The battle for The Truth™ is never-ending. This is serious business for Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo), the Australian entrepreneur who has become the ayatollah of Appalachia.
As you know, ol’ Hambo is co-founder of Answers in Genesis (AIG), an on-line ministry which is one of the major sources of young-earth creationist wisdom. AIG also created and operates the infamous, mind-boggling Creation Museum — the North American Mecca for the mindless.
At Hambo’s personal blog we read: One Way to Counter the Genesis Deniers. Gasp — the Genesis deniers! Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us, but with Hambo’s links and scripture references omitted:
I have written numerous blog posts and Facebook comments recently about the attack on Genesis from the secular world, from Bill Nye to Lawrence Krauss. Coming from the Christian world, there have also been attacks on the Bible’s first book, from theistic evolutionists like Peter Enns and Karl Giberson.
He’s surrounded by enemies on all sides! But wait — there’s more:
With many secularists, they virtually accuse creationists of forms of child abuse for teaching young people about a literal, historic view of Creation as given in Genesis. And with many Christian academics, they want to convince parents and children to accept evolution.
The situation is desperate! What does he plan to do about it? Hold on, it’s coming:
As parents and students look for higher education opportunities, where can these young people attend and be sure that the professors won’t try to undermine God’s Word with man’s fallible evolutionary thinking?
Where — O where! — can they go to avoid the Genesis deniers? Let’s read on:
In just over a month, we will be hosting our second College Expo here at the Creation Museum, near Cincinnati, November 16–17. We will have 21 colleges and universities represented where students, parents, and college representatives can meet one-on-one.
How wonderful — a veritable conclave of right-thinking educational institutions! We continue:
These are schools that have signed our Statement of Faith and uphold a young-earth view of Creation.
You’re curious, aren’t you? Okay, here’s a link to Hambo’s Statement of Faith. It’s rather long and detailed, and it gives us an idea — but we’ll get to that later. Here’s more from Hambo:
The following schools have already registered to participate:
Then Hambo presents a list of schools that meet his standards. Some of the names are familiar: Bob Jones University, Liberty University, and Patrick Henry College — those are known to be fine creationist institutions. But there are some others that may not be familiar: Appalachian Bible College and Kentucky Mountain Bible College are two names that impressed us. What names!
There’s at least a dozen more that you may want to click over there to look at … in case you’re shopping around for the right school for junior. Imagine how proud you’ll be with a decal on your bumper that reads: “My boy is at Appalachian Bible College!”
There’s not much else to Hambo’s post, other than a link where you can register. Oh, he also says:
At the Expo, there will be multiple special teaching sessions from Dr. Georgia Purdom, Mike Riddle, Steve Ham, and me. The College Expo is free and includes complimentary Creation Museum admission for all prospective students who will be attending.
Enticing indeed! But now let’s return to Hambo’s Statement of Faith. Reading it got us thinking that our own humble blog should also have such a feature. Just as Hambo is concerned with Genesis deniers, we’re concerned about Iliad deniers. Far too many people nowadays disrespect the immortal gods and it’s time we did something about it.
At minimum, our Curmudgeon’s Statement of Faith should declare that the Iliad is divinely inspired and inerrant throughout. It is the supreme authority in everything it teaches. Its authority is not limited to spiritual themes but includes its assertions in such fields as history and science. Our statement should also declare that the Olympian gods exist, they reside atop Mount Olympus from which they observe and control our lives and all events on Earth, and Zeus is their king.
There’s much more that could be added to our Statement, but we’re off to a good start, and we’re grateful to Hambo for the inspiration.
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