We recently wrote about some good news — No Young Icelanders Are Creationists — and we said that we were curious to know what ol’ Hambo might think of it.
Well, dear reader, we don’t have to wonder any longer. We have a response 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.
Hambo’s post is Already Gone in Iceland. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us:
Sadly [hee hee!], the next generation of American Christians is becoming increasingly secular. As I detailed in my coauthored book Already Gone , over two-thirds of American young people will leave the church, many of them never to come back. … And this phenomenon isn’t just happening in America. We’re seeing this across the Western world. In Iceland, the church is “already gone.”
Iceland is gone! Hambo says:
According to a new poll, less than half of Icelanders identify as religious. The other half, obviously, are religious — as everyone has a religion (atheism, for instance, is a religion. When people say they are not religious, it usually means they don’t identify with a church denomination). And the younger generation in Iceland is the least likely to identify as religious, with more than 40% of young people claiming to be atheists (which means they adhere to the religion of naturalism — atheism).
Yes, atheism is a religion. And vacuum is an atmosphere. But wait — the news from Iceland is even worse. Hambo tells us:
And 93.9% of those under 25 believe the big bang created the universe and 0.0% believe it was created by God. Zero percent! Not a single young person they asked said that God created the universe — not a single one.
Oh, how horrible! You might expect that Hambo will cite statistics about rising crime rates, suicides, and increasing poverty in Iceland. But nothing like that seems to be happening. How is that possible?
Whenever the facts don’t support Hambo’s worldview, he ignores them — especially items like this: Why violent crime is so rare in Iceland. Instead he says:
As Christians, we need to diligently teach our children about the truth of God’s Word from the very beginning. Our kids are learning the secular religion of millions of years, evolution, and relative morality from government-run school, the media, museums, and social media — pretty much everywhere. Parents need to be intentional about teaching their kids to think biblically and to view the world through the lens of God’s Word.
Yes, that’s what we have to do. Here’s one more excerpt:
We need to realize that the secular school system (even though there are some Christian “missionaries” in that system) is a religious institution. By and large, parents have handed over generations of their kids to the “priests” in the secularist churches (public schools) to be indoctrinated in the religion of naturalism (atheism).
Heed the words of Hambo, dear reader. If you don’t, we’ll suffer the fate of Iceland.
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