Thursday, November 6, 2008

Moron of the Month: Ken Ham


The most ape-like of all creationists, Ken Ham runs the notorious Answers in Genesis, which epouses a literal interpretation of the biblical account of creation, and also opened the Creation Museum in Kentucky. The Answers in Genesis website is a treasure-trove of idiocy (and even blatant, almost Nazi-esque rascism), and as with last month's moron Kent Hovind, Ham has been so active that he's almost too easy a target for this blog (another blog has torn him to pieces recently too). Of all Ham's articles and quotes that I've come across, the following is my favourite. Ken Ham clearly believes that he's some kind of philosophical ninja. Don't try to use logic against him because he'll blow your mind:

A young man approached me at a seminar and stated, ‘Well, I still believe in the big bang, and that we arrived here by chance random processes. I don’t believe in God.’ I answered him, ‘Well, then obviously your brain, and your thought processes, are also the product of randomness. So you don’t know whether it evolved the right way, or even what right would mean in that context. Young man, you don’t know if you’re making correct statements or even whether you’re asking me the right questions.’

The young man looked at me and blurted out, ‘What was that book you recommended?’ He finally realized that his belief undercut its own foundations —such ‘reasoning’ destroys the very basis for reason.

On another occasion, a man came to me after a seminar and said, ‘Actually, I’m an atheist. Because I don’t believe in God, I don’t believe in absolutes, so I recognize that I can’t even be sure of reality.’ I responded, ‘Then how do you know you’re really here making this statement?’ ‘Good point,’ he replied. ‘What point?’ I asked. The man looked at me, smiled, and said, ‘Maybe I should go home.’ I stated, ‘Maybe it won’t be there.’ ‘Good point,’ the man said. ‘What point?’ I replied.

This man certainly got the message. If there is no God, ultimately, philosophically, how can one talk about reality? How can one even rationally believe that there is such a thing as truth, let alone decide what it is?


Ken Ham, AiG

11 comments:

Bing said...

Well, he's a ninja in the sense I never saw that argument coming.

Joshua Stein said...

Is he a ninja if he hits you with a cube of cheese instead of a shuriken?

Good stuff, Luke. Very funny.

Anonymous said...

A man speaks the truth and the world laughs...nothing new here...

Anonymous said...

The only moron here are the morons slating Mr Ham.

Anonymous said...

As an Australian I am shocked to read that Ken Ham is an Australian - are you sure that he didn't evolve from Billy Graham? He is the biggest financial rorter and money-maker I have seen in a long time. Preying on people's insecurities.

Anonymous said...

"A man speaks the truth and the world laughs...nothing new here..."

Anonymous, I hope that you're being sarcastic, because you are going to look real stupid if you aren't.



"The only moron here are the morons slating Mr Ham."


Anonymous, the only moron in the above quote is you. Ken Ham deserves to be slated for being a total buffoon. "How can we know anything if there is no magic sky fairy?" Ken, try using the brain and senses that you were born with instead of retreating into supernatural fantasies.



Shadowjack:)

Anonymous said...

It's sad to think that people will slander a man that believes in the truth. It is your own fear of Gods truths in the bible that makes you talk smack. Face the facts, your a sinner and you always will be. If you don't like what you hear from others than keep it to your self. Everyone has a right to see the world the way they believe it to be. But only the smart ones believe in the bible. Ask Jesus for forgiveness and you will be saved.

Anonymous said...

Its sad that gullible folk believe things with no more evidence than their imaginations, and accept their fantasies as truth without trying to find scientific evidence for their hypotheses.
Science at least looks for testable evidence. Whilst religion just lazily says "Have faith".

Anonymous said...

I'll have a Ham on Nye sandwich with a side lies.....kenny ham you're an idiot of evangelical stupidity!

Anonymous said...

ken ham is a moron, so is my cousin billy.
anybody that would believe in a timeline created by some religious scholar based on chapters voted on by a bunch so called holy men/pharisees 300 years after christ was around and take that superstitious mumbo jumbo passed down from a bunch illiterate incestuous nomads has got to be an idiot

Anonymous said...

I do see a top moron in Ken Ham, and whoever believes what Ken Ham says, tops him as a moron