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    Filed at 7:18 am under by dcobranchi

    I am sometimes amazed that creationists allow themselves to be quoted in the paper:

    Evangelist Ken Ham smiled at the 2,300 elementary students packed into pews, their attention rapt. With puppets and cartoons, he was showing them how to reject geology, paleontology and evolutionary biology as a sinister tangle of lies.

    If a teacher mentions evolution, or the Big Bang, or an era when dinosaurs ruled Earth, Ham said, “You put your hand up and you say, ‘Excuse me, were you there? Can you remember that?’ ”

    The children roared their assent.

    “Sometimes people will answer, ‘No, but you weren’t there either,’ ” Ham told them. “Then you say, ‘No, I wasn’t, but I know someone who was, and I have his book about the history of the world’ ”

    He waved his Bible in the air.

    “Who’s the only one who’s always been there?” Ham asked.

    “God!” the boys and girls shouted.

    “Who’s the only one who knows everything?”


    “So who should you always trust, God or the scientists?”

    The children answered with a thundering: “God!”

    Well, there’s another 2000+ kids who won’t grow up to cure cancer.


    Comment by
    February 26th, 2006
    at 9:42 am

    Yeah, but when they get cancer suddenly they’ll be all pro science and go running to the nearest highly trained medical specialist.

    Funny how that works.

    Comment by
    Aaron Mildenstein
    February 26th, 2006
    at 4:49 pm

    Amen. That’s really quite a funny observation. I already spewed my guts regarding biblical literalism in response to the previous post, so I won’t rehash. This is such a horrible example of mind- and horizon-limiting indoctrination I almost got sick reading it.