Creationist Ken Ham up in Arms Over New Atheist TV Channel
Creationist Ken Ham is up in arms about a new atheist-only TV channel that’s preaching a religion of godlessness.
The Religion News Service reports: “The channel will air video of previous atheist events, such as footage from past American Atheist conventions and speakers at 2012’s Reason Rally in Washington, D.C., as well as content provided by atheist video bloggers and other atheist groups. In addition, the channel will air segments of The Atheist Viewpoint, a show produced two decades ago by Madalyn Murray O’Hair, American Atheists’ deceased founder and plaintiff in the 1963 landmark Supreme Court case that removed Bible readings from public schools.”
Ham is disturbed that the new channel brags of having “superstition-free programming.” This, he says, implies that religion is just silly superstition, but atheism is rational and logical. However, he continues, laws of logic and rationality only make sense if God, who is logical, created them and made us in His image so that we can understand them!
“Laws of logic shouldn’t exist in a completely random materialistic universe that the atheists believe in—and yet they do!” Ham says. “It is incredible that atheists spend so much time, effort and money arguing against Someone that they don’t even believe exists! Where are all their books, websites and magazines that argue against the mythical Easter Bunny? This is because they do know God exists, but they are suppressing the truth in unrighteousness (Rom. 1:18).”
And, Ham continues, why do atheists care so much about proclaiming their message? He argues atheism offers no hope and is ultimately a totally purposeless religion.
“If you die, that’s all there is, so why do atheists push so hard to preach their message of hopelessness? Why does it matter to them what anyone believes? It’s because they have the knowledge of God stamped on their hearts but are living in rebellion against their Creator,” Ham says. “Sadly, this new TV channel is not just targeting adults with a hopeless message of godlessness, but they are also trying to indoctrinate children into an atheistic worldview.”
Ham asks a pointed question: Isn’t it bad enough that humanistic thinking has led to over 55 million deaths of aborted children in the U.S. alone, and now the atheistic humanists want to continue their attacks to poison and destroy the minds of children who have survived the abortion holocaust?
“You see, we live in a world that is fiercely battling for the hearts and minds of our kids. And yet, it is a world where those who teach their kids the truth of God’s Word are accused of child abuse!” he says. “But Scripture commands believers to ‘train up a child in the way he should go’ (Prov. 22:6), so we need to boldly stand on the authority of God’s Word and teach our children that the Bible’s history—and message of salvation—can be trusted. I encourage you to take advantage of our ‘Kids Free in 2014’ program at the Creation Museum—bring as many kids as you can to hear the message that the Bible can be trusted, there is a God, and He died for them.”
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