Biology Professor Calls Me “Wackaloon”

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PZ Myers, a biologist and associate professor at the University of Minnesota–Morris, ranted in a blog item (which is apparently quite popular among anti-creationists) about my speaking at a prayer breakfast at the Pentagon. The arrogance and intolerance of some of these people is remarkable. Considering this person is supposed to be an academic teaching good research skills to students at a university, I would not want to trust any of his lectures considering the logic he used in his recent blog. He stated:

Ken Ham, chief wackaloon at Answers in Genesis, was invited to speak…at a Pentagon prayer breakfast.

Just let that sink in.There are people at the Pentagon who are in charge of planning where your sons and daughter and nephews and nieces and other beloved family members and friends will be sent to put their lives at risk. There are military personnel there who can send missiles and bombers anywhere in the world. There are people there who control nuclear weapons.

And they think Ken Ham is a fine-and-dandy, clever feller.

It’s almost enough to make me wish I could pray. It’s not just Ham, either—it’s that the people with the big guns have prayer breakfasts.

Now consider this:
  1. Over 23,000 people work at the Pentagon. I spoke to 100 Christians at a prayer breakfast—less than 0.5% of the Pentagon workforce (good response from those present by the way).
  2. The military is now one of the most “politically correct” places in the USA. Not only do Christians have the freedom to meet—but so do Muslims, Hindus, and almost any other group you could name. Of course, if I had been a Muslim and went to the Pentagon to address a Muslim prayer breakfast, I’m sure PZ Myers would not have ranted against that—it is only Christians one is allowed to be intolerant of nowadays, it seems.
  3. What’s he so worked up about anyway? If he’s right, God doesn’t exist—so prayer can’t do anything and, therefore, can’t harm anything. But, then, who cares about harm in a world without moral absolutes? It’s the survival of the fittest; so, evolution will inexorably eliminate these weak-minded  “idiots” at the Pentagon. If they nuke some people along the way, so what? That’s just the death of the weakest in this purposeless accidental existence of ours; sooner or later the more fit will triumph, and the world will be more evolved. So, what’s Myers concerned about? This is all just time and chance and the laws of nature at work. What is, is. There are and can be no “oughts.”
  4. Notice how these evolutionists use such emotive language and name calling (e.g., “wackaloon”)—very academic, scientific arguments!
People like PZ Myers are those who call for tolerance—but their intolerance for Christians illustrates clearly the spiritual nature of this battle—otherwise, why would they care?

You can read his rant at this link [note: the comments below the post, however, are not appropriate for everyone]:

http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/2008/06/now_im_going_to_have_nightmare.php

AND THEN THERE WERE FOUR

When everyone left the Petting Zoo on Wednesday evening, there were three donkeys. When a staff member came back to check on the animals a little while later, there were four donkeys! I have included two photographs of our newest “staff member.” Mother and baby are doing well. You must admit, this is a cute donkey addition for our miniature donkey group at the Petting Zoo.

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SUPPORTERS A BLESSING

On the way back from Colorado, when staff member Tim Schmitt collected the Zorse and Zonkey for the Petting Zoo, a family saw our vehicle with “Answers in Genesis” written on it. They talked to Tim and gave him a donation for gas money! Thanks so much to Todd and Bronwyn and their children, Brianna and Chessie, from Kansas. I have included a photograph of this family beside the AiG vehicle.

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IOWA FLOODS AND THE CURSE

This news report explains how one pastor in Iowa has been teaching his church to think biblically about the recent terrible flooding in Iowa. May God raise up more pastors who can think and preach like this. We called him earlier this week to thank him for his article and to let him know that staff here were praying for him and his church

LARGE AiG OUTREACH IN ARIZONA THIS WEEKEND

Along with Dr. Tommy Mitchell and Carl Kerby, I am off to Phoenix to speak at a number of sessions (including the Sunday services) at the large Christ’s Church of the Valley in the Phoenix area. All told, we will speak to around 12,000 people this weekend.

You can find out more about this event at:

http://www.answersingenesis.org/events/details.aspx?Event_ID=6000

DEVOTION

Refuse to respond

(Isa 48:12-13)  Hearken unto me, O Jacob and Israel, my called; I am he; I am the first, I also am the last. Mine hand also hath laid the foundation of the earth, and my right hand hath spanned the heavens: when I call unto them, they stand up together.

The hand of the Lord Jesus Christ laid out the universe and all creation, and they respond to His call; but some named the called refuse to respond to Him.

Thanks for stopping by and thanks for praying.

Ken

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