Creationist Ken Ham: The State Has Created 'The Church of Evolution With Darwin As The High Priest'

By Michael W. Chapman | February 16, 2016 | 4:07pm EST


Creationist Ken Ham, author and

founder of the Creation Museum.

(Photo: AIG)

Ken Ham, a biologist and supporter of young Earth creationism, said evolution is a “belief,” not a “theory” -- a “fairy tale” for people who “try to explain life without God” -- and he added that the secular State has established a church, the “Church of Evolution, with Darwin as the High Priest,” and teachers and professors as “priests” who push the Darwin religion in the schools.

In an interview on VCY America on Feb. 10, two days before the international Darwin Day, host Jim Schneider said to Ken Ham, “I was disturbed in my spirit to hear we have House now and Senate resolutions declaring Feb. 12 to be Darwin Day, and as much as that grieved me, it grieved me even more though to see that churches are doing the very same thing.”

Ken Ham, president of Answers in Genesis and founder of the Creation Museum, said, “Churches are doing the very same thing.  And think about this: At the same time, they’re trying to throw nativity scenes out of public places, take Christ out of Christmas, and then they claim there’s separation of church and state but there is no such thing as church and state.”

“The First Amendment doesn’t even have that  terminology in it,” said Ham.  “The establishment clause is about the state not establishing a church. But the state has established a church, it’s the Church of Evolution, with Darwin as the high priest, if you like, and a lot of these teachers and professors as priests in this religion of evolution that they’re imposing through the schools.”

“You’ve got an atheist who’s been trying to get these Evolution Weekends, and pastors to sign on to the clergy letter to oppose people believing in a literal Genesis,” he continued.  “All this is happening, all at the same time. I don’t think it’s any coincidence that the Lord has raised up a ministry like Answers in Genesis and the Creation Museum, and now the coming Ark Encounter, to call people back to the authority of the Word of God.” 

The First Amendment to the Constitution states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

Continuing with his remarks about Darwinian evolution, Ham said, “What we’ve got to understand is molecules-to-man evolution, that’s not observational science, that’s a belief, that’s a story that people made up to try to explain how life arose.”

Naturalist and geologist Charles

Darwin (1809-1882), author

of On The Origin of Species.  



“Christians have an account of origins in the Bible that God has given us,” he said,  “and here’s the point that I make to people: As you take the account in Genesis, the more you use observational science in the present as you study genetics, as you study biology, you see it confirms the Bible’s account of creation. And the Flood and the Tower of Babel do not confirm molecules-to-man evolution.”

“Molecules-to-man evolution is a fairy tale,” said Ham, author of The Lie: Evolution. “That’s really what it is. It’s man’s story, in rebellion against God, to try to be his own god, to try to explain life without God.  We need to make people realize what it is.”  

“We actually, we have this on our website too, we actually will encourage you to say ‘not the theory of evolution but belief in evolution,’” said Ham. “The reason is because when people say theory, the idea of a theory is that there’s evidence for it. There’s no evidence for evolution, so it’s not even a theory.”

“It’s actually a belief – that’s what it is,” said Ham.  “It’s someone’s belief, it’s a blind faith belief. There is no evidence for evolution. What they’re doing is telling people, ‘look, when you look at finches with different beaks,’ then they’re interpreting that with, ‘given enough time, one kind will change into another.’”

Ham continued, “But, see, we need to show people: You don’t observe evolution. When you look in the glass cases in museums, you don’t see evolution, you see fossils, you see creatures that live on the earth, and so on. Evolution is pasted on the glass case, not in the glass case. It’s man’s interpretation, man’s belief, man’s religion.”

Ken Ham is the author (or co-author) of more than 20 books. In addition to his degrees in environmental biology and education, he has been awarded four honorary degrees. Ken Ham is married and has five children. 

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