Wanna see real unrelenting hatred in AiG? Check out PZ Meyer's latest post.
We found it unfortunate that someone took this sad time as an opportunity to take a shot at the Creation Museum in an obituary. And sad, too, that some of the information was not correct. There were not hundreds at the protest rally outside the gates of the Creation Museum when it opened—we counted perhaps 70 people. Also it was not so "peaceful," considering that the protestors brought in a loud rock band to disrupt our opening day, and also rented a plane to circle and buzz the museum for a few hours, dragging a banner stating: "Thou shalt not lie."
She was one of Ken Ham's many enemies, so I could understand a little fist-shaking…but this is so piously hypocritical. He finds it unfortunate that someone would snipe at the idiocy of his "museum" in an obituary, but doesn't seem to find it at all unfortunate that he has chosen to snipe at the deceased."
Proof that the likes of Ham has no heart when it comes to the loss of a person who exposes the truth behind their lies, their idiocy, their propaganda, and their stupid crackhouses. Now wanna see real dishonesty in AiG? Then check out this post from Jim Lippard.
"Old-earth creationist Charles Spurgeon delivered a June 17, 1855 sermon (four years before Darwin published Origin of Species) in which he stated that the earth had to be "many millions of years" old. When Answers in Genesis published that sermon on their website, they omitted that sentence, 'We know not how remote the period of the creation of this globe may be-certainly many millions of years before the time of Adam.'
After Martin pointed out the omission, Answers in Genesis inserted a footnote containing the omitted sentence, stating that this footnote was inadvertently omitted from their publication of the sermon. But they made no apologies for removing the sentence in question from its proper context and relegating it to a footnote."
This is not the first report of this. Planet Preterist, a site dealing with the Christian doctrine of Preterism (believing all the prophesies of the Bible have been fulfilled when Romans sacked Jerusalem in 70 AD), made this known before Jim brought it up on his blog.
Answers in Genesis never tells the truth. This is another blatant example outright of just how dishonest and insolent Ken Ham and his AiG cronies really are. But that's not all. One time, an old article appeared on the site that shows Ham firing two people who disregard his idiocy..
"It came to our attention that last week, the Cincinnati based Answers In Genesis, which labels itself as "a Christian apologetics ministry" fired two of its employees for subscribing to the doctrine of Preterism. We should point out that Answers In Genesis has a strong dispensationalist background and a lot of its financial support comes from dispensationalist churches and congregations."
.and denies it has ever happened!
This posting is in response to your June 15 posting entitled, “Answers in Genesis (AIG) Fires Preterists… ”
The leadership of Answers in Genesis is troubled that you have made public claims about this ministry that are simply untrue. Allow me to respond to the individual claims in your posting:
“It came to our attention that last week, the Cincinnati based Answers In Genesis, which labels itself as "a Christian apologetics ministry" fired two of its employees for subscribing to the doctrine of Preterism.”
Due to privacy laws, we are unable to release information about why employees are released from duty - for any reason. We do, however, require that all employees agree with our statement of faith. Any reasonable person would expect a non-profit Christian ministry to require that those who serve in its ranks believe and support what the organization believes. Otherwise, how could such staff - in good conscience - serve?
“We should point out that Answers In Genesis has a strong dispensationalist background”
I am genuinely puzzled to know what led you to the conclusion that, “Answers In Genesis has a strong dispensationalist background”? In AiG's Statement of Faith, publicly posted on our web site, you will find that our position on eschatology is not 'strong dispensationalist'. Rather, under section '(C) Theology', point #9 simply states, “Jesus Christ… shall return in like manner to this Earth as Judge of the living and the dead.” This statement is consistent with the major orthodox views of eschatology such as Historic Premillennialism, Postmillennialism, and Amillennialism. Is a person or organization automatically 'dispensational' if it disagrees with the full preterist view on the nature and timing of the return of Christ? I hope not. Such a generalization would be careless."
Planetpreterist has just learned that the young-earth creationist organization known as Answers in Genesis just placed a huge billboard outside of Whitehall, Montana, home of Tim Martin. Tim Martin was the original author of the 2005 edition of Beyond Creation Science: How Preterism Refutes a Global Flood and Impacts the Genesis Debate. Tim is also a columnist here at Planetpreterist.com. Let’s go live to Whitehall, Montana to get the latest on this breaking story.
Virgil Vaduva: Hi, Tim. What’s going on out there?
Tim Martin: Well, Virgil, I’m not really sure. But it does seem strange. I was driving home from work yesterday when I saw it. I brought my camera today. I think you can see from the picture that the sign is a real attention-grabber. I was so surprised to be looking down the barrel of a gun, that I almost missed the ad for answersingenesis.org. But sure enough, there it was.
VV: So AiG bought advertising on the sign? Where is this sign?
TM: Oh, it’s about 3 miles outside of Whitehall. It’s a new sign. Probably the biggest sign in the county now, right on Interstate 90 which runs through Whitehall – where I live.
VV: Why would AiG buy advertising in Montana?
TM: I can only assume to get their message out. What’s weird is that I-90 isn’t all that busy except for the tourist part of the year. Lots of people go this way to Glacier National Park during the summer, but during the winter it dwindles to normal traffic and locals.
VV: So they bought the sign for the travel season?
TM: I don’t know how long they bought it for. I don’t even know who, exactly, bought it, to tell you the truth. What seems strange to me is that they bought the sign 3 miles from Whitehall where I live. I’ve never seen AiG advertise in Montana before. As you know, my writing work has been dedicated to refuting a global flood in Genesis which is a big part of young-earth creationist belief. I think Preterism shows how the biblical flood was local, and that pretty much puts an end to the stuff AiG teaches about flood geology, etc. Maybe it was entirely coincidental. Maybe they just picked an open billboard and it just happened to be the biggest billboard in my county, and just happened to be 3 miles out of Whitehall, where I live. Maybe it is just a most amazing coincidence."
And that's how incredibility low can Ham go and how worse can he be in his continuation of his hate mongering escapades.
EDIT: Not only did Ham omitted the "millions of years before Adam" quote, he even changed the whole sermon as well!