We almost never stray off-topic to discuss the so-called “social issues” such as abortion, alternative gender choices, and so on. But lately, those issues are most of what shows up at the blog of 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: Worldwide Leading Cause of Death in 2019: Abortion. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:
What was the leading cause of death in 2019 worldwide? If you asked someone on the street, they are likely to point to things like cancer, heart disease, malaria, HIV/AIDs, or gun violence. (Of course, the correct answer, from a spiritual perspective, is sin, but more on that later.)
Ooooooooooooh! Sin is the leading cause of death. But Hambo has something else on his mind. He says:
Well, did you know that the major physical cause of death is completely preventable? The lives of 42.4 million people were lost last year because of abortion. Over 42 million unborn children murdered worldwide. Let that sink in for a moment.
Wait a minute! How many lives were lost — according to ol’ Hambo himself — in the global Flood that he celebrates so much? Except for fish, just about everything in the world that was then living was killed by Yahweh himself — humans, dogs, butterflies, songbirds — everything! Well, except for the passengers in the ark.
Not only that, but according to Hambo, death itself was caused by Yahweh — as punishment for the disobedience of Adam & Eve. So the number of “people” — if that’s what they were — killed by abortion is literally trivial compared to the deaths caused by Yahweh. Anyway, let’s get back to Hambo’s post to see what he wants to tell us. Ah, he quotes some article which says:
The 42.4 million deaths from abortion in 2019 was more than twice the number of all worldwide deaths caused by cancer, smoking, alcohol, traffic accidents, malaria, and HIV/AIDS combined.
Is that really true? Doesn’t matter. It’s not worth fact-checking. Hambo continues:
That’s 116,164 lives lost every single day. That’s 4,840 lives lost every hour. That’s 81 lives lost every minute. That’s more than one per second! [Ooooooooooooh!] We need, more than ever, to boldly stand for life. This is a matter of life and death — the lives of babies!
Although this isn’t a major issue for your Curmudgeon, we gave our own opinion on the subject almost five years ago — in Egnor Rants About Abortion. If anyone cares, it’s there. Let’s read on a bit more from Hambo’s post:
That’s why we’re building a brand-new sanctity of life exhibit at the Creation Museum, to open this summer. We are praising the Lord that, before the end of 2019, we raised all the funds we needed to fully fund this powerful new exhibit that will be constructed in two phases. What a blessing! Thank you to everyone who so generously gave and stood with us in standing for life.
We’re guessing, of course, but we’re willing to bet that not many people are willing to travel to Kentucky and pay money to Hambo so they can see an anti-abortion museum. One exhibit on that topic is probably the limit.
Anyway, we’ve blogged more than enough on this topic, so we’re outta here!
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