Things are strange in the world of Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo), the Australian entrepreneur who has become the ayatollah of Appalachia. He runs the online creationist ministry, Answers in Genesis (AIG), one of the major sources of young-earth creationist wisdom. He also created the infamous, mind-boggling Creation Museum.
At Hambo’s personal blog he’s posted something titled Bizarre in Belgum.
Bizarre? Considering that Hambo built his creation museum, and he’s busy raising money for his proposed replica of Noah’s Ark — Ark Encounter — and he hangs out with his creation scientists, what would he consider “bizarre”? You’re about to find out. Here are some excerpts from his blog post with bold font added by us:
My friend Bryce in Minnesota sent me an interesting T-shirt recently.
Okay, so Hambo was sent a T-shirt. Why do we care? Be patient, all will be revealed. Let’s continue with his article:
Bryce runs marathons around the United States; he’s over the age of 50, but he still has some very good marathon times. An acquaintance of his in Belgium was the promoter for a race last month called “The Classic Tessenderlo” (named after the town in which it’s run).
What does that have to do with anything? Stay with us and you’ll see:
In this photo, I’m holding the shirt that — I’ve been told — was given to all the runners after the race.
Aha! The T-shirt he’s holding has a simplified drawing of the familiar “evolution of man” sequence, but the last stage in the sequence shows a man running. Kind of cute, really. What we’ve posted above comes from the Smithsonian website. It isn’t the pic at Hambo’s blog, which shows ol’ Hambo himself, in a locker room (or maybe it’s his office), and he’s holding the actual marathon T-shirt. We didn’t post that because we don’t want to use Hambo’s property without his permission. But you might want to click over there to see what he’s talking about. It’s worth a look.
Okay, you’ve stayed with us this far. Now here’s the payoff. At this point ol’ Hambo flies into a foaming-at-the-mouth rage and exclaims:
This is just more evidence of how evolutionary thinking permeates the Western world, even in a race that on the surface has nothing to do with the question of origins or biblical authority.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Hey, Hambo — calm down. It’s just a souvenir T-shirt. We understand that a hard-core creationist might want to round up the marathon’s promoters and burn them at the stake, but those days are gone. Deal with it.
Hambo doesn’t say much else that we consider worth mentioning. He closes with his usual line:
Thanks for stopping by and thanks for praying
You’re welcome, Hambo. And thanks for that nifty blog article!
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