One time PZ informed me about a certain idiot book Ken Ham wrote entitled, Darwin's [sic] Plantation: Evolution's Racist Roots, where the tag line reads,
"Although racism did not begin with Darwinism, Darwin did more than any person to popularize it."
Since when did Darwin popularized it?— Nope. Better yet: why does Ken Ham ignore the real history of racism (and intolerance, too) that correctly depicts racism being popularized by the Christian church more than anything else? Why is racism and slavery found and enforced in the bible? Why did Darwin opposed slavery if you think he was for it? Why was there slave markets on church grounds and pastors reciting bible verses while scourging slaves for even the most tiniest, forgivable of mistakes? Why do many churches throughout the world, even in the United States, still promote racism to this very day? Case in point: The churches in Germany who still continues to promote racial hatred towards Jews thanks to the teachings of Martin Luther and the very many members, pastors, and leaders of Christian Fundamentalist groups who reject evolution and "millions of years" and yet, they show no shame in being the proud members of the KKK. And above all, why does Ken Ham spew out lies and malicious hate-mongering speeches against Darwin and anyone else who refuses to conform to his narrow-minded view on science, history, and social issues? Why does Ham want God to destroy Darwin's home, The Down House?
Case in Point: Ham's pathetic sob story about his visit to the Down House containing this following excerpt:
"While in England, we visited Darwin's home, called Down House, where millions of dollars have recently been spent restoring the home (it's almost a shrine to the man). As we toured through the house, we went into the room where Darwin wrote On the Origin of Species-a book which literally changed the world. We stood there and stared at the very chair Darwin sat as he wrote this book-his most famous legacy. It was a book that attacked the foundations of the Christian faith, with an impact that was felt around the world. I prayed, 'Lord, bring down this ‘house'-this ‘house' of evolution that has permeated cultures around the world.'"
What if God rejects Ham's prayer request and spared the Down House? Better yet, how would he like it if God brings down his own precious house of creation, his crackhouse of a "museum," that has permeated cultures around the world instead with a strong tornado, fire, or an accidental plane crash? If you, Ham does not have any respect for Darwin, his house, his family, his life, legacy, and everything else in between, then why should we have any respect for you, your family, your house, your life, your idiotic legacy, and everything else in between?
He boasts about having some friends who are blacks, and yet Ham continuously spews out hatred against the likes of the Aborigine natives indigenous to Australia! Why does he also show contempt and disrespect for them despite his constant claims about Ham himself not being a racist?
Observe case in point: Ken Ham lying about the aborigines' religious background:
"Someone, somewhere in their [Aboriginal] history, has turned away from the true God, devised their own religion and successfully persuaded their fellow Aboriginals to accept it. They have suffered the consequences of this. Instead of being a culture regenerated by God's standards, they have degenerated from them. Now, before you start shouting racist, take into consideration the fact that the European culture in Australia is little different …on the basis of a literal Biblical view of world history, aborigines have been in Australia less than 4,000 years (not 40,000). Many want land rights so that Aboriginal sacred or religious sites can be kept. Is this valid? Again, before we can decide, we must have a correct view of why they want sacred sites preserved. Is it that they want to preserve all things associated with their religion? If this is the case then to understand their religion, you have to understand their true history. Isn't their religion anti-God? Shouldn't Christians rather be telling the aborigines they need to turn to the true God of history and turn their back on pagan worship?"
In other words… what Ham is really saying is this:
"Should we kidnap their children for force indoctrination and sex and have no regard for their "Dreamtime" beliefs and livelihoods with nature and just do whatever it takes to force our ways on them and if they resist, kill them just like what the European immigrants have done within the past 200 years before Darwin published his Origins of Species book?"
Every time Ham says what he teach is not evolution or racism, he ultimately gives out the most clearest of impressions that what he teach and promote is evolution and racism despite Ham's repeat of saying they're not. Ham has a knack of telling fabricated sob stories about Ota Benga being put in a Zoo's Monkey House to promote evolution and Stalin and Hitler using evolution to exterminate millions of people (even though none of them ever understood and never even looked at Darwin's writings at all, let alone put any references to Darwin and evolution into their writings) through his idiot book, One Blood; The Biblical Answer to Racism, argues that all humans are of one race, and lie about scientific institutions, claiming they instigated the murder of Australian and Native American peoples so they can shrunk their heads and put them on museum displays and brand them as human missing links, yet turn around and spew out unrelenting hatred towards Jews, Gays, Muslims, and Islamic groups, openly use displays to advocate the age old biblical religious claim that all black people are cursed to become slaves to the whites because they're all direct descendants of Ham who mocked Noah's nakedness, so therefore they should all be slaves to the whites who are direct descendants of Shem and Japheth as told in Genesis 9:24-27.
From Bing's site — The worst thing that we saw was a display that suggests that black people are cursed. Notice this illustration of post-Babel dispersion:
Look where the decedents of Ham, who are cursed for seeing Noah's nakedness, are going:
Guess who lives in Africa? Black people. Therefore: black people carry the curse of Ham in their pigmentation. This, of course, was used as a biblical rationalization for chattel slavery of black Africans for generations, and the Creation Museum, right across town from the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, continues to perpetuate this unsubstantiated, non-biblical and racist heritage. You make me vomit, Ken Ham. I wish there were a hell; you would sure be in it. And you have the balls to sell "Darwin's Plantation" in the bookstore? You are beneath contempt, you nauseating hypocrite.
And even prayed that God will destroy Darwin' s house and then ask his followers about wiping out the "Dreamtime" religions and lively hoods of Australian aborigines so they can impose Christian dogma on them as stated above.
If this isn't racial hypocrisy Ham is displaying and parading about in all of his writings, literature, and displays, then I don't know what it is.