If there’s one thing Ken Ham is bothered by more than atheists, it’s Christians who don’t interpret the book of Genesis literally. And after one of them called him out because his young earth creationism was chasing people away from Christianity, he went on the attack:
Progressive Christians, or those who believe in evolution, are “more dangerous to Christianity than the atheists” are, says Creation Museum CEO and President Ken Ham. He made the argument in response to criticism that his insistence on Young Earth Creationism is driving believers away.
“Apparently they call this sort of thing ‘Progressive Christianity.’ I guess that means ‘evolving Christianity’ – whatever the secular world believes about where they came from, you accept that as infallible and then change their assumed fallible Word of God to fit! So sad,” Ham wrote on Facebook Friday, as he was responding to a critical post written about him in the “Unfundamentalist Christians” blog about his upcoming debate with “The Science Guy” Bill Nye in February…
“Mr. Ham, they’re leaving the church because of people like you: people who fervently create walls, erect barriers, establish rigid rules for what one must believe in order to be a Christian,” the blog continued, arguing that Ham’s version of Christianity is not about right practice but about “right belief.”
“They’re leaving the church because by essentially demonizing everyone who doesn’t agree with you, you’ve made believing in Young Earth Creationism* more important than Jesus’ explicit commandment to love God and neighbor.”
In his post on Friday, the Creation Museum CEO called the article a personal attack against him, and said that it holds “man’s word as infallible and God’s Word as fallible.”
“Any attack on the WORD is an attack on Christ the WORD,” Ham insisted.
No, this is illogical. The criticism of him is over the interpretation of the Bible, it’s not an attack on the Bible. This is fine with me, of course; I’m glad Ham is chasing people away from Christianity. But this is the case because he’s being so illogical and making claims contrary to the evidence. To which I say: Keep up the good work, Ken!