There’s something really wrong here — or so it seems to us. If there’s no cause for alarm, let us know. We’re talking about a new post at the website of Answers in Genesis, the creationist ministry of Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo). As you know, he’s the ayatollah of Appalachia, the world’s holiest man who knows more about religion and science than everyone else.
Hambo’s new post is titled Division, Conflict, and Chaos. It’s a promotion for the same book he was hawking when we wrote A Great New Book from Ol’ Hambo almost three weeks ago. Here are some excerpts from Hambo’s new post, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:
Those three words [presumably his post’s title: “Division, Conflict, and Chaos”] really describe the culture and church in the Western world. [Really?] Why is this happening? Is there a solution? Is it just America that is experiencing these problems?
Hambo’s really worked up about something. What is it? He says:
The Australian Christian Lobby (acl.org.au) recently sent an email newsletter stating, “Two ACL staff addressed a [New South Wales] Upper House committee today to support Mark Latham MLC’s Parental Rights Bill . . . [They] represented parents like you who don’t want their children to be taught about gender fluidity in school ….
Hambo has blogged about gender issues before. Is there anything new here? Let’s find out. He tells us:
Yes, there’s a battle for our kids raging through the nations. Most of the younger generations are being brainwashed and captured by the world. [Gasp!]
In the US, as well as Australia and the rest of the Western world, the battles over transgender and other moral issues are boiling. Christian freedoms are being lost in the West. [What freedom is lost — the freedom to imprison gays?] Many in the younger generations have left the church, and church attendance is dramatically down compared to recent generations.
Hambo would prefer that everyone belonged to the church — his church. Let’s read on:
Western cultures used to be permeated by the Judeo-Christian ethic but today are permeated by a secular worldview and moral relativism. [That’s horrible!] Why and how did this happen? And what can God’s people do about it? I answer these questions (and numerous others) in my new book …
We talked about and linked to that book in our earlier post. What else does Hambo want to tell us? Here’s another excerpt:
I outline where I believe there has been a general failure to teach and deal with four main areas:
1. There is no neutral position.
2. There is no nonreligious position.
3. We need to teach apologetics.
4. We need to teach foundationally so that Christians have a truly Christian (not simply a “Christianized”) worldview.
Think about that. In Hambo’s view, no one could be neutral and no one could be nonreligious. Is it just our Curmudgeonly imagination, or does that sound extremely dangerous? Ah well, skipping to the end he says:
I believe the message of Divided Nation [his book’s title] can revolutionize how churches and families teach the coming generations. It is available from [sources deleted].
You want Hambo’s book? Then you’ll have to click over to his website and find out where to get it. Maybe we don’t understand what he’s saying, but the book sounds just … wrong! If you think otherwise, let’s hear from you.
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