Answers in Genesis founder Ken Ham is a young earth creationist, which means his literal interpretation of the bible forces him to believe the earth is 6,000-years-old. Ham has centered his ministry around this belief system, which has also forced to him to to confront the reality of dinosaur bones. His explanation is simple: human beings and dinosaurs co-existed, but he wants you to know that he has no patience for people who believe in a flat earth.
Ham is annoyed that people who reject his views about the earth’s history needle him about being on the same intellectual level as flat earthers. In a blog post published this Sunday, he took an opportunity to promote a new documentary produced by fellow creationists that takes aim at the flat earth movement, in an apparent attempt to distance the creationists from people who believe in a flat earth.
According to Ham, his organization has “thoroughly researched the supposed biblical and scientific pieces of evidence presented” in favor of the flat earth theory, a theory that he says is a “wrong” view.
“It simply isn’t taught in Scripture, and the science doesn’t support it (although, sadly, many Christians are being convinced by cherry-picked data that only shows part of the whole story and out of context),” Ham writes.
What has Ham worried is that there’s apparently a growing number of Christians who are ‘converting’ to the flat earth belief system. He goes on to ask his readers to show the documentary, titled Faith on the Edge, to anyone they may know who thinks the earth is other than round. The growing number of conversions is also what prompted the filmmakers, known as The Creation Guys, to make the film.
“There’s a new wave of Christians converting to a belief in the flat earth and it’s having a serious impact on our world,” a bio for the film reads. “Are you equipped to give Biblical and scientific answers to questions that will inevitably come from family and friends?”
As the Friendly Atheist‘s Hemant Mehta points out, the scientifically illiterate lecturing the scientifically illiterate on why they’re scientifically illiterate is irony overload.
It’s just not surprising that the Venn Diagram between Creationists and Flat Earthers includes a lot of overlap. When you fall for one hoax, the others quickly get within reach.
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