If you've been following the career of creationist guru Ken Ham, you know that he likes to engage in a lot of projection. In particular, he likes to claim that people who look at the world through the lens of science and empiricism are the real religious fanatics who can't handle the truth that people used to ride around on dinosaurs when God created the Earth 6,000 years ago.
Via Patheos.com, it seems that Ham was recently at it again when he went off on a hilarious Twitter rant against the atheists who are organizing the pro-secularism Reason Rally that will take place in Washington, D.C., next month.
He starts off with a wild flourish by accusing atheists of having crazed beliefs that are based purely on blind faith:
Atheists believe universe & live arose by natural processes--that's their religion--it's a blind faith religion--it's an anti-God religion— Ken Ham (@Ken Ham)1463309800.0
"But wait," you interject. "Doesn't religion normally require worship of one kind or another? What do atheists worship?"
But Ken has the answer: Atheists worship themselves!
We need to be calling atheism for what it is--a religion-an anti-God religion--a religion that exalts fallible human reason-a worship of man— Ken Ham (@Ken Ham)1463309365.0
Atheists at Reason Rally 2016 are really worshipping the god of self--they exalt reason--they're faith is they arose by natural processes— Ken Ham (@Ken Ham)1463309306.0
Game, set, match.
He also accused atheists of being so ideologically blind that they refuse to believe that Adam and Eve used to play around with baby brontosaurs in the Garden of Eden:
Atheists work hard against Christianity cause they're putting their hands over eyes & ears and shouting "I refuse to see and hear truth!"— Ken Ham (@Ken Ham)1463309763.0
And then there's this:
Atheists at the Reason Rally 2016 are no different than those Jeremiah spoke of "Saying to a tree, "You are my father" (Jeremiah 2:27)— Ken Ham (@Ken Ham)1463309527.0
It's hard to even know what he's getting at there.
In case you don't recall, Ham is in the middle of building a gigantic taxpayer-funded theme park based on Noah's Ark that's meant to "educate" people about the "real" history of the world. He posted some updates on the Ark's exhibit on Monday, not long after his tirade against atheism:
The exhibits inside the massive life-size Ark @ArkEncounter are well underway--world class teaching exhibits https://t.co/JtAA8vNO6w— Ken Ham (@Ken Ham)1463395779.0
The living quarters for Noah's Family is being installed @ArkEncounter --140,000 sq ft of exhibit space in Ark https://t.co/jatcV7AQt3— Ken Ham (@Ken Ham)1463396213.0
The life-size Ark @ArkEncounter is anchored to 7 story buildings housing stairs, elevators & restrooms for visitors https://t.co/HVhLjwF4oE— Ken Ham (@Ken Ham)1463396528.0