Response to ‘Karen’ from No Greater Joy Magazine

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideNo Greater Joy published a piece on common misperceptions by homeschool parents about college entry.  The information presented in the article is true, but misleading.  For the blog post to be accurate, the author needs to present what the prospective college student is missing by not having certain qualifications that the average public, private, or parochial school graduate would have. … [Read more...]

What Ken Ham Thinks The Atheist Agenda Is

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserEditor's note: Since we sometimes talk about Quiverfull Homeschooling and Ken Ham is followed and praised by many in the homeschooling communities we need to look at his science-denying/Christian persecution beliefs. All you have to do it look at some of the presidential candidates and see that science-denial like Ham practices is rampant in all levels of society. Bruce is talking from the perspective of someone that has left fundamentalist Christianity, specifically he left Independent Fundamentalist Baptist religion and theology far behind. Please keep this in mind while reading his rebuttal of Ham. If you … [Read more...]

Mythical Creation Science: Part 2 Doesn’t Carbon-14 Disprove The Bible?

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows & Kids Collide(You can read Part 1 here)In the previous post in this series, I gave a lengthy, but hopefully accessible overview of how radioactive dating work using carbon-14 dating (also referred to as radiocarbon dating).At the end, I pointed out two scientific and mathematic points that YEC supporters neglect to bring up: 1) In YEC, the earth is 6,000 years old.  This means that all radiocarbon dating should give us an age of 1.04 half-lives or less.  (Because I'm sporting, I'll spot them 1,100 years and extend the half-life limit to 1.25 half-lives or 7,143 years and 9 months.) … [Read more...]

Mythical Creation Science: Part 1 – Doesn’t Carbon-14 Dating Disprove The Bible?

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids Collide(all images in this posting belong to When Cows and Kids Collide)Welcome back to the crazy world of young-Earth creationism.Today, we cover chapter 7 of The New Answers Book One by Ken Ham.  This chapter tries to disprove carbon-14 dating in specific and radioactive dating in general.  The author of this chapter - Mike Riddle - and I agree on one thing: a basic overview or review of atomic structure is needed.Let's start at the outside of a carbon atom.  As we approach the atom, will first enter the outer shell of electrons.  In carbon, the outer shell has four electrons.  In the most recent unde … [Read more...]

NLQ Question of the Week: Why is Higher Education Considered ‘Evil’?

This is a new series we have started running on Thursdays. Examining some of the questions involving long held Quiverfull theology and life.One of the recurring themes in fundamentalist and some evangelical quiverfull Christian circles is the idea that any education that is not obtained either through some sort of post-homeschooling online training or at an approved Bible college is somehow wrong, flawed or evil. One blogger, Fire Breathing Christian, has taken the idea even farther, claiming that it's part of Satan's plan to destroy Christianity. … [Read more...]

Mythical Creation Science: Who Was Cain’s Wife?

by Mel cross posted from When Cows and Kids CollideA common problem pointed out by people who can read is that Cain's wife came out of the blue. Ken Ham himself decides to tackle this problem himself in Chapter 6 of The New Answers: Book 1.The Problem: In Genesis 4, Adam and Eve have sex and give birth to Cain and Abel.  They both offer sacrifices to God.  God likes Abel's sacrifice, but not Cain.  Cain gets mad and kills Abel.  God banishes Cain.  Cain has sex with his wife and they have kids.  Eventually, Adam and Eve have another son they name Seth. … [Read more...]

Mythical Science Creation: What About “Living Fossils”?

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideThis chapter of The New Answers Book 4 (TNA4) edited by Ken Ham is one of the better written chapters in the whole series.  Written by Dr. John Whitmore, the chapter is a rare example of YEC literature that is readable by a scientist.Some benefits: … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Get To Cranking Out Those Babies Young Or Else?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - God Laughs At Man's WisdomEditor's note: Your Mother's Day fear-mongering, anti-education, anti feminism fear tactics courtesy of Nancy Campbell. She's blaming and shaming a lot of different things in this one short posting. Laughing, oh Nancy, your hatred is showing again. … [Read more...]

Not Quoting Quiverfull: Junk Science and MMS

Recently it's come out that some in the Fundamentalist and Evangelical Christian communities who believe in no childhood vaccinations, no doctors and supplements and/or herbals and oils for health are using a supplement named Miracle Mineral Solution in a variety of suspicious ways.What is Miracle Mineral Solution? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Voddie Baucham Thinks Marriage is More Important Than Education?

by Voddie Baucham from his 'Child Training' sermon at Hardin Baptist Church bravely transcribed by R.L. Stollar from Homeschoolers AnonymousEditor's notes: Apparently Mr. Baucham does not consider parents behaving in a responsible way and modeling a good marriage in front of their children to be any sort of preparation for marriage. Which is sad, because no matter how much you lecture, hector or try to teach someone any concept sometimes the best way of all is to simply be an example. Where did this concept in Fundigelicalism that higher education for your child is wrong come from? … [Read more...]


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