Huh? Ken Ham Claims Aliens are Going to Hell So the Space Program is Just a Waste of Time
Ken Ham thinks the space program is a colossal waste of energy and cash. After all, chances are humankind will likely never run across an alien species and if they do, those non-human creatures are doomed to hell anyhow.
Besides, according to Ham, the search for extra-terrestrial beings is all just secular nonsense and a huge waste of taxpayer money (just like those pesky evolution-teaching textbooks).
“Secularists are desperate to find life in outer space” the Creation Museum founder explained, calling space exploration a “rebellion against God in a desperate attempt to supposedly prove evolution.”
He also said since the Bible does not talk about alien life forms, they probably do not exist.
“Life did not evolve but was specially created by God, as Genesis clearly teaches. Christians certainly shouldn’t expect alien life to be cropping up across the universe,” he said. “Now the Bible doesn’t say whether there is or is not animal or plant life in outer space. I certainly suspect not.”
Then, he adds this bit of baffling eisegesis about alien salvation to explain while meeting an alien is not even worth it.
“You see, the Bible makes it clear that Adam’s sin affected the whole universe. This means that any aliens would also be affected by Adam’s sin, but because they are not Adam’s descendants, they can’t have salvation,” he explained.
In other words, according to Ham, even though Genesis talks about the creation of man and his habitat, aka the earth, Adam’s sin somehow managed to doom all lifeforms in the entire universe. Despite this, apparently God only gave humankind a way out of eternal damnation because God loves humans best.
“Jesus did not become the ‘GodKlingon’ or the ‘GodMartian’! Only descendants of Adam can be saved. God’s Son remains the ‘Godman’ as our Savior,” Ham continued, in an attempt to prove Martians and Klingons could never find the Lord.
Based on the alien’s inability to repent, Ham then concluded that the entire space program – and all scientific discoveries made with it – is certainly not anything ‘good Christians’ should waste their time learning or thinking about, especially when they could be doing really important things, like figuring out how humans and dinosaurs existed together on Noah’s ark.
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