Look What Darwin Has Done to Us

This seems to be a genuine cry of despair from Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo) — the ayatollah of Appalachia, the world’s holiest man who knows more about religion and science than everyone else.

We found it at the website of Answers in Genesis (AIG), his creationist ministry. The title will shock you: In New Reality TV Show, Men Compete to Impregnate a Woman. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:

Just when you think you’ve heard and seen it all, mankind invents a new level of depravity. [Egad!] What am I talking about? Well, it’s a new reality show shown on the Fox broadcasting channel called Labor of Love.

Here’s the show’s website. It’s a “a new level of depravity”? What’s it all about? Hambo explains:

In this show, fifteen men will compete to be the one who gets to father a child with a woman who’s ready to start a family, but with no husband. [Sounds very Darwinian!] Yes, you read that right. As one article described it, this show will “skip the dating and go straight to baby-making.” Love, apparently, is optional.

The woman in the show sounds like some girls we used to know. But Hambo has led a holy life and he’s shocked — shocked! He tells us:

Now, likely many people watching this show will think it’s very strange. But, in our day when morality is determined by what feels right, many will just say, “Oh well, it’s entertainment. And if that’s what they want to do, that’s fine for them.”

That’s not Hambo’s reaction! He says:

But the fact that such a depraved idea is being approved by a network, the cast (including “dad-chelors” who are actually signing up for this “opportunity” to compete and prove they would make a good partner and parent), filmed, and aired really points to the rampant immorality of our culture.

Yes — rampant immorality! Let’s read on:

No longer is sexuality — and apparently even raising children — linked with love and commitment. Instead, it’s whatever feels right or good at the time.

How horrible! Then he quotes from the Good Book:

Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous. (Hebrews 13:4)

Hambo continues:

This made me think: people will fear a virus like COVID-19, but the real problem is that most people in the media, many politicians, and, really, the majority of people in general do not fear the Lord.

People are such fools! Hambo finishes with this:

“Labor of Love” really should be titled: “There is no fear of God before their eyes” (Romans 3:18). [Big scripture quote.]

Hambo’s post goes on to other subjects, but we’ve discussed the part that we wanted to. What’s your opinion of the new TV show, dear reader?

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31 responses to “Look What Darwin Has Done to Us

  1. Twice in a row I agree with the general tendency of what Ham is saying. I think it is very sad, and reflects very badly on our society, that this should be considered entertainment, although my feelings are based on respect for people and their feelings, rather than on the supernatural.

    Wtf?

  2. Michael Fugate

    It’s on Fox – why isn’t Ham suggesting a boycott of Fox?

  3. Jim Roberts

    Why can’t she just instead be impregnated by one of her ex-husband’s brothers like God intended?

  4. Michael, don’t confuse the Fox Network with Fox News.

  5. Jim Roberts

    Also, Christians sometimes talk about boycotting things, but they don’t actually say, “We’re boycotting this,” much anymore. Being a Christian takes some degree of work and effort, and the focus now is on performing Christianity. Dislike gays, voting Republican, the sort of thing that takes basically no effort.

  6. Michael Fugate

    “Fox Corp. deals primarily in the television broadcast, news, and sports broadcasting industries by way of the remaining 21st Century Fox assets that were not acquired by Disney. They include the Fox Broadcasting Company, Fox Television Stations, Fox News, Fox Business, the national operations of Fox Sports, and others. Its sister company under Murdoch’s control, the present-day News Corp, holds his print interests and other media assets.”

  7. “What’s your opinion of the new TV show, dear reader?”
    Indifference combined with a total lack of respect.

    @PaulB is paternalistic: “my feelings are based on respect for people and their feelings”
    Apparently the participants don’t feel the same about this as you. If you think this sad you actually don’t respect their feelings; you condemn them.
    Like me. What I do respect is their right to have feelings that are different from mine about such shows and hence to make a decision I dislike.
    It’s simple in a free society. They can choose to degrade themselves in my eyes, I can choose not to watch. Which I won’t.

  8. Bah, silly discussion about Fox. Fox Corp. like all the big media, is nothing but a mouthpiece for the American elite. Yes, there are differences between them, but they all continuously support and strengthen the economic status quo of

    https://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/nov/13/us-wealth-inequality-top-01-worth-as-much-as-the-bottom-90

    Shows like this one are the modern version of the good old Roman trick of panem and circenses.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bread_and_circuses

    It doesn’t really matter who owns what and what we should or should not confuse – they all are owned by that 0,1%. And the result is (next comment):

  9. The same applies to NBC, ABC and CBS. They wouldn’t have broadcasted this either.

  10. Btw Fox Corp. is active in The Netherlands as well.

    https://www.foxtv.nl/

    https://www.foxsports.nl/

    Tucker Carlson doesn’t (want to) have a clue about his employers.
    It’s all panem et circenses.

    So it’s the same for The Netherlands and Belgium. Mediahuis owns lots of newspapers (including Irish newspapers like The Herald) and has interests in commercial broadcasting companies via Talpa.
    The former quality newspapers Volkskrant and Trouw are owned, via via of course, by Belgium billionaire family Van Thillo who also own all kinds radio stations and broadcasting companies.

