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:



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This Must Be What Christian Apologists Think a College Philosophy Class is Like

Remember the trailer for the forthcoming Christian movie God’s Not Dead? It featured a mean atheist professor (played by Kevin Sorbo) and a brave Christian student…

As I said before, it was as if someone turned Snopes, the urban-legend debunking website, into a movie.

Well, LoveInvasion.org just posted a 9-minute movie on YouTube that is somehow even more cliché than that. But without the post-production and raw celebrity power.

It features a professor who walks into a (I presume philosophy) classroom and announces that God isn’t real and that Christianity is a big lie — something that has happened zero times in the history of ever.

Several students walk out of class, angry and upset, leaving behind a small group of men to fend for the faith — the female students are never heard from again. Turns out a couple of the guys know *all* the apologetic arguments…



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Apply for the 2014 American Atheists Scholarship!

If you’re a college student (or a high school senior about to enter college), American Atheists has some money for you!

If you’ve done any activism this past year individually or with a group, if you’ve written letters-to-the-editor which were published, if you were an outspoken atheist in some way or another, you should think about applying.

The winner receives a $2,000 scholarship. The runner-up receives $1,000. And there is also an LGBT-specific scholarship worth $1,000. As an added bonus, all applicants get a year-long free membership into AA and winners will receive free admission to AA’s 2014 national conference this April.

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A Christian Homeless Shelter in Kansas City Rejected Atheist Volunteers, but Others Are Extending an Invitation

Earlier this week, I posted about how the Kansas City Atheist Coalition had volunteered to deliver meals to the hungry on Thanksgiving through the Kansas City Rescue Mission… but were told by the Christian charity that their services wouldn’t be needed:

As KCAC President Josh Hyde said:

Kansas City Rescue Mission has decided to use the meals they deliver as a chance to proselytize to its recipients by inserting religious literature into the meals. They informed us that we “would not be a good fit” (emphasis theirs) for volunteering with them, and declined to respond to any further inquiries.

Since the story broke, KCAC has received a crazy amount of media attention, and with that, came new opportunities. It turns out that other charities, Christian and non-Christian, are happy to have all the help they can get even if it involves working with heathens:

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After Lawsuit Threat, South Carolina Elementary School Cancels Partnership with Proselytizing Christian Charity

East Point Academy is a charter elementary school in West Columbia, South Carolina where, for the third year in a row, teachers and administrators were encouraging students to participate in Operation Christmas Child — a program where students could donate toys to impoverished kids overseas.

Sounds nice, right?

Just one catch: Operation Christmas Child is run by the group Samaritan’s Purse and the boxes of toys they give to those impoverished children each come with a pamphlet designed to convert them to Christianity, pledge card and all:

On Monday, the American Humanist Association’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center sent the school’s administrators a letter telling them to stop their faith-based outreach:

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