Creationists are forever telling us that they point the way to righteousness — and its eternal reward — while science, especially evolution, is believed only because its adherents want to lead immoral lives. The last time we wrote about this was Creationism and Morality, Part 5.
We thought we had pretty much exhausted the subject, but today it’s been raised again by Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo), the world’s holiest man who knows more about religion and science than everyone else. His new post is titled Exposing the Connection: How Evolution Impacts Morality. [*Begin Drool Mode*] Ooooooooooooh! [*End Drool Mode*] Hambo is exposing the connection. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis:
I believe the message of the AiG ministry has been very “prophetic.” Even when I began teaching on creation vs. evolution back in 1975, I was already asserting that atheistic evolution and morality were connected and that, over time, immorality would grow as people rejected God’s Word and accepted evolution. I taught that the more people believed that life arose by natural processes, the more they would also believe that life was ultimately meaningless and purposeless — and morality could be whatever a person determined.
[*Begin Drool Mode*] Ooooooooooooh! [*End Drool Mode*] Immorality and evolution go hand in hand! Hambo says:
Over the decades, evolutionists have often mocked me for tying evolution to morality. They claim that evolution has to do with “science,” not morality. But notice that as generations have been indoctrinated into believing naturalistic evolution, Christian morality has declined. Armed with so-called “science,” secularists have become bolder in opposing Christian morality.
Let us pause for a moment to consider the bible’s morality. It doesn’t oppose slavery. Even in the Ten Commandments, we are instructed not to covet our neighbor’s servants (servant is “slave” in many translations.). Colossians 3:22 says: “Servants [i.e., slaves], obey in all things your masters according to the flesh; not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but in singleness of heart, fearing God.” And Leviticus 25:44 says: “Both thy bondmen, and thy bondmaids, which thou shalt have, shall be of the heathen that are round about you; of them shall ye buy bondmen and bondmaids.” But somehow, Charles Darwin was an ardent advocate of emancipation.
Is the bible opposed to war? To polygamy? Theocracy? Of course not! Even child marriage isn’t forbidden. The bible is a bit ambiguous about rape according to Wikipedia. It does oppose murder and theft — but those prohibitions have been and still are common to virtually all societies. Even evolutionists oppose them — or so it seems to us.
Anyway, Hambo insists that the bible is the source of all morality, while science — especially evolution! — is immoral. He tells us:
In our Western world, we are seeing more and more people (like Bill Nye “the Science Guy”) who boldly claim that evolution is “science” and are using it to promote an anti-Christian worldview. More than ever, secular activists are vehemently opposing Christian morality, such as marriage being between one man and one woman and abortion being murder.
Is that what’s left of bible morality — opposition to same-sex marriage and abortion? Hambo continues:
And we are seeing very amoral and immoral behavior growing across the culture, especially, it seems, among the millennial generation. While we do not argue that evolution directly causes immorality, people can use Darwinian thinking to justify their behavior.
Did you get that? Suddenly, Hambo doesn’t say that evolution directly causes immorality. It merely “justifies” it. Let’s read on:
My point is that there has always been a connection between evolution and morality. Over the years, I’ve heard many evolutionists (like Bill Nye) and even some Christians claim that evolution is all about “science.” They vigorously rejected my insistence that evolution involved a worldview that helps build a relative/subjective morality. That’s why many people were shocked (though I wasn’t at all) when Bill Nye released his new series on Netflix that pushes shocking immorality and is sometimes anti-Christian.
Hambo devotes a few paragraphs to discussing Bill Nye, but we’ll skip that. Then he talks about the writing of Aldous Huxley.. We’ll skip that too. Ah — this is good:
We’ve often said that this worldview struggle is ultimately one that started in the Garden of Eden over 6,000 years ago. It’s a battle between God’s Word and man’s word — a battle between two worldview religions. Answers in Genesis has been involved in this struggle for 23 years. It’s the battle our Creation Museum and Ark Encounter are engaged in.
A struggle. A battle. Hambo is so courageous! Here’s more:
This is why the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter exist. As we answer questions that will point people to the truth of God’s Word, we also clearly present them with the gospel. We’ve never hidden the fact that evangelism is our ultimate purpose — which is why we receive so much opposition from secularists.
He babbles on and on about the bible and all the wonderful books he has for sale. Here’s the last paragraph:
I ask that you pray for the Ark Encounter and Creation Museum outreaches. Everything we do at Answers in Genesis is for the ultimate purpose of sharing the life-changing message of the gospel. And it is through your prayers and support that you are enabling AiG to continue all its many vital outreaches — to impact millions of souls for the kingdom of Christ while countering anti-Christian influences, like Bill Nye.
So there you are, dear reader. It’s a thrill to be alive at the same time as a righteous man like Hambo.
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