What a cheat!

Ken Ham is a the president of Answers in Genesis (AiG), a irrational, fundamentalist Christian ministry. They are bible literalists who think the world is less than 10,000 years old etc. In 2007 AiG opened the Creation Museum which is filled with lies, such as an exhibit consisting of dinosaurs coexisting with Homo sapiens. As worrying as this all is, it is nothing out of the ordinary for a huge proportion of the US population. However, what is worrying is the new Noah's Ark themed amusement park due to open in the near future. As I have said before, the first amendment to the US constitution calls for a separation of church and state. That means that the state cannot promote, in any way, activities of any religious nature. This however hasn't stopped Mr. Ham. He, and the rest of his AiG mates, are seeking funding for their Ark venture. The video below shows a discussion between Ham and Rev. Barry Lynn regarding this abomination where Ham foolishly argues that Ark Encounters is not a ministry. Barry rips him a new one in a civilized, calm and rational manner.

Well AiG are now advertising for positions at the new park. And, despite Ham's affirmation that the Ark Encounters is not a ministry, and thus should get government funding, all prospective employees are required to sign the AiG statement of faith. Have a read of it if you are interested, but here are the points that are particularly ridiculous.

Section 1: Priorities
1. The scientific aspects of creation are important, but are secondary in importance to the proclamation of the gospel of Jesus Christ as Sovereign, Creator, Redeemer, and Judge.

Section 4: General
6. By definition, no apparent, perceived or claimed evidence in any field, including history and chronology, can be valid if it contradicts the scriptural record. Of primary importance is the fact that evidence is always subject to interpretation by fallible people who do not possess all information.

Wow. Even if there is evidence for something, you can't believe it. Imagine signing that, just to get a job


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