Hambo Is Going To Rescue Australia

Last week we wrote Creationism Is Declining in Australia, in which we pointed out that the decline in Australian creationism coincided exactly with the departure from that country by Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo) — the ayatollah of Appalachia, the world’s holiest man who knows more about religion and science than everyone else:

But ol’ Hambo sees things differently. He just posted Ken Ham Returning to Australia to Speak, September 9, 2018 at the website of Answers in Genesis (AIG), Hambo’s creationist ministry. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:

We’re increasingly seeing nations throughout the West slide rapidly into a secular, anti-God worldview that ignores God’s Word and instead encourages everyone to do what is right in their own eyes (i.e., moral relativism). This worldview exalts man as the authority, and when sinful man considers himself the authority, the result is the moral and spiritual decline we’re seeing in nations around the world, including increasingly in my home country of Australia.

Yes, it’s a tragedy. Especially the decline of creationism. Hambo says:

I’ve been saddened to read articles over the past number of months from Australian news sites reporting on radical changes taking place in that nation, largely due to the increased pushing of the LGBT agenda. [Huh?] Christians are being punished for holding to biblical views on marriage and gender, and even young children are being indoctrinated with an LGBT agenda. As with the rest of the West, Australia is headed for moral and spiritual chaos as the secular, humanistic religion takes hold of that nation. It’s a very small percentage of the population that is controlling the entire culture and forcibly trying to impose their anti-God worldview on people.

Hambo has identified the cause of the problem. It’s those LGBT people! For those who may not know what that is, Wikipedia will explain it to you — see LGBT. Hambo tells us:

In response, we’re ramping up our Australian ministry. We’re so thankful to have Josh Williamson, a talented speaker with a passion for evangelism and for the lost, directing Answers in Genesis–Australia and New Zealand. Josh not only speaks in churches across the continent, but he also leads street evangelism ministries, reaching people on the street with God’s Word, gospel booklets, and spiritual conversations.

In addition to Hambo’s street preacher, he’s even going further to rescue Australia. He announces:

I’m also coming to Australia very soon for two speaking events on Sunday, September 9, 2018. My first event is Sunday morning in North Buderim, Queensland, followed by an evening session the same day in Holland Park West, Queensland.

Ooooooooooooh! How exciting! Let’s read on:

We want even more Christians to recognize the importance of allowing Scripture to be the authority in all areas — including history and science.

Especially science! Another excerpt:

You see, the moral and societal decline we’re seeing across the West is a direct result of man making himself the authority, instead of seeing God’s Word as the authority in all areas. If man makes the rules, then why not redefine marriage, family, and gender? Why not allow anyone to live anyway they please?

Egad — we can’t let people live as they please! Here’s more

But we are not the ultimate authority — God and his Word are, and we need to allow his Word to shape our thinking and boldly share its truth with our dying culture.

The rest is information about Hambo’s appearances down under. You can click over to AIG if you want to learn about them.

So we’re all wondering — will Hambo be able to rescue Australia? It’s going to take more than a quick visit. He’ll have to leave the US and stay down there — permanently. Yes, that would be best. For both countries.

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21 responses to “Hambo Is Going To Rescue Australia

  1. “We’re increasingly seeing nations throughout the West slide rapidly into a secular, anti-God worldview …”
    Yes, and those crazy creationists certainly lubricate that slide.
    I hope that Ken doesn’t make the jump over the Tasman sea. If yes, we’ll make it hot for him here in New Zealand.

  2. “My first event is Sunday morning in North Buderim, Queensland, followed by an evening session the same day in Holland Park West, Queensland.”

    Ham is from Queensland, which has a reputation for being the Australian State most welcoming of religious conservatism.

  3. “… [an] anti-God worldview that ignores God’s Word and instead encourages everyone to do what is right in their own eyes (i.e., moral relativism). “

    These words from Ham are so ironic. American evangelicals, so enamored with Trump, they readily look the other way when he’s so unethical with his affairs and his dealings, but cozy up to him when he pushes their agenda. Truly an example of moral relativism or what evangelicals used to refer to as situational ethics.

  4. Dave Luckett

    If Ham or his agent turns up here in Perth, I’ll turn out to heckle.

  5. Ham has been away too long. He may find things have changed in his home country.

    All the cute koalas and kangaroos are now LGBTQ- friendly. And we have crack legions of red-bellied black snakes and funnel web spiders ready to repel all evangelical street-preachers.

  6. “It’s a very small percentage of the population that is controlling the entire culture and forcibly trying to impose their anti-God worldview on people.”

    This is obviously not true, but I think Hambo regards this idea — a small percentage controlling the culture and imposing its worldview on everyone else — as a scam he wants to participate in, not as a societal injustice to eradicate.

  7. “We’re increasingly seeing nations throughout the West …..”
    Hey, Ol’Hambo, at the other side of another pond there is another such nation: The Netherlands. Overhere we need your salvation badly. The loons at Logos.nl will be thrilled. I might even visit your speech, just to make our dear SC a bit jealous! And to have a good laugh, of course.

