While some may subscribe to the idea that the earth is a mere six-to-ten thousand years old, humans existed alongside dinosaurs, and all of existence came into being as a result of an “I Dream of Jeannie”-style nod of the head, the rest of us would prefer a continuation of scientific discovery to a dumb acceptance of the “God did it!” explanation.
Many who believe in the existence of God find themselves able to reconcile scientific discovery and facts with their belief system…and then, there’s Ken Ham and his mindless horde of ignoramuses. Ham has done and said a lot of moronic things in his life, including taking on Bill Nye in a splendidly embarrassing “debate,” and has helped proliferate widespread and far-teaching scientific illiteracy, but the Christian “scientist” has really outdone himself this time!
In a Sunday column, space cadet Ham said that the U.S. space program is a complete waste of money–because aliens won’t go to heaven. “I’m shocked at the countless hundreds of millions of dollars that have been spent over the years in the desperate and fruitless search for extraterrestrial life,”Ham wrote, arguing that “secularists are desperate to find life in outer space” as part of a “rebellion against God in a desperate attempt to supposedly prove evolution.”
“Life did not evolve but was specially created by God, as Genesis clearly teaches. Christians certainly shouldn’t expect alien life to be cropping up across the universe,” Ham actually wrote. “Now the Bible doesn’t say whether there is or is not animal or plant life in outer space. I certainly suspect not.”
Ham argued that whether or not life exists in outer space, it could not be “intelligent.” He explained, “You see, the Bible makes it clear that Adam’s sin affected the whole universe. This means that any aliens would also be affected by Adam’s sin, but because they are not Adam’s descendants, they can’t have salvation.” He added, “Jesus did not become the ‘GodKlingon’ or the ‘GodMartian’! Only descendants of Adam can be saved. God’s Son remains the ‘Godman’ as our Savior.”
Friendly Atheist blogger Hemant Mehta wrote in response that this is a new low “even for [Ham]“,
Jesus Christ, Ken Ham is talking about the eternal damnation of alien life forms. They’re all going to hell, apparently, and why go in search of life on other planets if they’re all doomed to a lake of fire?
We’re lucky people like him weren’t working at NASA 45 years ago.
To whine about the pittance we spend on space exploration because “Christians certainly shouldn’t expect alien life to be cropping up across the universe” has to be a new low even for him.
Ken Ham doesn’t believe in aliens, yet accepts that a bearded sky genie somehow created the world out of nothing. Obviously, he is exactly what the scientific community at large is missing.