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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