Ken Ham attempts to dispute the Ark Encounter attendance study

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Well we all knew this was coming.Ken Ham has taken to the Answers in Genesis website to dispute "atheist propaganda" against the Ark Encounter and the new report released this week by Hunden Strategic Partners which estimated that the park would receive around 325,000 visitors in its first year, compared to the predictions made by AiG in which they claimed 1.2 million.The first bit of misleading information Ham replies to a paragraph in the Lexington Herald-Leader which reads,Ken … [Read more...]

Christian fundamentalists send Richard Dawkins some love letters

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Christian's say the darndest things.Below is a video posted by the Richard Dawkins Foundation in which Dawkins reads emails sent him by his loving admirers. … [Read more...]

Official report finds Ark Encounter executives inflated attendance projections

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Updated: 01/21/15, 1:17pmWhen the Ark Encounter filed their request for an 18 million dollar tax incentive last year they had to submit to a review by Hunden Strategic Partners in Chicago to review and evaluate the parks projected attendance to qualify for such subsidies.According to the Courier-Journal, The study was commissioned by the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet as part of its review of Ark Encounter's application for up to $18.25 million in state tax … [Read more...]

Why doesn’t Ken Ham understand religious liberty?

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What is religious liberty? Well if you really want to know, the worst person you could ask would be Ken Ham, but he is going to tell you anyway.Ham has posted a new blog titled, What’s Happening to America’s Free Exercise of Religion?In it, he claims that the right to freely exercise religious beliefs is under attack in the US, meaning he thinks his right to demand religious privilege is under attack.Ham writes, [...] We are seeing an increasing number of examples where the free exer … [Read more...]

MLK, Facts, and Values

To mark Martin Luther King, Jr. day, I thought it was important to note how the civil rights leader felt about the conflict between science and religion. In short, he felt that there was not one to speak of.In his book Strength to Love, King discusses how "Science deals mainly with facts; religion deals mainly with values." King saw religion as more of a social/cultural feature; it was the ability to understand our fellow man and how to treat each other. And, while he felt they were two … [Read more...]

Answers in Genesis has made up 12 arguments ‘evolutionists’ should avoid

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The folks over at Answers in Genesis love to explain to “evolutionists” or as they should be called, “most citizens of the world”, what we don’t understand about creationism, and they are often laughable pieces that misuse science in an attempt to make creationism sound plausible.Well now they are helping out the “evolutionists” and explaining to us in their oh so mighty wisdom what 12 arguments we need to avoid when discussing evolution.So let’s pick apart these 12 arguments, shall we? … [Read more...]

Responding to Ken Ham’s creationist propaganda

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Ken Ham is back at it. Yesterday he released a new blog post titled, Responding to Atheist Propaganda, in which he attempts to combat “atheist's” use of certain words that he does not agree with.I will go ahead and look at each of these claims one at time.Ham starts off with: Christians need to understand that many secularists have put together a very effective propaganda machine as a part of their effort to impose their atheistic religion on the Western culture, intimidate Christians, a … [Read more...]

The Inane Accusation of Racism Needs To Stop

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I wrote on a similar theme two days after the attack on Paris, when the AQAP released a statement that they were responsible for the bloodshed and that it had, in fact, been done in the name of the prophet. One might have thought that that would have been enough to silence the two days of apologist critics of atheism who called us "racists" for blaming the attack on Islamic ideology and not on extenuating political or cultural circumstances. It was. However, the back-pedaling merely propelled … [Read more...]

Charlie Hebdo has a right to offend you and it is not a double standard

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Writing for the Huffington Post UK, Mehdi Hasan has decided that free-speech has its limits and he also believes that Muslims are being held to a hypocritical double standard.Are they? Is there truth to Hasan's claims?The answer here is simple. No! There is no double standard here and Hasan is doing nothing but excusing the terrorists actions (even though he claims he is not) by claiming that Charlie Hedbo went too far and violated free speech rights.Hasan writes, Let's be clear: I … [Read more...]

A Voice for Atheism and Skepticism

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  Hello everyone! My friend Dan Arel kindly asked if I'd be willing to contribute to his blog; of course, I happily accepted the offer. I'm grateful for the opportunity to share my thoughts and feelings with his gracious audience and I hope to find a place of acceptance with those who've found his writing as entertaining as I. I'd like to introduce myself. I'm J. D. Brucker; an atheist author and an outspoken skeptic. I'm the author of Improbable: Issues with the God Hypothesis and God … [Read more...]


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