Traditional young-Earth creationism, based on the literal wording of Genesis, isn’t enough to satisfy Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo), the ayatollah of Appalachia, who runs the on-line ministry Answers in Genesis (AIG), and the infamous, mind-boggling Creation Museum. No, Hambo isn’t content to rely on scripture — he goes out there and finds evidence!
Today, ol’ Hambo has a new essay: Were Dinosaurs Dragons? There’s nothing really new here — after all, we’re dealing with creationism — but it has some amusing moments. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis:
Inside the museum’s portico is a spectacular new dragon exhibit. The first major sign visitors now see asks: “Were Dinosaurs Dragons?” Now, the atheists will probably mock us and make all sorts of emotional accusations over this striking exhibit. Why? Let me give you some background.
Don’t be so quick to mock ol’ Hambo, dear reader. Wait until you learn what he has to say:
A few years ago, headlines blared about the idea that there must have been a global flood on Mars in order to explain its canyons. Now there’s no liquid water on Mars, yet scientists were happy to propose a global flood on the Red Planet. The atheists didn’t go ballistic over this idea. Here is the irony: secular scientists were happy to propose a global flood on a planet that has no liquid water, but they refuse to allow the possibility of a global flood on a planet that is mostly covered by water: Earth!
That is, shall we say, a slight exaggeration about Mars. Hambo doesn’t cite to any source for his claims, but we easily found this article at the NASA website, The Floodwaters of Mars. It opines that certain Martian surface features are explained by flooding on Mars that occurred about three billion years ago. But note, dear reader, that NASA makes no suggestion about a global flood on Mars. Let’s read on:
In fact, secularists mock those of us who believe in a global Flood on earth, and they call such an idea “anti-science.” Why is this so? Well, the simple answer is that to believe in a global Flood on earth is to agree, heaven forbid, with what the Bible teaches! And man’s unregenerate heart doesn’t want to believe.
Aaaargh!! Perhaps the explanation lies in the fact that we actually see evidence of some long-ago, localized flooding on Mars (and on Earth too), but we see no evidence — zero! — of any global flood on either planet. But Hambo doesn’t think along those lines. Instead, what follows are some scripture quotes about how the wicked refuse to believe. But he doesn’t stop there. Hambo then gives his evidence for Noah’s flood:
Actually, there is other evidence that confirms the Bible’s account of a global Flood. There are hundreds of flood legends in cultures around the world that have elements similar to the Bible’s account. Past cultures (e.g., Babylonian) also have such legends. This is all consistent with the real Flood account being handed down from Noah through the people at the Tower of Babel.
We’ve been through this before. In ICR: Even More Proof of the Flood we discussed all those allegedly similar flood legends. Except for similarities in the Middle East, due to the influence of the Gilgamesh tale, other flood legends from elsewhere talk about boats and water (quite understandably so) but they somehow omit some vital details — like the rainbow, and most importantly, not one of them preserves the name of Noah. And there are other ancient societies — like Egypt — with no legend of a global flood. Hambo continues, and now it gets stranger:
Globally, there are many ancient descriptions and images of dragons. Interestingly, many of these descriptions and images are similar to drawings and depictions of how scientists believe dinosaurs would have looked. It makes sense: just as flood legends have a basis in a real event, dragon legends also have a basis in reality — that people saw animals they called “dragons.”
There are also legends and drawings that describe flying horses, winged lions, mermaids, centaurs, etc., but Hambo very selectively ignores all of those. He likes dragons, but not those other creatures. Here’s more:
Now, secularists mock the idea that dragons [scripture references] were real, and that they include dinosaurs. This is because it would mean dinosaurs once lived with people, and evolutionists are adamant in their religion that dinosaurs died out millions of years before humans supposedly evolved. To believe dinosaurs lived with people would mean that evolution and its millions of years are not true.
Or to put that another way, to accept the scientific evidence would mean that Genesis isn’t true. Moving along:
As soon as a Christian proposes something that makes sense about dinosaurs, evolutionists attack it as outlandish and anti-science.
Have you seen anything in Hambo’s article so far that makes sense, dear reader? We’re open-minded around here, so feel free to tell us what you think. Here’s another excerpt:
Praise the Lord, we have a Creation Museum and other resources that present the truth of God’s Word to the public. All this helps overcome the censorship and blatant atheistic, evolutionary domination seen in education, museums, and media.
The article dribbles on for a few more paragraphs, but we’ll skip that. So there you are — thanks to Hambo and his team at AIG, now you’re up-to-date on the latest creation science.
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