We knew some creationist would make a blog post out of this, and it turns out to be 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 the website of Answers in Genesis (AIG), his creationist ministry: “It’s Called Darwinism”: Cruel Note Is the Logical Consequence of the Evolutionary Worldview. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:
How different are the logical consequences of the biblical worldview and the evolutionary worldview! A recent sign discovered by the parents of a young baby battling two rare disorders highlights the brutality of the underlying philosophy of evolutionary thought. [Brutality?] These parents had posted signs advertising a fundraiser they are hosting to raise money for their son’s medical expenses and further treatment. In response, they found spray-painted signs that read, “Stop asking for money. Let the baby die. It’s called Darwinism. Happy Holidays.”
Groan! We saw some headlines about that, immediately attributed it to a genuinely depraved mind, and moved on to other things. But ol’ Hambo has fixated on the story. He says:
In the Darwinian philosophy, it’s survival of the fittest — the strong survive to reproduce, the weak die off. In the logic of this worldview, there is no room for compassion [What?], caring for others, and helping the weak survive.
Nonsense! Darwin never avoided medical treatment — for himself or his family. The only people we ever heard of who behave like that are those whose religion teaches them that faith will do the healing. They often make the news for withholding medical treatment from their children, and they’re rightly prosecuted for their crimes. But we never heard of any biologist who objected to medical treatment. The lunatic who put up the sign that has captivated ol’ Hambo certainly doesn’t represent the meaning of evolution, but Hambo is thrilled, because that freak’s depravity fits his worldview. He tells us:
The author of the cruel sign is sadly consistent with his Darwinian beliefs, as were so many before him who took Darwin’s ideas to their logical conclusions. For example, here in the United States, thousands of individuals were subjected to forced sterilization by Darwinist-inspired medical staff, so the “unfit” would no longer reproduce children who might have disabilities or have other “undesirable” qualities. It’s horrifying — and it’s the logic of Darwin. Indeed, it’s evolution that these eugenicists appealed to!
Creationists are always saying things like that. We’ve rebutted it before — see, e.g.: Racism, Eugenics, and Darwin. Hambo doesn’t care. He continues:
Certainly, not every evolutionist thinks this way — thankfully, most don’t. But they are being inconsistent in not following through with the logical consequences of their belief system (something we’re thankful for, which is a result of the conscience God has given each person). Evolutionists who are not consistent with their beliefs and who rightly condemn such thinking are actually borrowing from a biblical worldview to make that argument.
Amazing. Hambo takes credit for any benevolent thoughts you may ever have. Let’s read on:
How very different the biblical worldview is! When we start with God’s Word, we know this precious baby was made in the very image of God (Genesis 1:27), fearfully and wonderfully formed by his Creator (Psalm 139:14). Yet he (like all of us) lives in a broken, sin-cursed world. His body suffers from the effects of the curse. [A curse imposed by Yahweh.] And, until Jesus returns and establishes a new heaven and new earth, we fight against the consequences of the curse, care for the sick and disabled, and show them love and compassion as Christ did throughout his earthly ministry. People with disabilities or disorders have as much right to life and our best care as anyone else simply because they are made in the very image of their Creator.
Does that seem contradictory to you? It does to us. Anyway, our next excerpt is the end of Hambo’s post, and it offers something better than medical care:
But the ultimate hope for this baby isn’t in doctors, testing, or the best medical care (although we are thankful for those things, and truly support the parents as they do all they can in using current medical science to help this child!) — it’s in Jesus Christ. Jesus paid the penalty for all our sins. He offers the free gift of eternal life to all. That’s the message this child needs to hear as he grows, and that’s the message his parents, and the individual who left this cruel sign, needs to hear! Ultimate hope is in Jesus Christ!
And so, cruel Darwinists, isn’t it time you reconsidered the evil inherent in your evolutionist beliefs?
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