Ken Ham Is Tolerant & You Are Not

This is a good one from Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo), the ayatollah of Appalachia, the world’s holiest man who knows more about religion and science than everyone else. Ol’ Hambo is 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.

In addition to his other magnificent qualities and accomplishments, it now appears that Hambo is the world’s most tolerant man. His article at the AIG website is Tolerant . . . Of Only Those Who Agree With You? We’ll give you some excerpts with bold font added by us, and Hambo’s scripture references omitted. The opening paragraph clearly states his position:

Christians, like myself, who start with God’s Word often hear things like, “You can’t say gay marriage is wrong — that’s intolerant!” Secularists who claim I’m intolerant for saying gay marriage is wrong are intolerant of my position based on the Bible. Those secularists who claim to be tolerant will be intolerant of positions they disagree with and often intolerant of the person who holds them. [Bold font in Hambo’s post.] This isn’t tolerance at all! It’s a false definition of tolerance that tolerates only those who agree with them.

Got that? The intolerant person is you, dear reader! Then he says:

Why is secular tolerance so intolerant? Well, the Bible makes it clear there is no neutral position: “He who is not with Me is against Me” [scripture reference]. Secularists can’t be neutral — neutrality is a myth … . That’s why they are so intolerant — they aren’t neutral! They are actively opposing Christ.

It’s perfectly clear! After that he tells us:

Secularists are opposed to Christ — as is everyone who rejects Him — because they have an entirely different religion. Evolution, the foundation of the secular worldview, is a religion based on man’s fallible word — man’s blind-faith religion to try to justify rebelling against the Creator God.

How well he understands you, dear reader! Ol’ Hambo continues:

It’s not a matter of whether one is religious or not but which religion one adheres to. Ultimately there are only two religions — that of God’s Word and of man’s word. The spiritual battle raging around us is actually a battle between these two religions and it started in Genesis 3.

For those who don’t know, Genesis 3 describes the Fall of man because of the disobedience of Adam & Eve. This is the end of Hambo’s brief but powerful post:

As believers, we need to remain committed to our starting point — the infallible, unchanging Word of God as we boldly share the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Now, at last, you understand. The Inquisition, witch burnings, and the creationists’ war against science are necessary. Those with Hambo’s view of things are tolerant, and you, dear reader, are not. Now go forth, wiser than you were before.

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19 responses to “Ken Ham Is Tolerant & You Are Not

  1. In support of Ham’s thinking comes Trump’s selection for the Dept. of Education, or Mis-Education as it might turn out to be:
    Donald Trump’s Education Secretary Pick Wants To Make Christianity A Bigger Part Of Schooling
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/betsy-devos-religion-in-schools_us_583f04d1e4b04fcaa4d61c88

  2. By Ham’s definition of “tolerance,” teachers would never be able to mark wrong answers on tests because that would be “intolerant.” By saying creationism is false, you are being intolerant! You’re oppressing Ham! Ham is part of the poor, persecuted minority of white male evangelical Christians. Don’t you feel sorry for him?

  3. And one again we’re off down the rabbit hole
    War is peace
    Freedom is slavery
    Ignorance is strength

  4. When I was young and first read 1984 I thought that it was overstating what people would accept.

  5. The issue is not “tolerance.” The issue is about imposing one’s beliefs on others. From a secularists viewpoint, Ham is free to believe whatever he wants to as long as it does not harm others. That is tolerance.

    What is not tolerant is to attempt to restrict the freedoms of others because your own religious beliefs, or to require the teaching of your own religious beliefs to others.

    There are leaders of a few madrassas elsewhere in the world who would agree with Ham’s claim that there are only two religions. They just differ on the details.

  6. @Ed: Right on!

    And for Ham to say that we oppose Christ if we aren’t against gay marriage? Huh? I thought that Christ taught love and tolerance — to treat others as we would have them treat us. How does that jibe with denying another person the right to choose who they shall love? Full disclosure here — not that it’s anyone’s business, but I’m happily heterosexually married. However, any rational person can see that a monogamous same-sex marriage is socially more responsible than promiscuity, so why not give gay/lesbian couples the full legal rights of marriage?

  7. Off the topic of this particular blog thread, but totally germane to the preservation of the Enlightenment is this article in Science News magazine concerning fake news:
    https://www.sciencenews.org/blog/science-public/youve-probably-been-tricked-fake-news-and-dont-know-it?tgt=nr

  8. Let me see.
    I don’t want to forbid Ol’Hambo to marry any adult he loves.
    Ol’Hambo wants to forbid lots of people to marry the adults they love.
    Now who’s intolerant?

  9. Ham is so arrogant he automatically discounts all of the other major religions that don’t follow his fundamentalist gibberish.

  10. I recall that Jack Chick tells us that Christianity is not a religion.

  11. Secularists are opposed to Christ — as is everyone who rejects Him — because they have an entirely different religion. Evolution, the foundation of the secular worldview, is a religion based on man’s fallible word — man’s blind-faith religion to try to justify rebelling against the Creator God.

    I see. So evolution shouldn’t be taught in public schools because it’s a religion, but creationism should be taught because it’s straight from the Bible. It’s all so clear now. . . .

  12. “….Ultimately there are only two religions — that of God’s Word and of man’s word…” A clear showing of pure stoopid! Show me anywhere where we have true proof a gawd saying anything to anyone!!?? All I have ever seen is proof of con men claiming they have heard gawd’s word; going all the way back to the stone age!!
    And genesis is a story of the raise of man and the fall of gawd!! Thru Eve’s intelligence we raised are selves Up and scared the piss out of the gawd’s and they kicked us out of the garden to slow down our rise, but we are getting there if we don’t kill ourselves fist!!!!

  13. If I may summarize Hambo, what I understand from his post is the following.
    Accepting those who disagree with me will never happen because my holy book is always correct. Therefore gay rights, planned parenthood, science,
    human values, separation of church and state, democratic pluralistic society
    and minority rights are out the window.
    I’m wondering actually, what percentage of hambone’s droolers are african american? I am going to check out percentage of black americans belonging to fundamentalist churches affiliated with hambone.

  14. And remember that when I say that my holy book is aways correct, what that means is that you can ignore what the book actually says, and trust me to tell you all the correct things.

  15. Charles Deetz ;)

    Hambo reveling in a post-truth, post-PC world led by our new liar-in-chief. Pondering stopping reading the news, the ignoring of facts and reality hurts to much to my rational thoughts. Now Hambo, is there no safe haven except cat videos?

  16. How dare we be so intolerant of his intolerance!

  17. Ceteris Paribus

    Oh my. I get all weepy eyed at the strain and pain our poor Ken Ham must go thru. All of his labor is lovingly dedicated to selflessly spreading the the plain language of the holy scriptures, as found in “Genesis 3”. You should feel sad for Ken also. Especially given that Ham is always forced to work with the original Hebrew language, that had not even been invented yet at the time of Genesis.

  18. Hersehl

  19. Elon Musk; Hersehl; really??