Skip to comments.Ken Ham Responds to 'Anti-Creationist' Rachel Maddow 'Rant'
Posted on 05/29/2014 7:46:50 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Creation Museum CEO and President Ken Ham responded to what he called an "anti-creationist rant" by MSNBC host Rachel Maddow, who criticized the $43 million in Kentucky tax incentives being given to his ministry's full-sized Noah's ark attraction.
"Rachel Maddow just went on a long anti-creationist rant on MSNBC (for anyone who still happens to watch low-rated MSNBC) as she commented on the Creation Museum's new Allosaurus fossil (she showed photos of our new exhibit)--then she mocked our Ark Encounter project--actually spent quite a lot of time mocking and scoffing, and totally misrepresented how the construction of the Ark is being funded," Ham wrote on his Facebook page on Tuesday.
Answers in Genesis, the ministry behind the ark attraction and which Ham heads, has clarified earlier that "no money is coming out of the state budget to build the Ark." "[L]et us say for the umpteenth time: no state monies will be used to construct the Ark," the group has stressed.
Maddow criticized the Creation Museum and pointed out that the Kentucky state government has offered $43 million in tax incentives for the Ark Encounter project, which is currently being built. She was also critical of the museum's presentation that dinosaurs lived alongside people and were present on Noah's Ark at the time of the great flood as described in Genesis, arguing that fossil records prove otherwise.
"If you are a Creationist, if you believe that God created the world in six days, and that the Bible is a literal history, then fossils are an awkward thing for you," Maddow stated.
The host highlighted critical studies of the new Allosaurus fossil and the museum's claim that it is thousands, and not millions, of years old.
"... there will be dinosaurs on the new Noah's Ark that's being built in Kentucky, along with all the people and the animals as if they all lived at the same time," she said. "There will be dinosaurs on Noah's ark, just as soon as the creationists finish finding the dinosaurs in piles of leaves and plant debris, and putting them on the ark with little assist from state government 43 million in tax incentives. Your tax dollars at work amazing."
Ham has stated numerous times that he believes dinosaurs really were on Noah's ark.
"Evolution has used dinosaurs more than almost anything else to indoctrinate children into millions of years of evolutionary ideas. Evolution has claimed dinosaurs evolved over 200 million years ago. That no humans ever lived with them that some mysterious event led to the extinction of dinosaurs," Ham, a Young Earth Creationist, said in a 2013 interview.
"But the Bible gives a different history. God tells us he created all land animals the same day He created man about 6,000 years ago and what's more there were even dinosaurs on Noah's ark because God told Noah to take pairs of every kind of land animal. You see, dinosaurs are no mystery at all if you accept the Bible's account of creation," noted Ham.
In his latest Facebook post, he thanked Maddow for "one of the longest pieces I've seen on secular TV on the Creation Museum--which means we are making an impact!"
Earlier in May, Ham also criticized CBN host Pat Robertson for calling Young Earth Creationists "deaf, dumb and blind" for their view that the Earth is only 6,000 years old.
"Pat Robertson illustrates one of the biggest problems we have today in the church-people like Robertson compromise the Word of God with the pagan ideas of fallible men!" Ham wrote in response to Robertson's statement that evidence such as oil samples show that the Earth is much older than Young Earth Creationists believe.
Its sad. People with no faith in God seem to have no faith in anything.
That has to be an "awkward" question for her.
Ha! Ha! Great post!
btw.. they did a good job in school to teach us that all dinosaurs were GIANT animals, ALL the time.
Look at turtles. Born small. Go to your state fair and they have a HUGE one that is 300 years old. It kept growing with time.. Couldn’t it be POSSIBLE that dinosaurs were the same???
Do you remember Johnny Carson? I LOVED him and always wished him well. I LAUGHED so much at his jokes! He was affable unless crossed. Joan Rivers crossed him once by starting her own show without informing Carson of it first. She became a PARIAH in show biz. She did find "her own" but it wasn't because of Carson. I loved Joan Rivers too.
She had a face lift and used to tell her jokes, then STOP, saying: "Am I smiling? I can't feel anything anymore. Please, am I laughing"? She cracked me up too. She came out all right, with her daughter right at her side.
For all of Carson's chuckling and joking he was one of the unhappiest men around. He came from the Midwest but grew up with NO religious upbringing at all.
He believed in NOTHING and NO ONE metaphysically. It left him with NOTHING to fall back on in his later life.
You won't read about THAT on Wikipedia.
