You too will be horrified when you read what was just written by Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo) — the ayatollah of Appalachia, the world’s holiest man who knows more about religion and science than everyone else. At the website of Answers in Genesis (AIG), his creationist ministry, he just posted Poll: Fornication, Homosexual Sin Okay; Wearing Fur Is Not. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:
According to a new Gallup poll, more Americans (43%) said buying or wearing fur clothing is morally wrong than said sex outside of marriage (27%), divorce (18%), or homosexual acts (32%) were unacceptable. Well, you could sum up this poll with one verse of Scripture, “they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator” (Romans 1:25).
This is the poll he’s talking about: Record-Low 54% in U.S. Say Death Penalty Morally Acceptable. Hambo doesn’t discuss the poll’s principle finding — the one in Gallup’s headline. He focuses instead on other findings. Okay, we’ll go along. He says:
The answers given to the questions in this national survey really reflect how arbitrary the standard for morality is in our nation. It also highlights how inconsistent and hypocritical people are!
People are inconsistent and hypocritical? Hambo explains:
If they reject the absolute authority of the Word of God regarding marriage, gender, sex, etc., then ultimately, they should allow everything [Everything?], as then morality is subjective and relative to each individual. But people still draw lines according to their own subjective opinions. … What a mess the culture is in because people are “lovers of self” rather than lovers of God!
That means you’re a mess, dear reader — unless you’re a supporter of Hambo and all his enterprises. He tells us:
Here are a few examples from the poll of this hypocrisy and the arbitrary nature of current thinking. While 72% say sex between an unmarried man and woman is morally acceptable [Gasp!], that number drops to only 38% if they are teenagers. Why? [Who knows?] That is completely arbitrary. And 44% say abortion is morally acceptable [Oh no!], while only 18% believe suicide is morally acceptable. So why is it okay to murder unborn children but not kill yourself? In a biblical worldview we can say both are wrong, but in a secular view this distinction is totally arbitrary.
Hambo sees the difference because he’s the most sensible man in the world! He continues:
Just over one in three (36%) say pornography is morally acceptable — but only 9% are okay with adultery. But, again, that’s completely arbitrary — it’s okay to look at and fantasize over explicit images and videos of women and men, but it’s wrong to go out and act on fantasies with others who are married? Without the ultimate foundation of God’s Word, morality is arbitrary and ultimately makes little sense!
According to Hambo, looking at porn is every bit as evil as engaging in adultery. Let’s read on:
If we want to make an impact on this nation, we must recognize the foundational nature of this battle. This isn’t really a morality war — it’s a war over two foundations (two religions): God’s Word and man’s word. If you start with God’s Word, you have a firm, unchanging foundation for your thinking. If you start with man’s word, you have nothing but ever-changing subjective human opinion to base your thinking on.
What’s your starting point, dear reader? Do you think like Hambo, or like a hell-bound evolutionist? He sums it all up and provides the solution in his final paragraph:
All these issues we’re seeing in our culture are just symptoms of a greater problem — a nation that has abandoned the authority of the Word of God and turned instead to human reason. [Human reason? Yuk!] To be effective in sharing the gospel and the truth of God’s Word, we must defend the authority of the Word of God, answer the questions of our day, and help people realize that because the Bible’s history is true, the Bible’s message of the gospel is also true.
Theocracy is the only answer. Why doesn’t Hambo step forward and become our leader?
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