Things are getting very political at Answers in Genesis (AIG) — 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.
A month ago we posted Hambo Disagrees with President Biden, when he severely criticized the President of the United States over a gender issue. Now he’s attacking the President again. His latest post is titled National Day of Prayer . . . Without God? Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:
Since 1952, the first Thursday of May has been the National Day of Prayer in the United States. Each year, the president issues a proclamation regarding this special day of prayer and petition to the Lord for this nation.
It’s embarrassing, but your Curmudgeon has been unaware of that event. Wikipedia has an article on it: National Day of Prayer. It even says:
The constitutionality of the National Day of Prayer was unsuccessfully challenged in court by the Freedom From Religion Foundation after their attempt was unanimously dismissed by a panel of a federal appellate court in April 2011.
Okay, it seems that the US has a National Day of Prayer. Let’s find out why Hambo is upset with Biden. He says:
Well, President Biden released a proclamation, that, for the first time in the 69-year history of the National Day of Prayer, did not mention the words God, Creator, Jesus, or any other name for the Godhead. [Gasp!] The sole mention of God was in the ceremonious phrase “in the year of our Lord,” in reference to it being the year 2021.
Does this mean that Biden is some kind of godless scoundrel? After that shocking information, he tells us:
But while the proclamation didn’t mention the one true God as the One to whom we pray and make our petitions, don’t make the mistake of thinking there is no deity in this prayer. There is — and it’s the false god of Genesis 3:5:
. . . . you will be like God . . .
Wow — that’s the serpent lying to Adam & Eve! What’s going on here? Hambo translates Biden’s proclamation for us:
In other words, man, not God, is the focus of this proclamation. [Egad!] Prayer (to whatever deity you prefer) in this proclamation is about us having the “strength, hope, and guidance” to accomplish what we need to do, not about us humbly beseeching God for what only he can do. Prayer is just the “power” to “provide hope and uplift us for the work ahead.”
It’s obvious that ol’ Hambo has a low opinion of Biden. Let’s read on:
This is a reminder that there is no neutrality: one is either for Christ or against him (Matthew 12:30). “Secular” is not neutral — it is actively opposed to Christ and his Word. And secularism is the dominant religion of our day throughout the West, including here in America.
He’s talking about you, you secularist Darwinist fool! Here’s the end of Hambo’s unhappy post:
The National Day of Prayer 2021 is past, but let’s continue to pray to the one true God for this nation — asking him to do what only he can do, such as provide wisdom, restrain sin, strengthen his people for what lies ahead, and save souls for eternity.
There was a time when holy moly people like ol’ Hambo could lead a rebellion against leaders who were insufficiently devoted to Oogity Boogity. Do you, dear reader, wish for a return to those good old days?
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