This is a sequel to AIG: How To Avoid Learning Anything in College. This series of posts is our response to an avalanche of “advice” for college students provided by the online creationist ministry of Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo), the Australian entrepreneur who has become the ayatollah of Appalachia. Yes, it’s from Answers in Genesis (AIG), one of the major sources of young-earth creationist wisdom.
AIG’s latest is titled Strengthening Your Faith in College, Part 4: Creation Outreach on Your College Campus. If you thought their earlier advice to college students was crazy, you ain’t seen nuthin’ yet. This one about “creation outreach” is the best of all. Here we go, with bold font added by us:
You don’t have to be a fanatic (although you might be called one) to promote creationism on your college campus. You just have to be a follower of Christ with a heart to see others believing Him and His Word on creation. Explore the following ways to promote creationism, and send in your own ideas too.
What follows is a list of eleven things — eleven! — a creationist can do on campus to spread the word. AIG says a student doesn’t have to be a fanatic to do these things, but we think fanaticism would be a big help, and we can guarantee that anyone who does these things will certainly be perceived as a fanatic. We know you’re going to click over to AIG for the full list, so here are just a few of AIG’s eleven suggestions:
Hang up creation articles or short slogans on bulletin boards around campus. Include a link to http://www.answersingenesis.org so people can search for more information.
That’s great! Litter the place with creationist rubbish. Let’s read on:
Choose a creation science project, or write a creationist research paper.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! The list continues:
Strike up a conversation with classmates, asking if they agree with the evolutionary perspective taught in class that day. Focus on how people’s worldviews influence the way they interpret the evidence. Show how the evolutionist must borrow from the biblical worldview to be able to reason, perform science, and uphold morality.
Yes — let all your classmates know you’re nuts! Here’s more:
Ask your science professor for permission to show a short video from AiG in class that relates to a topic you’re learning.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Good luck with that! Moving along:
Interview students with a short list of questions about origins, such as “How do you believe this world came into existence?” Springboard into a personal conversation explaining how you came to an understanding of the biblical worldview. You may finish by sharing the gospel and giving a tract.
Wow! This is even better than all those old ads in the back of comic books telling us that if we learned to play the accordion we’d be the life of the party. Hey, why not play the accordion and engage in creation outreach!
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