The Incredible Mind of Ken Ham

This is a remarkable opportunity, dear reader. You are about to get a rare look into the mind of the holiest and most knowledgeable man who ever lived. We’re talking about 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.

This just appeared at ol’ Hambo’s blog: A Thought I Wanted to Share with You Today. Wowie — the great man has had a thought and he wants to share it with us! Aren’t you excited?

Hambo says, with a bit of bold font added by us:

A thought I wanted to share with you today — How do the secularists get people to falsely believe in a fairy tale like molecules-to-man evolution?

What a question! We won’t waste your time with silly remarks. Let’s get into it. Hambo tantalizes us by restating the question:

How do they get so many people to believe in an incomprehensible process, that matter gave rise to life and all life evolved by natural processes?

Eagerly, we read on:

Well, they indoctrinate people to falsely believe in an incomprehensible amount of time — billions of years. Given so much supposed time, people think anything can happen!

Ah, so that’s the trick! Hambo continues:

But one can have as much time as one can imagine, and life could never arise by natural process — it’s an impossible process.

Those secularists can’t fool ol’ Hambo! He’s smart! Here’s the rest of it:

And because of man’s sin nature, many will believe an impossible process (that life arose by natural processes) instead of believing in the one true God for which “nothing will be impossible” (Luke 1:37).

That was pure gold! Now, dear reader, we can say that we have truly lived. Hambo has shared one of his thoughts with us.

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19 responses to “The Incredible Mind of Ken Ham

  1. And because of man’s sin[ful] nature, many will believe [in] an impossible process

    I’m having quite a lot of difficulty following the reasoning here.

    That’s not a snide remark. Although the professional creationists are espousing bollocks, usually, unlike the case with the guy writing the typical drool-flecked letter to his local newspaper, it’s possible to follow their line of reasoning.

    But Hambo’s really lost me on this one. How would humankind’s sinfulness or otherwise reflect in any way on our ability to think rationally?

  2. Ken must have read your previous post concerning different kinds of thinking. Once again he is able to confound logic by allowing himself to get the message exactly backwards. Isn’t it better to take the easy way out and just trust what I say without question, rather than concern yourself with confirmed evidence? What a great day for primitive tribal behaviour!

  3. realthog confesses: “I’m having quite a lot of difficulty following the reasoning here.”

    It’s quite simple, but you won’t let yourself see it. Your belief in billions of years is sin! You’re headed for the Lake of Fire!

  4. Looks rather like – unlike almost every other day of his adult life of course – that he could not think any original thoughts at all on 23 November.
    And that he had not seen the current google search homepage’s logo (but I think that only appeared once we here in the UK reached 24 November):
    https://www.google.co.uk/?gfe_rd=cr&ei=OtBTVsucBq_j8wfM9IzADQ&gws_rd=ssl

  5. Magic makes everything possible – just sprinkle some on your cereal in the morning….

  6. I’ve just heard that regular commenter Prof Tertius has suffered a series of strokes. I know that a lot of people here (me included!) disagree with much of what he has to say, yet at the same time I’ve never found him to be anything but a genuine, honest and informative person to argue with — every time I disagree with him I have to think about it, and thereby I learn something! And, dammit, sometimes he’s right and I’m wrong.

    So, please, if any of you feel like it, please pop across to the link above and wish him our best.

  7. Charles Deetz ;)

    Well god certainly screwed up and made a universe above and around the earth, not just a firmament as documented in Hambo’s science book. A universe with light billions of years old. If god and Hambo would would get their story straight, maybe people would still believe.

  8. @Ashley Haworth-roberts-
    November 24 is also the date on which the first edition of On the Origin of Species appeared.

  9. There couldn’t possibly be any sin contaminating Hambo’s pure beliefs, unadulterated by facts and impervious to logic. Begone, foul demons of large numbers!

  10. @Ashley Haworth-roberts — Ah, yes! The Google page had not changed yet here in the US when I clicked on your link last night, but it’s there now. And thanks for the explanation, TomS. Happy Origin of Species Day!

  11. @realthog — Thank you for relaying the news about Professor Tertius and providing the link. His comments are always informative and well-written. Let’s hope for a full recovery.

  12. From the Universe of Superman, here’s Bizarro World Ken Ham:

    How do the theists get people to falsely believe in a fairy tale like an invisible, silent, wizard man in the sky poofing everything into existence?

    How do they get so many people to believe in magic, that things exist for which no evidence is ever produced?

    Well, they indoctrinate children to falsely believe that the Earth is several thousand years old, despite tree ring records and ice core records and isotopic dating and fission track dating showing the true age to be considerably older. Given so little supposed time, people think that we are the only special place in the Universe.

    But one can look around all one wants, and nothing magical will ever happen – magic doesn’t exist – it’s an impossible process.

    And because of man’s stupidity, many will believe in magic instead of using reason and logic and evidence, which are the keys to progress and the betterment of mankind.

  13. Derek Freyberg

    That was pure gold! Now, dear reader, we can say that we have truly lived. Hambo has shared one of his thoughts with us.

    One of his thoughts? – his only thought, perhaps apart from his paycheck.

  14. That’s too bad about the professor. While he does use a well guarded handle possibly to protect the royalties of his YEC books, I think I’ve found a picture of him.
    https://www.gallery.ca/en/see/collections/artwork.php?mkey=24087

  15. “I don’t know of any (evangelical) expedition that ever went looking for the ark and didn’t find it,” said Paul Zimansky, an archaeologist specializing in the Middle East at Stony Brook University in New York State.
    Ah ha!!!!!!! It’s in Kentucky !!!!!!!!

  16. Ah, Hambone, I love the smell of mythology in the morning. Could I please have some more to sprinkle on my oatmeal tomorrow?

  17. Apparently the main purpose of that Google logo/doodle was to celebrate the discovery of ‘Lucy’ in 1974. As you have by now probably read elsewhere – including elsewhere on this blog.

  18. I imagine Ken Ham’s mind as something like Edward Lear on LSD. Or Salvador Dali without the artistic genius. Or Escher without the logic.

  19. Ken Ham saith:

    A thought I wanted to share with you today — How do the secularists get people to falsely believe in a fairy tale like molecules-to-man evolution?

    How do they get so many people to believe in an incomprehensible process, that matter gave rise to life and all life evolved by natural processes?

    How do fundamentalists get so many people to believe in a process even they say is incomprehensible, whereby an equally incomprehensible deity commands the universe into being. (“In the beginning was the word.”)

    Eagerly, we read on:

    Well, they indoctrinate people to falsely believe in an incomprehensible amount of time — billions of years. Given so much supposed time, people think anything can happen!

    Given a magic daddy in the sky, fundamentalists believe anything can happen. Human beings can be formed out of dirt, Waterworld is ancient history, the dead can rise and don’t suck blood or eat human brains when they do, donkeys can talk, etc., etc.