Once again, the lack of actual news generated by creationists requires that we drift into the so-called “social issues.” That’s what we find in the latest blog post by Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo) — the ayatollah of Appalachia, the world’s holiest man who knows more about religion and science than everyone else. The thing is titled Abortion — Is the Bible Ambiguous? Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:
Abortion is the killing of an unborn child in his or her mother’s womb. There’s really no other honest way of describing it. Actually, there is another word for it — murder.[Gasp!] So-called “pro-choice” activists (really, “pro-murder” activists) use terms like “reproductive freedom,” “health care,” or “a woman’s right to choose” to try and make abortion sound like anything but what it is — the intentional murder of an unborn child.
This isn’t a big issue for your Curmudgeon, but we gave our own opinion on the subject five years ago — in Egnor Rants About Abortion. If anyone cares, it’s there. Let’s get back to Hambo’s post:
According to the “American Worldview Inventory 2020” survey from Arizona Christian University, “44% of self-identified Christians said they think the Bible is ‘ambiguous in its teaching about abortion.’” And 34% said, “abortion is morally acceptable if it spares the mother from financial or emotional discomfort or hardship.”
Hambo is horrified. He says:
It is a massive failure on the part of parents and the church that nearly half of professing Christians believe the Bible is wishy-washy or unclear on the sanctity of every human life, including the unborn. Scripture is not ambiguous — it is abundantly clear (see below). People just either don’t know their Bibles, have never been taught to use the Bible as their starting point, or are suppressing the truth that is abundant from God’s Word and science to go along with the culture of death and its message that women can only be free if they’re legally permitted to murder their own children. Really, abortion is nothing but child sacrifice under another name.
You’re probably getting the impression that Hambo feels quite strongly about this subject. Actually, he feels strongly about every subject. He tells us:
Now, in the paragraphs that follow, I point to biblical passages that clearly demonstrate how God views the lives of the unborn — as fully human, made in the image of God (Genesis 1:27). And, it follows, if the unborn are fully human, the prohibitions regarding murdering them fully apply!
But first he devotes several boring paragraphs to disposing of other arguments that are sometimes offered in favor of abortion. We’ll skip that and get to his scriptural arguments — which are also boring. Here it comes:
Humans alone are made in the image of God (Genesis 1:27). We are not animals. [Oook, Oook!]
We are image bearers of the Creator, and every single human life has value and dignity because we are made in God’s image. We are fearfully and wonderfully knit together by God (Psalm 139:13) and known by him before we are even conceived (Jeremiah 1:5).
Convinced? Not yet? Okay, he continues:
And God’s Word is clear on murder:
Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed, for God made man in his own image. (Genesis 9:6)
You shall not murder. (Exodus 20:13)
Overwhelming, isn’t it? Let’s read on: Uh, no — let’s not. Hambo goes on and on for a couple of pages, and this post might be the most ghastly thing we’ve ever seen at his website. That’s saying a lot! But if the subject interests you, don’t let our opinion hold you back. Click over there and suck it all in. Than get back here and tell us what we’re missing.
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