It’s time for another visit 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.
A few months ago we wrote You’re Either For Ken Ham or Against Him, in which we expressed our growing concern for ol’ Hambo. His post today doesn’t ease our worries. It’s titled America Is 21% “None”. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us:
I often point out in my talks that America has the most Christian bookstores, Christian colleges and universities, Christian radio and TV programs, and the most churches of any nation in the world. I then ask my audience, “Is America becoming more or less Christian everyday?” My audience always replies with “less Christian.” Even with the unprecedented number of Christian resources, America is increasingly becoming less and less Christian with each passing day as the foundation of biblical authority has been replaced with man’s word.
Oh, how horrible. What’s happening to us? Hambo explains that it’s worse than you think:
Sadly, this trend is only increasing. Reportedly, the latest General Social Survey was recently released. Apparently this multimillion-dollar analysis of the American population determined that “since 2012, the U.S. has about 7.5 million more Americans who are no longer active in religion.” Now 21% of the US population is considered a “none.”
This link to the outfit that conducted the survey is the best we could find: General Social Survey: Chronicling Changes in American Society. You’ll have to scroll down about half-way to find a chart with the data. Let’s read some more from Hambo’s reaction:
But those who claim to be “nones” really do have a religion! They have a man-made religion of secularity. They have developed a worldview through which they view and interpret the world.
Jeepers, he’s right. Everything you see, everything you think, everything you do — it’s religion! He continues:
Now, everyone has a religion, but ultimately there really are only two religions: for Christ or against Christ [scripture reference]. There is no neutrality!
Yup — that’s the only way to look at it. You’re either for Hambo’s religion or you’re against it. Here’s more:
Sadly, the number of those who falsely think that they have no religion only keeps growing in America. And it will only keep growing, if the statistics are any sign. But what should Christians do?
All sorts of things have been tried in the past — inquisitions, witch burnings, slaughter of infidels. What does Hambo recommend? He tells us:
Preach the gospel!
Yes — of course! Then Hambo elaborates:
We need to reach out to these nones and this dying culture. Chances are you live beside, work with, or are friends with some of these nones. We need to be bold in sharing the gospel with them and be prepared with solid, biblical answers to the questions that they have about the Christian faith. [Etc., etc.]
So there you are. And while you’re at it, send those wicked nones some tickets to the Creationism Museum. That’s guaranteed to do the job! Or better yet, make a generous contribution to ol’ Hambo. He knows what to do.
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