David Shormann, a fairly obscure Texas creationist, is clutching his pearls over an event held this weekend at the Houston Museum of Natural History called “Answers In Science: What On Earth Do We Know?” That event featured PZ Myers and Aron Ra from FTB. But the fact they’re criticizing creationism, Shormann absurdly declares, means they’re engaging in “bigotry and religious intolerance.”
Then, on Sunday, they will take their show to the Houston Museum of Natural Science, who stands to profit off their bigotry and religious intolerance by renting them Moran Lecture Hall.
In the photo, you can see some of the signs they plan to wave, which make irrational, untrue, and downright goofy claims. The photo is found on the blog of atheist Aron Ra (Warning! Aron is quite the capitalist, fueling his anti-Christian bigotry with “pop-up” advertisements that appear when you click on any links, plus ads to the side of the blog text).
Warning that he (actually me; Aron Ra has nothing to do with the ad placements) is a capitalist? Really?
Because God is a necessary precondition for rationiality, rejecting God equates with rejecting reason. Atheist Aron Ra makes this obvious in the audio clip, as apparently he uses magic instead of reason to define things. Of course, Aron and all atheists use reason to understand and evaluate anything, which exposes the fact that they know God exists.
I really, really hate presuppositionalism. It’s just such a childlish and stupid argument.
Atheist rejection of reason is obvious on their protest signs, too. For example, take a look at their foolish sign that ends with “don’t handicap your kids with creationism.” This is obviously false for many reasons, one of which is that the founder of the scientific method, Francis Bacon, was a young earth creationist!
Imagine that. A guy who lived long before we had the means to date the earth didn’t know how old the earth is. How entirely unsurprising and irrelevant to the actual age of the earth.
I am particularly disappointed that the Houston Museum of Natural Science (HMNS) does not seem to have a problem with making a profit off of such a religiously intolerant group. Not only are they attacking Christianity, they are attacking one man in particular, Ken Ham. It is un-American to support such religious intolerance and false claims that Christians are “anti-science”.
David, the word you’re searching in vain for is “criticizing.” Ken Ham is being criticized because he says blatantly false things every time he opens his mouth. Because he’s teaching lies to the ignorant and the credulous. He isn’t being persecuted, nor are you. Now climb down off that cross, use the wood to build a bridge and get over it.