    Free media means that we can choose between billionaire propaganda A, billionaire propaganda B and billionaire propaganda C.
    Ironically the two orthodox-protestant (read: creationist) newspapers Nederlands Dagblad and Reformatorisch Dagblad are independent. And of course my local newspaper Dagblad van het Noorden. But otherwise:

    I used to trust the media
    To tell me the truth, tell us the truth
    But now I’ve seen the payoffs
    Everywhere I look
    Who do you trust when everyone’s a crook?

    This Reality TV Show is just a symptom.
    That’s what I conclude after considering the unpleasant facts.

  11. The winner will be a candidate for
    President.

  12. Michael Fugate

    And they criticized Darwin about bears turning into whales or about genetics….
    https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/jun/02/isaac-newton-plague-cure-toad-vomit

  13. Maybe Fox will run a companion show, in which 15 women compete for the Curmudgeon’s essence.

  14. This is reality TV . Come on !!! Conspiracy theories and reality TV are all the rage right now…….I’m wondering when a “Running Man” type show will develop where a minority male is released for all the gun nuts to track down .
    Can’t be far away.

  15. @och will
    There are dystopias written about that.

  16. Theodore Lawry

    “There is no fear of God before their eyes” What Ham really means that if he couldn’t threaten people with God, no one would give him any money. The Horror! The Horror!

  17. Dave Luckett

    I wouldn’t be surprised if the Ham outrage were perfectly genuine. I seem to be siding with him. I, too, would regard this as an enormity. Not for the same reason, mind, but nevertheless.

  18. @Paul Braterman:

    WTF, indeed. Although this is Fox Network, not Fox News Channel, it’s just as sleazy, if not worse. Back in the ’90s (I think it was the ’90s), Fox ran a despicable program claiming to “prove” the moon landings were a hoax. A whole bunch of my 7th grade students saw it, and swallowed it whole. Try as I might, I couldn’t convince many of them that the show was a hoax, not the Apollo missions. They hadn’t been born yet to see the missions as they happened, so were easily misled. And please — don’t any of you reading this turn into trolls and start arguing, even as a joke, that the moon landings were faked. We didn’t have the computer-generated special effects back then capable of faking it, esp. the way the dust fell after kicking up the dust. There were no dust clouds; it all fell back to the lunar surface at the same speed, regardless of particle size, and at 1/6th the speed that a rock would fall on earth. Another thing that couldn’t be faked is that the TV signals were coming from the direction of the moon. If they weren’t, the Soviets would have been the first to let the world know. They were watching, along with China, France, Germany, Australia, and every other nation that could put up a large dish antenna needed to receive the signal.

    Hate to see the title of this post called “Look What Darwin Has Done to Us”. This has nothing to do with Darwin. Did Ham use that line? If not, WTF?

  19. What about showing the Bible upside down? If that doesn’t tell you something about what you think of the Bible!

  20. AIUI there were amateur radio operators who could track the signals from the spacecraft. It didn’t take huge resources, like the Russians had.
    As far as the gravity on the Moon, there was an astronaut who dropped a feather and a hammer on camera to show that “Galileo was right”.
    How many people were employed by the project – were they in on the conspiracy, pretending to do useful
    work?

  21. chris schilling

    If you read the Bible upside down, turns out there are all sorts of hidden references to Led Zeppelin songs.

    For instance, “There is no fear of God before their eyes” from Romans 3:18, inverted, becomes “And as we wind on down the road/Our shadows taller than our soul” — dark, satanic stuff, cunningly hidden.

    ‘Course, Trump couldn’t be expected to know this.

  22. @chris schilling
    “read”?

  23. dysangeliumm

    Well its not so hard to read it up side down 😉

    Scientists Found Weed at an Ancient Altar From Biblical Times

  24. retiredsciguy says:

    Hate to see the title of this post called “Look What Darwin Has Done to Us”. This has nothing to do with Darwin. Did Ham use that line? If not, WTF?

    Have you learned nothing? From the creationist viewpoint (the only one worthy of us) every evil in the world is Darwin’s fault. Aside from that, reproductive competition is rather Darwinian anyway. Hambo didn’t specifically make those points in this particular post, but they’re inherent in all his writings.

  25. Because in the Bible, as we all know, every household has two parents and everyone marries for love.

  26. Michael Fugate

    And stays married for the kids.

  27. “and everyone marries for love.”
    Which is strange because the Bible says nothing about marrying for love.

  28. Karl Goldsmith

    I’m confused, I thought Ken loved Fox.

  29. Karl Goldsmith

    “compete and prove they would make a good partner and parent” Now I’m even more confused with Ken.

  30. @Karl Goldsmith
    Does the Bible say anything about the woman being consulted, or about suitability as a partner or parent?

  31. jimroberts

    @TomS: “Does the Bible say anything about the woman being consulted … ?”
    Does this count? “Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word.”