They’re answering the mail again at 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.
Today’s letter is being answered by Nathan Ham, the oldest son of ol’ Hambo. You can find it here: Feedback: “You People Are Morons”. Nice title. This is the question they received:
You people are morons to think the earth is only 6000 to 10000 years old. Just because you’re too stupid to understand, or too lazy to find out the truth about, scientific FACT, doesn’t make it untrue. Give me one iota of SCIENTIFIC truth concerning the existence of a god and maybe I’ll revise my views, otherwise shut your mouths about knowing the truth — a concept that is obviously over your puny minds, as is abstract thought.
Not bad, huh? Here are a few excerpts from young Hambo’s long answer, omitting his links and scripture references, and with bold font added by us:
I’m going to get right to the point. At Answers in Genesis, we have dealt with these same questions literally hundreds of times in many books, videos, magazine and website articles, emails, and conferences. You say we are unscientific, but we have documented over 190 scientists who have accepted the biblical account of creation and written extensively on the differences between operational science and historical science.
Wow — over 190 scientists! And as for that clunker about two different kinds of science, we’ve dealt with that many times already — see Common Creationist Claims Confuted. Let’s read on:
You say we are “”too stupid to understand, or too lazy to find out the truth about, scientific FACT,”” but for five years we have published the Answers Research Journal, a professional, peer-reviewed journal with quality scholarship and scientific research. You think us “”morons”” to believe the Bible’s historical record of the earth’s age, but have you carefully and rationally considered all the scientific arguments presented on our site?
Peer-reviewed? BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Yes, by their creationist peers. We continue:
You call for “”one iota of SCIENTIFIC truth concerning the existence of a god”,” but if I point out the miracle of human conception and birth, would you admit that we are “”fearfully and wonderfully made””? Probably not. Or look at your hand (or any other part of your body), which is a witness to the Creator’s brilliance, power, and love. The most sophisticated artificial hand made by the smartest scientists is not even worth comparing to the hands God made. But you probably won’t accept that scientific fact either, because you are rejecting the truth in unrighteousness, just as the apostle Paul said [scripture reference].
You want proof? Your own carcass is proof! Here’s more:
You also criticize us as having “”puny minds,”” but have you ever scientifically studied the Bible’s fulfilled prophecies or considered the impossibility of 40 or so different authors from three continents in three languages writing 66 individual books (that we now call the Bible) over a period of 1,600 years in perfect agreement and unison? The hate-filled, unscientific attitude of your email suggests that you have not carefully weighed any evidence.
Lordy, lordy. The evidence just keeps piling up. Moving along:
Your problem is not intellectual or scientific, but rather moral and spiritual. You have a heart disease called sin. …
Skipping a big sermon, we come to another excerpt:
Some people will consider my statements to be unfair characterizations, but I am informed by the Bible, which is more authoritative on human nature than any pronouncements by scientists (although we are certainly not against science).
Certainly not! On with the answer:
From a heart of compassion that cares about your eternal destiny, I beg of you: don’t follow the historical precedent and tradition that blindly rejects Christ, but please carefully consider all of the materials already provided by Answers in Genesis. [More sermonizing omitted.]
Okay, that’s enough. So there you are, dear reader. AIG has answered the question. Well done, AIG!
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