Wednesday, July 14, 2010

AAI - Facepalm courtesy of Ken Ham

Reading up on my blogs this morning I came across this post by PZ Myers, which shows us the non-hug-worthy paranoia of Ken Ham.

At AAI in Copenhagen, a short declaration was written up over the course of the three days, to give som kind of physical manifestation and purpose to the whole meeting; as opposed to just celebrating ourselves and hugging all our heroes.

Ken Ham, president of Answers in Genesis and in charge of the Creation Museum, re-wrote the declaration, translating it for his followers, and the degree of paranoia in this text is just amazing. Basically, he states that whenever atheists say:

We recognize the unlimited right to freedom of conscience, religion and belief, and that freedom to practice one’s religion should be limited only by the need to respect the rights of others.


He thinks this means:

We recognize the unlimited right (even though we have no objective basis for “rights” in our system) to freedom of conscience, religion, and belief—except for Christians—and that freedom to practice one’s religion should be limited only by the need to respect the rights of others (this is the golden rule: “do unto others . . . ” for which we have no logical basis in our way of thinking)—except for Christians, as we reject Christianity totally and must try to eliminate it.



No hug for you, Ken Ham.

For more on this, check out PZ's post on Pharyngula.

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