The current status of creatinoism — despite the bravado one encounters at their websites — appears to be desperate. A good example of this can be found at the website of Answers in Genesis (AIG). As you know, that’s the creationist ministry of Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo) — the ayatollah of Appalachia, the world’s holiest man who knows more about religion and science than everyone else.
Hambo just posted 2020 Vision — A Reminder of God’s Faithfulness. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:
No one needs reminding that this year has been a difficult one — but we do need reminding that 2020 has been a year when God has been faithful! Nothing in 2020 — not the threat of another war, coronavirus and ever-changing government mandates, riots and violence, a contentious election, raging wildfires in Australia, California, and other USA states, nor the events in your own life that never made the headlines — none of this took God by surprise.
Of course Yahweh wasn’t surprised — he never is. All those ghastly things Hambo mentioned were part of the big plan. Then he says:
We certainly didn’t expect 2020 to go this way; at the Ark Encounter and Creation Museum, we were gearing up for our busiest year yet.
Alas for Hambo, things didn’t go the way he expected. He tells us:
But, in his sovereignty, God had other plans, and in the midst of shutdowns, layoffs, and depleted funds, we’ve seen God work in miraculous ways — and one of those ways is through you!
When Hambo says “you,” is he talking about your Curmudgeon? Let’s find out. He continues:
God’s people have been incredibly generous during this time. God has used you to supply our daily needs.
Okay, he’s definitely not talking about us. But what is he talking about? Let’s read on:
And you’ve been so generous that, as we inch towards reaching our $3.5 million gift matching goal, the Answers in Genesis ministry will be sustained through the slow winter months and moving forward with projects, such as the Borderland exhibit coming to the Creation Museum, releasing Answers Bible Curriculum for homeschoolers, and a new Vacation Bible School program (Answers VBS) for 2022.
Lot’s of links were omitted from that paragraph. Here’s another excerpt:
Thank you for your generosity. And as today is Giving Tuesday [What?] — a day recognized by many as the beginning of the end-of-year giving season to ministries and churches — would you consider a gift towards our $7 million goal?
Sorry, Hambo. We have other plans. And now we come to the end:
Every gift continues to help us move forward and accomplish what we believe God has called us to do. You can make a gift today at [Link omitted!] From all of us at AiG — thank you!
Well, dear reader, you gonna help Hambo meet his divinely ordained financial goals? You should, because it might help to keep you out of the Lake of Fire.
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