It appears that Ken Ham didn’t like our post from Monday on his amazing children’s book showing humans riding dinosaurs through the desert and Arctic, as well as large carnivorous dinosaurs munching on lemons and bananas.
On Facebook today, when commenting on the horror of an atheist rally in D.C. with tents for (gasp) children’s games and craft projects, Ken Ham dropped the following knowledge on us:
In recent times, various atheists have been blasting AiG (and myself) on the internet and in books for reaching children with the message of the truth of God’s Word beginning in Genesis through speaking programs and books and DVD’s etc. In fact, as I have documented, they accuse us of ‘child abuse’ because we teach children they are created and that God’s Word is true. You see, they want to reach children with their message–that there is no God–that life is meaningless and purposeless–that the universe and all life is the result of totally naturalistic processes. They want to brainwash children with their anti-God religion of millions of years and evolution.
I’m reminded of a verse of Scripture: “But whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to stumble, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were thrown into the sea.”
We’ll get to that quote soon enough. But first we have to just stop and admire the fact that ol’ Ken says if you teach a child that humans didn’t actually hunt dragons and ride on saddled dinosaurs a few thousand years ago, you are “brainwashing” them.
Shorter Ken Ham: “I know you are, but what am I? You Godless purposeless heathen.”
But about that quote from the loving and peaceful Jesus…
Is Ken saying people who teach children that Adam and Eve didn’t really feed coconuts to vegetarian T-Rexes should be drowned to death, because that is such an unforgivable act of heresy? That would appear to be the case, but I’m admittedly not a big fiction reader.
If so, it remains unclear whether Ken Ham — the man who has made himself and his family a fortune by marketing insane myths about dinosaurs and dragons to impressionable kids and their slack-jawed parents who buy his products — wants them dead because that’s what Jesus would have wanted, or they’re starting to cut into his bottom line (Ark Park coming soon: 2025!).