If you thought Ken Ham’s previous statement about how we shouldn’t look for life elsewhere in the universe because Jesus couldn’t save them were dumb, he just made them even dumber in an interview with Ray Comfort. Not only should we defund SETI, he says we should use that money to build creation museums.
The president of the Answers in Genesis ministry appeared this week on fellow creationist Ray Comfort’s “Comfort Zone” online program, arguing that the existence of intelligent life would undermine Christian theology.
“Understanding the Gospel that God’s son became a man, became a descendent of Adam, became the God-man (and) remains the God-man – our savior – and that only humans can be saved, so obviously Jesus didn’t become a God-Klingon, he became a God-man,” Ham explained.
Comfort’s co-host, Emeal Zwayne, suggested those funds could be used to build an ark – like the Noah’s ark theme park Ham’s ministry is trying to build in Kentucky.
“Yeah, we could build one in California, we could build a Creation Museum in California,” Ham said. “We could build Creation Museums around the world. Certainly, NASA is wasting a lot of money looking for alien life in outer space, and it’s really because of evolution. Look how evolution is detrimental to our progress – it’s wasting a lot of money.”
This is the kind of argument that is so ludicrous that only an audience full of people who are virtually braindead could find it anything but laughable.