Hambo Says Evolution Is a Religion

This is certain to change your thinking, dear reader. The title alone is … well, it’s revolutionary: Call Evolution What It Is — a Religion!

That got your attention, didn’t it? Do you have the courage to go on? All right then, but we warned: this is a life-changer! It was written by Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo), the Australian entrepreneur who has become the ayatollah of Appalachia. He’s the world’s holiest man who knows more about religion and science than everyone else, famed for his creationist ministry, Answers in Genesis (AIG) and other creationist enterprises. Hambo knows what he’s talking about! Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us:

I urge Christians to become more vocal regarding calling evolution and millions of years what they really are (and to undo secularist brainwashing). Evolution and millions of years — concepts held to with ardor and blind faith — are a religion — and this religion is being imposed on kids.

Gasp — a religion is being imposed on children! That’s horrible! Then Hambo says:

Secularist propaganda has brainwashed millions of kids in evolution, but it’s an anti-God religion to justify people being their own gods!

It’s a nightmare! But you’d better brace yourself, because there’s even more bad news:

Just think of the millions of dollars wasted by scientists researching the false belief of molecules-to-man evolution — an anti-God, false religion — and trying to find nonexistent aliens. What a shocking waste of money!

That’s so true! Instead of wasting money on such foolishness, we should follow Hambo’s example and build more replicas of Noah’s Ark. Hambo’s Ark Encounter is a wonderful thing, and the world needs more! He continues:

The millions of dollars wasted on researching the lie of evolution could be used to benefit the human population in so many ways.

He’s right! What has evolution and all that other science foolishness ever done for anyone? We need to get back to the bible! Let’s read on:

As believers, we need to stand against the anti-God religion of our day. May we be people who stand on the authority of God’s Word and remain committed to our Lord, no matter what the cost!

Bold words! What a great man!

The rest of Hambo’s post is promotion for his creationist activities, so this is where we’ll quit. You gotta admit, dear reader, there’s much to think about here. Perhaps you should re-evaluate your life.

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14 responses to “Hambo Says Evolution Is a Religion

  1. “The millions of dollars wasted on researching the lie of evolution could be used to benefit the human population in so many ways.”

    No, the many centuries of all monies wasted on religion could have been used to benefit the human population in so many ways and the many lives lost because of said religions could have been prevented.

  2. DavidK is correct.

    Also:

    Evolution and millions of years — concepts held to with ardor and blind faith — are a religion…

    Ummmm. Houston, we have a problem. Both evolution and an old earth have a tremendous amount of supporting evidence, and there is no contradictory evidence in spite of the wishful thinking and boastful claims to the contrary.

    Evidence-based theories are the characteristic of science, faith/belief-based claims, unsupported by evidence, are the characteristic of religions. The two approaches are exactly opposite.

    It is the belief in ancient tribal myths that leads religionists to oppose evolution and an old earth, not evidence.

  3. You can read Ham’s book: Evolution: The Lie for free. (Worth every penny!) There is nothing in it about evolution, just great topics such as “Why do we wear clothes?” Hint: male lust. So of course Ham would know whether evolution is a lie or a religion.

  4. Of course if evolution is a lie, and also a religion, it follows that some religions are lies! Does Ham really want to go there?

  5. That fool Ham wants to talk about lies? Here’s an example of a lie. Only it’s told by him in order to support his views.

    That tells me all I need to know about his religion.

  6. One problem is defining “religion”. Ham appears to be saying that it’s any concept “held to with ardor and blind faith”. This is as close to reasonable as it gets, in the Ham mind, as it’s not a bad definition of what religion is.

    There’s very little that all religions have in common, after all. There are religions without rites, without clergy, without god or gods, without a code of conduct or sacred places and without even anything like a set of formal beliefs or a creed – except for the idea that there is something about the Universe that can be known from revelation, from intuition or “deeper understanding” or common knowledge or folk wisdom or mythos – some source other than the accumulation and assessment of physical evidence. That’s the source of Ken Ham’s utterly intransigent fixation that the Bible is the word of God. He has absolutely no evidence whatsoever for that, no reason, sensu stricto to believe it at all. The source of his belief is purely faith.

    So if the Theory of Evolution had been proposed and accepted on the basis of something other than physical evidence, then it would be possible to describe it as a kind of religion. But that’s if, and there is no “if”. The Theory of Evolution over deep time is the product of the accumulation and rigorous assessment of physical evidence. Nothing about it was gained by revelation. Everything about it is evidential, only evidential, exclusively and wholly evidential.

    Even if Ham’s accusation had substance, it would be a tu quoque, and merely an argument that Ham’s beliefs and the Theory are equally faulty. But it does not rise to those giddy heights. It is simple projection of ignorance – his – on to others.

  7. James Bolton Theuer

    Well at least he recognizes that being identified as “religious” is stigmatizing. Back when religion was cool they wouldn’t have wanted to share their leet label with teh ebulz of evidence based inquiry.

  8. Just think of the millions of dollars wasted by scientists researching the false belief of molecules-to-man evolution — an anti-God, false religion — and trying to find nonexistent aliens. What a shocking waste of money!
    If I understand Hambo’s religious assertions correctly all of the other world religions are also false and can we thus assume a shocking waste of money totaling perhaps totaling in the trillions of dollars over the past millennium? The scientific endeavor seems downright thrifty compared to that other mainstream religious silliness.

    As to Hambo’s sect that’s just more alpha male conformity for the addled minded and is more a waste of time than money simply due to the nature of its small congregation.

  9. Following on Coyote’s and Dave Luckett’s thoughts, I’ll just add: to someone armed only with a hammer, everything looks like a nail; to those armed only with an evidence-free epistemology, everything else looks like something to be hit with the same label, i.e. religion.

  10. Like too many folks today, some soon to be in high places, Ham denies demonstrable facts. In his mind, those who do accept them do so with the same “ardor” he accepts the (unproven) facts of the bible. Ergo, evolution is a religion. Supporting human caused climate change must also be a religion.
    Sigh. Of course, by denying facts and promoting fairy tales at his two circuses, Ham makes plenty of money from the gullible. He should run for political office.

  11. Let us note that those “(unproven) facts of the Bible” are, often enough, things which are not to be found in the Bible.
    As well as this: there are enough “facts” which are in the Bible, but are not accepted.
    The “Ark” stands as an example of both.

  12. Apologies if this posts twice. There was a computer glitch.

    @Coyote: Dead on!!!

    Ken Ham saying that ” Evolution and millions of years [are] concepts held to with … blind faith is a d[edited out]nable falsehood and unless Ham is a total imbecile he has to realize it.

    He’s not preaching to “save souls”. He’s lying to promote his business ventures. That’s all there is to it. He knows that science is not “blind faith”.
    Belief that the Bible is word-for-word literally true? Now that’s blind faith.

    Infuriating.

  13. Belief that the Bible is word-for-word literally true? No one who is familiar with the Bible believes that without exception. And anyone who is familiar with the Bible recognizes the deviation from the Bible that the YECs preach.

  14. Creationists don’t care if they contradict themselves, as long as they get their ideas into the public-school curriculum: evolution is a religion, and so can’t be taught in public schools (this is what they really want) or “intelligent design” is science and so must be taught if evolution is.