Swept away in a storm of buzzwords!

It’s obvious that the one thing that is keeping Answers in Genesis afloat is that they’ve tapped into the same vein of fear and lunacy that Donald Trump draws strength from — so today Ken Ham posted cartoons to show all the things the rabid right fears most.

It’s a little weird that he’s got “male and female restrooms” whirling around in his imaginary tornado, and it’s a rather incoherent soup of words (is “creation” contributing to the chaos as much as “racism”?), but it’s also revealing. None of those words leave me feeling confused. Apparently, though, poor Ken and his cult-like followers want all the ideas to stop challenging them so he can cuddle up to his biblical anchor.


  1. larpar says

    Lying is bad except when you’re lying for Jesus. Isn’t that moral relativism?

  2. anthrosciguy says

    Yes, in the stormy seas of life you can be tossed and turned and it can be difficult, but remember that if it’s ever too much, you can just grab hold of an anchor and your troubles will soon be over.

    I don’t think these guys really think their metaphors through.

  3. zetopan says

    Why would the HAMster be against polygamy? Those bible fables are strongly in favor of polygamy. Of course other parts of the bible are not even pro-marriage. Trying to analyze the HAMster’s “thinking” is a gross exercise in futility.

  4. Matt G says

    I believe he’s talking about Trump’s sexual conduct, taking kids from their parents, encouraging anti-Semitism and Islamophobia, etc. I agree – IT MUST STOP!!

  5. Akira MacKenzie says

    Ah yes, “The West.” Ken loves to blame evolution for “racism” but he’s more than happy to use white supremacist dog whistles.

  6. Akira MacKenzie says

    larpar @ 1

    Lying is bad except when you’re lying for Jesus. Isn’t that moral relativism?

    Silly atheists, god’s moral laws are perfect and absolute… even when he changes his mind.

  7. DanDare says

    Where do they get this moral relativism mantra from anyway? I don’t think anyone here is a moral relativist.

  8. Akira MacKenzie says

    DanDare @10

    “Moral relativism” is a bugbear of the religious because they fear that without carved-in stone-morality and a cosmic hanging judge willing to deal our punishment to “evil-doers,” humanity will devolve in murder, rape, and pillage. We atheists/secularists/leftists MUST be relativists because we realize that morality is far more nuanced than their black-and-White ethos, that what they consider “evil” (i.e. anything regarding our genitalia) isn’t, and that despite our best efforts some bad guys will get away without punishment. They can’t deal with that reality.

  9. mcfrank0 says

    DanDare at #10 — “moral relativism” has as much literal meaning as “cultural marxism”. Intrinsically, they both simply stand for “stuff I don’t like”.

  10. hiddenheart says

    Moral relativism is when checks notes we say that rich white Christian men should face the same punishment for their crimes as everyone else, apparently.

  11. sparks says

    Aunty Em! Aunty Em!! It’s an AGM conspiracy theory caused twister!!!! This doesn’t look at all like America Toto…

  12. chrislawson says

    Psalm 137 gleefully advocates mass infanticide as revenge for Babylon’s mistreatment of Jerusalem:

    Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the stones.

    Isaiah 13 agrees.

    Every one that is found shall be thrust through; and every one that is joined unto them shall fall by the sword. Their children also shall be dashed to pieces before their eyes; their houses shall be spoiled, and their wives ravished. Behold, I will stir up the Medes against them, which shall not regard silver; and as for gold, they shall not delight in it. Their bows also shall dash the young men to pieces; and they shall have no pity on the fruit of the womb; their eyes shall not spare children.

    But wait! In Lamentations, which deals with the grief of Jerusalem’s destruction by Babylon, who is behind it all? Well, God. Because Jerusalem wasn’t good enough.

    Thou hast called as in a solemn day my terrors round about, so that in the day of the Lord’s anger none escaped nor remained: those that I have swaddled and brought up hath mine enemy consumed.

    So God punishes Jerusalem by bringing the army of Babylon to destroy the city, including the murder of its infants, and Jerusalem’s response is that they should destroy Babylon back, including the murder of its infants. All of this is God’s will…and yet infanticide is somehow the fault of not being biblical enough? And I haven’t even touched upon the story of Isaac.

  13. Oggie: Mathom says

    Thanks to a right-winger in my office, I have become quite well acquainted with the moral relativism of the extreme religious right: a poor person steals to get food? prison for life! while a rich man bilking investors out of millions of dollars, shredding labour laws, and lying on their taxes is just normal business and he should not be investigated (unless he is liberal, not Christian or not white).

  14. mnb0 says

    Hm, I get confused by moral absolutism – like “genocide is absolutely wrong, because YHWH says so, and YHWH is absolutely good by definition the same YHWH who has ordered genocide a couple of times according to the Holy Book he inspired”.

  15. unclefrogy says

    it ain’t just the religious right but the right in general, from my observation.
    see any republican press conference
    uncle frogy

  16. lanir says

    I think some of you are missing the point. If there wasn’t some very up-front hypocrisy going on, I think some of his intended audience might not know it was a religious message. He’d probably dislike being confused for a secular organization. That’s the Discovery Institute’s territory and I think they’re competitors.

  17. says

    The old “moral relativism” canard. Here in Ireland it goes something like:

    Apologists for Catholic Church: The laws of God are absolute and for all time! Anything else is moral relativism!
    Secular campaigners: (point to evidence of widespread child abuse in industrial schools and Magdalene laundries, baby-farming in mother & baby homes, etc.)
    Apologists for Catholic Church: Ah, yes, well, you see, those were different times…