This is another example of the Great Creationist Coalescence (the GCC) of various creationist outfits. The last example was Ken Ham Featured at WorldNetDaily. Before that we wrote Ken Ham Adopts the Privileged Planet Doctrine.
Some mutuality among creationists is expected, because they’re all preaching from the same book. But WorldNetDaily positions itself as a news organization, and the Discovery Institute pretends that they promote science. However, there’s no pretense about Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo), the Australian entrepreneur who has become the ayatollah of Appalachia. He’s a flat-out biblical creationist. Nevertheless,ol’ Hambo has once again written favorably about a Discoveroid doctrine.
The Discoveroids often write about euthanasia, and we’ve never paid any attention. They claim that because “Darwinism” has infected our society, we’ve become a “culture of death.” For example, a while back they posted Assessing the “Logic” of Legalized Euthanasia. But now that Hambo’s on board, we’ll take a look.
At Hambo’s blog at the website of his creationist ministry, Answers in Genesis (AIG), he posted Euthanasia — a Logical Consequence of Naturalistic Evolutionary Thinking. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us:
We live in a society that increasingly devalues human life. Routinely the unborn are killed, often merely for convenience sake. Really, as a culture, we’re sacrificing our children to the god of self — no different from the ancient pagan cultures in the Bible. And it’s not just the unborn. Increasingly people of all ages are also being killed for convenience sake.
Yeah, it’s one big slaughterhouse around here —not at all like the good old days, before the development of science. Everyone was so nice back then! Why have we become so horrible? Hambo explains:
Euthanasia is actually a logical consequence of naturalistic evolutionary thinking. After all, if we’re all just animals that arose by natural processes, why not “help” the old, infirm, or ill die? It’s survival of the fittest (or whoever is deemed worthy to survive), right?
Right — it’s the Darwinian way. Kill ’em all! Well, not as ruthlessly as Yahweh during the Flood, but that was different. Hambo says those people deserved to be killed. Here’s the rest of it:
When we start with God’s Word, we see that euthanasia of a person is murder because it kills someone who is made in the image of God [scripture reference]. Our infinite Creator has given all human life value because we are image bearers of God. The biblical worldview upholds the value of human life from birth to natural death.
Well, dear reader, what do you think? Has Darwin turned us all into a bunch of killers? We discussed this long ago, in The Inevitability of Evolution (Part I), where we were talking about a creationist argument that our existence — like a specific shuffle of a deck of cards — is so improbable that it has to be a miracle. We said:
The point of the card-shuffle example is not that our particular biosphere isn’t unlikely, because it is. It’s just that whatever biosphere gets produced will be equally unlikely. Ours is no more unlikely than any other. If you went back to 4 billion years ago and started the whole thing all over again, you’d probably end up with a totally different mix of species, none of them exactly like what we have now. But this particular shuffle of the cards is ours. We’re unique. Never to be repeated. Irreplaceable. Priceless. This is why — contrary to the endlessly repeated claims of the creationists — the evolutionary point of view places a far higher value on humanity than one where we could be wiped out and started up again on a whim.
Anyway, like a giant amoeba, Hambo is engulfing everything in sight. The Great Creationist Coalescence continues.
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