No Young Icelanders Are Creationists

We are always being told by people like Ken Ham that: (1) only their version of religion can teach us morality; and (2) godless science is the path to depravity and the Lake of Fire.

So we’re curious to know what ol’ Hambo might say about something we found in Noosa News of Noosaville in Queensland, Australia: Poll: No young Icelanders believe God created the universe. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us:

NO Icelanders under the age of 25 believe the creation story that God was responsible for creating the universe, a new poll claims. The poll, commissioned by the Icelandic Ethical Humanist Association, claims that 93.9 per cent in the under 25 category responded that the universe was created by the Big Bang. Just over 6 per cent responded with ‘don’t know’ or ‘other’. None of the respondents, however, believed that the universe had been created by God.

It’s a good thing Hambo decided not to locate his creationist empire in Iceland. One more excerpt:

The Iceland Magazine, which reported the findings, added that the poll showed younger people and inhabitants of Reykjavík were the least religious. It added: “80.6 per cent of those older than 55 identified as Christian and only 11.8 per cent said they were atheists. At the same time 40.5 per cent of people who were 25 years or younger said they were atheists, and only 42 per cent said they were Christian.

That’s all the news. The rest of the article is about comments that some readers posted, so this is where we’ll quit. But if you’re planning to take a trip to Iceland, perhaps you should reconsider. If folks like Hambo are right, that country must be hell on Earth.

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10 responses to “No Young Icelanders Are Creationists

  1. Fundamentalism cannot be about “morality.” It is blindly following rules. If god tells you to sacrfice your first born, that is what you do. Slaughter your enemies and take their children as slaves. Whatever whim the deity has today. That is in no way “morality.”

  2. If folks like Hambo are right, that country must be hell on Earth.

    And it does, come to think of it, have lakes of fire.

    Mind you, the Icelanders show folks like Ham what sane people do with a lake of fire: extract geothermal energy from it.

  3. Slightly ironic – though of course whilst ‘young’ Iceland was not formed when Earth first was formed.

  4. Charles Deetz ;)

    What will really irk him is 40% identify as christian, yet none of them believe in Hambo’s version of christianity.

  5. And Iceland has active volcanoes, so the whole Lake of Fire thing seems to be working out for them.

  6. “It’s a good thing Hambo decided not to locate his creationist empire in Iceland.”
    Why, dear SC? Don’t you want to allow the young Icelanders some fun?

  7. We are always being told by people like Ken Ham that: (1) only their version of religion can teach us morality; and (2) godless science is the path to depravity and the Lake of Fire.

    It gets cold in Iceland. Maybe they need that Lake of Fire.

  8. Dave Luckett

    I always find this amusing: When Ham needed to spread the gospel that God drowned everyone, where did he take it?

    To Iceland? To Europe? Even to some place in Australia? No, no. That’s wrong thinking. Why, where else would he go but to a rural location in the Bible belt, USA? They are obviously in desperate need of such a revelation. They’d never heard of it before, after all.

    Reminded me of the great line said to be Willy Sutton’s. He was asked why he robbed banks, and is said to have responded, “Because that’s where they keep the money.”

    But Willy was a bank robber, and Ham is a man of God. Money simply doesn’t matter to Ham. He would be willing to let this bridge he owns in Brooklyn go for a song, I’m sure, so unworldly is he.

  9. Quite a religious dichotomy between young and old in Iceland. I wonder how that developed?

    A bit like Iceland itself, what with its active volcanoes on one hand and glaciers on the other — maybe the name should be Fireandiceland?

  10. Iceland is going to hell, of course–or at least Revelations’ lake of fire. (It already has those, of course, under its volcanoes.)