Thursday, June 19, 2008

Whackadoo Ken Ham speaks at prayer breakfast at Pentagon

I found this over at Pharyngula today. It makes me a bit queasy that theguys with the big guns invited such a big nutjob to speak at their prayer breakfast (and that the US Military even has a prayer breakfast). During his speech, Ham starts talking about life on other planets and doesn’t think there is any based on the following “logic” (or lack, thereof).

The real world is the biblical world–a universe designed by God with the Earth at the spiritual focal point, not an evolutionary universe teeming with life. … Extraterrestrial life is an evolutionary concept; it does not comport with the biblical teachings of the uniqueness of the Earth and the distinct spiritual position of human beings.

So there you have it again, it’s written in their ancient mythology book, so it must be true.

Ham continues:

Jesus remains the “God man,” as he is our Savior. Jesus did not become a “Martian” or a “Klingon” or some other being—he became a human (as God).

So, it wouldn’t make any sense for there to be intelligent beings like us on other planets—they would be suffering from the effects of sin but can’t have salvation, as only descendants of Adam can be saved.

One day the whole universe will be wound up—the judgment by fire—and there will be a New Heavens and Earth. I always say that there can’t be intelligent life like us on other planets—the Bible does not say there is or is not animal or plant life on other planets—but I highly suspect not

Ok, where are my antacids? :roll:

2 comments:

Tommy said...

I always say that there can’t be intelligent life like us on other planets—the Bible does not say there is or is not animal or plant life on other planets—but I highly suspect not

Gee, the Bible didn't say anything about the existence of the Americas, or Antarctica or Australia, and yet they exist.

Stardust said...

Good point tommy! But that will fall on deaf fundie ears.