It’s always amusing to see the things that upset Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo) — the ayatollah of Appalachia, the world’s holiest man who knows more about religion and science than everyone else. He just posted this at Answers in Genesis (AIG), his creationist ministry: A Christian Equips Atheists to Debate Christians. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis:
A rather sad article appeared recently in the publication Skeptical Inquirer, published by the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry. This article was titled “Twenty-One Reasons Noah’s Worldwide Flood Never Happened.” In it, the author, Lorence G. Collins, a geologist, critiques the idea of a global Flood, claiming the evidence simply doesn’t support such an idea.
This is the article: Twenty-One Reasons Noah’s Worldwide Flood Never Happened. It’s heavy on geology, which makes it different from our own Top Ten Reasons Noah’s Flood is Mythology.
Hambo says this about Collins’ “rather sad” article:
The sad thing about the article is that Dr. Collins is a professing Christian. He begins his article by saying,
[Hambo quotes Collins:] I realize that readers of Skeptical Inquirer accept modern scientific views on this subject [the formation of the rock layers], but this examination of the creationist claims might be useful when communicating with others less imbued with scientific thinking.
The bracketed material within that quote was added by Hambo, but it’s accurate. After that he tells us:
Apparently Dr. Collins must think that if someone disagrees with the naturalistic model that rejects God’s Word and is an interpretation imposed on the evidence, the person is “less imbued with scientific thinking” than those who do accept this framework.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Of course that’s what he thinks. It’s a flamingly obvious fact! But not to Hambo. He continues:
Many creationists love science, of course, and are quite knowledgeable. Indeed, many hold degrees — even PhDs — in their field, including several who work here, such as … .
He gives us a roster of the creation scientists on his payroll, whose posts at AIG are familiar to us. We’ll skip that and read on:
Now, we’re used to hearing false claims like that. What made me sad was that Dr. Collins was specifically writing this article to give Skeptical Inquirer magazine readers counter-arguments to use against Christians.
When Hambo says “Christians” he means creationists — the only true Christians. Another excerpt:
And who are the readers of this magazine? Most are skeptics and atheists! [Gasp!] A professing believer (who claims on his website [Collins’ website] that he has “sought to bring people to Christ”) is trying to equip unbelievers to tear down the faith of believers!
This is an outrage! Here’s more:
Ultimately, he is helping atheists attack God’s Word and the Christian faith. I would not want to be in his shoes standing before our holy God — he will give an account one day!
Ooooooooooooh! It’s the Lake of Fire! And now we come to the end:
As believers, we are commanded to tear down arguments that are against the knowledge of Christ and make our thoughts obedient to him [scripture reference]. Dr. Collins certainly isn’t doing that when it comes to origins. Instead, he’s taking man’s ideas and reinterpreting God’s Word in light of them. No longer is God the authority — instead Dr. Collins has made evolution-believing scientists and their interpretation of the evidence (and thus, even himself) the authority.
Strong words indeed! But we didn’t see much that discredited Collins’ arguments. No doubt, Hambo’s creation scientists are working on it.
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