posted on Jul, 21 2014 @ 08:57 PM
… sigh …
As an orthodox Christian, when I run across stories like this, I don't know whether to laugh or cry.
Creationist Ken Ham has said that the U.S. space program is a waste of money because any alien life that scientists found would be damned to
“I’m shocked at the countless hundreds of millions of dollars that have been spent over the years in the desperate and fruitless search for
extraterrestrial life,” Ham wrote in a Sunday column on his Answers in Genesis website.
There is so much wrong there that I don't even know where to start.
But I do want to say that Ham represents an extremely
minority viewpoint. Though the non-Christian "pro-science" crowd seems to frequently want
to paint all Christians with a Ken Ham shaped brush, that is not the case. I am an orthodox Christian, I have bachelor and masters degrees in a
science, I am "pro-science", recognize evolution as the process by which higher life arose on Earth, and I don't believe that God created the Earth in
six days six thousand years ago.
Ken Ham is a nut, and deserves to be treated as such.
Space exploration is about advancing our understanding of the universe (God's created universe, Ken Ham -- if there are aliens, they are God's
creation, too!), not about proselytizing to all life in the galaxy.
I'll leave that to the Jehovah's Witnesses, who are no doubt contemplating building spaceships to one day drop copies of The Watchtower
E.T.'s doorstep, lol.
edit on 21-7-2014 by adjensen because: (no reason given)