An Ark-Load from Answers in Genesis

This is a really wild article from the creation scientists at Ken Ham’s Answers in Genesis (AIG) — described in the Cast of Characters section of our Intro page. It’s titled Closest Thing to Heaven. It’s AIG’s response to what they saw on a TV show. As they describe it:

An atheistic mom from Texas explains why she doesn’t raise her children with God and attacks God by pushing her religion on CNN. Her verbal attacks on God and Christianity, and their apparent acceptance by CNN staff, warranted a response. This is part three of that response [links to earlier parts omitted]

We don’t know how anyone launches an attack on God, and we’re not particularly interested in the woman’s atheism. But a few of AIG’s remarks were so amazingly over-the-top that we have to tell you about them. The bold font was added by us for emphasis. Here we go:

[The atheist mom said:] When we take God out of the picture, we place responsibility of doing the right thing onto the shoulders of our children.

[AIG replies:] This is exactly what Hitler and the Nazis did. Once Hitler sidelined the Christian god and took Him out of the picture, he taught the next generation of Germans that they had the responsibility to do “right” as Hitler and the Nazis defined it. But their idea of “right” meant exterminating Jews, Poles, Slavs, and everyone else who didn’t fit Darwin’s model of the superior Caucasian and the Nazi’s view of the master Aryan race.

Yeah, Darwin’s model. This is classic creationism. Hey — the Japanese were even more racist than the Nazis. Were they also following “Darwin’s model” of the superior Caucasian? Aside from that, Hitler always claimed to be a Christian — see Religious views of Adolf Hitler. Here’s more from AIG on this point:

If you take God out of it, you let people pick and choose their own “right.” That is exactly what school shooters are doing across the world these days. They think they are doing the right thing by exterminating people. Consider this shooter in Finland and what he posted before his murders:

[AIG purports to quote the Finish shooter:] I am prepared to fight and die for my cause . . . I, as a natural selector, will eliminate all who I see unfit, disgraces of human race and failures of natural selection. No, the truth is that I am just an animal, a human, an individual, a dissident . . . It’s time to put NATURAL SELECTION & SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST back on tracks!

AIG is probably referring to this: Jokela school shooting, as if it were typical behavior for those of us who think the theory of evolution is good science. We won’t bother to provide examples of religiously-motivated slaughter. History abounds with it. Well, just one example: European wars of religion. Let’s read on:

[The atheist mom said:] God Teaches Narcissism.

[AIG replies:] So, you are trying to characterize God on the basis of Greek Mythology. Narcissism is based on the Greek myth of Narcissus, who fell in love with himself. Of course, God is love, and love would not exist outside of God. So, if an atheist believes in love, that’s a problem — more intellectual schizophrenia.

[…]

As a side note, I find it fascinating that you would appeal now to two Greek mythologies to try to explain the world. First there was an appeal to an evolutionary worldview, which is the thrust of the Greek mythology known as Epicureanism. They were the first evolutionists, and Darwin later built on their philosophy as did Lamarck and Darwin’s own grandfather, Erasmus, before him. This may come as a shock to many evolutionists, but the evolutionary worldview is merely a modified form of Greek mythology.

Aaaargh!! We won’t bother commenting on that. Instead, we’re going to skip a lot so we can get to the end, where AIG dumps an Ark-load on us:

Many atheists adopt evolutionary constructs in an effort to be “intellectually fulfilled” atheists, but evolution doesn’t help at all. First, the atheist has no basis for immaterial concepts like intelligence, which is abstract, from their own professed materialistic worldview.

Huh? Never mind, we’ll let that go. Here’s more:

Furthermore, evolutionary ideas fall tragically short. They are not science, but this makes sense, since science comes out of a biblical worldview. But let’s look at some big picture aspects:

1. No one has been able to make life from non-life (chemical evolution), and such would violate the law of biogenesis anyway.
2. No one has been able to change a single-celled life-form, like an ameba, into a cow or goat (biological evolution).
3. No one has been able to repeat the big bang (astronomical evolution).
4. No one has observed millions of years of time progressing in rock layers or dating methods (geological evolution).

