This will be an unsettling visit to Answers in Genesis (AIG), one of the major sources of young-earth creationist wisdom. AIG is the online creationist ministry of Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo), the Australian entrepreneur who has become the ayatollah of Appalachia; and he’s the brains behind the infamous, mind-boggling Creation Museum.
We found this at the personal blog of ol’ Hambo; it’s from the pen of the great man himself. He calls it The “Disease” is Everywhere. Disease? Egad — what’s he talking about? Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us:
Recently I have written a number of articles about the fact that even though we know sin is the ultimate “disease problem” in this world, I liken the teaching of millions of years to a disease and the teaching of evolution to be a symptom of the disease.
That’s how it starts. There’s no ambiguity here, dear reader. Ol’ Hambo thinks you’re suffering from a disease. There’s nothing wrong with him. The problem is you — you’re sick. Let’s see where he’s going with this:
I have found that if a Christian doesn’t believe in evolution, then the secularists will scoff a bit, but if a Christian rejects millions of years, then secularists really go ballistic. They will call you anti-academic, anti-science, anti-intellectual, etc. This happens because millions of years is really the religion of this age used to justify explaining life without God.
Millions of years is your religion! Let’s read on:
You see, without millions of years, the secularists can’t propose molecules-to-man evolution. … The secularists put time and death together — time and death over millions of years to evolve the life forms we see today (including man). The Bible puts sin and death together — it was man’s sin that brought death into this world.
One must admire the clarity of thought that Hambo brings to the situation. We can’t imagine the lifetime of effort required to see things like that. We continue:
Sadly, because the secular world so intimidates people to believe in millions of years, many Christians have adopted this pagan religion of the day and compromised God’s Word, thus undermining the authority of Scripture.
Yes, all that evidence supporting an old earth and an older universe is very intimidating. It’s not at all like the cheerful Lake of Fire that awaits those who reject Hambo’s view of things. No intimidation there. Here’s more:
I have noticed that in museums, zoos, documentaries on television, and many other places, people will see millions of years promoted much more than evolution. Millions of years just permeates the culture. No wonder so many people (including many Christians) think they have to believe in evolution.
It’s just terrible. If only more museums were like Hambo’s wonderful Creation Museum. But if they were, then ol’ Hambo would have to find some other way to make a living. The “disease” is treating Hambo rather well.
He then spends several paragraphs, with photographs, discussing all the “diseased” museums, zoos, and exhibits that mention the scientific age of things, like dinosaurs, sharks, alligators, and insects. He calls it “subtle indoctrination.” The disease is everywhere! After describing all that horror he says:
Just more reasons why you need to bring your family to the Creation Museum near Cincinnati where you can trust what you see and read — a museum that honors God’s Word and teaches the truth concerning the history of the world.
The whole world is wrong and Hambo is right. Upon finding himself in that situation, he’s concluded that everyone is suffering from a disease — everyone but him. It’s perfectly logical.
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