I recently received a scan of one of Answers in Genesis’ newsletters that contained the cartoon above, and I couldn’t resist the urge to fix it for them.
I think my version is much better.
The original comic comes to us via Dan Lietha, AiG’s resident cartoonist, which of course is something that any respectable organization advancing a thoughtful critique of the scientific paradigm would have.
His drawings are exactly like regular cartoons, except that instead of being funny, they aren’t, and are really just intended to reassure closed-minded people about how right they are. They’re like the young-earth creationist equivalent of Fox News, in comic form.
To be honest, though, cartoons like this strike me as maybe the most baffling thing AiG does. (Or maybe not.) But seriously, look at the original, and see if you can tell me how the ultimate takeaway here is anything other than AiG straight-up admitting that they are bad at their jobs.
… Right? I mean, look at the angry mob that is inexplicably cloaked in deep shadow (probably because the darkness is emanating from within). Atheists, liberals, the non-religious … well, maybe not “social media trolls” so much, but all the rest — just throw in Billy Graham and a pope or two, and that pretty much encompasses anyone and everyone who is not already 100 percent in agreement with AiG’s peculiar view of science and scripture.
So … if the only ones supporting AiG are the folks who already agree with them, who exactly are the createvangelists reaching with their life-changing message of incest and genocide?
And, I know that they would just say that they haven’t been able to get through to us because our hearts are hardened or we just love our darn sin too much or whatever, but if that’s the case, then — garsh — the “Great Evangelistic Outreach” that is the Ark Encounter seems kind of like a ludicrous waste of time and money, doesn’t it?