When a quack like Pat Robertson tells you to shut up because you’re making him look bad, you should probably listen.
On the Wednesday edition of his TV show, “The 700 Club,” Robertson indirectly implored Ham to put a sock in it, criticizing Ham’s view that the Earth is only 6,000 years old.
“Let’s face it, there was a bishop [James Ussher] … who added up the dates listed in Genesis and he came up with the world had been around for 6,000 years,” Robertson began. “There ain’t no way that’s possible … To say that it all came about in 6,000 years is just nonsense and I think it’s time we come off of that stuff and say this isn’t possible.”
“We’ve got to be realistic that the dating of Bishop Ussher just doesn’t comport with anything that’s found in science,” Robertson continued, “and you can’t just totally deny the geological formations that are out there.”
“Let’s be real,” Robertson begged, “let’s not make a joke of ourselves.”
Unfortunately, Ken Ham didn’t take Pat’s advice (one of the few times you’ll hear me admit that Pat was right about something) and continued on making an even bigger fool of himself.
You see, Ken thinks we should stop exploring space because aliens are going to hell anyways.
But don’t take my word for it. Herte’s what Ken had to say in his own words.
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. Even Bill Nye “the Science Guy,” in our recent debate, happily gloated about tax dollars being spent toward this effort. And now, secular scientists are at it again.
Of course, secularists are desperate to find life in outer space, as they believe that would provide evidence that life can evolve in different locations and given the supposed right conditions! The search for extraterrestrial life is really driven by man’s rebellion against God in a desperate attempt to supposedly prove evolution!
Of course Ken is shocked. He’d rather that money be funneled into his bank account. Instead of funding space exploration, he probably thinks we should be buying his quackery DVD’s.
Roll it up, guys and gals. Ken Ham says we know everything we need to know. Simply read his one book and no more thinking is ever required.
You see, according to the secular, evolutionary worldview there must be other habited worlds out there. As the head of NASA, Charles Borden, puts it, “It’s highly improbable in the limitless vastness of the universe that we humans stand alone.” Secularists cannot allow earth to be special or unique—that’s a biblical idea (Isaiah 45:18). If life evolved here, it simply must have evolved elsewhere they believe.
I like green eggs and ham. I do!
Sorry…I’m a little tired and I went off the beaten path there.
Life doesn’t necessarily have to evolve anywhere. But considering it did here and there are billions of planets and solar systems to explore, we might as well see what else is out there.
Exploring isn’t a bad thing, Ken.
Now the Bible doesn’t say whether there is or is not animal or plant life in outer space. I certainly suspect not. The Earth was created for human life. And the sun and moon were created for signs and our seasons—and to declare the glory of God.
What the hell is he talking about?
The sun and moon were created for signs and seasons?
He does realize that we humans made up signs and seasons…right? It wasn’t to declare the glory of God, either. It was so we could more easily classify the weather, seasons etc.
If God created the Earth specifically for human life, what’s the rest of the space for?
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. One day, the whole universe will be judged by fire, and there will be a new heavens and earth. God’s Son stepped into history to be Jesus Christ, the “Godman,” to be our relative, and to be the perfect sacrifice for sin—the Savior of mankind.
It burns! And according to Ken Ham, so do the aliens and the whole universe.
I was just waiting for the fear tactics, and there we have it.
So let me get this straight. *puts tinfoil hat firmly on head*
This God of yours is supposed to know everything, yet he only made an escape plan for one species. The rest (if they exist) are going to hell.
That’s your hypothesis.
Call NASA. The guy is right. Let’s call off any further space exploration and dump the money into building an ark. You never know when one of those things will come in handy.
The answers to life’s questions will not be found in imaginary aliens but in the revelation of the Creator through the Bible and His Son, Jesus Christ, who came to die on a Cross to redeem mankind from sin and death that our ancestor, Adam, introduced.
Oh, the irony.
Please listen to Pat Robertson, Ken.
I also love his rebuttal to people quoting his work directly. It basically says everyone is lying and then quotes what he said, which everyone else had already done.
You managed to do it, Ken. You managed to make Pat Robertson look sane in comparison.
I’m slow clapping.