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Ken Ham Blames Atheists, Satan for Ark Park Implosion

It appears that Answers in Genesis’ planned Noah’s Ark theme park is on the verge of collapsing despite millions of dollars in tax breaks from the state of Kentucky and Ken Ham is blaming everyone else for it, especially us evil atheist bloggers doing the work of Satan. A Louisville news site has an email he sent about it:

Please be aware that the associated complications and struggles have been beyond our control. The battles were another reminder of the truth of Ephesians 6:12: “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.”

As you have read in some of my prior emails, many challenges and road blocks came up as we worked through the stages of the bond offering and the first closing. From atheists attempting to register for the bond offering and disrupting it, to secular bloggers and reporters writing very misleading and inaccurate articles about the bonds, to brokerage firms saying “yes” but after reading these incorrect reports saying “no” in allowing the Ark bonds into their client accounts—the obstacles were numerous and disruptive. Frankly, it has been an extremely stressful and frustrating time for all of us.

For many of you, I know this may have caused some confusion, extra steps, and even frustration, which perhaps led you to not be able to move forward or to have doubts about participating in the Ark bond offering.

Several persons directly involved in the Ark bonds process have indicated to us that they have never experienced the level of opposition as we have encountered. It’s an indication of the immense spiritual battle we are in, as per Ephesians 6 above.

As I’ve written to you before, the attacks we have seen on the Ark bond offering have just confirmed for me that the Enemy does not want this project to go ahead. Actually, though, the opposition just encourages me. You see, if we weren’t involved in a vital Bible-proclaiming outreach that should have a massive impact on the hearts and lives of countless people, I don’t believe we would see this sort of opposition.

Okay, I’ll gladly take a little bit of the credit for that. But I guess Ken just didn’t pray hard enough.

Comments

  1. busterggi says

    Perhaps Ham should question why his god has forsaken him – there is no answer he’ll like.

  2. Draken says

    From atheists attempting to register for the bond offering and disrupting it

    How does Ken Ham know they’re atheists? Was he there?

  3. says

    I bet that someday someone will audit Ham’s books and discover he’s taking pretty good care of himself.

    It’s a shame god hasn’t just dropped a big old nugget of platinum for Ham or one of those old fashioned miracles. It must constantly embarrass god to see his minions begging on streetcorners like common mountebanks. What was it Sam Kinison said “jesus had to walk at night because he couldn’t afford shoes but Pat Robertson needs 4 cadillacs”. Yep.

  4. anubisprime says

    “the attacks we have seen on the Ark bond offering have just confirmed for me that the Enemy does not want this project to go ahead”

    Not only the ‘enemy’ but your own ‘effing delusional Capo di tutti capi is obviously not assed either way!

    Or is totally out of its depth what with atheists, secular bloggers and reporters ‘ganging up’ on the poor defenceless bucket of bollix which Hambone worships!

  5. Draken says

    The comments on that site are precious:

    FNM
    Posted January 6, 2014 at 7:38 pm | Permalink

    Is it just me, or does the dinosaur in that picture have a penis on his head?

    What has been seen cannot be unseen.

  6. Michael Heath says

    Ken Ham writes:

    Please be aware that the associated complications and struggles have been beyond our control. The battles were another reminder of the truth of Ephesians 6:12: “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.”

    Otherwise known as free market forces in a capitalist economy. Is Mr. Ham a socialist?

  7. raven says

    It appears that Answers in Genesis’ planned Noah’s Ark theme park is on the verge of collapsing …

    I/we wish.

    It’s not doing that bad though. They need $70 million. They are claiming they already have $40 million and closing is February 6. That is almost a month away.

    They aren’t that far away. So they might reach their target, might not. What Ham is doing right now is just beating the xian persecution drum and trying to scare up some more money.

  8. alanb says

    Marcus Ranum: I bet that someday someone will audit Ham’s books and discover he’s taking pretty good care of himself.

    According to the 2010 Form 990 his income was 197K. Not nearly as lucrative as some of the megachurches. .

  9. Michael Heath says

    I forgot this yahoo has humans not only living in nature with dinosaurs, but even domesticating them (see pics at link Ed provides).

  10. sigurd jorsalfar says

    Michael Heath: “Otherwise known as free market forces in a capitalist economy”

    Who knew that the invisible hand belonged to Satan?

