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February 26, 2020

Angry Ken Ham labels Ark Encounter documentary ‘propaganda’

Filed under: Children, Education, News, Questions, Reason, Religion — Scottie @ 16:00

Angry Ken Ham labels Ark Encounter documentary ‘propaganda’

WHEN a documentary called We Believe in Dinosaurspremiered in the US last year, Stephen Farber, writing for the Hollywood Reporter, said that it captures ‘a disturbing current in contemporary America.’

There are disturbing scenes that show children and adults indoctrinated into spouting catchphrases to defy the scientists. For example, when scientists talk about the history of Earth, children are taught to call out, ‘Were you there?’

He added:

The film’s title refers to the ingenious and somewhat insidious attempt to link the museum’s religious manifesto with some indisputable facts of science. Since dinosaurs remain immensely popular with kids who are the target audience for these museums, the founders had to come up with a way to bring a Jurassic Park appeal to their message-mongering.

So they posit that dinosaurs did exist, but they were created at the same time as all other animals (on the sixth day of creation), but the raptors and friends were destroyed in Noah’s Flood. And the geological evidence of the dinosaurs’ existence is explained away as sediment found in the rocks left after the Flood submerged Earth. This allows for audience-friendly dinosaur exhibits in these Biblical museums, along with vehement indoctrination.

Former creationist David MacMillan, above, a freelance writer, paralegal, and law student in Washington, DC, features in the documentary. On Monday he wrote:

As a science advocate, I take strong issue with the nonscience Ken Ham peddles to families and students. His parody of the scientific method does real harm, bleeding inexorably into education and public policy. The whole-hearted embrace of ‘alternative facts’ and the rejection of plain evidence are making our society more and more polarized.

 

 

10 Comments »

  1. Ken Ham is the prototype grifter, Harold Hill without the band instruments, and he found ground zero of the rubes in Kentucky.

    Rgds,

    Tengrain

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    Comment by tengrain — February 26, 2020 @ 16:06

    • Hello tengrain. So true. Well they say water finds its own level, they just did not include that it also goes right down the drain when you flush the toilet. I think you may know where I think Ham and his ilk with their ideas stuck over 2000 yrs in the past belong.
      Hugs.

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      Comment by Scottie — February 26, 2020 @ 16:52

  2. From the heart of Australia, we apologise for Ken.

    Liked by 1 person

    Comment by john zande — February 26, 2020 @ 16:30

    • Hello John. No need, the amount of people the US has to apologize for that promote their hate world wide is a far greater list. I have railed a long time against the likes of Scott Lively who go to nations not so well developed and try to get them to enforce hate and bigotry according to their horrible world view. You remember the Ugandan kill the gay bill, that was driven by people from the US. We have a lot to answer for. Luckily many countries are now not letting our hate mongers in their countries. Hugs

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      Comment by Scottie — February 26, 2020 @ 17:15

  3. Hi, Scottie –

    To me, this forced indoctrination is nothing more than a form of Child Abuse. Psychological “torture,” aka Forced Learning Techniques can be just as devastating, if not more, than most forms of physical abuse. I pity these poor children and the cognizant dissonance they will constantly encounter throughout their miserable lives. It could be why Atheists in general have a much lower suicide rate than the Holy Rollers. Or at least I read that somewhere, and I have no reason to doubt it.

    DC

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    Comment by Dennis Cole — February 27, 2020 @ 11:42

    • Hello Dennis. I agree, well said. The thing is the children that are indoctrinated like this struggle for the rest of their lives to deal with society not in their religion. If they try to move into higher education they fail or can hardly keep up. They are ill served to get ahead in life. It is setting them up to fail. Hugs.

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      Comment by Scottie — February 27, 2020 @ 14:59

  4. Ken Ham is a person I deeply despise. He is the reason I “came out” as an atheist.

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    Comment by inspiredbythedivine1 — February 29, 2020 @ 10:14

    • Hello inspiredbythedivine1. We are all very glad you came out. 😂😁🤣👍😍😍 Hugs

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      Comment by Scottie — February 29, 2020 @ 16:28

  5. As an educator, I’m incensed at the tactics and so-called teachings given by these organizations. They’re so enamored with a heavily-edited religious text that they’re looking at the world around them while trying to cram square pegs into round holes (or else all is doomed and human life is meaningless–waaahh!). Seriously, if there was a way to get them to take the bible out of the equation, could they really look at something like the Grand Canyon and say “oh yeah, it was definitely made six thousand years ago.”?

    Since most of the adherents to this creationist slant tend to vote republican (all oil, money, and ‘merica), I’d love to know what their explanation is regarding fossil fuels. I mean, it takes millions of years for the fossils to become that crude we love so much– when was that made in the creationist timescale?

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    Comment by TheChattyIntrovert — March 3, 2020 @ 01:03

    • Hello TheChattyIntrovert. I love what you wrote. Your first paragraph is so spot on it should be on billboards all over the bible belt.
      Your idea on the millions of years for oil to be created naturally they will claim that “god” simply put it there for the good christians to use, ignoring the fact most of the oil is in Islamic countries. Hugs

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      Comment by Scottie — March 3, 2020 @ 04:48


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