I'll be upfront about this: I am dedicated Republican. In the UK, this means that I am opposed to the monarchy, and am a member of a campaign to have of Head of State democratically elected rather than chosen by the lottery of birth. As a Republican, I am often critical of the monarchy, and on occasion, of the Queen herself.
However, even I would balk at calling her a bare-faced liar. Prominent creationists, among them Ken Ham of Answers in Genesis, and Stephen Green of…Continue
What am I going to believe? This is a question Ken 'The Lie' Ham posed a week or so back. This is my response
1. Observed and observable reality. That is, anything that can be seen, touched, communicated with or observed.
2. Anything that denies or defies observable reality can almost certainly be rejected.
3. The Lord of the Rings, the Narnia Chronicles, the Bible and the Discworld series are all fantasy books. They share common themes e.g. gods, magic, miracles…
The latest piece of nonsense from Ken Ham attacks American Atheists for attacking a 3-D film about creation.
As we have come to expect from most atheists, they are already against a message before they even see and hear it! That’s because they have decided that no matter what evidence is before them and no matter what someone argues, if it has its basis in the Bible, it’s wrong regardless!
Well, yes. But only because anybody who reads the Bible and think it reflects…Continue
Oh dear, Mr Ham. Are you absolutely unable to write anything that vaguely resembles things like truth and reality?
You write: “Of course, we can’t always rely on reporting to be accurate from newspapers for stories like this, so there’s always the possibility that we don’t know all…Continue
I for one am sick and tired of the stupid, dishonest and just plain wrong things that are said about atheists by people such as Ken 'The Lie' Ham and Ray 'Banana' Comfort. So here is my personal view of what an atheist is. Feel free to disagree with any of this, it is a personal statement and you may have your own reasons for being an atheist.
What is an atheist?
An atheist is somebody who does not believe that gods exist. We have looked at the evidence for gods, found…Continue
As promised, part one of my review of 'The Lie' by Ken Ham.
The book sets out its stall straight away. Evolution, perhaps in league with gravity, is responsible for all the evil in the world. Evil includes homosexuality, so if you are a homosexual, no matter how nice you treat people, no matter how much you give to charity, no matter even if you are a Christian; You are EVIL! But at least you can blame it on evolution.
Remember those halcyon days when there was no…Continue
Added by Dave Godfrey on March 7, 2013 at 10:27am — No Comments
Even by the standards of Ken Ham and the Answers in Genesis mob, Bodie Hodge is a mad man.
Read this http://www.answersingenesis.org/articles/2013/02/22/misunderstanding-god and you'll understand why I say this. Quite apart from his usual pathetic attack on atheists (we're just chemicals, you know), it at least reveals the nature of the God he (or they) have invented Here are some of the…Continue
Mr Ken Ha, BSc (possibly Hons) accuses Professor Lawrence Krauss of knowing nothing about science. “This is yet another example of a university professor who just does not fully understand science…”
Creationists demand that evolutionary science be subject to the most rigorous scientific tests. I would like to offer the following challenges to creation scientists. Conduct these experiments according to the scientific method i.e every step and observation/result must be recorded and must be repeatable:
1. Construct a room that is entirely enclosed so that it is perfectly dark. Without using any tools or instruments, create light.
2. Take a region of empty space. Using only…Continue
Added by Dave Godfrey on February 14, 2013 at 6:20am — No Comments
On this, Darwin Day, evolution as a theory, as a science, as a subject for debate and discussion, is dead. And Stephen Green of Christian Voice is the one who killed it.
I quote "What is the evolutionary purpose, or what advantage is conveyed to the species, as a species, by the tuft on the head of the tufted duck? And if I am allowed a supplementary or two: If there is no advantage to the species, what is the tuft on the head of the tufted duck actually for and how and why…Continue
Ken 'The Lie' Ham has written again, displaying the soft underbelly of his ignorance when it comes to atheists or atheism. Why does this man such an easy target of himself?
I have included salient extracts from his post.
Actually, I would suggest that atheist churches have been operating across the Western nations for a long time. By and large in the USA, public schools and secular universities have really become churches of humanism with many of the teachers…Continue
Purely for pleasure, can anybody quote any atheist poetry?
One of the creationist movement’s most pathetic attempts to discredit science has been the invention of two distinct types of ‘science’. These are,
“1. Operational Science: An explanation of a set of facts based on a broad set of repeatable and testable observations that is generally accepted within a group of scientists.
2. Historical Science: An explanation of past events based on the interpretation of evidence that is available in the present.
"Some scientists have dismissed the finding and believe the Lazarus bacteria are contamination from modern bacteria. But the scientists who discovered the bacteria defend the rigorous procedures used to avoid contamination. They claim the old age is valid if the bacteria had longer generation times, different mutation rates, and/or similar…Continue
The AiG website is full of stuff like this http://www.answersingenesis.org/articles/am/v8/n1/did-it-rain
Christians around the world, but particularly in America, are in grave danger, according to Ken Ham of Answers (Nowhere) in Genesis. How so? Are churches being ransacked and razed to the ground? Are there mass bible burnings? Are Christians being rounded up, tattooed with a fish on their foreheads, and herded into vast labour camps?
Well, no. But atheists in America have launched a blistering, non-lethal poster citing the Jesus story as a myth, just like the Santa Claus myth. So…Continue
Stephen Green of Christian Voice asks, in essence, what atheists have done to improve the lot of ordinary people. He cites people like William Wilberforce, Thomas Barnado and Lord Shaftsbury as examples of Christian philanthropists, people who have had a major impact on changing the world. I take nothing away from these people or their achievements,…Continue
"The number of residents who stated that their religion was Christian in 2011 fell 13 percentage points to 59% (33.2 million) in 2011 from 72% (37.3 million) in 2001.
The number of those who said they had no religious affiliation increased by 10 percentage points from 15% (7.7 million) in 2001 to 25% (14.1 million) in 2011."
I wouldn't for a second suggest that in order to be a Christian you need to attend church on a regular basis. Even though the pews are mainly empty…Continue
Added by Dave Godfrey on December 11, 2012 at 5:24am — No Comments
Ken 'The Lie' Ham of Answers (Nowhere) in Genesis has commented on the UK Government's notice to free schools that teaching creationism as science is a no-no. Naturally, Mr Lie is concerned that children should be taught to be stupid and ignorant, and therefore more open to religious mind-control, rather than taught about the real world.
Compare and contrast:
"A theory requires an initial hypothesis that can be confirmed or denied through the application of…Continue