Ken Ham Explains Atheism

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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18 responses to “Ken Ham Explains Atheism

  1. It’s all known by faith and I like the Mark Twain comment on faith: “Faith is believing what you know ain’t so”.

  2. waldteufel

    Atheists won’t be dropping shekels into the collection plates held out by Hambo and his drooling minions. His gnarled, bony hands will never hold pieces of silver wrested from an atheist. Hambo is used to unquestioning droolers following him around hoping to feel the tickle of his greedy hands in their pockets. The man has no more sense of self awareness than a fully costumed clown modeling at an Armani Italian suit show.
    Worst of all, Hambo knows we are winning the hearts and minds of the upcoming generation, which causes them to think before letting Hambo into their pockets and purses.

  3. Remember when Sagan said we were all made of “star stuff” ?

    Oh, Hambo, you giant clunk. Reason doesn’t require faith.

  4. Ham: “Well, they worship man.”

    Yeah. There is something about realizing that humans are finite, mortal beings and that the universe wasn’t purposefully made as a lone stage for God’s voyeurism that makes one in thrall to one’s own selfsame deity. That logically follows.

    Good job Ham. You figured it out.

  5. michaelfugate

    Better than worshipping the Bible.

  6. But doesn’t Ham worship a man, his Jesus, who claimed he was god, or did he even claim that?
    Ham said: “Become an atheist, die, and that’s the end — there’s no ultimate purpose to life.”
    The what is the ultimate purpose in life per Ham’s thinking. Has he ever answered that question? Or is it just to live in some pretend world, as the pharaohs imagined, out in space somewhere whence you continue your next life like you did here on earth, or sit on you butt for an eternity singing la la songs?

  7. My father was an atheist, and he was the most moral man I knew. His last week of life, when he was in the hospital, and we were chatting about this and that (trying to avoid the elephant in the room) he looked at me and said that had no regrets. His thoughts were not about what would happen after he died, but whether or not he had lived a good life.

    He did. He served his country in the Pacific in WWII, went to college on the GI bill, met and married his true love, worked hard, was a great father, was generous to everyone, served in a variety of civic organizations, and had some adventures along the way. At the end he wasn’t happy about dying, but he wasn’t afraid of it either. He had no regrets.

    Ham can claim that atheists have no ultimate purpose to life, because he doesn’t understand that the ultimate purpose to life is not where you go when you die, but what you do when you are alive.

  8. Dave Luckett

    For all that, I could wish that Lawrence Krauss had not used the term “died” of stars. Of course it’s a metaphor, and most people actually understand metaphor, but Ken Ham’s tribe doesn’t. It gives the little weasel an in.

    Sagan was right, of course, and severely literal at the same time: we are made of star stuff. Every atom of our bodies heavier than hydrogen was made by nuclear fusion in the centres of stars, and then spread throughout the stellar neighbourhood when they exploded.

    The truth induces awe. I suppose Ham would say that his religion does that, too, with its Ark and its vindictive God. But if there’s anything petty in the Universe, it’s a god that drowns everyone out of spiteful revenge and then feels sorry for having done it, but not sorry enough to undo it – or maybe, not able to undo it. Little things overawe little minds.

    Me, I think Ken Ham’s mind has long been overawed by the money stream his god generates.

  9. Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo), the world’s holiest man who knows more about religion and science than everyone else

    He certainly, to judge by the Bible, knows more about them than God does.

  10. @Ed

    Ham can claim that atheists have no ultimate purpose to life, because he doesn’t understand that the ultimate purpose to life is not where you go when you die, but what you do when you are alive.

    Beautifully put.

  11. Dave Luckett

    @ realthog

    Agreed. And do you know, I rather think that Jesus would have joined in the acclaim.

  12. Even if everything Hammy says is true, his ahole of a gawd is still not worth the effort to believe or adore or think some sheep herders in the stone age knew much of anything important to us!

  13. I’m always grateful that some star went supernova and made the iron in my haemoglobin.

  14. And Hambone, the reason that I’m an atheist is that there seems to be no evidence of any gods anywhere, anytime. Bronze age myths don’t count as evidence.

  15. Statements like his are simply a function of his inability to understand that some people simply don’t “worship” anything.

  16. Eric Lipps

    The Reason Rally 2016, advertised as the “world’s largest atheist party,” is really a kind of worship service. Why do I say this?

    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.

    God forbid (literally) that anyone should “exalt reason.” Nor, of course, will atheists “declare that they have a blind faith”—in anything.

    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?

    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.

    Hogwash, and either the Hamster knows it’s hogwash and is actively lying or he’s totally oblivious.

    What he’s saying doesn’t even make sense in its own terms. If atheists have a “blind faith religion of believing that natural processes explain life without God,” then how can they be shouting, “I refuse to see and hear truth!”? Surely if they had a blind faith, they’d think what they have faith in is the truth. Just as creationists do.

  17. anevilmeme

    Exactly how hard is it for hambo to look up the word atheist?

  18. @anevilmeme
    Exactly how hard is it for hambo to look up the word atheist?
    Maybe he has difficulty finding it in his dictionary because he thinks it’s spelled “athiest”?