On 04 June in Washington DC there will be an event that calls itself the Reason Rally. That’s their website. They say it’ll be “the biggest gathering of nonreligious people in history.”
It’s not the sort of thing we write about or promote here, but we did mention it two weeks ago in Ray Comfort Is Giving His Book Away. Comfort will be crashing the event to promote his book.
Now another creationist has been attracted by the Reason Rally. There is no one better to discuss such a gathering than 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 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.
Ol’ Hambo’s new post is “World’s Largest Atheist Party” Is Really a Worship Service! Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis:
The Reason Rally 2016, advertised as the “world’s largest atheist party,” is really a kind of worship service. Why do I say this?
Hambo explains why:
Well, they worship man. Their rally in Washington, DC, in June will see people worshipping the god of self. They will exalt reason and declare that they have a blind faith that the universe and life arose by natural processes. You know, we need to be calling atheism for what it really is — a religion, an anti-God religion — a religion that exalts fallible human reason.
Egad — blind faith in reason — what a stupid religion! Let’s read on:
In fact, atheist Lawrence Krauss, who is speaking at this rally, once said on video, “Forget Jesus — the stars died so you can be here.” You see, he is worshipping the stars.
Worshipping the stars? We had to verify that. According to the Wikiquote entry for Lawrence M. Krauss, he didn’t quite say that he worships the stars. Here’s the full quote, with Hambo’s excerpt in context:
The amazing thing is that every atom in your body came from a star that exploded. And, the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics: You are all stardust. You couldn’t be here if stars hadn’t exploded, because the elements – the carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, iron, all the things that matter for evolution – weren’t created at the beginning of time. They were created in the nuclear furnaces of stars, and the only way they could get into your body is if those stars were kind enough to explode. So, forget Jesus. The stars died so that you could be here today.
That’s outrageous! Hambo continues:
And what will the message of the rally be? “Become an atheist, die, and that’s the end — there’s no ultimate purpose to life.” So that being the case, why do atheists even attack Christianity? Why rally in DC in June?
Why? Why? Hambo provides the answer:
Well, it is because they actively “suppress the truth in unrighteousness” (Romans 1:18). Atheists work hard against Christianity because they’re putting their hands over their eyes and ears and shouting, “I refuse to see and hear truth!” Their blind faith religion of believing that natural processes explain life without God is an anti-God religion.
What fools they are!
The rest of Hambo’s post is some scripture quotes, so we’ll stop here. Heed Hambo’s words of wisdom, dear reader, and avoid that religious rally in Washington.
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