Elisabeth Hasselbeck Interviewed Creationist Ken Ham and a Black Hole of Ignorance Was Formed

On Fox News yesterday, Elisabeth Hasselbeck interviewed Creationist Ken Ham about those pesky atheists and their billboards proclaiming that people can celebrate the holidays without Jesus.

“You know, the atheist who are a very small minority in the population have been trying to impose their religion of atheism on the culture now for quite a while,” Ham explained. “You know, getting Bible, prayer out of schools. Christian symbols out of public places.”

“Because they’re becoming so aggressive, I just feel that it’s really time Christians really stood up in this culture to take on the atheists and to proclaim their message of hope,” he continued. “I mean, what’s the atheists’ message? There is no God? When you die that’s the end of you? So everything’s just meaningless and hopelessness?”

Apparently, paying for a billboard is the same as pushing an anti-God agenda throughout our entire culture.

Ham, as usual, is just lying to anyone who’ll listen. There’s no anti-God agenda on the side of atheists — not on a public policy level, anyway. When it comes to public schools and the government, all atheists want is for all belief systems to be treated equally. If a Christian display is allowed in City Hall, then atheist displays must be allowed, too. At school, kids can’t be forced to recite or listen to Christian prayers.

That’s not anti-Christian. That’s pro-neutral.

Ham’s upset because he knows he can’t compete on a level playing field. He needs the advantage that his majority provides. When he doesn’t get it, he lies. This is the same guy who thinks natural history museums are a problem because they dare to report the facts without referring to the Bible for supporting documentation.

Meanwhile, Hasselbeck didn’t bother to even bring up Ham’s ridiculous beliefs and let his lies just slide by without pushback. It was irresponsible journalism… which, I guess, is slightly better than we’ve come to expect from her network.

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.

  • LesterBallard

    Thanks for ruining my day, Hemant. Think I’ll go look at Corgi pups and kittens for awhile.

  • Dave The Sandman

    The Stupid…..It burns!

  • $84687101

    This image drives me nuts. I’ve seen it sourced to some Deviant Art page or something before, but I feel like there must be a series of these, and it seems like there isn’t. Maybe it’s just my pattern seeking primate brain, but surely that’s meant to be a number 2, right? Surely whoever made it also made the other 9 digits?

  • WallofSleep

    “… but surely that’s meant to be a number 2, right?”

    Ah, now I see it. Reminds me of when I was in kindergarten, and my mom ironed my name on my back-pack with these letters that were comprised of little monsters and critters. I haven’t thought of that in years. My mom used to be so cool.

  • Art_Vandelay

    Wouldn’t a black hole of ignorance mean that all the ignorance got sucked up? This is more like an ignorance supernova.

  • SeekerLancer

    I don’t know, a singularity of stupid from which no intelligence can escape aptly defines these two.

  • $84687101

    Putting Ham on the air in the first place is irresponsible journalism. The guy is a fringe wacko who happens to have bilked enough of his followers to build a permanent carnival side show.

  • Matt Bowyer

    In other words, Faux News’s kind of guy.

  • islandbrewer

    Sounds like the perfect host for his own show on FOX!

  • WallofSleep

    Ya know, I almost felt sorry for her when she was on The View. Now I understand why she was there in the first place.

  • http://youtu.be/fCNvZqpa-7Q Kevin_Of_Bangor


  • FirstAmongEquals

    Hasselbeck and Ham – together they have an IQ of negative 50.

  • Justatron

    That’s awfully generous of you…

  • Matt Bowyer

    Faux News is such a deep black hole of ignorance, that it loops around and spews the ignorance back out.

  • newenglandsun

    “anti” – opposed to
    “a” – a negation
    “theism” – the idea that there is a god or ruler to be obeyed
    “atheist” – one who negates the theist position, a rebel, an anarchist to the political rule (theos was also applied to rulers), opposed to theism, opposed to the god or gods

    Mehta said: “There’s no anti-God agenda on the side of atheists”
    Contradicts himself with: “not on a public policy level, anyway”

    Check out Christopher Hitchens and Richard Dawkins if you think this following position is true – “When it comes to public schools and the government, all atheists want is for all belief systems to be treated equally.” Let’s see…I vaguely remember Dawkins and his “there probably is no god” campaign.

  • Lando

    But atheists don’t argue that every church should be bulldozed, or for football to be the only acceptable Sunday activity. There’s no atheist conspiracy to destroy the belief in deities.
    We’re arguing that this country, which was founded on concepts like equality, shouldn’t promote one religion over all others. We don’t believe any of these gods exist, but aren’t trying to force anyone into disbelief.

  • Richard Thomas

    You shoot your own argument in the foot. “Anti” is opposed to, “a” is negation. Therefore “opposed to theism” would be “antitheism”, not “atheism”. Get it together and try again,

  • R Bonwell parker

    This idea you have that “clarification” is the same thing as “contradiction” explains a lot of the other logical lapses in your comment.

  • Cdat88

    Our atheist shields cannot repel stupid of that magnitude!

  • Richard Thomas

    Mine did just fine :)

  • WallofSleep

    You jerry-rigged your Bullshit Detector to boost your Atheist Shielding output, didn’t you?

  • Cdat88

    He also routed it through the flux capacitor, revered the polarity and put his deflectors on double front!

  • WallofSleep

    I am ashamed to admit it, but I also revere the polarity. I fear a new religion is afoot.

  • OhioAtheist

    Ken Ham and his ilk are perpetually in the “me” phase that most grow out of at age three.