WND Quotes Ken Ham about Darwin Day

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The blinking letters of the wall display of our Drool-o-tron™ said WorldNetDaily (WND). As you know, WND was an early winner of the Curmudgeon’s Buffoon Award, thus the jolly logo displayed above this post.

Our computer was locked onto this article at WND’s website: Will Congress go ape for National Darwin Day? It’s a “WND Exclusive” by Bob Unruh, a long-time WND writer, and there are already 59 screaming comments on their website.

We recently wrote about Another Darwin Day Resolution in Congress. That was in the House of Representatives. Since then, our friends at the National Center for Science Education (NCSE) have reported about a similar resolution in the Senate — see Darwin Day resolution in the Senate. Which of those is WND talking about? The start of their article doesn’t make it clear, but later we learn that it’s about both of them. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us:

A Democrat resolution in Congress to create a federal Charles Darwin holiday in honor of the theory of evolution is an attack on Christianity, contends Ken Ham, the young-earth creationist who founded Answers in Genesis.

[*Begin Drool Mode*] Ooooooooooooh! [*End Drool Mode*] WND is quoting a genuine expert — 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. Unruh tells us:

“It’s because they’re intolerant of Christianity and want to replace it with their own religion,” said Ham, who has appeared on news programs such as “The O’Reilly Factor,” “Fox and Friends,” “The Situation Room” and “Good Morning America.”

Wow — Hambo has been all over the place. Later, the article mentions that “He’s debated the evolution with Bill Nye, the ‘science guy,’ and his Creation Museum has attracted millions of visitors.” Hambo must be an expert. Let’s read on:

Atheist groups have applauded the effort. The holiday would celebrate “the achievements of the biologist Charles Darwin and affirming the scientific consensus supporting the theory of evolution,” the Secular Coalition For America said in a statement.

Egad — with a name like that, the “Secular Coalition” must be really evil. Unruh continues:

Ham told WND the resolution is a sign of the nation’s current move to suppress Christianity and promote beliefs such as evolution. While America was built on the Judeo-Christian ethic and worldview, secularists are becoming more and more intolerant, he said, citing demands to remove Nativity scenes, crosses and other representations of the nation’s faith heritage from public view.

Aaaargh!! See Is America a “Christian Nation”? Back to WND:

“Evolution is a religion of this day,” he [Hambo] said. It’s the atheist trying “to explain life without God.” Faith undermines atheism’s assumptions, he said. “They want to replace it with their own religion,” he told WND. “The intolerant atheists now increasingly are trying to impose their religion on the culture as a whole.” He asserted the premises of evolution “lack credulity” and require a “blind faith.”

All we can say to that is BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Moving along:

He told WND the same tactics used on those who believe God created the world in six days are being used on skeptics of global warming theories.

We’ll skip the material on global warming, and we’ll also skip Hambo’s babbling that ““There are two different kinds of science: observational and historical.” Here’s another quote from ol’ Hambo:

“So creationists don’t deny science – we deny the evolutionary interpretation of the evidence.”

BWAHAHAHAHAHA! We’ve written a lot about that — see The Curmudgeon’s Guide to Creation Science.

The rest of the article is more praise for Hambo, and more quotes from the great man about various policies of Obama involving climate change, gay marriage, and abortion. Hambo declares that God will not hear Obama’s prayers because:

How could God hear this plea when the iniquities of this nation and the president area so great?

Verily, Hambo sounds like the prophets of old. We’re not surprised to see that WorldNetDaily fully supports Hambo’s thinking. With opposition from Hambo and WND, the Darwin Day resolutions are doomed.

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12 responses to “WND Quotes Ken Ham about Darwin Day

  1. I’m not surprised that Ham has appeared on Fox and Fiends and other such programs; the Fox nutwork has a history of offering right-wing wackos air time, though whether its management approves of their views or simply of their entertainment value is an open question.

    I’m more surprised that he’s been on Good Morning America. Are GMA’s producers that short of sane people willing to be interviewed for the show?

  2. Make Darwin Day a national holiday? I’ve never heard of that. To recognize Darwin Day is one thing, to give a day off is another thing, which I think is the intended message of WND, and I can’t help but think that is erroneous. OTOH, christians have their own national holidays, don’t they? Easter and christmas are two notable national holidays, whether officially recognized or not. But we could likewise make it Einstein Day, or Bohr’s Day, etc.

  3. How about Newton Day? Doubt creationists would have a problem with that one.

  4. Just as no one can do evil as good as religion, there are no liars as good as the ‘liars for jesus’ and hambone is an excellent example!

  5. Isn’t tomorrow a special day just for Ken’s invisible friend? If he can have an invisible friend day, then the rest of the country can have a day in honor of someone that actually contributed something constructive.

  6. It’s always entertaining to read a selection of the comments at WND. It makes Trump supporters seem so…inevitable.

  7. Says Hambone “…beliefs such as evolution”. Hammie, apparently doesn’t understand that evolution isn’t a “belief”. Rather, it’s a process that is observable. And as for his statement about the sky fairy not hearing Obama’s plea, that’s probably true, since there is, as far as anyone knows, no evidence that any sky fairy has ever heard or responded to anyone’s pleas. Well, except, perhaps for one like “stay away and leave me alone!”

  8. @Rob: Don’t know about you, but I get Newton’s birthday off every year.

  9. **the premises of evolution “lack credulity”** They do indeed!

  10. Thanks for the link to WND – I managed to get in a few posts before being banned. Once they start with the “Gay” “Living in your mother’s basement” “Six years old” routine you know that the inhabitants are the standard creationist nutters.

  11. You caught that too, eh, Paul? I’d say that WND lacks a dictionary.

  12. PM:
    “I’d say that WND lacks a dictionary.”

    Or, they lack the intelligence to know when to consult one. (To judge from their writing, that’s probably the case.)