    “largely due to the increased pushing of the LGBT agenda.”
    Exactly! The Netherlands was the first country in the world to legalize same gender marriage, to the dismay of your fellow-fundies overhere. Since then everything went wrong with Dutch creacrap. Correlation means causation!
    We even had several cases of Kim Davis! It’s an outrage, it never became a scandal because nobody was interested in them.

    It’s good to read how thrilled the regulars from down under are.

  8. I trust that the builder of an exact replica of the Ark will make his journey by eschewing unBiblical air travel in favour of hopping the entire distance from Mount Ararat to the Land Down Under. After all, if Noah’s pair of marsupials could pioneer that route, there’s no reason why Hambo can’t spring along in their footsteps.

    That would at least give everyone a breather…

  9. Karl Goldsmith (@KarlGoldsmith)

    It’s about time Ken Ham stopped being a coward and say he is proud to be a bigot, insted of blaming his imaginary friend.

  10. Karl Goldsmith (@KarlGoldsmith)

    Christianity 2016 12,201,600 2011 13,150,671 Growth -7% Median Age 44
    No Religion 2016 6,933,708 2011 4,693,162 Growth 48% Median age 31

    Taken from Religious Affiliation in Australia from the 2016 census

  11. “Why not allow anyone to live anyway they please?”

    Why not indeed? I suspect that the evident superiority of humanitarian sexual morality over that derived from religion is a major factor in the decline of religion in the US, the UK, Ireland, and now, it seems, Australia

  12. “It’s a very small percentage of the population that is controlling the entire culture and forcibly trying to impose their anti-God worldview on people.”

    Like all creationists and indeed religious people, he a) believes this to be true and b) his big objection is that its not his small percentage of the population that is imposing their worldview on people, preferably with fire and the rack

  13. Yes, it must be disheartening when you can no longer control large sections of the population by threatening them with dire social consequences, or divine retribution.

    Still, Ken and his cohorts put on a brave face. And take some comfort in feeling even more beleaguered and self-righteous, no doubt.

  14. I suppose that, in the view of the AiG, the fact that I do not believe in leprechauns somehow means I must automatically be “trying to impose an anti-Leprechaun worldview on people.”

    But honestly, Hambo, I have no such agenda and give nary a thought to leprecauns, sprites, demons, faeries, elves &c &c…

  15. If leprechauns, sprites, faeries and elves were in the Bible, it’s a pretty safe bet that creationists would give them some credence, as they do with demons.

    Different folklores for different folks.

  16. Karl Goldsmith (@KarlGoldsmith)

    I have asked what species were Adam and Eve and nobody seems to want to answer. When in response to, Were Ancient Girl’s Parents from Two Different Species? Ken claims, This young lady and her parents lived after Noah’s flood, likely during the ice age. They can trace their ancestry back through Noah’s sons, to Noah, and through Noah to Adam.

    So tell me Ken, if Neanderthals and Denisovans existed just a few thousands years ago, what species of human was Noah and his family?

  17. The Bible does not speak about species – according to YEC – only kinds. But Genesis 1 speaks about the creation of a plant or animal “according to ihis kind”, there is nothing about the kind of humans.

  18. Michael Fugate

    denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance
    Where is Ham? Still at anger?
    Maybe some day Ham will move on and accept reality, maybe.

  19. I’m rooting for one of those famous Australian Drop Bears to maul Hamster.

  20. I don’t know exactly what Ham has been reading (his blog post does not tell us) but there’s a lot of difference between this and this:
    https://evolution-outreach.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12052-018-0083-9
    https://answersingenesis.org/blogs/ken-ham/2018/08/28/ken-ham-returning-to-australia-to-speak/
    The Archer et al paper says nothing about the issue of the ‘LGBT agenda’ that Ham is ‘banging on’ about. I note that it does mention “Downey (2014) has argued, using survey data spanning 1990 to 2010, that a measurable decline in religiosity in the USA is in lockstep with a steep rise in use of the internet. While correlation is not a demonstration of cause and effect, the internet will certainly expose users to an expanding universe of scientific knowledge about evolution which can lead to a decrease in uncritical acceptance of miraculous creation well before students are old enough to enter university”.

    It would also appear that the efforts of Australia based Creation Ministries International, not to mention John Mackay, are bearing little fruit – within students studying biology at university in Sydney anyway.

  21. You bastards. So much for the ANZUS alliance. We give you Ham. We send you Snelling. Ark ticket sales are declining. Bloody hell, Ham even supports the narcissist Trump. And yet you can’t find enough for the two of them to do?

    Well, regarding “a very small percentage of the population… controlling the entire culture”, Ham will be on shaky ground here in OZ. Last year’s vote on whether to recognise same sex marriage was carried 62:38 both nationally AND in every state.

    I’m afraid that Ham will be preaching only to the converted… Oh. Yeah, right.