This one is a wee bit depressing. It’s at the website of Answers in Genesis (AIG), the creationist ministry of 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 is Life Has No Meaning? 9 in 10 Young People in the UK Believe That, and it was written by ol’ Hambo himself. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:
A recent poll [Link omitted.] in the United Kingdom revealed that 89% — nearly 9 in 10 — of young people, aged 16 to 29, “believe that their lives have no meaning or purpose.” This saddening statistic is explained with a corresponding statistic shared in the same article — only 1% of this age group identifies as belonging to the Church of England, the largest denomination in the UK, meaning that very few young people in the UK hold to any semblance of Christianity (half of UK residents are atheists). This is being reflected in decreasing church attendance. In England, such attendance is down to less than 5%.
Obviously, they won’t be customers for Hambo’s museum or his ark. He says:
The study also found that 30% of these young people say they are “stuck in a rut,” and 84% don’t believe they are living “their best life.” But if there is no meaning or purpose to life, what makes you “stuck in a rut” or not stuck in a rut? What is your “best life”? In this worldview, there is no way even to define these things, apart from arbitrary feelings and opinions.
There’s no meaning to life unless you’re a creationist! If you doubt that, Hambo explains it in his next paragraph:
This belief that life has no meaning or purpose is the outworking of the religion of evolutionary secularism that permeates the education system and the media throughout the UK, and here in the United States. When you adopt the religion of atheism [Oh, the horror!], you have to deal with the consequences — and one consequence is that ultimately there’s absolutely no meaning or purpose to life!
That makes sense. He continues:
Atheists just don’t want to face the fact their worldview means, as Bill Nye said to me, “when you die, you’re done.” In other words, an atheist has to admit that when they die, that’s the end of them since everything is purely material in that worldview. So ultimately, nothing matters! [Gasp!] More and more the younger generations, who have been indoctrinated in evolutionary naturalism (atheism), are realizing the hopelessness and purposelessness of the naturalistic worldview.
What about you, dear reader? Are you feeling hopeless and purposeless? Now you know why. It’s because you’re an evolutionist! Let’s read on:
And the incredible inconsistency is that, from an atheistic perspective, eventually everyone dies, the whole universe dies, and no one will know they ever existed. So, why do so many of them get so emotional over fighting Christians/creationists?
Good question! Why are you so emotional, dear reader? You probably don’t know, but Hambo does! He explains:
The fact that they get so emotional about it is because it’s a spiritual battle, and in their heart, they know they’re rebelling against God. Otherwise, they wouldn’t care! It shows their hypocrisy and utter insecurity in their ultimately meaningless and purposeless existence in the here and now that, to them, is doomed to become. . . nothing!
But all is not lost, dear reader. Hambo can help you — if you’ll listen. Here’s another excerpt:
Where do meaning and purpose come from? It comes from our Creator! It comes from having a proper perspective on the history of the universe and humanity — one that starts with God’s Word. We’re not accidents, the result of millions of years of random, chance processes. [Got that? Phooey on evolution!] … We’re created to bring glory to our Creator and enjoy him forever. That’s ultimate meaning and purpose.
There ya go — that’s your purpose! There’s a bit more to Hambo’s post, but we’ve covered it pretty well. Don’t be like those lost souls in the UK. Give up your false religion of evolution, dear reader. Listen to Hambo. Believe what he tells you. That’s the real meaning of life.
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