You knew this was coming. Yesterday we posted Anti-Ark Billboard Campaign Is Proposed. Now we have the reaction from Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo), the Australian entrepreneur who has become the ayatollah of Appalachia, famed not only for his creationist ministry, Answers in Genesis (AIG), but also for the infamous, mind-boggling Creation Museum, and for building an exact replica of Noah’s Ark.
We imagine ol’ Hambo is red in the face, foaming at the mouth, and rolling around chewing the carpet. The title of his post is “Equal Rights” for All But Christians. You probably didn’t sleep last night, waiting for this, so we’ll get right to it. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us:
The Tri-State Freethinkers atheist group in our area of Northern Kentucky — Greater Cincinnati, who say they are “advocates for equal rights,” continue to make it very obvious they don’t want equal rights for Christians.
What? How, exactly, did Hambo come to that conclusion? He attempts to explain:
Now in the first place, an atheist group has no basis for accusing anyone of being “immoral.” They have no basis for absolute standards — only subjective fallible opinion!
Even if that were true, how does the proposed billboard campaign deprive Hambo of his rights? He shows us a pic of the proposed billboard, and says:
Note the wording, “Genocide and Incest Park.” Again, how can atheists, who have no basis for any absolute standards accuse anyone with such a moral judgment, such as genocide and incest?
Words have definitions. How can the slaughter of virtually all humans on Earth not be genocide? And how can the few descendants of Noah populate the world without engaging in incest? Hambo explains the “misuse” of incest:
Atheists believe that all life arose by natural processes and that man is just an animal related to all living things. Because they believe humans evolved from some ape-like ancestors, evolving humans, just like animals, would have mated with whomever they wanted, whenever, with no restrictions except whatever they could accomplish for their own desires. And really, from a truly consistent atheistic perspective, that belief would not change for modern humans.
Ah, so according to Hambo, atheists (presumably that term includes anyone who accepts the theory of evolution) are practicing incest right now! He doesn’t actually know that, of course, but he doesn’t hesitate to make the accusation. What about Noah’s children and grandchildren? There was no one else on Earth, so didn’t they, of necessity, engage in incest? Hambo ducks the issue:
Christians, however, believe that all humans — back to Adam and Eve — are related but only to each other. Also, biblical Christians build relationships according to what our Creator God, the only absolute authority, has determined. Thus marriage, which was invented by God as recorded in Genesis, is for one man for one woman.
That doesn’t answer our question. He then presents a fund-raising video featuring the Tri-State Freethinkers’ president, Jim Helton, who is also the regional director for the American Atheists. We haven’t looked at it. Hambo probably assumes his drooling fans watched it and are outraged, so he tells us:
First, it should be very obvious that ultimately they are not against the Ark project but Christianity and the God of the Bible. They are just using the Ark project as a way of shaking their fist at God. Note how the president of this group throws the Bible, treating it as a contemptible object. I wonder if he would ever do that so publically [sic] with the Koran?
Irrelevant, Hambo. What about genocide and incest? And what about the alleged violation of your rights? Skipping a few irrelevant paragraphs, Hambo declares:
By exhibiting their intolerance of the Ark Encounter this time, this group highlights the open hostility and growing aggressiveness of atheists in attacking the Bible and the God who revealed Himself through its historical accounts. This particularly highlights the intolerance for the Bible, which itself was the moral framework and foundation of Western political philosophy of liberty and equality.
Uh huh — the bible is all about liberty and equality — but somehow it doesn’t mention democracy, yet it’s loaded with justification for monarchy and slavery. Never mind that, we’re still waiting for an explanation of how the billboard campaign deprives Hambo of his rights. For some reason, he never gets around to discussing that. Nor does he dispute the genocide and incest that the Ark represents. He finishes his rant with this:
The life-size Ark will be the largest timber-frame structure in the world — an engineering and architectural marvel. The scores of exhibit bays inside will be filled with world-class exhibits that I believe will receive rave reviews. This family-friendly facility will open July 7, 2016. For more information on this themed attraction and to purchase tickets, go to [link omitted].
That’s it. That’s the best ol’ Hambo can do. Not very impressive, is it?
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