Ken Ham Gleefully Parades Child’s Notes from His Lecture As Evidence That Kids Understand Creationism

The Creation Museum’s Ken Ham is super-excited.

Someone’s finally listening to him! Someone’s finally taking him seriously! Someone’s finally understanding Creationism as it’s meant to be understood!

And that someone is seven years old.

Recently I spoke at Great Hills Baptist Church in Austin, Texas, where I met a remarkable young boy named Reuben. He and his father met me after my talk, and his father proudly showed me his seven-year-old son’s notes from the session. They were incredibly detailed!

I thought it would be encouraging to show you Reuben’s notes. It’s apparent that he was listening carefully to what I had to say — which is evidence that our young people are paying attention to what we teach. It’s so important that we teach apologetics and doctrine founded firmly on the Word of God.

These are Reuben’s notes, which look like Young Earth Creationism explained in Comic Sans… which is actually pretty damn perfect:

As you can see, understanding Creationism requires the intellectual firepower of a second-grader.

And it’s totally true, too. I mean, did you see his notes?

Classes make kids go away from Christ.

Bible is historical science.

People and animals died from the flood and after that some animals could eat meat.

Evolution doesn’t do anything good.

*Sigh*

There’s a reason Ham’s so excited to meet Reuben — he’s the perfect audience member. He just writes down whatever Ham says without questioning it — because why think critically when you can just parrot what the adult says? — and Ham counts that as victory for Christ.

Ham titled his blog post “Even a Seven-Year-Old Can Understand It.” He should have titled it “Only a Seven-Year-Old Would Understand It.”

There’s a major difference between the two, though.

One day, Reuben will grow up and I have hope that he’ll begin to question what he’s been taught in church. Meanwhile, there’s no hope for Ham ever coming to his senses. His livelihood and legacy rests on him continuing to be willfully ignorant of reality.

About Hemant Mehta

Hemant Mehta is the editor of Friendly Atheist, appears on the Atheist Voice channel on YouTube, and co-hosts the uniquely-named Friendly Atheist Podcast. You can read much more about him here.


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