Creationist Ken Ham says evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins isn’t really an atheist — because atheists don’t really exist.
Ham, the founder of Answers in Genesis, said the Bible taught that everyone was endowed with an innate knowledge of God, even if they choose to deny it. In his blog post he promoted Monday on Facebook, he wrote that Dawkins had “made an interesting admission” during a 2013 appearance on The Daily Show.
“I don’t know what happens to us” when we die, Dawkins told host Jon Stewart, “but I know that our consciousness is wrapped up in our brains. I know that our brains rot.”
Ham, whose group operates the Creation Museum in Kentucky and is building a Noah’s Ark-inspired theme park, concluded that Dawkins couldn’t “prove his atheism”
“So Richard Dawkins, a man who is so certain there is no God, is not totally certain about what’s going to happen to him when he dies,” he wrote. “And yet he speaks with certainty as he tries to indoctrinate people to believe in his religion of atheism!”
Ham added that the “Bible clearly teaches there are no atheists,” citing Romans 1:18–21.
“God’s Word clearly states that He has put the knowledge of God within each of us. We all know there is a God. There are no atheists!”
Ham isn’t the only figure to dispute the existence of atheists. Reality TV star Si Robertson, who is featured on the show Duck Dynasty, recently claimed atheists don’t exist because “our calendars are based on Jesus Christ.”