When you consider all the bogus arguments used by creationist, you can’t really laugh — you just slowly shake your head in amazement. How many creationist arguments can you name? There’s “Were you there?” and God of the gaps, and “Consider the odds,” and … well, the list goes on.
Today we encounter something along those lines — where creationists simply assume they’re right, and demand that you prove they aren’t — that is, they put the burden of proof on the person asserting the negative, which is the opposite of where it should be. It comes from 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: Watch the Premiere of Amazing Atheist, Exclusively on Answers.tv. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:
What happens when two atheists are pressed to defend their beliefs? Well, you’ll find out in a brand-new documentary from our friends at Living Waters [link omitted], Amazing Atheist.
“Living Waters”? If that sounds familiar, you know what’s coming next. Hambo says:
This documentary features my friend Ray Comfort interviewing two atheists, Justin and John, and pressing them about what they believe and why.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Everyone knows who Ray Comfort is. The former street preacher is best known for his starring role in Ray Comfort’s “Banana video”. If you want some amusement more recent than that, take a look at A Collection of Clunkers from Ray Comfort, which we posted last year.
But let’s get back to Hambo. He’s telling us about the Banana Man’s new video:
Amazing Atheist is premiering Friday, May 15 at 7 p.m. ET, only on Answers.tv [link omitted].
There’s some kind of video embedded in Hambo’s post. It’s titled Amazing Atheist, but it’s probably a trailer to encourage you to watch Comfort’s “documentary” when it “premiers” on 16 May.
The next couple of paragraphs are just Hambo promoting subscriptions to Answers.tv. Oh wait — he adds this right near the end:
As Ray interviews two atheists, you’ll see what they believe, why, and how they attempt to justify their faith. [Their faith?] You’ll also hear a bold and loving proclamation of the gospel by Ray.
That’s it. If you want to amuse yourselves (other than by watching Hambo’s video trailer) you might add to the brief list of creationist epistemological clunkers with which we began this post. Let’s see how many you can come up with.
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