Friday, January 24, 2014

God's QC 11.2: Nye - Ham: Morality, Miracles

Here I continue my thoughts on the debate between Bill Nye and Ken Ham on Feb 4, 2014 at the Creation Museum in Kentucky. Now that we've discussed Ham's misuse of basic terms, let's consider some of the other points he made in his YouTube response to the BigThink interview with Bill Nye.
"I tell you what is real abuse...what is inappropriate for children: when you teach them...there's no god...who determines right and wrong? You do. Who determines what's good and bad? You do."
I hate to break it to all you superstitionists out there, but even if your demon Yahweh exists, even if its hideous holy writ is true, the answers to these questions remain the same. Look around the world at the more than 30k flavors of superstition you have created and ask yourself: who determines which parts of the bible to interpret literally and which figuratively? Clearly, you do. Who decides which unambiguous directives from Yahweh applied only in ancient times and need not be followed today? You do. Who determines right and wrong? You do. Moral relativism is a given among humans. It always has been, and it has never had anything to do with their beliefs, or lack thereof, in sky fairies.
"Creationists are giving [children] a basis for developing technology: ...we can trust the laws of nature; we can trust the uniformity of nature."
Really? We can trust the laws and uniformity of nature? What laws of nature can we refer to that explain a fully grown man being fashioned from dirt and a fully grown woman from one of his ribs? There are no such laws. But that was during Creation Week, you say? Ok, so during Creation Week, Yahweh suspended the uniformity of nature that we can supposedly trust and instead ran the universe with magic.

How about after Creation Week? What laws of nature can we refer to that explain a talking serpent? Did serpents in those days have vocal cords? Lips? How big were their brains? Big enough to enable the serpents to learn human language? But that was before the Fall, you say? Ok, so before the Fall, Yahweh suspended the uniformity of nature that we can supposedly trust and instead ran the universe with magic.

How about after the Fall? What laws of nature can we refer to that explain how all those animals rendezvoused with Noah at the ark before the Great Flood? Your article on Answers In Genesis answers my question. What does it say? "God brought the animals to Noah by some form of supernatural means". So according to the bible, Yahweh regularly suspends the uniformity of nature that we can supposedly trust and instead runs the universe with magic. Where do the superstitious parents of these unfortunate children get the idea that they can trust the laws and uniformity of nature? Certainly not from Yahweh. That's 11.2. Thanks for watching.

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