Protest Outside the Creation Museum May 6, 2007

Protest Outside the Creation Museum

On Monday, May 28, at 9:00 a.m. (local time) a peaceful Rally for Reason will be taking place outside Ken Ham’s Creation Museum in Northern Kentucky. It’s not just atheists. It’ll be atheists, Christians, science advocates, and everyone else who sees this “museum” as a travesty against human knowledge.

This isn’t a protest against the rights of Answers in Genesis (Ham’s group) to present their views. As American Atheists Legal Director Edwin Kagin so succinctly says:

“They can teach that things fall up if they wish… We are simply trying to show that the nonsense they are vending is not accepted by those who do not share their fundamentalist religious views.”

Here’s a soundbyte from a Christian pastor:

The Rev. Mendle Adams, pastor of St. Peter’s United Church of Christ in Cincinnati, says he will attend the protest.

“The views are homophobic and anti-science,” Adams said of Answers in Genesis. “It’s what I consider to be dishonest to people regarding science. It’s anti-reason and plain goofiness.”

Further, he said those who believe in what science contradicts embarrass other Christians.

“My brothers and sisters in the faith who embrace (the creationist) understanding call into question the whole Christian concept,” said Mendle, a pastor for 50 years. “They make us a laughingstock.”

Again, for more information on the protest, go to Rally for Reason’s website. Maybe you can join us. I’m hoping to speak at the protest, along with many wonderful pro-science advocates. Support is always appreciated.

[tags]atheist, atheism, Rally for Reason, Ken Ham, Creation Museum, Kentucky, Christian, science, Answers in Genesis, American Atheists, Edwin Kagin, fundamentalist, Mendle Adams, St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, Cincinnati[/tags]

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  • Siamang

    I’d love to hear some Christians making the argument that this garbage steers thoughtful scientific thinkers away from Christ.

    It’s not that it’s embarrassing to Christians who accept the science. Embarrassment is the least of the assaults Christians have had to endure over the ages. In the old days it was martyrdom, now it’s just embarrassment. No big deal, or it should be.

    The problem is that this fake museum turns Christianity into a cartoon of hyucksters and snake oil salesmen.

    Ham, Hovind, the three republicans with raised hands, the Discovery Institute et al make Christianity look to outsiders like a religion of flat-earthers and magical thinkers not a single step removed from witch-doctors and superstitious talisman waivers.

    These clowns chase people away from Christ in droves.

  • Jeeezuz

    Creationists can say whatever they want. They just must stop asking to put creationism and intelligent design into science books, ‘cuz simply THEY ARE NOT SCIENTIFIC THEORIES!

    Jeeezuz, from Italy

  • Dan

    I live in Northern Kentucky myself, only about 12-14 miles or so from this uber-insult called the “Creationism Museum”, and I live in the town that many of them are booking hotels in. I might pay the protest a visit myself since this appals me very badly.

    This is against modern knowledge, actual history and what historians know and believe, against science and reason, and education. This is also a sign of terrible things to come, as it shows potential for a Christian-based fascism (which is a problem, rather you are Christian or not)…

  • Craig

    I am not sure what the problem is with this museum. If they are peddling lies, then let them peddle. It does not seem to me that people who do not believe in creation will be attending in droves. The heart and soul of both the creationist and evolutionist views (for the intellectually honest) is the desire to look at the whole truth and not just what each side wants to see. There should be no fear in letting people see the entirety of what both sides believe so they can decide for themselves. As for the creation museum making Christians look like fools…I think that Christianity as a whole has much bigger fish to fry.

  • And Now Virgina Tech, who is next?

    When I first heard of the April 20, 1999 massacre in Littleton,
    Colorado, my reaction was shock, horror, and grief — grief over the
    lives lost, grief at the suffering of the families, and grief over
    what has happened to our country. Why is this happening?

    An Oregon school fell victim to a murderer who with intent, went
    into the school to slaughter fellow students. October of 1998, a 16-
    year-old in Pearl, Mississippi killed his mother then shot 9
    students, killing two of them. December of 1998, a 14-year-old boy
    killed 3 students in Paducah, KY, wounding others in a student-led
    prayer meeting. The “experts” consoled us that this is a rare event.

    Once is an “instance,” twice would be a “co-instance,” three or more
    establishes a “pattern.” A 15-year-old girl was hanged and pummeled
    by fellow students, because they feared she was going to “snitch” on

    In Springfield, OR, a 15-year-old murders his parents in their home,
    then turns his weapons on students in his school, killing one,
    critically injuring others as “he just mowed ’em down.” Strangely, a
    scene in Terminator II, may shed some light on “Why is this

    The Terminator was about to kill a man who was simply trying to help
    the young John Conner. The Terminator was stopped by John Conner and
    ordered, by Conner, not to “kill” people. The Terminator
    replied, “Why?” And Conner insisted, “You just can’t go around
    killing people!” Again the Terminator asked, “Why?” Conner in
    frustration said, “You just can’t…!” Conner answered with no
    foundational absolutes, which means he was only expressing his
    opinion. “Why not murder?” is equally a valid question in a society
    with no absolutes.

    Our nation’s schools have been emancipated from absolute standards
    by ignoring our Creator God. Our youth are taught that we, by
    chance, evolved from primordial soup. They are simply re-arranged
    pond scum, with no real worth to the world, no purpose, no hope, and
    no meaning what-so-ever! Is it any wonder that suicide is one of the
    leading causes of death among teens? Our youth are acting
    consistently with what they have been taught.

    According to the Evolution belief system, human life has no more
    meaning than a blade of grass. We mow our lawns, so why not mow down
    our fellow man — what’s the difference? Hitler applied the same
    evolutionary logic to the people of Europe. We rid our homes of
    unwanted vermin, why not rid the world of unwanted humans — what’s
    the difference? This atheistic/evolutionary philosophy of our day is
    the logical foundation and justification for this “cruel” behavior
    because there are no moral absolutes.

    What is the solution? What can we do? We must expose evolution as
    the pseudo-science it is, teaching our children that they are not a
    conglomeration of random chance accidents, but rather are created in
    the very image of God. Then we must teach our children that there
    are moral standards we abide by set by our Creator God.

  • Dave Jackson

    How did the first reproductive organism evolve into existance successfully?

  • Wes Helmuth

    In observing the events of the last few years, it appears to me that the defenders of evolution are the ones who don’t want people to really investigate what the truth is. They seem to want to stifle investigation and debate. In the past, those who weren’t sure whether their position could withstand scrutiny were the ones who tried to stifle debate and hinder open investigation. Why can’t problems with evolutionary theory be seriously considered by the public? Why are scientists shunned and dismissed who question what seems to be the rigid religion of evolution?

  • Iztok

    Wes, could you bring forth any scientific support or at least scientific theory about evolution that would explain it better then evolution theory? Feel free. I can guarantee you that anyone who can come up with better scientific theory that fits the fact would become very famous. That is how science works. So don’t tell us what the problems in evolution theory are, come up with a better scientific theory that better describes the facts and we will listen. Onus is on you.

  • Wes Helmuth

    I think you missed my point. My question is, “Why isn’t the public allowed to know about the serious discussions that are taking place within the scientific community about the problems with evolution?” The ferocity is interesting with which anyone, including scientists, is attacked for pointing out places where evolutionary theory doesn’t fit or suggesting other possibilities that would fit the facts.
    As to me coming up with a whole theory on my own, no one person came up with the theory of evolution on their own — I don’t know why a person who disagrees with evolution has the burden of coming up with an explanation for all the facts by himself.
    Thanks for your response.

  • r

    Ever hear of Charles Darwin?

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