Earlier this month we wrote Black Holes from Before the Big Bang, about a paper that described the possibility of detecting black holes that may have persisted from an earlier version of the universe, before the Big Bang.
It didn’t occur to us that such a subject would offend Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo), the creationist Australian entrepreneur who has become the ayatollah of Appalachia. He runs the online creationist ministry, Answers in Genesis (AIG), and he also created the infamous, mind-boggling Creation Museum.
But ol’ Hambo is offended. He’s infuriated! At the AIG website there’s an article by Hambo titled They Call It “Science”. It’s remarkably revealing about how the man thinks. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us:
It is interesting to note that secularists can speculate with all sorts of (even way out) ideas concerning the origin of the universe, and it is written up as serious scientific research — without receiving ridicule. For instance, read the following: …
Hambo quotes from Out with a bang — new theory threatens to rewrite origins of universe. That’s an article at Canada.com, a website that serves several Canadian newspapers, including the Vancouver Sun, the Calgary Herald, and many others. If you read our earlier post you already know the theory that got the ol’ creationist all worked up. Let’s read on from Hambo’s rant:
Although other scientists disagree with them, nonetheless, they are not mocked. However, as soon as a Christian mentions “In the beginning God created the Heavens and the earth,” they are usually greatly ridiculed by such writers and these researchers.
If Genesis is proffered as a cosmological theory, yes, ridicule would be in order. But in church, no, because that’s the proper place for Genesis. Hambo seems unaware of this. To him, it’s gotta be all Genesis, all the time. We continue:
Even in this article about the universes existing through infinite time, there is a slam at the Bible’s account of origins. The article goes on to state the following: …
A slam at the bible? Hambo selectively picks a part of what the Canadian newspaper was told by Alan Coley, one of the authors of the paper we wrote about. Coley says that his theory awaits experimental confirmation, much as early geology, describing an old earth (contrary to the bible) awaited confirmation. That’s the “slam” at the bible. About that bit of blasphemy, Hambo says:
To me, such an attack on the Bible is a reminder that we are in a spiritual battle. Why is it that secular scientists can suggest all sorts of way out ideas and be taken seriously, but as soon as Christians talk about the Bible’s account of history, they are ridiculed?
Why — oh why! — don’t scientists take Hambo’s creation science seriously? Here’s more:
As the Bible teaches us, if one is not for Christ, then that one is against! There is no neutrality in this spiritual battle.
Yowee! No fanaticism there. But Hambo can’t understand the ridicule. One last excerpt:
People would not react the way they do about what the Bible teaches if it was not a spiritual battle. For me, this is a confirmation that what the Bible teaches about the state of man is true.
So there you are, dear reader. Hambo has declared spiritual war! Jeepers, this is serious.
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