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Young earth creationist Ken Ham: Teaching kids science is ‘intellectual child abuse’

Christian fundamentalist, young Earth creationist, and reality-denying Ken Ham said in a recent Facebook post that teaching kids science amounts to “intellectual child abuse.”

Image: Ken Ham (YouTube)

Christian fundamentalist, young Earth creationist, and reality-denying Ken Ham said in a recent Facebook post that teaching kids science amounts to “intellectual child abuse.”

“Intellectual child abuse: when kids are taught they’re just animals in an evolutionary process. This morning I taught kids the creation/gospel message,” Ham wrote. “The young people today in Alabama learned they’re not made in the image of an ape — they’re created in the image of God.”

Ham, who is president of Answers in Genesis and a Creationist minister that operates the Creation Museum, included an image of him speaking to “1,000 kids grades K-6” about Creationism.

Intellectual child abuse: when kids are taught they’re just animals in an evolutionary process. This morning I taught…

Posted by Ken Ham on Monday, February 29, 2016

Patheos points out the irony of Ham’s stance on indoctrinating children by forcing them to believe they’re “inherently flawed and deserving of ever-lasting torture,” however science is “abusive to reference the facts of humanity’s evolutionary history.”

From Patheos:

In his mind, it’s okay to teach kids that the only escape from burning in hellfire for all of eternity is to accept a set of rules and ideas without question, and that this escape is a manifestation of the most perfect love mankind can aspire to.

But real science?! We can’t let that happen now, can we?

Dinosaurs and the BibleJust had an excellent teaching session in Alabama about dinosaurs and the Bible with more than 1,000 kids grades K-6. They catch on quickly! I’m off to speak to the high schoolers now.

Posted by Ken Ham on Monday, February 29, 2016

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35 Comments

  1. Keith Cumbie

    March 1, 2016 at 12:14 pm

    Christian fundamentalists are nothing more than proud hookers pedaling ignorance like it was dripping syphilis. Ignorance is a rampant disease that affects everyone.

  2. Martin Pollard

    March 1, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    Religion + mental disease = Ken Ham

  3. Tom Moe

    March 1, 2016 at 4:25 pm

    From the big perspective. There are wing nuts on either end calling it child abuse to teach Creation or Evolution. These are wing nuts. Why is this newsworthy?

  4. No-gods

    March 3, 2016 at 7:38 am

    More fried crap on a stick for gullible people to eat

  5. Adrian M. Kleinbergen

    March 3, 2016 at 7:53 am

    Ham is a blot on the landscape…

  6. Ferdinand Berkhof

    March 6, 2016 at 3:56 am

    I’m so confused. How can a perfect God create a mistake like this guy?

  7. Frank LeRose

    March 6, 2016 at 12:05 pm

    I am writing this to you as a Christian. (NOT a Fundamentalist) If God is everything…aren’t apes also in His image?

  8. Tom Moe

    March 6, 2016 at 6:09 pm

    You struggle with Ken Ham and not all the other issues of the world?

  9. Tom Moe

    March 6, 2016 at 6:11 pm

    Depends on what you mean by “Image.”

  10. Academicjock

    March 6, 2016 at 10:03 pm

    Hamm should be arrested for child abuse.

  11. Academicjock

    March 6, 2016 at 10:07 pm

    NOT allowing children to develop without the dogma of religion makes it newsworthy. Science does not care what you believe and when these kids are presented with repeatable measurable science, their belief (as is the evidence I’ve observed with many others) is so deep in their souls that few will ever overcome the religious lies. Religious lies holding back the thought process of so many people is newsworthy.

  12. Tom Moe

    March 7, 2016 at 5:41 pm

    Maybe if you got away from your beliefs and got a bit scientific things would look different. Most religious people have a very scientific approach to life. We have both science and faith working in harmony.
    It is your faith statement and not reality that, “red will ever overcome the religious lies.” They are neither lies nor opposed to scientific study.

  13. Tom Moe

    March 7, 2016 at 5:46 pm

    Sorry. Horrible spell check issue. “Few” not “Red.” Point is still the same. You are doing a great Fox News trick here: finding a corner of those not typical and pretending that they are typical. Most Creationists are very much into science. We agree that we need to take a look at how we interpret Genesis 1. The difference is that science alone makes one a meaningless and random blob of DNA. Unless you merge the two there is little room for respect of fellow human being.

  14. Enoughwithyournonsense

    March 21, 2016 at 8:39 am

    Why don’t you go troll a creationist site where you belong instead of spreading lies to people that aren’t interested? On every article I’ve read you’ve posted a comment, all of which are filled with lies and ignorance. Creationists are NOT into science and it’s a bald-faced lie to say so. In science you don’t pick and choose what fits your narrative while you reject everything that doesn’t. I’m sick and tired of you religious types going around flaunting your epic stupidity under the guise of knowledge. Stop talking like you’re an authority on anything, you aren’t. You’re just another simple minded fool that needs other people to tell him how to think.

  15. Tom

    March 21, 2016 at 12:35 pm

    We get that a lot. No facts but lots of hatred. We don’t take it personal that you have to be mean to support your fears.

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