Awww, poor Ken Ham is all upset again. This time it isn’t because Pat Robertson says the earth isn’t 6000 years old, it’s because atheists are going to be allowed to distribute books in a school near the Creation Museum just like the Gideons can hand out Bibles. He quotes this from the Tri-State Freethinkers, who are doing the distribution:
Boone County High Schools have been passing out Gideon Bibles. They will be doing it again this year on the last day of school. This time however the Tri-State Freethinkers are requesting the same access. We have partnered up with Hemant Mehta The Friendly Atheist & The Secular Student Alliance for this distribution. We have raised a decent amount of money to purchase books . . .
We need volunteers to pass out the books. Boone County has 6 high schools and the distribution will happen all at the same time. We will be allowed to be present at the distribution. We are looking for 12 volunteers total (2 at each location) Be aware that the press will most likely be at some of the locations.
And then says:
As is typical of these atheist groups, they are misrepresenting the situation. The schools themselves do not pass out Gideon Bibles! Gideon policies forbid this. Rather, Gideon use volunteers, with the permission of the schools, to pass out the Bibles. School teachers and administrators are not distributing the Bibles.
Uh, yeah. That’s what the text you just quoted says, that they’re going to be allowed to distribute atheist books in exactly the same manner that the Gideons do. They’re handing out copies of Hemant Mehta’s The Young Atheist’s Survival Guide, which has Ham’s panties all in a bunch:
On his blog, Mehta states, “I suppose we should all also thank the Gideons [sic] folks for giving us the opportunity to cleanse people of whatever the Bible is supposed to teach them (though I would be much happier if they just stopped the public school distributions altogether).”
In other words, the reason for handing out this atheist book is to attack the Bible and the Christian faith—and the athesists (sic) really just want Bible distribution by volunteers to be stopped all together. And of course, atheists do not ultimately have any positive message to give. What can someone who says there is no God, and declares that when you die you cease to exist, really offer people except some subjective opinions for living in the here and now? Many atheists, though a small minority, will complain, and eventually Bible distribution at schools will probably be stopped. This of course is the ultimate aim of these atheists. As Mehta states, “If any Christian parents or administrators have a problem with that, there’s a simple solution: Just don’t give the Gideons permission to distribute the Bibles. Say no to all religious and non-religious groups that want to leave material for students.”
Well yes, we do want Bible distribution stopped altogether. You’re just so damn clever, Ken. You managed to figure out that this was our goal merely by reading our own words saying that this is what we wanted to. Nothing gets past you, does it?