  11. raven says

    Ham babbling:

    Several persons directly involved in the Ark bonds process have indicated to us that they have never experienced the level of opposition as we have encountered. It’s an indication of the immense spiritual battle we are in, as per Ephesians 6 above.

    Ham is lying here.

    The bond issue isn’t being opposed by satan, demons, or atheists.

    It isn’t doing well not because of the level of opposition but because it is about the weakest bond issue anyone has ever seen.

    The red flags are everywhere. Being issued by a 501(c)3 nonprofit, unrated, backed by no one, the creation museum itself isn’t doing so well, dying religion, scammer looking religious kooks, and on and on. There are far better investment opportunities elsewhere.

  12. sigurd jorsalfar says

    But raven, it’s a ‘faith backed’ bond. That should be the safest bond there is!

  13. raven says

    Marcus Ranum: I bet that someday someone will audit Ham’s books and discover he’s taking pretty good care of himself.

    According to the 2010 Form 990 his income was 197K. Not nearly as lucrative as some of the megachurches.

    It’s way more than that.

    1. Getting money out of churches scams is a highly developed science in the USA. He probably has all sorts of off the books perks, and benefits. A platinum retirement plan, platinum health care insurance, IRA’s, gigantic expense account, housing allowance, servants, and so on.

    2. A lot of his relatives are on the payroll. IIRC, one of the executives is married to his daughter and so on.

    3. So add it all up. How much is Ham et al. siphoning off from AIG? Got me. I’m not a forensic accountant and don’t care enough to add it all up. I wouldn’t be surprised if the clan is getting around a million a year.

  14. Usernames are smart says

    the weakest bond issue anyone has ever seen. — Raven (#15)

    YOU LIE!!!

    Everyone knows that bonds are like “free money”. It is proven in scripture:

    Jeremiah 27:2 Thus saith the LORD to me; Make thee bonds and yokes, and put them upon thy neck,

    Checkmate!!!!!</joke>

  15. raven says

    Ham babbling some more:

    From atheists attempting to register for the bond offering and disrupting it…

    Cthulhu, this doesn’t make any sense.

    1. How does he know they were atheists? Stealing from Draken, Was he there?

    2. How are these atheists attempting to register for the bond offering disrupting it? I don’t see that registering for a bond offering does anything like that.

    3. How did he stop them from registering for the bond offering anyway? Most likely, he has no idea who registered and doesn’t care as long as they buy them.

    Everyone knows that bonds are like “free money”.

    They can be. Especially if you don’t pay them back, i.e. default. Which happens every once in a while.

  16. timberwoof says

    Ken, Ken, Ken, Ken, Ken. Sigh. Isn’t it clear to you by now that God is on the atheists’ side in this?

  17. shouldbeworking says

    #12

    Marcus Ranum: I bet that someday someone will audit Ham’s books and discover he’s taking pretty good care of himself.

    According to the 2010 Form 990 his income was 197K. Not nearly as lucrative as some of the megachurches.

    I’m in the wrong job. That’s 2.2 times my salary as a teacher.

  18. peterh says

    Interesting that Ken should lead off his latest screed by quoting a text widely held to be a forgery.

  19. Doug Little says

    I thought it was the lack of any real assets backing the bonds that was causing financial institutions to give them a wide birth. Silly me.

  20. howardhershey says

    I wonder what percentage of his retirement account is in these wonderful faith-based bonds?

  21. says

    Michael Heath: “Otherwise known as free market forces in a capitalist economy”

    Who knew that the invisible hand belonged to Satan?

    You haven’t heard the expression, “The invisible hand is the devil’s plaything”?

  22. Doug Little says

    I wonder what percentage of his retirement account is in these wonderful faith-based bonds?

    Hopefully all, realistically none.

  23. felidae says

    Good to know that we atheists have power over the bond market and Ken Ham’s god does not. I would like to see the divine flush lever pulled on this scumbag

  24. grumpyoldfart says

    Ken wrote that email so that his followers would concentrate on the outsiders. While they are doing that, he will be working on procedures that will enable him to (legally) get all of the donated money out of the ark project and into his own pocket.

  25. birgerjohansson says

    He should have set up his theme park earlier and used Jesse Helms as an example of humans and dinosaurs co-existing.

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