Every now and then, creationists slip up and let you know what they’re really thinking. So it is today with Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo) — the Australian entrepreneur who has become the ayatollah of Appalachia, famed for his creationist ministry, Answers in Genesis (AIG) and for the mind-boggling Creation Museum.
Ol’ Hambo’s newest article is Separation of Christianity and State. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us:
Almost all Americans have heard the phrase “separation of church and state.” It has been used as something of a club to “beat down” and eliminate Christianity from public places, including symbols (like crosses), disallow Bible reading and prayer in public schools, and stop the teaching of creation in science classes.
Now, where does the phrase “separation of church and state” come from? It is not a part of the original U.S. Constitution of 1787, as most people falsely believe, or in any of its amendments.
It’s not in the Constitution? Egad — this is startling news! Well, that specific phrase isn’t there. Neither is “checks and balances” or “separation of powers.” We’ve discussed this before. See Ken Ham Unhinged: Creationism & Theocracy Too.
Hey , wait a minute! In that old post we were responding to something Hambo wrote and it’s the exact same essay he posted today! BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Hambo is a recycling an old post.
It’s amazing that ol’ Hambo thinks enough of his old clunker that he considers it worthy of being republished. He’s lived in this country for years, yet he knows nothing about it. His knowledge of our political system seems even worse than his knowledge of science. How can that be? Well, he spends all of his time with drooling creationists, so what else can we expect?
Okay, now that this post has fizzled out, what shall we talk about? We just went through a big election in the US, so we’re in the mood give you a few of our favorite links about the country’s illustrious past:
President of the United States in Congress assembled, listing ten Presidents before George Washington.
The Virginia Act For Establishing Religious Freedom, drafted by Thomas Jefferson.
Veto of federal public works bill by James Madison, because pork barrel spending is unconstitutional.
Now it’s time for an Intellectual Free-Fire Zone. As with all our free-fire zones, we’re open for the discussion of pretty much anything — science, politics, economics, whatever — as long as it’s tasteful and interesting. Banter, babble, bicker, bluster, blubber, blather, blab, blurt, burble, boast — say what you will. But avoid flame-wars and beware of the profanity filters.
The comments are open, dear reader. Have at it!
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