Three years ago we wrote This Is Your Brain on Creationism, which pretty much summed up the situation, but today we have something special. Your Curmudgeon brings you an article written by Ken Ham titled: Letter from Ken, February 2013 — The Real State of This Nation.
You know who Ken Ham is — the creationist entrepreneur behind the infamous Creation Museum — which has become the North American Mecca for the mindless. He also operates the creationist website Answers in Genesis (AIG), an excellent source of creation science, where today’s article is posted. Here are some excerpts from Hambo’s latest, with some bold font added for emphasis and scripture references omitted:
We were all shocked by the horrific shooting of several children and adults in Connecticut. My heart was so heavy — so burdened — as I watched reports of the carnage.
That’s how all of us reacted. Hambo’s reaction, however, went way beyond that. He says:
But there is one thing not to be so burdened about regarding such a horrible event. You see, even though the wicked gunman (who took his own life) will answer to the God of creation for his sins, we know that such tragedies occur because of our sin in Adam. That’s why there is so much evil in the world.
That’s a reason not to be troubled about those shootings? Let’s read on:
When horrible things happen, it’s not God’s fault — it’s our fault. God’s Word is clear about this: [scripture omitted]. With such a tragedy, I think, “Oh Lord — look what our sin has done to this world!”
What’s he saying — we shouldn’t be burdened because … what? Because it’s a sinful world and these things just happen? He continues:
But as I pondered these truths from Scripture and watched the evening news, I must admit I became a little angry with our president. What he said after the shooting was good, and many of us shed a tear with him, so why be angry? Because he was being hypocritical.
You see, the President has supported and signed legislation to force companies — and even ministries like Answers in Genesis — to provide a pill to employees that would terminate the life of a baby. Such abortion pills stop a fertilized egg from implanting in the mother’s womb. Once it’s fertilized, that’s a human being.
Okay, we see where he’s going. The President is promoting mass murder — just like the shootings in Connecticut. The creationist mind is a wonder to behold! Here’s more:
This is the same president who adamantly supports the killing of children in the mother’s womb. Around 55 million children have been murdered in America alone since the legalization of abortion in 1973. It occurred to me recently that this figure is almost three times the entire population of my homeland of Australia!
Hambo’s mind certainly is adept at connecting the dots. Moving along:
The same president, at a press conference to discuss the shocking school shooting, quoted the Bible. He read a passage from 2 Corinthians: [scripture omitted]. I don’t recall atheists objecting to the President for quoting Scripture in public. Now, how could he get away with that, but God is not allowed in our public schools — including the school where this massacre took place?
Hambo is also a keen expert on the First Amendment. Another excerpt:
With President Obama quoting Scripture, I considered this extremely hypocritical and inconsistent. Let me quote another Scripture: [omitted passage about marriage]. Now, would President Obama ever quote that passage from Matthew? Of course not. He has made comments like the following that he stated last May (taken from the White House website): “I think same-sex couples should be able to get married.”
Hambo’s facile mind leaps from one relevant topic to another. On with the article:
So, for his own purposes, the President will pick and choose his Bible verses!
Hambo does the same thing, of course — but only when it suits him. As we’ve pointed out before (see AIG and the Pillars of the Earth), despite Hambo’s insistence on a simplistic, word-for-word reading of Genesis that supports his young-earth creationism, he and his creation scientists ignore the many passages declaring that the earth is flat, stationary, and rests on pillars while the sun, moon, and stars revolve around it. See The Earth Is Flat, and also The Earth Does Not Move.
Then Hambo puts the blame for all of this where he thinks it truly belongs — godless science, abortions, and gays:
The more that atheists promote their beliefs of meaninglessness and purposelessness, and that we are just animals, and that when human beings die they cease to exist, then the more we would expect to see people looking on life as having no value. Actually from the atheists’ perspective, why would they even worry about such a shooting tragedy? After all, from their perspective, when people die, they won’t even know they were alive. So why then does it even matter?
This nation continues to shake its fist at God by rejecting the truth that the only true marriage is between one man and one woman. The President is an ardent supporter of “gay” marriage, which is an abomination to the Lord [scripture reference].
America’s problem is a spiritual one! God’s people need to repent of the rampant compromise in regard to His Word, and return to the Bible. The nation needs to repent of the shocking disregard of God’s Word, including the sanctity of life and marriage.
Okay, that’s enough to give you the general idea. You can click over there to read it all if you like. But now you know why those shootings occurred in Connecticut. It wasn’t one deranged nutball — and it wasn’t God — it was all of us who ignore Hambo’s preaching. That’s the conclusion of a brain on creationism.
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