Ken Ham Says He’s Not a Messiah

This is the sort of thing we like from Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo). 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 Bill Nye Called Who “the Messiah”? We imagine he’s red in the face, foaming at the mouth, and rolling around chewing the carpet. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us:

During a recent interview at the Ark Encounter construction site, I was quite taken aback when a TV reporter with Channel 7 Australia, a major network in my homeland, asked me on camera if I was a messiah!

What’s wrong with that question? After all, the reporter had to realize he was talking to the world’s holiest man who knows more about religion and science than everyone else. Hambo says:

Since that time I have kept wondering why he would ask such a bizarre question. I’ve never in my life been asked anything like that.But I just discovered why the reporter asked his question. Watch this trailer that is advertising the Channel 7 program Sunday Night that will air on Australian national television this coming Sunday evening, and you’ll find out why the reporter posed the question.

We haven’t bothered to look, so we’ll let Hambo explain it to us:

Before heading to Kentucky to interview me, the reporter, or someone on his team, apparently interviewed Bill Nye “the Science Guy” of TV fame who debated me two years ago … . And Nye told the TV crew on camera that, concerning me, “his followers believe that he’s the Messiah.”

Ah yes, Bill Nye, who made a big mistake by debating with Hambo. Hambo has never stopped talking about it. Let’s read on:

Before I comment on that incredibly blasphemous statement (and I wait to see the full TV program this weekend to get more of a context as to why Nye said that), I want to offer an observation: I believe Bill Nye is under conviction concerning his atheistic views … . Nye’s secular worldview is based on the foundation that autonomous man determines “truth,” whereas my worldview is based on the foundation of the absolute authority of God’s Word.

A blasphemous statement from an atheist — what else would a creationist expect from someone who calls himself “The Science Guy”? Hambo continues with the most damaging thing he can say about Nye:

Nye is one of the featured speakers at next month’s Reason Rally in Washington, DC — advertised on Google as the “world’s largest atheist party.”

Gasp! Here’s more:

Is Nye an atheist? … [I]n our debate, Nye made it quite clear that he believed the entire universe and life came into existence by natural processes. And because naturalism is atheism, I would argue that his beliefs are more of those of an atheist. As a result, some people are now realizing that he is really “Bill Nye the evolution guy” or “Bill Nye the atheist guy.”

Nye is headed for the Lake of Fire! Moving along:

I have asked many of our staff members if they had ever heard any AiG supporter refer or allude to me as something like a messiah, and of course they have never heard such a thing.

Hambo can always get an honest answer from the AIG staff. The rest of his post is bible talk and promotion for his Ark park, so we’ll quit here. Quite a rant, wasn’t it? It looks like Nye’s reputation is down the drain.

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22 responses to “Ken Ham Says He’s Not a Messiah

  1. siluriantrilobite

    He’s not the messiah, he’s just a naughty boy!

    Sent from my iPad

  2. some people are now realizing that he is really “Bill Nye the evolution guy”

    Or Bill Nye the Science Guy, as it could be expressed.

  3. Ol Hambo is definitely no messiah, maybe a false prophet but definitely not a messiah. S.C.’s “Ayatollah of Appalachia” is far more concise.

    To be fair and balanced in my statement I will now list all the times Bill Nye has extorted his followers for money based on their ignorance and uncertainty…

  4. michaelfugate

    Since nothing Ken says is true, what are we to make of his claims not to be a messiah? Too bad his name’s not Brian.

  5. SC said “Hambo can always get an honest answer from the AIG staff.”

    And they say ‘over here’ that the Americans don’t do irony!

    Of course Hammy can get an honest answer whilst waving his wages book!

  6. @Ashley

    Excellent link. I wonder if Ham will retract or correct his post in any way. Also notice that they interviewed Kim Davis (end of clip), the county clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. It will definitely be an amusing story when it airs. Hopefully it will be available online afterward.

  7. He can’t be a messiah, messiahs die young.
    Just to be safe though, avoid Ark Park Kool Aid.

  8. messiah: “a leader of a particular group or cause.”

    It’s funny that Ken is so inclusive in his definition of religion (i.e., atheism is a religion), but strict in his definition of messiah.

  9. Ed
    One of the Friendly Atheist bloggers says Nye in fact did say ‘the’ not ‘a’ but was merely repeating the tabloid journalist Pennells. Perhaps Sunday’s programme will reveal all.
    And if Ken Ham’s blog was incorrect about what occurred he will of course publish a corrected version 🙂

  10. Holding the Line in Florida

    @ The Most Irreverend Paine Now it all makes sense!!! Brilliant Plan and well carried out!!

  11. Hambo’s not the messiah? Good to know. I guess that leaves huckster.

  12. I guess that leaves huckster.

    Mike Huckabee’s the Messiah?

  13. Matthew Campbell

    You are definitely a Christian hater. It wouldn’t matter what Ken Ham said you would twist it around to suit your own Christian hating agenda. Strange how you pick on someone who can’t defend himself as you edit everything he has to say. Actually I think this is a bit of cowcowardly attack something like a coward punch, when someone isn’t looking. Christians are easy target as there is no concern of retaliation. Not like the other unmentionable religion of hate. Christianity says to turn the other cheek. The other religion leader says off with his head. Christianity says love your neighbour do no harm to those who despitefully use you. Are you still angry at all Christians. WHY…John 3-16. From Matt. C.

  14. Matthew Campbell

    I think you are a bunch of cry babies who couldn’t build a scale size ark with with Lego blocks. Find something else to do. Learn a new language or go to a bible college do something constructive. Don’t waste your life winging about creationists and Christians. We know where we are going. Strange how you can criticize creationists all day long but the walls go up when someone criticizes you lot. Keep on searching and remember God loves you. John 3-16. Matt. C.

  15. I think you are a bunch of cry babies who couldn’t build a scale size ark with with Lego blocks.

    You’re right! I couldn’t.

    Could you?

  16. Matthew – we are not only crybabies, but we are also often sticklers for details. If you intend to quote the 16th verse of the third chapter of John, it would be John 3:16. Perhaps you indeed want to reference all to the chapters of John from 3 through 16, but that’s a hefty assignment! I think that some folks here would agree with Ghandi: “I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.” Although Ken Ham believes that he and his ilk are the ‘true’ Christians, there are a whole lot of other folks who consider themselves to be followers of Jesus who have no truck with Mr. Ham.

  17. michaelfugate

    Chris, were you there? How could anyone build a scale model of the ark, if no one knows what it looked like?

    If Ken Ham said Genesis was not a literal account of history, that Genesis was written as a fable (a story with animals and morals – seen any talking snakes lately?), that science is not trumped by intuition, then what would there be to complain about? As for twisting, Ken is the one turning the Bible and science into pretzels.

  18.…%5Dsie-teacher/ (9 minutes in) Here is the truth. Bill Nye WAS repeating words spoken by interviewer Steve Pennells when he said of Ken Ham “his followers believe that he’s the/a messiah”.

    If Answers in Genesis have ANY integrity they WILL correct the articles on their website saying that this is what Nye himself is claiming.

  19. My new comment here, within the past 15 minutes, may be of interest. It concerns the integrity or otherwise of AiG in correcting – or not – previous incorrect claims:…%5Disqus_thread