A while back we wrote about Another Darwin Day Resolution in Congress. Things like that are proposed every year, and they never seem to get passed.
But these things are beneficial. Not because we expect Congress to adopt such a resolution, but because we get to hear from Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo), the world’s holiest man who knows more about religion and science than everyone else. He’s the Australian entrepreneur who has become the ayatollah of Appalachia, famed for his creationist ministry, Answers in Genesis (AIG) and for the mind-boggling Creation Museum.
The idea of Darwin Day fills Hambo with righteous rage. It did last year too — see Surprise! Ken Ham Opposes Darwin Day. He just posted Will There Be a National Darwin Day? Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us:
Will Darwin Day be honored as a national holiday here in America? Well, a resolution was reintroduced to the US House of Representatives recently to recognize Charles Darwin’s birthday (February 12, 2016) as a national holiday because of many absurd reasons. There has since been an additional resolution from a Democratic Senator that would show Congressional support for the Darwin Day distinction.
We imagine ol’ Hambo is red in the face, foaming at the mouth, and rolling around chewing the carpet. He says:
Now, some of the reasons listed nationally for celebrating Darwin, who of course was not an American [Gasp!], include the following:
• Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution by the mechanism of natural selection, together with the monumental amount of scientific evidence he compiled to support it, provides humanity with a logical and intellectually compelling explanation for the diversity of life on Earth.
• It has been the human curiosity and ingenuity exemplified by Darwin that has promoted new scientific discoveries that have helped humanity solve many problems and improve living conditions.
• The teaching of creationism in some public schools compromises the scientific and academic integrity of the United States education systems.
• Charles Darwin is a worthy symbol of scientific advancement on which to focus and around which to build a global celebration of science and humanity intended to promote a common bond among all of Earth’s peoples.
It’s impossible for us to conceive the revulsion ol’ Hambo must experience as he reads such things. Under these extreme circumstances, his self-restraint is remarkable. Let’s read on:
These are terrible reasons to make Darwin Day a national holiday. Putting aside the fact that Darwin was not an American [Gasp!], Darwinian evolution has no confirmation in observational science. What we see in the world is consistent with God’s Word, not evolutionary ideas about the past, and much of what we observe actually contradicts evolutionary ideas.
For those who have doubts about the existence of a multiverse, the evidence you’ve been seeking is at hand. Ol’ Hambo is obviously living in a universe quite different from the one in which we exist. He continues:
Darwin isn’t a great example of “human curiosity and ingenuity” — he was compelled to come up with a way to explain life without God because he rejected God. … And Darwin isn’t a “worthy symbol” of the promotion of “a common bond among all of Earth’s peoples.” He was racist and his ideas were racist!
If you need a rebuttal to that, see Racism, Eugenics, and Darwin. Here’s more:
This proposed new holiday only emphasizes how anti-God our society has become. Christian holidays like Christmas or Easter have been secularized to the point where Nativity scenes and crosses are being taken out of public places, yet a secular figure whose ideas on the origin of life are a major tenet of the secular religion of humanism can be publicly applauded and celebrated.
Unless we’re mistaken, Jesus wasn’t an American either. Neither were St. Valentine or Columbus. Wow — using Hambo’s arguments, we can really clean up the calendar! We’ll skip to Hambo’s last paragraph, which is loaded with good advice:
This February 12, I encourage you to celebrate the truth of God’s unchanging Word. Use “Darwin Day” as a springboard for conversations with your friends and family about the flaws of evolution and show them how observational science confirms God’s Word from the beginning. And then challenge people that the history in the Bible — starting with Genesis — is true, and that’s why the gospel based in that history is true.
So there you are. Now go forth, dear reader, and do as Hambo suggests. Your friends will appreciate it.
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