We’re worried that one of these days, Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo) the Australian entrepreneur who has become the ayatollah of Appalachia, is going to blow out his arteries all over the internet. Today, as so often before, ol’ Hambo is furious. We imagine that he’s red in the face, foaming at the mouth, howling to the heavens, and rolling around chewing the carpet.
What is it this time? Look what he just posted at his blog: Carnival Cruise Corporation — Blatant Use of Evolution for Super Bowl Advertisement.
Egad — evolution in a Super Bowl ad! How horrible! Here are some excerpts from Hambo’s post, with bold font added by us:
It’s sad — but true — the world’s largest cruise line company with its more than 20 cruise ships blatantly used evolution to advertise its cruises at the Super Bowl this evening. CNN reported the following:
[Hambo’s quote from CNN’s report, with Hambo’s ellipses:] Carnival Corporation Takes People ‘Back to the Sea’ in First-Ever Super Bowl TV Commercial . . . 60-second spot features speech given by President John F. Kennedy and stunning images to convey the emotional power of the sea and how cruising reconnects people to each other and the world . . .
A speech by Kennedy? Is that a problem? You’ll soon see. Hambo says:
On September 14, 1962, at Newport, Rhode Island, then-US President, John F Kennedy stated this in his America’s Cup speech:
[Hambo’s version of what Kennedy allegedly said, to which we added some bold font for emphasis:] I really don’t know why it is that all of us are so committed to the sea, except I think it’s because in addition to the fact that the sea changes and the light changes, and ships change, it’s because we all came from the sea. And it is an interesting biological fact that all of us have, in our veins the exact same percentage of salt in our blood that exists in the ocean, and, therefore, we have salt in our blood, in our sweat, in our tears. We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch it we are going back from whence we came.
Gasp — Kennedy was a Darwinist! Hambo then tells us
The advertisement is being called the “Come Back to the Sea” spot, as the Carnival Corporation wants to supposedly “create a personal connection with consumers.”
That sounds reasonable, doesn’t it? Not to Hambo. Let’s read on:
Don’t you just feel this “personal connection?” After all, your ancestor came out of the sea and evolved by natural processes to produce you. Don’t you feel the connection? Don’t you just want to go on one of their cruises so you can stand on the deck of a big cruise ship, look at the sea, and contemplate your accidental beginnings — and perhaps worship the sea, because it gave birth to you!
The way Hambo explains it, his followers should all be furious, and properly so! We continue:
Oh — and really, you can spend a lot of money on such a cruise, but because you evolved from the sea and are just an evolved animal, and when you die you won’t even know you existed — so you won’t even remember the cruise — so what’s the point anyway? You just evolved to have an ultimately meaningless existence!
Why spend money on a cruise, when you can buy a lifetime pass to Hambo’s Ark? Here’s more:
So we have Neil deGrasse Tyson in his cosmos series telling us we are all stardust — we are children of the stars. And the Carnival Cruise Corporation telling us we all came from the sea. So — worship the stars and worship the sea! That’s the increasing state of our culture as it abandons the truth of God’s Word.
This is horrible — all is lost! Moving along:
Except for the fact that it’s a spiritual issue because of our sin, it’s mind-boggling to think that intelligent people can actually believe life (and the whole universe) came about by accident! Ludicrous!
Ludicrous indeed! Hambo finishes with a video of the blasphemous commercial, and then he gives us a big scripture quote. So we leave it to you, dear reader, to contemplate the depths to which our culture has sunk. It’s no wonder Hambo is upset.
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