Ken Ham, the President of a Creationist Museum in Kentucky, stopped by FOX & Friends to celebrate the fact that he put up a billboard that basically tells atheists they’re wrong.
It was in response to a sign made by atheists that said “Who needs Christ in Christmas? Nobody.”
Honestly, I don’t mind either one putting up a billboard for the sake of debate. It’s what Ham said in the interview that bugged me a bit.
You know, the atheist who are a very small minority in the population have been trying to impose their religion of atheism on the culture now for quite a while. You know, getting Bible – prayer out of schools. Christian symbols out of public places.
Because they’re becoming so aggressive, I just feel that it’s really time Christians really stood up in this culture to take on the atheists and to proclaim their message of hope. I mean, what’s the atheists’ message? There is no God? When you die that’s the end of you? So everything’s just meaningless and hopelessness?
A few quick things that Hasselbeck should have corrected him on, if she would have taken a break from just nodding and agreeing.
– Atheism is not a religion. A religion is based on your beliefs.
– The issue atheists have is that they don’t feel they should be forced to participate in a religion they don’t believe in. They don’t want to pray when they go to school and they don’t feel it should be taught in a classroom in public schools. FOX News – If say, a Muslim made the same demands of these things, you’d be screaming “Sharia Law!” at the top of your lungs. Hell, you did that when you heard there were Muslim girls taking private swimming lessons.
– He also repeatedly said they were a small minority population. Does that mean they are to be ignored? Minority populations get a voice too, regardless of if you agree or not. Some who aren’t a part a specific group might support what they stand for. There’s a lot of straight people who support LGBT rights.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not bashing Christians or Christianity here. I celebrate Christmas. I love people from all walks of life. I also know there’s many Christians who understand that, like I believe, practicing religion should be a private matter, or it should be practiced among those who are like-minded. Demanding that the entire population participate in your religion will always get some push back.
Do you remember when the militant atheist put up a Festivus Pole next to a nativity display at Florida’s Capital? Do you remember how nuts Gretchen Carlson and her panel went over it? That was just a pole. Why was she upset? Because she felt it was forced on her and should be removed out of respect. Now take that same panel and have them discuss prayer in school and their reaction would likely be that everyone should just accept it. That’s the problem.
Hasselbeck also said America supports Ham while showing a Rassmussen poll backing up his stance. If you’re not familiar with Rasmussen, they have a right-wing lean, which is fine. I have a left-wing lean obviously. When I do a poll, most votes will lean left. The problem is when you tell your viewers that the poll represented all Americans. That’s obviously bullshit.
If I did a poll asking who would you rather vote for between Elizabeth Warren and Rand Paul, Warren would win in a landslide. If I claimed that America voted Warren in a landslide, I’d be a liar because only -or mostly- liberals voted on it. If the same poll was placed on The Daily Caller, Rand Paul would win.
She also said Christmas is to remind people to be kind. I’m cool with that. Hopefully, folks don’t wait for holidays to show kindness though. Also, I hope she keeps this in mind when she invites another baker on her show to explain why they find it okay to deny service to gay couples.
For Ham’s interview with Hasselbeck, please check out the video below.