Yeah! You can’t repeat the big bang, can you? Well, can you? No, you can’t! So there! Moving along:

Furthermore, we are left with other problems in an evolutionary worldview:

5. We haven’t observed billions of new information-gaining mutations required to build the DNA strand and give rise to new kinds of life-forms.
6. Matter has never been observed to give rise to new information.
7. No one has found the billions of transitional fossils needed to help show the changes of one kind into another

Powerful stuff! The thing ends with a call for you to repent your failed worldview of evolution, and of course they toss in the inevitable threat of the Lake of Fire:

It is time for people to start seeing through the failed worldview of atheism and its sad baggage like evolution. I invite you (and those reading) to consider what God says on the subject and stop trusting autonomous (i.e., no-God-involved) man’s opinions about the past as the absolute authority. It is time to repent and get back to God and His Word. Please consider the claims of Christ, as it is a matter of eternity.

That was fun. What would we do without AIG?

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10 responses to “An Ark-Load from Answers in Genesis

  1. Christine Janis

    Uh-oh, now we need *billions* of transitional fossils (that would mean several thousand for each known fossil species).

  2. Holding the Line in Florida

    I am speachless. How can one argue with such lunacy?

  3. Charles Deetz ;)

    Oh yea, Hambo? I want to see where that Scientific Bible explicitly documents the creation of bacteria, fungus, and protistas. If we needed to ‘be there’ to prove scientific creation, I think we can also hold AIG to a higher standard, as well.

  4. I was rather surprised by one of the points Hambo made. the acknowledement that evolution existed before Charles Darwin seems to be a fairly recent phenomenon, and I would not have expected it from him.
    Ok, back to lurking.

  5. Charles, you’ve got that backwards, they don’t have to prove nut’n to you! According to creationists like Ham(bonehead), they claim anything that isn’t explicitly included in the bible is still biblical, it’s just that dog(mirror) didn’t think it was important enough to add. See how easy that is.

  6. doodlebugger

    Hey ! One could test Ken’s alter ego; Hambone’s, claim that evolution education creates mass murderers .Take a poll in penitentiaries as to whether convicted murderers think natural selection and evolution make sense, or if they prefer creationism, intelligent design creationism or YEC/OEC Biblical literalism. A show of hands for each category during lunch in the prison cafeteraia would be sufficient I would think. Ken could do that no problem.
    Heck, just send out a form to all of the murderers and wait for a response. An important piece of scientific information and research
    like that could be published possibly in a journal like Sociology or Psychology Today.
    Or maybe the Psychiatric Disorders Journal.
    Someone should check if they would consider featuring ol Hammy
    in their next issue.
    As a public safety measure, I think all Kool Aid mix sales should be
    terminated within 200 miles of Ken’s museum. The end days are near
    based on the frantic tone of this creationism scribbly jitterbug of a nervous breakdown letter .
    SC you are too kind to share with we curmudgeoniters out here in Curmudgeon Land another curmudgeonly commentary on a gem from the dregs at creationism central, the fundy love us or burn wingnutter hdqtrs
    for the intellectually and educationally constipated, kicked in the head by a wally, watch your wallet, AIG.

  7. Before the modern age, Ham would just be another guy on a streetcorner with a sandwich sign and a long beard, chanting that the end is near. That’s all he is, at his core… just another crazy loon shouting at the people around him, telling them that they’re going to hell unless they repent.

  8. Christine,

    I responded to your comment back at the “Miller Challenge” thread. I hope you will take a look at it.

  9. There’s something about Ham that’s just not kosher.

  10. Diogenes: There’s something about Ham that’s just not kosher.

    Curmy, put this into the permanent collection of best one-liners.