The Hideous Evil of Darwin Day

Yesterday was Darwin Day, which commemorates the birthday of Charles Darwin on 12 February 1809. The global celebrations attracted the attention of 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, ol’ Hambo posted Darwin Day 2021 — Why Do We Care So Much About Darwinism? Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:

Why do we care so much about evolution and the age of the earth? Why have a ministry dedicated to giving people answers, beginning in Genesis? Why open a world-class Creation Museum or a life-size Noah’s Ark? Why have I spent over 40 years speaking around the world on Genesis?

That’s something we’ve all been wondering about. What’s the answer? Hambo says:

Well, because ideas have consequences.

That‘s the answer? What are the consequences of believing — or not believing — in Adam & Eve or Noah’s Ark? He tells us:

Today, February 12, is the anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth, and many evolutionists will celebrate Darwin, science, and “reason” today. But what was Darwin’s full legacy?

The full legacy? Brace yourself, dear reader — an ark-load of [*BLEEP*] is coming your way. Hambo informs us:

Well, as we’ve been pointing out in various articles this month [Link omitted!] (February 2021 is the 150-year anniversary of the publication of Darwin’s Descent of Man), it was a deadly legacy. [Deadly?] It was one of racism, eugenics (such as that practiced by the Nazis), moral relativism (as we’re seeing played out in our culture right now), abortion, and more.

We’ve been posting about those creationist clunkers for years. See, e.g.: Hitler and Darwin, and then Racism, Eugenics, and Darwin, and then Creationism and Racism. That’s just a sample of the rational, real-world rebuttal of Hambo’s propaganda. But he’s not done yet. His vomit-inducing post continues:

Now, as we are careful to point out, evolution is not the cause of these issues. [What?] But the more people are brainwashed into believing that life evolved by natural processes and that there’s no God, the more their worldview will reflect moral relativism. Evolutionists celebrate the legacy of the man who popularized evolution but largely ignore the natural and logical consequences of his ideas, tragically lived out by many of his followers.

Ah yes, the followers of Darwin — like you, dear reader — are living the tragic consequences of his ideas. Let’s read on:

Sadly, many of these deadly consequences of evolutionary thought have crept into the church as many in the church have compromised God’s pure Word with man’s fallible ideas. … For many Christians today, God’s Word isn’t really the authority — man is. This opens up the door for further compromise in other areas of Scripture, teaching, and doctrine.

Only Hambo teaches The Truth. Everyone else is a Darwinist fool! Now he explains why they’re doomed:

[A]ll of our major biblical doctrines — including the gospel itself — are grounded in the history in Genesis. It’s the foundation for all Christian doctrine! Belief in evolution and millions of years contradicts the plain meaning of the text and undermines its authority. Without Genesis as literal history, we have no foundation for the biblical/Christian worldview or the gospel message.

Hambo goes on a bit more, but we’ve given you his Darwin Day message. If you don’t abandon Darwinism and embrace Ham’s teachings, you’ll spend eternity in the Lake of Fire! The choice is yours, dear reader.

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6 responses to “The Hideous Evil of Darwin Day

  1. “For many Christians today, God’s Word isn’t really the authority — man is.”

    I’m Jewish, so do you think I can elude Mr. Ham’s most dire imaginings? Or am I in even worse trouble than the Christians he is cautioning?

  2. There is only one groupd of idiots more stOOpid than KenHam…those that listen to him!

  3. Brag time again. I’ve been attacked, not only by Ham, but by Bodie Hodge, in recent Answers in Genesis.

    @L.Long, I disagree. On the evidence, Ham is smart but totally devoid of integrity, while Hodge is so stupid that I can’t work out whether he has any integrity or not

  4. “Why Do We Care So Much About Darwinism”
    Good question, because actual evolutionary biologists don’t. Because scientific progress. I mean – why do Ol’Hambo and co don’t care about Mendelism?
    Oh wait – that question has been answered at AIG too!

    https://answersingenesis.org/creation-scientists/gregor-mendel-no-darwinian/

    “the plain meaning of the text”
    Sinner Ken immediately quits plain reading of the text when it comes to questions like “is the Earth flat?”; “does pi equal 3?” and “are bats birds?”.

  5. A belief in a literal reading of Genesis was never “the foundation for all Christian doctrine”. No such thing appears in any of the Creeds, for example. Belief in the inherent sinfulness of humans, yes, and in the plain and obvious fact that we sin despite knowing the difference between good and evil, that too – but there is no need to believe that it was because we ate a literal fruit. The story is allegory, a parable used as a teaching tool, just as Jesus used stories. To insist that it must be taken literally is a lie.

    Ham is a man of weak faith to insist that the Church and the Faith itself depends upon fiat creation. He is a schismatic, to go so far as to criticise other Christians for not doing so. He is full of pride, to place his weak understanding of the words of an ancient text he cannot actually read ahead of centuries of Christian scholarship.

    But he compounds that by elevating himself into a “Ministry”. Ministry, quotha? To whom does he minister, except to himself and his family? Where are the poor this Ministry has helped, the hungry it has fed, the homeless it has sheltered, the sick it has nursed? This “ministry” exists for one purpose and one only – to grant to Ken Ham and his dependents a lifestyle they could not otherwise aspire to. And it does that by broadcasting lies. Lies, the children of the Father of Lies.

    Phew! Enough. There are times when my father, dead these thirty years, still speaks. It’s enough to give me the horrors. What if the same becomes true for me?

  6. …and today (Feb. 13) is the anniversary of Galileo arriving in Rome for his trial before the Inquisition (1633). For all the fulminating Ham does over Darwin, you would think he would be just as interested in blasting Galileo. He’s the one who really upset the religious applecart.