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Ken Ham Is Mad He's Losing The Next Generation Of Ark Park Customers

Here's Ken Ham's recent facebook post where he blames everyone else but himself for the rise of "nones," people who say they are not part of any religion.

"There is no such position as "no religion." Atheists claim they don't have a religion but instead say they have a "non-belief." This is nonsense! Atheists have beliefs about how life arose (by natural processes), and they believe there's no God (of course, they would have to know everything there is to know about everything and be everywhere at once to know this for sure!).

Atheism is a religion—it's a belief (a blind faith at that), held to with ardor and faith. Those who say they are "nones" do have a religion, as they have beliefs about life, where they came from, how they decide morality, etc.

 

It's sad to see the rise of "nones" in the culture, but in many ways, it's the fault of much of the church. So many church leaders have undermined biblical authority in Genesis by compromising with man's pagan religion of the age: evolution and millions of years. If the church wants to impact coming generations and the culture as it should, it needs to equip people to defend the Christian faith against secularism and evolution and stand uncompromisingly on the authority of God's Word from the very first verse.

 

We're now seeing the consequence of a compromising church and the brainwashing of generations handed over to the secular (now pagan) education system. The religion of much of the education system is naturalism or atheism."

 

I believe he has it all backwards. He's referencing an article about a recent study that shows people unaffiliated with a religion continue to become a larger percent of the population and evangelical Christians, which most young earth creationists are, aren't growing so they are being overtaken by non-believers. Here's a link:

The problem isn't atheists and people who accept evolution and the fact the Earth is billions of years old, Ken Ham's problem is people like himself who teach the Earth is 6,000 years old and people rode dinosaurs. He also teaches if you don't believe that, you are rejecting the foundation of the Bible and might as well throw away the whole thing. Right off the bat in his facebook post he gets atheists all wrong. Lack of belief in a god is no more of a religion that lack of belief in the Tooth Fairy. His claim we need to know everything about everything and be everywhere at once to lack a belief in something is absurd.  

 

Then he goes on to talk about man's "pagan religion of the age, evolution and millions of years." Science isn't a pagan religion at all. There's absolutely nothing religious about science, and it cannot be a religion by its very definition
 

re·li·gion
/rəˈlijən/
noun
- the belief in and worship of a superhuman controlling power, especially a personal God or gods.
  1.  
  2. - a particular system of faith and worship.
     
    sci·ence
    /ˈsīəns/
    noun
    - the intellectual and practical activity encompassing the systematic study of the structure and behaviour of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment.

Ken Ham is trying to demean or denigrate science and atheism by call them a religion, in other words he's trying to bring them down to his level.  Since science is limited to studying the natural world, it cannot consider the supernatural and therefore doesn't meet the criteria for a religion. Since atheism is not a belief system or a worldview, there are all kinds of atheists from conservative to liberal, and of different belief systems, it doesn't qualify as a religion either.

 

What we're seeing is not the result of any pagan attempt to steal Ken's customers or drive people from religion, we are seeing what happens when old, superstitious beliefs are replaced by new evidence and facts derived from the scientific method.  With the increasing numbers of youth rejecting the idea that the earth is 6,000 years old and people rode dinosaurs I wouldn't be investing in amusement parks like the one Ken Ham recently built or his Creation Museum. Yes, we are reaching youth and teaching them about evolution and millions of years because it is our job as educators to reduce ignorance, not perpetuate it. I hope the trend continues.  

 

 

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