This is about a cheerful essay from Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo), the ayatollah of Appalachia, the world’s holiest man who knows more about religion and science than everyone else. The title of his post is The Right Question About Death. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and his scripture references omitted:
Since starting construction on the now-finished Ark Encounter, we’ve heard from many secularists who have opposed the project. One group even tried to put up billboards calling it a “genocide park.” We sometimes hear the accusation that the Flood was an act of genocide. But in their worldview, can secularists honestly say this?
Well, can they honestly say that? Hambo explains why they can’t:
You see, according to their beliefs about the past, evolution will kill everyone! For them, time and death equal evolution — given enough time, life can evolve from chemicals into you and me. This evolution is a supposed process involving death, death, and, you guessed it, more death. Really, evolution is what I call a religion of death.
Gasp! Hambo explains further:
For secularists, death is a useful tool by which the process of evolution supposedly “improves” things. For evolutionists to be consistent (which they rarely are), they also need to mention their worldview of merciless “genocide,” since it kills every human (and every animal and plant and everything else). And it particularly targets those who are too weak to survive. There is no end in sight until we kill ourselves off or the universe does.
Egad — evolution is a mass killer! Then he says:
According to God’s Word, death is an enemy. It’s an intrusion because of our sin. Evolutionists believe death has always been a part of life as long as life has existed. Secularists believe death is the end (or, as Bill Nye “the Science Guy” said to me, “When you die you’re done”) — a necessary part of evolution. But for Christians, death is not the end — the soul lives forever.
[*Begin Drool Mode*] Ooooooooooooh! [*End Drool Mode*] Forever! After that he tells us:
Furthermore, how can secularists accuse God of committing genocide with Noah’s Flood when they only have their own subjective opinions as the basis for their supposed morality? How do they even decide what’s right and wrong? Without the foundation of God’s Word, why is genocide wrong anyway?
We rebutted all of this in an earlier post — see Ken Ham & the ‘Religion of Death’, where we said:
To begin with, evolution is part of science — the study of reality. Biological science has done more to expand human lifespans and improve health than all the religions and all the preachers that ever existed. Yet Hambo calls evolution a “religion of death.”
Hambo’s religion, on the other hand, really is about death. Yahweh is the inventor of death. Hambo tells us that death didn’t exist until Adam & Eve sinned. Then Yahweh not only condemned them to die, but all of their descendants too. Yahweh is literally the god of death.
Don’t believe it? Then what about Noah’s Flood? Yahweh killed everything on the face of the Earth (except for what was in the Ark). Pregnant women — dead. Their unborn babies? Dead. Little children playing with puppies? Dead. Butterflies and songbirds? Dead. That goes far beyond “mere” genocide. It’s deliberate death on a planetary scale — global slaughter. There’s no way to get around it: Yahweh is a killer. Ol’ Hambo’s Ark Encounter is a monument to that horrendous myth, yet he says his religion is a “religion of life.”
Evolution, however, isn’t about causing death, or praising it. If we could figure out a way to increase our lifespans for centuries, or millennia, or to eliminate human death entirely, we would do so. That’s what Hambo calls our “religion of death.”
That was a big quote, but we felt it was necessary. Hambo continues:
It’s the wrong question to even ask why people died at the Flood. The right question is, Why does everyone die? Death comes to all because of our sin. Secularists accuse God of genocide because they won’t acknowledge that our sin is the reason for death. Yet at the same time they won’t face the reality that they should be blaming their religion of evolution for death!
Hambo is very repetitive. Here’s one last excerpt:
Evolution is a religion of death, but Christianity is a religion of life — through the death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ.
So there you are, dear reader. Is Hambo right? Do you worship death, while his “replica” of the Ark is really all about life? Be careful, because if you reach the wrong conclusion, the Lake of Fire awaits you.
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