I Was a Teenage Apologist: My Journey from Christianity to Atheism

“Do not demand that your belief [in a personal God] be reasonable. You will be threatened with the loss of your faith. You may well lose your faith. Those who have lost their faith in God are generally those who have felt the need for good reasons, for evidence, for argument. Better that you should take as your slogan ‘credo […]

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Ken Ham Hates Journalists

It’s been a frustrating month for Ken Ham, the Australian-born biblical-literalist and god-botherer who wants to build a giant monument to ignorance in the form of a scale-sized model of Noah’s ark. The frustration he’s feeling is borne of the nervousness felt by the charlatan whose complete lack of human decency is being exposed in detail by people who ask […]

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No Salvation for Aliens

In a shameless display of unfettered narcissism and cosmic ignorance, famous young-earth creationist Ken Ham stated in a recent blog post that even if intelligent extraterrestrials exist (which he expressly denies as a possibility), they would be damned to hell anyway. His reasoning is as follows: Since any intelligent extraterrestrial life would not be descended from Adam, caretaker of the biblical […]

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The Ark Encounter: A Deserted Theme Park in the Making

On February 27, 2014, Ken Ham announced to the press that he has raised just enough money to begin construction on a life-size replica of Noah’s Ark. This ark is to be the main attraction of the Ark Encounter, a creationist theme park he has long wanted to build in Williamstown, Kentucky at an estimated cost of $73 million. The […]

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The Babylonian Ark Tablet: A Thorn in the Side of Biblical Literalists

The biblical story of Noah’s Ark has been in the news for the past few months, mostly because of the highly-publicized efforts of the young-earth creationist organization Answers in Genesis and its CEO Ken Ham to build a full-scale replica of the fabled boat in what has become a financially doomed project called the Ark Encounter. Ancient flood myths have […]

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Ken Ham’s Lucrative Shipwreck

Stormy weather is on the horizon for Ken Ham, president of the non-profit young-earth creationist organization Answers in Genesis. It turns out that his particular deity is not powerful enough to keep his religiously-motivated ark-building project afloat. However, as we will see, Ham is wearing a lifejacket made of greenbacks that will preserve him financially at the expense of all […]

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Ken Ham’s Sinking Boat

“Those people who wait in these times for the numerically impressive organizations of American religion to coalesce into a powerful redemptive force are bound to find the present circumstances profoundly unsatisfying.” ~ R. Laurence Moore, Selling God: American Religion in the Marketplace of Culture (1994) In the last few years, the building of life-sized replicas of the biblical ark of […]

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