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Nathan Ham responds to an email that accuses us of being stupid, lazy, unscientific, and morons for believing in a young earth and the existence of God.
You people are morons to think the earth is only 6000 to 10000 years old. Just because you're too stupid to understand, or too lazy to find out the truth about, scientific FACT, doesn't make it untrue. Give me one iota of SCIENTIFIC truth concerning the existence of a god and maybe I'll revise my views, otherwise shut your mouths about knowing the truth—a concept that is obviously over your puny minds, as is abstract thought.
I’m going to get right to the point. At Answers in Genesis, we have dealt with these same questions literally hundreds of times in many books, videos, magazine and website articles, emails, and conferences. You say we are unscientific, but we have documented over 190 scientists who have accepted the biblical account of creation and written extensively on the differences between operational science and historical science.
You say we are “
too stupid to understand, or too lazy to find out the truth about, scientific FACT,” but for five years we have published the Answers Research Journal, a professional, peer-reviewed journal with quality scholarship and scientific research. You think us “
morons” to believe the Bible’s historical record of the earth’s age, but have you carefully and rationally considered all the scientific arguments presented on our site?
You call for “
one iota of SCIENTIFIC truth concerning the existence of a god,” but if I point out the miracle of human conception and birth, would you admit that we are “
fearfully and wonderfully made” (Psalm 139:14)? Probably not. Or look at your hand (or any other part of your body), which is a witness to the Creator’s brilliance, power, and love. The most sophisticated artificial hand made by the smartest scientists is not even worth comparing to the hands God made. But you probably won’t accept that scientific fact either, because you are rejecting the truth in unrighteousness, just as the apostle Paul said (Romans 1:18–20).
You also criticize us as having “
puny minds,” but have you ever scientifically studied the Bible’s fulfilled prophecies or considered the impossibility of 40 or so different authors from three continents in three languages writing 66 individual books (that we now call the Bible) over a period of 1,600 years in perfect agreement and unison? The hate-filled, unscientific attitude of your email suggests that you have not carefully weighed any evidence.
Your problem is not intellectual or scientific, but rather moral and spiritual.
Your problem is not intellectual or scientific, but rather moral and spiritual. You have a heart disease called sin. Blinded by the god of this world (i.e., Satan; see 2 Corinthians 4:4), you are “
willingly ignorant” (2 Peter 3:5) of all truths concerning God. You see evidence only in light of an irrational atheistic worldview and try to explain away the inconsistencies and logical fallacies resulting from that worldview. If we present you with the miracle of the hearing ear, you would probably say, “Given enough time, it could have arisen by blind-chance evolution.” If we present you with the difficulties of radiometric dating, you would most likely reply that “young-earth creationists are unscientific.” Even if I could show you God, the answer would be something like, “It’s an alien.” Be serious: if God showed up on your doorstep tomorrow, would you get on your knees, repent of your sins against God, and believe on the Lord Jesus Christ as the Son of God who died on the Cross for your sins and rose from the dead? Every indication is that you would deny that truth also.
Some people will consider my statements to be unfair characterizations, but I am informed by the Bible, which is more authoritative on human nature than any pronouncements by scientists (although we are certainly not against science). And in the Bible, I read how the Israelites saw God do many amazing miracles, deliver them from Egypt with powerful judgments and plagues, miraculously provide water and food in the desert, and lead them with a cloud by day and fire by night—yet they still hardened their hearts over and over again in stubborn rebellion.
For the nation of Israel, it did not matter how many times God showed His power and glory or how many times God revealed Himself; they still rejected Him. You call for “
one iota of SCIENTIFIC truth concerning the existence of a god,” but Scripture states, “
If they hear not Moses and the prophets [i.e., the Old Testament portion of the Word of God]“
, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead” (Luke 16:31). With a heart in rebellion against God, the sinful human nature will continually discard any evidences for God, whether they are historical, miraculous, or scientific. History displays this.
From a heart of compassion that cares about your eternal destiny, I beg of you: don’t follow the historical precedent and tradition that blindly rejects Christ, but please carefully consider all of the materials already provided by Answers in Genesis. Most of all, get into the Bible and see the beauty of the person and Cross of Jesus—who took your pride, your lust, and, indeed, all of your sins in His own body as payment for the wrath of God against your disobedience. His shed blood cleanses us “
from all sin” (1 John 1:7) and His Resurrection guarantees eternal life with Him. Trust the Lord Jesus Christ as your Savior today. The very God you reject was rejected for you so that you could be reconciled to him (2 Corinthians 5:21).
Answers in Genesis is an apologetics ministry, dedicated to helping Christians defend their faith and proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ effectively. We focus on providing answers to questions about the Bible—particularly the book of Genesis—regarding key issues such as creation, evolution, science, and the age of the earth.