For your entertainment, dear reader, we are pleased to bring you another rant from Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo) — the Australian entrepreneur who has become the ayatollah of Appalachia. He’s famed for his creationist ministry, Answers in Genesis (AIG) and for the mind-boggling Creation Museum.
As so often before, ol’ Hambo is angry. We imagine that once again he’s red in the face, foaming at the mouth, and rolling around chewing the carpet. We just found this on his blog: National Day of Prayer or Reason? Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us:
Today across America [the post is dated 07 May], Christians are gathering to celebrate the National Day of Prayer. Every year since 1952 this day — the first Thursday of May — is set aside to pray for America.
That’s nice, but where’s the rant we promised you? Here it comes:
Our nation is rapidly becoming more secular by the day. Instead of basing its thinking on God’s Word, America is doing whatever is right in its own eyes (Judges 21:25). We need to pray that the gospel will spread across this nation because only the gospel will change hearts and lives and bring repentance and a renewed commitment to God and to His Word.
One sign of this increasingly secular mindset is the growing opposition to Christian symbols and beliefs in the culture. For example, in response to the National Day of Prayer, secularists have launched the National Day of Reason.
Reason? Egad, how un-Christian! Let’s read on:
The groups and individuals behind the National Day of Reason oppose the holding of the National Day of Prayer and instead encourage people to “to be visible and active on this day to set the right example for how to effect positive change.”
The scoundrels! Hambo continues:
The National Day of Reason really represents the effort by secularists to see their religion of naturalism and reason (worship of man and nature) imposed on the culture. Again, this reveals that there is a battle between two religions going on in our culture — the battle between God’s Word and man’s word.
Let’s be sure we all understand this. The National Day of Reason imposes its “religion” on the culture. But the National Day of Prayer somehow doesn’t? Or does Hambo think it’s okay to impose only his mode of thought on the culture? Here’s more:
Now, it should be pointed out that the secularists’ own belief system doesn’t even have an absolute standard for deciding what is a “right example” or what “positive change” is. You see, without God and His Word, we have no foundation for deciding what is right and what is wrong.
Yes, Hambo, we see. Moving along:
If there is no Creator to tell us how to live, why shouldn’t we all just do what is right in our own eyes? And, of course, what is right in my eyes might not be right in your eyes — so, really, no one can say that anyone else is wrong!
Ah, we understand. Without his version of religion, Hambo would be unable to know right from wrong. He fears that he might become a raving beast — like you, dear reader. Another excerpt:
Only if there is a Creator and a revelation from the Creator (the Bible) can we have an absolute standard for right and wrong. And, ultimately, why do the secularists care anyway? From their perspective, when secularists die, they cease to exist, so why does it matter what anyone believes?
Yeah, who cares? Here’s one more excerpt, and it’s a biggie:
This year I encourage you to be in prayer for religious freedom across the nation. We are quickly losing our religious liberty. Christians are no longer being allowed to act on their beliefs but are being expected not to express disagreement with things like “gay” marriage and abortion. Those who dare to speak out against these moral issues or who refuse to support or celebrate them are being punished by the government. We need to pray that God will bring our leaders to repentance and that they will protect — not destroy — the religious freedom that America has always enjoyed and that our US Constitution promises in its very first amendment.
Yes, we must pray for Hambo’s freedom — and no one else’s. The rest of the rant is Hambo’s request that you pray for his Ark project, including his struggle to get millions in sales tax rebates, and he also wants you to pray for his Creation Museum.
But whatever you do, stay away from that reason stuff. It’s just yucky!
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