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Atheists Hate Ham?

So I have been wondering; why do atheists have such animosity for Ken Ham? He is attacked so viciously, so often by atheists that I wonder if they have pure, unadulterated hatred for the man. And again I wonder, why? Before I go on, I want to share this cartoon that was drawn by Jennifer over at http://blaghag.blogspot.com.

To see the rest of this cartoon, visit the Blaghag.



Before I explain the context of this, I want to quote what she said at the end of her post:

What did I learn from making this? ...It is impossible to draw Ken Ham NOT evil looking. I mean, seriously. Compare this comic to a photograph and you'll know what I mean.

While I understand she was saying this in jest, it's clear there is, to say the least, some hard feelings here.

To explain this cartoon, PZ Myers is the man with dark hair in this cartoon. He seems to be someone that atheists hold in high esteem, as his blog, http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/ , has a very large, cult like following.  An atheist student group called Secular Student Alliance is sending Myers and anyone who wants to join him to the Creation Museum next Friday, August 7, and the atheist blogosphere is buzzing.

And evidence of the buzz is Jennifer from Blaghag's little comic strip where she has dreams of Myers overcoming Ham's dinosaur with his own "war horse" Cthulhu Fhtagn. Which according to Wikipedia is a:

fictional cosmic entity created by horror author H. P. Lovecraft in 1926, first appearing in the short story "The Call of Cthulhu" when it was published in Weird Tales in 1928.

Whatever.  So anyway, I guess Myers is supposed to call on Cthulhu what'shisname and he overcomes the evil Ham's dinosaur. 

Getting back to the hatred of Ham and the Creation Museum, why?  Why do you all care?  Especially when you consider that you have the truth?  Why not leave us goofy Christians alone on this one?  I cannot help but believe that atheists are threatened by Ken Ham because he doesn't need the Bible to disprove evolution, he uses science. 

That's right, sacred science. 

And not only that, he doesn't care what the scientic community's lemmings think of him.  And then, on top of that, he has the nerve to educate as many as possible about the truths of science, which is what the Creation Museum is all about.  Thus, he needs to be brought down.

But how? What is Myers going to do?  I ask because I've been to the Creation Museum, and it's all science.  There's not going to be any Bible-thumping going on.  Ken Ham shows how science proves the Bible, and not the other way around, so Myers will have his hands full. (I know atheists are chuckling, but I assure you, it's true.)

And I think that's the reason, Ham is the real thing, and atheists know it.  This is primarily why we see the "evil" tag applied to him, as opposed to the "stupid" tag.

Here's the HardTruth.

In spite of the hatred of Ham, he will own (I prefer to spell that word right) Myers.  Of course when the visit is over He will blog about how ridiculous the place was, but he will offer no proof that anything he saw was wrong, and I can guarantee you that.  And just so everyone knows, I will be there when the thundering herd shows up, and I plan on talking to them and interacting with them as much as they will allow, and if they lie on their blogs, I'll be right here to point it out.  So PZ, I can't wait to see you, Jennifer. and the rest of your loyal subjects, and that's the HardTruth.

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