Ingesting Ham Is Dangerous

A few years back, I was interested in making a trip to Petersburg, Kentucky. What is in Petersburg, Kentucky you ask? The Creation Museum. The Creation Museum is, of course, Ken Ham‘s personal contribution to the world. I was excited back then to see God’s word presented in such a way that could both educate children and adult alike and also justify my faith. My trip never materialized and now here I am, completely without faith. I never went to the Creation Museum with my family and I never made it to Ken Ham’s other work of art, the Ark Encounter. The Ark Encounter was built after I lost faith so I never had any inclination to go anyway.

I came across a couple of videos made by “The Thinking Atheist” hosted by Seth Andrews. He took a trip to both the Ark Encounter and The Creation Museum and documented his trips. Two things I learned from watching these clips. One, Seth Andrews is hilarious. Two, Ken Ham’s beliefs are very extreme and very dangerous. Ken Ham has a worldview that contradicts science and is in direct conflict with morality. His beliefs go beyond the Bible (which is ridiculous enough on its own without his help) and the fact that he teaches children this garbage is appalling. I am both amazed and disgusted that a few years back, I actually thought he made sense and was reasonable in his beliefs.

There’s not much more I want to get into in this post. I will let these videos speak for themselves. I will say that the sign at the end of the “Ark Encounter” video (at the 8:08 mark) is precious and says it all. For anyone who doesn’t want to watch the videos, I’ll post it here. This is what Ken Ham’s Ark Encounter has on the wall for all to see:

“If I can convince you that the flood was not real, then I can convince you that Heaven and Hell are not real.”

Thanks Ken. I couldn’t have said it better myself.

Here are the two videos:

34 thoughts on “Ingesting Ham Is Dangerous

  1. Ben, it is truly mind-boggling how men (or some women) like Ken Ham become millionaires (billionaires?) when they then — and usually only then at that financial point — use that mountain of excessive wealth to teach swaths of gullible, less educated, and naive to tools/concepts of critical-thinking, critical-analysis skills and even much worse… ignorant of sales & marketing scams, techniques, and propaganda. Perhaps by mastering some of those manipulation techniques, Ken Ham made his millions/billions?

    I did a blog-post in October 2018 about Hobby Lobby titan and billionaire Steve Green and his recent completion of the Museum of the Bible in Washington D.C. Steve Green is not has audaciously in your face like Ken Ham, but he isn’t too far from it. And Steve Green and Ken Ham are most definitely evangelical-Fundamentalist colleagues or very buddy-buddy helping out each other with these types of reeducating our youth… or rather indoctrinating them and brainwashing them with this lunacy!

    (shakes his head in disgust with religious-men-gone-batty-dangerous with way too much money!)

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    1. It’s disgusting and ridiculous at the same time. Ken Ham is either deliberately deceiving people with things he doesn’t actually believe and robbing them blind or he actually believes this garbage…and is still robbing people blind.

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      1. Either way, his Bernie-Madoff-techniques aren’t much different than many millionaires/billionaires in a unregulated or lightly regulated capitalistic economy and Republican dominated Congress, and now Supreme Court. Just like in any sporting competition, league, association, or conference, if there are no referees/umpires or nowhere near enough, cheating and finding loopholes and unfair advantages WILL RUN RAMPANT. Enter Ken Ham, Steve Green, etc, etc, ad infinitum.

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      2. If he had his way, his “history” would be taught in every classroom, right after the group prayer session…and a small donation to the Church of Ham.

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      3. …his “history” would be taught in every classroom

        It’s ironic that you put it that way Ben because you are actually summing up perfectly in a modern way exactly what took place between c. 48 CE to 325 CE in the Roman Provinces of Judaea, Samaria, Idumea, Nabatea, Syria, Cilicia, Galatia et Cappadocia, Asia Minor, Hellas, and eventually Italia itself when compiling the Greco-Roman (Hellenic) version of Jesus Christ…

        not the true, authentic Yeshua the Nasoraean of rural, ascetic, sectarian Judaism and Torah-loving Messianism. Rome hated that version of Messiah/Savior because it ran opposite and vitriol of Herodian Judaism, which Rome preferred, i.e. “his history” or the victor’s approved history. 😉

        Just thought I’d point that out.

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  2. I agree that people like Ham are dangerous. Their claims are utterly irrational and fly in the face of all evidence. I find myself often wondering if they really believe this nonsense, or if they, like little Jimmy Bakker who served time in federal prison for tax fraud, are just con artists fleecing the true believers.

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    1. Like I said, I used to believe this stuff and it now sickens me. I am always amazed at how much influence false hope has on the human mind and how easily otherwise rational people buy into it.

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    1. Thanks Jim. Yes, I am glad I never took my kids to see this. I am also glad I never went to see it myself. I mean, he actually has people being thrown to dinosaurs instead of being thrown to lions. Seriously? This is supposed to be history? It’s an unbelievable joke from an unbelievable person believing in an unbelievable book. It’s like Ken Ham had a bizarre dream or a vision while high on drugs and made a theme park out of it.

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      1. Well who doesn’t love the “banana man” Ray Comfort? I mean, anyone who’s friends with Kirk Cameron is a friend of mine. 🙂 I used to watch late night infomercials from them about “The Way of the Master” and was tempted to buy their DVD course so I could learn more. What a good little Christian I was.

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      1. I had a brief online feud with Ham when I first started blogging. I wrote a post that, since I was an immoral atheist, I was going to eat him for Christmas dinner one year. He re-posted it on his blog and said very, very un-Christ-like things about me. I used to write a post a week on him. Finally, he buggered off after I kept thanking him for bringing me new views to my blog. I can’t stand the fucker.

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      2. It was fun. I’ve got the post up still. I’ve written at least 25 posts on him. My goal was to get him to call me a mother fucker in writing. He never swore at me, but let’s just say my souls’s been pretty well condemned to hell by him often.

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  3. When I was a child I bought into the whole YEC crap, even reading Answers in Genesis magazines whenever I went to my aunties place. But I’m glad I went to a secular high school, so I was taught the real science in biology, and now I can see creationism for what it really is. The thing is though, teaching creationism isn’t harmless, like how we teach mythologies at school, the proponents of it want to get rid of evolution (which actually has several applications), whilst pushing their own money fueled, religious fueled teachings.

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    1. I have only recently (since my deconversion) started researching evolution and common ancestry. When I was a Christian, not only were these topics disbelieved, they were off limits for anyone who truly wanted to serve the Lord. I was told what to think about “secular science” by the church and that was good enough for me. Why look into it when I was already told that it was false science? It’s amazing what you can actually learn after leaving religion. Instead of being told what to think and feel, you can think for yourself and have your eyes opened wide.

      I used to visit the Answers in Genesis website as a Christian because it reinforced what I already believed and that comforted me. Now, that information disturbs me and makes me fear for the future, knowing so many kids are being taught that garbage.

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      1. Yes Christians loved to be comforted and feel that their beliefs are reinforced by something. But of course we know that ain’t so. I never shied away from science as a Christian, but then it caused me to believe in evolution instead. Whoops! I do wonder how many Christians would end up changing their minds if they weren’t scared of learning evolution?

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