Sleight of Hand

Sleight of Hand September 6, 2014

The fundamental problem with Ken Ham and his ilk

The fundamental problem with Ken Ham and his ilk is—and always will be—not science, but biblical hermeneutics. That is, how one understands and interprets the Bible as sacred writ. The sleight of hand trick that the Creationist overlords play on Christian flocks is: if they can convince people to interpret Genesis literally and without critical thought (with stories engrained in Evangelicals in a cartoon manner from youth), then they have an easier time getting them to interpret the rest of the Bible this way—from the Gospels to Pauline epistles to the Apocalypse of St. John.

The quote from Arik Bjorn comes from the blog Forward Progressives. The background image comes from Michael Roberts’ blog.

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