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Creation Museum Founder: Evolution is an Unscientific Religion That Brainwashes People

In a radio interview on VCY America’s Crosstalk, Creation Museum founder Ken Ham attacked evolution, calling it a “religion” that has “brainwashed” people into thinking it’s a scientific theory.

Ham went after Christians who believe in evolution, saying “A lot of these Christian leaders, when they say the word ‘day’ [in Genesis] can’t mean an ordinary day because of science, it’s not observational science they’re referring to, it’s man’s historical science. In other words, man’s beliefs about evolution and millions of years.

“They’re taking man’s religion of millions of years and saying, ‘That’s why you can’t believe what the Bible says.’ If the word ‘day’ in Genesis 1 means an ordinary day and you say it can’t because of what man is saying, then you’ve just said God’s word is fallible and it’s man’s word that is infallible. No, it’s the other way around.”

Ham, who founded the Creation Museum, has become such a fringe figure that even Pat Robertson has admonished him. Robertson spoke of people who believe what Ham is pushing, saying “Many Christians believe that the world is very old based on fossil records that are presumably dated at millions of years. Indeed the dispute between an old earth and a young earth is hotly debated within the Christian community. Unfortunately, those who subscribe to an old earth theory do not realize the enormity of their compromise.

“The compromise is that as soon as one allows for an earth millions of years old, then one has accepted death, bloodshed, disease and suffering before Adam’s sin. In other words, the Garden of Eden would have been seated upon a mountain of dead animal bones. This doesn’t sound much like paradise.”

Whatever. Now we’re just reading two loons go at it over who’s more Christian.

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  • Janipurr

    Sounds like Ham doesn’t understand the definition of either “science” or “religion”. Why am I not surprised.

  • Wallace Sterling

    Ham is clueless in this matter; the weight of science is wholly against him.

  • Mischelle Sowell

    He is correct the earth is NOT millions of years old it is exactly 4.5 billion years old.

  • Steve B

    The funny thing is, according to the story of creation, time was created on the 4th day. So, since “time” did not exist on the first 3 “days”, how can you say that it took 144 hours to create everything?