A Christmas Gift from Ken Ham

You are certain to be stunned by the generosity of 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.

Hambo’s latest post is titled Free Creation Museum Admission Christmas Eve. [*Begin Drool Mode*] Ooooooooooooh — free admission! [*End Drool Mode*] We’ll give you some excerpts, with bold font added by us.

Hambo begins by addressing the shock you undoubtedly experienced when you read the title of his post:

Yes, you read that right — admission is free to the Creation Museum on Christmas Eve! Do you have extended family coming to see you this Christmas here in our tri-state area of Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky? As a reminder to the culture that God’s gift of salvation to us is free, we open the Creation Museum free to the public on Thursday, Christmas Eve. The museum opens at 10 a.m. and we close earlier at 3 p.m. to allow visitors and staff to get home and prepare for Christmas Day.

You’re not dreaming, dear reader. Hambo will let you into his creationist museum for free! Then he says:

Whether you have younger children or teens, it is especially important in these secularized times to bring them to the Creation Museum. Secularists are becoming increasingly aggressive in trying to reach young people with the message that God’s Word can’t be trusted and that man’s word is the authority.

Those horrible scientists! Only Hambo can save us! Let’s read on:

And if you have unbelieving friends or relatives, the gospel is very clearly presented in our Special Effects Theater in the program The Last Adam, so this is a great opportunity to share the gospel with them. And, of course, there’s also the petting zoo and camel rides to be enjoyed.

Hambo has a link to The Last Adam, so you can go to his blog, find the link, and figure out what he’s talking about.

Hey — what if you can’t get there on Christmas eve? No problem — Hambo’s generosity is virtually boundless. He continues:

Now, if you can’t make it Christmas Eve, then take advantage of our 2 Buy 2 promotion — buy two tickets and get two free — any regular admission during the day, ending December 31. Every day is a great day to come as a whole family to the Creation Museum.

There’s even more at Hambo’s post, but we’re too overwhelmed to go on. You’ll have to read the rest for yourself.

We are a bit curious, however. Hambo’s behavior is contrary to what one might expect. Night clubs, for example, don’t reduce their prices for New Year’s Eve. They usually raise them to take advantage of the expected throngs of people who want to celebrate that night. So why would Hambo reduce the price of his admission tickets during the holiday season, and literally give them away on Christmas eve?

It can’t be that he isn’t expecting crowds of people who want to get into his museum. That makes no sense. But then … why is Hambo doing this?

The only possible explanation is that ol’ Hambo is truly a great and compassionate creationist. What a guy!

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11 responses to “A Christmas Gift from Ken Ham

  1. Interesting that salvation is free all of the time but a peek into the tool that Ham claims will lead people to his god is only free one day per year. People paying to being evangelized seems beyond peculiar – might make one think that the underlying motive may not be so pure.

  2. Wouldn’t one be better off sitting at home reading the Bible?

  3. Bounteous Hambo proclaims

    As a reminder to the culture that God’s gift of salvation to us is free, we open the Creation Museum free to the public on Thursday, Christmas Eve.

    And on the other 364 days of the year, he’ll gouge you $29.95 a head as a reminder that Hambo and his family like to live high on the hog,

    But whenever you visit, you will find that the Museum is 100% content-free, as a reminder that creationism is an intellectual, spiritual, and cultural busted flush…

  4. Holding The Line In Florida

    Oh if only I was aware of the Great Man’s generous gesture! If I wasn’t going to be suffering through a warm sunny Christmas Day in south Florida, enjoying the company of my hot new wife, I would be there in a heart beat. Such magnanimous gestures shouldn’t go unused! I need redemption from my debaucherous thoughts and deeds! Ho ho ho and a bottle of rhum!

  5. Hmm. Five free hours, how generous of Ham. But do people still have to pay for parking?

  6. Why is the Hambone doing this? For money, of course; his “free admission” gimmick applies only to Christmas Eve, when good Christians are either at home with their families or out getting falling-down drunk for the holiday. He hopes, however, to reel in the rubes afterChristmas with his “buy 2, get 2 free” bargain–just like any other merchant peddling surplus goods.

  7. Sounds like a good opportunity to launder some cash. I bet the Ken’s Kentucky Krazytorium gets an AMAZING turnout. Ignore the KKK’s nothing to see here.

  8. I had not realised that Ham had added a petting zoo to his so-called museum. Will that not compete with the one at his phony boat? Or will he move it to his phony boat and reduce the entrance fee to his original pile of [edited out]?

  9. Seems to me he should let Atheists in free year round.

  10. Has anyone remarked on the name museum – meaning a place honoring the muses, goddesses of Classical Greek pagan religion?
    I wonder which muse the creationists have been drawing their inspiration from.

  11. DavidK:
    “Hmm. Five free hours, how generous of Ham. But do people still have to pay for parking?”

    Yes — unless you come on a camel. Or an ass.