Infighting is funny, Christian fundamentalist edition: Ken Ham of Answers in Genesis is upset at fellow zealots like Mark Driscoll (Seattle’s Mars Hill Church) and Robert Jeffress (Dallas’s First Baptist Church) for shying away from his fetishized brand of Young-Earth Creationism and accuses them of “undermining” Christianity in the process:
During a recent interview on the Bill O’Reilly show, Dr. Robert Jeffress, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Dallas, acknowledged his belief that the earth could have been created 13.7 billion years ago.
“I think it very well could have been,” Jeffress told O’Reilly. “One of the things fundamentalist Christians mess up on is they try to say the earth is 6,000 years old. The Bible never makes that claim.”
Ham denounced Jeffress statement maintaining the Bible makes no such claim that the earth is billions of years old.
“Pastors need to be told that when you do that, you undermine the authority of Scripture,” Ham said. “They are helping atheism by undermining the authenticity of the word of God.”
Oh, don’t worry, Ken. As much as we heathens appreciate your fellow bigoted crackpots’s talent for discrediting themselves every time they open their mouths, they really can’t hold a candle to the kind of man who would sink millions of dollars into a stronghold of fantastical bullshit posing as a scientific establishment and whose intellectual/ideological equals can’t match wits with any properly educated sixth-grader.
One good thing about being an atheist: No other group needs to put in as little effort to disprove and discredit its opponents, since they’re adept at revealing their own mad idiocy all by themselves.
(via Right Wing Watch)