I hope Ham builds the biggest and best Ark amusement park, ever. I spent a day at the Creation Museum and loved it! Food was good and moderately priced also. Christians and orthodox people everywhere visit this museum if you can. You can visit the other 99.99% liberal ,propagandist, evolutionary, atheist institutions anytime!
The state-of-the-art 70,000 square foot museum brings the pages of the Bible to life, casting its characters and animals in dynamic form and placing them in familiar settings. Adam and Eve live in the Garden of Eden. Children play and dinosaurs roam near Edens Rivers. The serpent coils cunningly in the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. Majestic murals, great masterpieces brimming with pulsating colors and details, provide a backdrop for many of the settings.
The area within the museum has been divided into unusually configured spaces that allow for personal interaction with each of the 160 exhibits. Several parts of the museum, including the stunning forty-foot high portico with its cliff wall and floor-to-ceiling glass windows, flaunt open spaces and remarkable designs.
Walk through the Garden of Eden. See the scaffolding, smell the freshly-cut timbers in the busy work site of Noahs Ark. Dig up dinosaur bonesor come face to face with T. Rex.
Creatures great and small inhabit the three gardens that accentuate the landscape at the Creation Museum. Turtles rest on the logs in the lake, sunning themselves while a 12 foot topiary dinosaur strikes a fearsome pose in the rainforest garden. Bright flowers attract hummingbirds and butterflies to the hillside garden, and the bog garden is home to carnivorous plants like the amazing Venus flytrap and pitcher plant.
Over 6,000 plants have been placed within the lake, and 500 varieties of plants fill the gardens, displaying a rich palette of designs. Enjoy a picnic lunch with your family under the shade of our spacious pavilions. Walk down Cherry-tree Lane. The arching bridges, tiled courtyards, and large gazebo are joined with a five-foot-wide paved walkway, just under a mile long, suitable for strollers and wheelchairs.
Dont miss a chance to enjoy the wonders of Gods creation in our Petting Zoosomething thats sure to please children of all ages or just the child in you.
2800 Bullittsburg Church Rd.
Petersburg, KY 41080
On May 1, The Creation Museum hosted the Hammer and Peg Ceremony (video on left) to celebrate the launching of the Ark Encounter project.
I don’t think Ham is doing Judeo-Christianity any favors here.
"Pat Robertson illustrates one of the biggest problems we have today in the church-people like Robertson compromise the Word of God.
Where does the Bible say the Earth & Universe is only 6,000 years old?
But they don't think he can make man from scratch.
They pay Rachel Maddow $8M a year to regurgitate nonsense that she probably doesn't really care about.
$8M a year. You tell me that's a business, at MSNBC. It's the Church of Melinda Gates
ditto! If Jesus can put trillions of Lazarus’ cells back together and have him walk out of the tomb. He can do anything! “By Him all things consist!”
Where does the Bible say the Earth & Universe is only 6,000 years old?
If you narrowly and mindlessly trace back the events in the Bible, and insist that a “day” is only a 24 hour period (which even the Bible says it isn’t), then yes, the Earth and the Universe is only 6,000 and some years old. I’m sure there are even more misguided calculations that say the Universe began on Monday, April xx, 6xxx BC. At 6:00 am, EST.
Pure Creationism is unfortunately misguided. Ken Ham did a horrendous job of representing the Biblical viewpoint in his debate with Bill Nye.
Read “I Don’t Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist” by Dr. Norman Geisler.
Intelligent Design (which is completely Biblical and completely scientific) is where it’s at. Which is why the unbelievers wanted to debate Ken Ham instead.
At points in the past, individuals have attempted to work out the age of the earth by working backwards through the genealogies provided in Holy Scripture and using the stated ages of people like Adam, Moses, etc. Using that method, and assuming 6 24-hour days for creation, with a 7th for rest, creation took place in approximately 4000 BC. Those years, plus the 2014 years AD we’ve recorded makes approximately 6,000 years. I’m not sure about the methodology and to be honest, don’t know what I personally think about it. The argument is that the Bible says it, but indirectly.
Hey Maddow, you non-gender-specific sourpuss.
You ever thought maybe, just maybe people actually take an interest in this type thing and like having a place to go learn more about it?
There is more to life than homosexual sex and ranting about birth control. Some people are interested in other things besides some liberals gyrating over non-existent racism that they pulled out of thin air or the constant and incessant toe licking of your lord and savior king obama by a fully paid-for media.
Get that big stick out of your butt and realize that not everyone is a tofu-eating, metro-sexual mangirl with a trendy loft in SanFransisco.
Some people like other things than you.
Who cares what some ranting bull dyke thinks?
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