Pictured above is what popped out of our toaster this morning — a miraculous omen reminding us that two days from now, 12 February, will be Darwin Day.
We already told you that our friends at the National Center for Science Education (NCSE) have two posts about it, because there are two resolutions in the US Congress — see Darwin Day resolution in Congress, for the one in the House of Representatives, sponsored by Jim Himes (D-Connecticut), and also Darwin Day resolution in the Senate, sponsored by Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Connecticut).
But not everyone is looking forward to Darwin Day. This is the time of year when creationists start growing fur and howling at the moon. Four years ago we wrote about a post by Casey Luskin, informing us that the Discoveroids were attempting a pathetic effort to hijack the day for their own purposes (see Casey: Not Darwin Day, It’s Academic Freedom Day). It was as successful as Casey’s effort to create an IDEA club (Intelligent Design and Evolution Awareness) on every college campus.
Today we bring you the shocking news that Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo), the Australian entrepreneur who has become the ayatollah of Appalachia, is opposed to Darwin Day. He’s not just opposed — he’s very opposed. Once again, as so often before, ol’ Hambo is furious. We imagine that he’s red in the face, foaming at the mouth, and rolling around chewing the carpet.
This is what we found at Hambo’s blog: House of Representatives Members Promoting Darwin Day. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us:
Some members of the House of Representatives are working with a well-known atheistic organization, the American Humanist Association (AHA). Now keep in mind the AHA describes their beliefs this way:
[Hambo’s alleged quote, which we haven’t checked:] Humanism encompasses a variety of nontheistic views (atheism, agnosticism, rationalism, naturalism, secularism, and so forth) . . . .
Gasp — what an ungodly organization! Hambo says:
So why is this group working with some US congressmen? Because they want Congress to pass a resolution to celebrate an atheistic religion!
Oh, how horrible! Let’s read on:
Now, of course, they claim that by celebrating Darwin, they are celebrating science! But they are actually celebrating Darwin’s historical science — Darwin’s beliefs about where life came from. And Darwin clearly taught and believed life arose by natural processes — and naturalism is, for all intents and purposes, atheism.
Go ahead, count the errors in that paragraph. We see three. Hambo then gives some quotes from Darwin, which we’ll ignore because when accurately quoted in context, nothing Darwin said or wrote contradicts his theory. After that he quotes the proposed Congressional resolution, about which he says:
Now it is not likely that this resolution will pass. But even proposing such a resolution symbolizes the effect of groups like the AHA and those members of Congress who support them. They want the government of America to establish a religion in this nation (against the First Amendment) — the religion of naturalism or atheism.
The religion of atheism — is that anything like the noise of silence? Here’s more:
All Christians need to wake up and understand that at their core, Darwin’s ideas were proposed to explain life without God. That’s why it is so distressing to see so many Christians claim they can add Darwin’s ideas (really, Darwin’s religion) to God’s Word — thus compromising and undermining the authority of the Word of God.
That’s a perfect description of Darwin’s motivation. What an evil man he was! Moving along:
On Darwin’s birthday, let’s celebrate instead Darwin Was Wrong Day and proclaim this message to the world: [bible quote].
Hambo wraps up his tirade with a link to an article at the AIG website: Ken Ham Declares Darwin Was Wrong Day. Go ahead, click over there and read it. But we predict that Hambo’s bold proposal will never catch fire. It’ll be a flop, just like Casey’s IDEA clubs. Why? Because drool isn’t flammable.
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