No doubt you’ve probably wondered: How strange is it, really, at Answers in Genesis? As you know, AIG is one of the major sources of young-earth creationist wisdom. It’s the online creationist ministry of Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo), the Australian entrepreneur who has become the ayatollah of Appalachia.
To help you answer that question, here’s something we found at ol’ Hambo’s personal blog: Keeping Things Updated — Graffiti Alley. What’s Graffiti Alley? This is your opportunity to learn about it in the words of ol’ Hambo himself, with bold font added by us. This is how it starts:
I do praise the Lord for our diligent and talented Creation Museum design team. They do their best to keep things updated at the Creation Museum! We don’t want to be stale here. Recently, Cathy Henderson (she oversees the incredibly popular Christmas program at the museum that attracts around 25,000 visitors for eight days each Christmas and New Year’s time) updated the Graffiti Alley exhibit in the museum.
The Graffiti Alley exhibit? What in the world is that? So far, all we know is that Cathy, who oversees AIG’s Christmas program, has recently updated Graffiti Alley. We also know that it’s an exhibit in the museum — that’s AIG’s infamous, mind-boggling Creation Museum — the North American Mecca for the mindless. But … what’s Graffiti Alley all about? Hambo continues:
Graffiti Alley is where we point out the negative effects that abandoning the authority of God’s Word has on the culture. A major part of the exhibit consists of news and magazine headlines plastered on the walls.
M’god — you know what that reminds us of? It’s like the creepy scene in a movie about a serial killer, when the police search a suspect’s home and there, displayed on a bedroom wall, are hundreds of photos, newspaper headlines, and magazine articles about his crimes. We certainly can’t judge Graffiti Alley without seeing it, and therefore we won’t try to do so — but from what we’ve just read it sounds like Hollywood’s concept of a psycho’s decorating scheme. Let’s read on:
These various news and magazine clippings all contain stories relevant to the decline of the culture. One of the most recent additions is a headline regarding the recent tragic shooting in Aurora, Colorado.
All this time we’ve been expecting the Discoveroids to be the first to blame that one on Darwin (see Colorado Shooter James Holmes & Darwin), but ol’ Hambo beat them to it. He continues:
Of course, we don’t say evolution causes social problems, but it can certainly fuel them, which we show in a new exhibit on the connection between racism and Darwinian thinking.
They don’t say that evolution is to blame? BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Then what’s the purpose of Graffiti Alley in their “museum”? Maybe it’s just there to enhance the creationist ambiance. Here’s more:
The shooting tragedy was a sobering reminder of the effects of sin and the resulting curse of death on the world.
Yup — it’s convincing proof of Adam & Eve’s disobedience. Here’s how Hambo ends his inspiring essay on Graffiti Alley:
Indeed, all of Graffiti Alley is intended to teach and remind Christians that we live in a fallen world, and that our only hope is “the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes” [scripture reference].
So there you are, dear reader. If you were looking for a good reason to visit Hambo’s museum, now you’ve got it. Graffiti Alley is probably the most informative exhibit in the whole place.
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