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"Creationist Ken Ham Wants To Make Sure Kids Have The Crappiest Halloween Ever"

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Skwim, Oct 12, 2017.

  1. Skwim

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    "Or...how to have the least popular house on the block.


    Creationist Ken Ham, who runs a Noah’s Ark attraction in Kentucky, is calling on followers to put some Jesus into Halloween.

    In a new blog post, Ham said all of those trick-or-treaters coming to the door on Oct. 31 provided “a fantastic opportunity to share the saving gospel with your friends and neighbors.”

    Ham’s message was actually a sales pitch for his organization’s “Halloween Learn & Share Kits,” which include religious pamphlets as well as fake money with Bible messages that are intended to be given out to candy-seeking children:



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    A Biblical and Historical Look At Halloween: 5 Pack
    When did modern-day Halloween get started? What is the original source for Halloween? What are the evils of modern-day Halloween and what can a Christian do? The answers are inside!
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    Dino-Bucks Gospel Tract
    Everyone loves dinosaurs. Use these Dino-Bucks to show that there is a Creator and judge that each of us will one day stand before. None of us can meet God's perfect standard. Only by receiving Jesus as Savior can we have eternity in heaven. Pack of 100 dollar-bill sized tracts.
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    The fake million-dollar bills come with either a picture of a dinosaur or Noah’s Ark on the front, with ominous warnings of damnation on the reverse side.

    “Have you ever lied, stolen or used God’s name in vain?” a message on one of the bills reads. “If so, you’ve broken God’s law. The penalty for your crimes against God is death and eternal hell.”

    Kids will love it.

    If trick-or-treaters hear about the weird fake money offerings and stop showing up, Ham has a backup plan.

    “Try ‘reverse-trick-or-treating’ when you bring a basket of goodies to bless your neighbors,” he wrote on the Answers in Genesis website. “Include a gospel booklet with your home-baked or store-bought treats. This is a great way to encourage your kids to give and bless others as well as share the gospel as a family.”
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  2. YmirGF

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    He must be a riot at parties. *sigh*
     
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  3. Rival

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    Really the only people who should take an issue with Hallowe'en are dentists.
     
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  4. Rival

    Rival Noahide
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    Yeah, at least Benny Hinn knows how to provide entertainment, eh?
     
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  5. bobhikes

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    Ken ham is so stupid even pat ro
    Ken ham is so nut dumb pat robertson called him out. That is Pat the definition of nut job Roberton BTW.
     
  7. Mister Silver

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    I imagine anyone going the route Ken Ham suggests would end up waking in the morning to find their front lawn toilet papered.
     
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    in hams defense most kids will throw it out and not give it another thought
     
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    I don't see a problem with this.
     
  10. Windwalker

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    I'll bet the reason he did is because he saw competition for himself. He knows his audience could get sucked in by him.
     
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    Revoltingest Ignorant Atheist Capitalist Libertarian Gearhead
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    If I take a million dollar dino bill to a Xian store,
    are they required to honor it, & make change?
     
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    I would just read the back of it to them if they refuse, tell them in the words of Ken Ham, that if you're not a good person God will send them to hell! Really scare them the way Ken likes to frighten children like this. Then offer them salvation by having them accept it into their cash drawer, with appropriate change rendered.
     
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    Revoltingest Ignorant Atheist Capitalist Libertarian Gearhead
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    And I want real money.
    Not a bunch'o these....
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    Wow ... lying to kids and taking their candy away from them?! Unforgivable.
     
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  15. Skwim

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    Okay, let me ask if you'd have any problem with someone handing out satanist propaganda to your kids at Halloween designed to scare them into becoming satanists.

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    No and I bet it would be cool looking especially with the Halloween theme going on.
     
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    Not the same thing. I doubt seriously that Mr. Ham is trying to scare anybody.
     
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    And that is indeed something.
     
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    It can't be any worse than the lock-in that one of my co-workers tried to convince me to send my daughter to.

    “Have you ever lied, stolen or used God’s name in vain?” a message on one of the bills reads. “If so, you’ve broken God’s law. The penalty for your crimes against God is death and eternal hell.”

    Scaremongering is scaremongering, no matter what face it wears.
     
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    On the back of his Dino Dollar

    "If there is a god, do you think you are a good person and will go to heaven? Let's look at the Ten Commandments . . . Have you ever lied, stolen, hated or dishonored your parents? Have you ever looked with lust? That's the same as committing adultery in your heart...If you've broken just one of these Commandments god sees you as guilty of sin... The penalty of sin is death and eternity in hell. Do you see the predicament you're in? God knows your every thought and deed, and your conscience confirms you're guilty"
    Have a nice time in hell, kid.

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