you’re either with us or you’re against us! And if you’re against us — watch out!
Creepy stuff. We’ll skip a lot of it and excerpt this from the end of Hambo’s rant:
So, here we have tens of millions of dollars (including your tax money) that have been spent on deception and ultimately to promote the religion of atheism! We pray that with God’s blessing, our Creation Museum and other outreaches will continue to help undo the terrible damage done to the hearts and minds (with eternal consequences) of countless children and adults.
In our humble opinion, Hambo is going way beyond merely making a shady living by touting creationism. It appears that he’s trending toward being an inflammatory rabble-rouser. Is it possible that one of his mindless followers might be motivated to take action against the Smithsonian? Yes, something like that could happen. By writing hate pieces like this, Hambo seems to be encouraging it.
That’s why we shall continue watching his activities.
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