We’ve already written about the unremarkable fact that Pope Benedict accepts the evidence for the Big Bang (see Discovery Institute Quote-Mines the Pope). We didn’t think the Pope’s announcement was very newsworthy, but we hadn’t considered the effect it would have on Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo), the Australian creationist who brought you Answers in Genesis (AIG) and the mind-boggling Creation Museum.
Ol’ Hambo has posted a fiery, frenzied, foaming-at-the-mouth, carpet-chewing rant at his blog: The Pope on the Big Bang. Here are some excerpts, with bold added by us:
One of the major news items yesterday had the headline: “God was behind Big Bang, universe no accident: Pope.”
We’ve linked to that story before. Let’s read on:
Now here is the problem with so many church leaders — they accept the fallible ideas of man (e.g., Big Bang) and claim there is no “conflict with faith,” but there is an irreconcilable conflict with God’s Word!
Wow — an irreconcilable conflict!! We continue:
The Big Bang has the sun and stars before the earth, but God said He made the earth before the sun and stars. Furthermore, the Big Bang has the earth beginning as a hot molten blob, but the Bible has the earth at the beginning covered with water.
Yes, now that we think about it, Hambo’s right! There does appear to be a conflict. We’re shocked — shocked! Here’s more:
Now, if the book of Genesis is an allegory, then sin is an allegory, the Fall is an allegory, the need for a Savior is an allegory, and Adam is an allegory — but if we are all descendants of an allegory, where does that leave us? It destroys the foundation of all Christian doctrine — it destroys the foundation of the gospel.
Jeepers — this is serious! Somebody’s got to do something about that Big Bang thing. It’s an outrage! And what’s the matter with that Pope? Didn’t he go to Sunday school? Maybe Hambo should invite him to the Creation Museum so he can get some education.
There’s more to ol’ Hambo’s rant, but here’s how it concludes:
Bottom line: if the Pope believes in the Big Bang and the Pope believes Genesis is an allegory — he is teaching something that contradicts and undermines the Word of God.
As always, Hambo ends with this line:
Thanks for stopping by and thanks for praying,
Why is Hambo thanking us for praying? Does he think we’re praying to him?
Update: See Ken Ham on Reactions to his Anti-Pope Rant.
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