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: