Ken Ham Explains the Events of 9/11

Everyone knows that today is the 15th anniversary of the September 11 attacks. We weren’t going to write about it because it’s far from our usual subject matter. But nothing is beyond the scope of Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo), 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 have long known that ol’ Hambo is the world’s holiest man who knows more about religion and science than everyone else. It now appears that he has a superior understanding of 9/11 too. His article at the AIG website is Remembering 9/11 Fifteen Years Later. We’ll give you some excerpts with bold font added by us, and Hambo’s scripture references omitted.

After an introductory paragraph reminding his readers what happened on that date, he says:

The events of 9/11 sparked a national question: “If there’s a good God, how could He allow such death and suffering?” This question will likely be on the lips and minds of many again today as they reflect on the 15-year-old tragedy. To answer this question we need to look at biblical history.

Hambo knows where to go for information! He would be a great national security advisor. Here’s his analysis:

God originally created a perfect creation: “Then God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good [scripture reference]. There was no death or suffering in this original creation [scripture reference]. God gave the first two people, Adam and Eve, the command not to eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, and told them “for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die” [scripture reference]. … Adam and Eve chose to rebel and sin against their Creator. Their choice brought death and suffering into creation. … Death and suffering are not God’s fault — they are our fault in Adam. Terrible things like terrorism are the result of sinful human beings living in a cursed and broken world.

Aha — 9/11 is Adam & Eve’s fault! Yes, that explains everything. Let’s read on:

Our world is hurting. 9/11 brought terrorism more into the public eye, and acts of terror have continued both here in America and abroad in many nations since 2001. It’s easy to feel hopeless when you turn on the news and hear about yet another terrible tragedy. But for those who have trusted in Christ, there is real hope.

After some bible talk, Hambo can’t resist saying this:

By the way, for secularists who believe in evolution and say that it must be taught as fact to public school students, death is a necessary part of the evolutionary process — therefore evolution is then responsible for death and suffering.

This is an absolutely brilliant analysis! Here’s more:

And death is the end — with no hope! Evolution’s a religion of hopelessness and meaninglessness. How different from the wonderful message of the sure hope of the gospel!

Hambo goes on a bit longer, but we’ve given you the best of it. Now go forth, wiser than you were before.

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18 responses to “Ken Ham Explains the Events of 9/11

  1. But, but, but, his god knows everything! So, his god knew what Adam and Eve would do. Plus, his god CREATED good and evil. How could such a being blame others for the existence of what he knowingly created? If little Kenny wants to worship such an idiotic monster, that’s his funeral.

  2. Yes indeedee, Kenny’s god knows everything, which naturally results in the Calvinist dogma that everything in the world is ordained by god and thus it is already known who will receive salvation and who will get sent to the lake. That being the case, party on!!!

  3. Adam brought death in, Jesus took it out, and Darwin brought it back in again? So if we just don’t believe in evolution, death will go away? The way I look at it either way everyone’s going to die.

  4. Evolution causes death and suffering? I guess I’ll believe in inertia and stagnation. That way, nothing bad can happen.

  5. Since death exists and according to the Hamster it is caused by evolution, does that mean that the Hamster has finally acknowledged that evolution is a fact? He really does not think through the consequences of his bizarre ramblings does he?

  6. But the terrorists were acting from a strong religious faith. They believed they were doing God’s will. Ham is picking the wrong example to argue his case that evolution is responsible for death.

  7. davidambrose66

    This doG critter is supposedly an “all knowing” creature. In my non-religious opinion, any “all knowing” critter would have known BEFORE plating the tree, the fruit of which this Adam and Eve critters were NOT supposed to eat, should have known they would eat that fruit. Any so-called “fall” then is all the fault of this “all knowing” (NOT) doG critter.
    Yes, when I was about 14 I nearly got excommunicated from the Lutheran church for saying this out loud to the Sunday school “teacher”. That afternoon, my Dad (my first hero ever) told me I no longer had any need to attend church or Sunday school. If I manage to live until late December of this year I will hit 69. Dad died in November 1980 and he is still my hero,as are my grandparents and many other good people I have had the pleasure to have known/still know today.

  8. Please excuse this extra bit, I may not have it 100% correct. Cannot find my copy of it right now, but here goes any way.
    The world is in the mess it is supposedly due to the story that way, way back in the very distant past, two nudists took dietary advice from a talking snake. Yeah, there is the holly Buy-bull and Genesis for ya.

  9. This idea of a “fall” and original sin is one of the most perverse and evil ideas ever foisted on humankind by the shaman class.

    Ayn Rand had it right:

  10. Let’s say we accept for arguments sake Adam was guilty. What stopped god from killing Adam and Eve and letting the rest of us live on? It is unjust to punish anyone for a crime they had no way of committing.
    Since Hambo is no believer of evolution, is he going to be around till the end of time?

  11. If you are interested in Original Sin, I suggest you take a look at the controversy concerning supralapsarianism and infralapsarianism.

  12. “…death is a necessary part of the evolutionary process — therefore evolution is then responsible for death and suffering.”

    Did anyone else fall over backwards at the logical disconnect in that?

  13. Yup, DL – me.

  14. Ouch. Double ouch, since Genesis tells us death is part of God’s curse on Adam and Eve when he kicked then out of the Garden for the sin of learning the difference between good and evil.

  15. Ol’ Hambo appears to be getting more and more unhinged. The 9-11 analogies and the bizarre assault on established science in the article indicates he’s losing it completely. Its possible that the failure of the ark park will separate him completely from reality and break his will to defraud his drooling fan base. When confronted with the reality of the ark, even the most avid creationist is going to have trouble reconciling its sheer size with the ability of a handful of goat herders to construct such a behemoth let alone to house survivors of the earth’s terrestrial biosphere safely. Personally, I’m glad he built the thing.

  16. “…Evolution’s a religion of hopelessness and meaninglessness. How different from the wonderful message of the sure hope of the gospel!…”
    No different accept evilution states it as it is, and the gospels tell a comfortable LIE for the delusionals!

  17. Hambo not only ignores science, but his perception of reality is so incredibly shallow.
    Trying to employ the ludicrous Adam and Eve tale to explain Islamic terrorism is not only wrong, but woefully inadequate from a tactical perspective. Unfortunately Hambo and his followers get to vote and affect policy.

  18. There are a lot of reasons why God (if he existed) could have planned for his creation to Fall from the get-go. Maybe humans had to fall in order to understand the nature of good, evil and free-will (or somesuch philosophical whatever).

    But even if that were the case, you couldn’t say that what was initially created was perfect. A perfect thing can’t be caused to become imperfect by the action of it’s own components. If Adam and Eve were perfect, their obedience would have been perfect too.