The Internet is a strange, unpredictable beast (most likely because we humans are strange, unpredictable creatures). Running a website, you get a keen sense of that. I can spend a couple hours working on a thoughtful article, only to see it absolutely get its sorry rear end handed to it in the pageview department by a satirical bit comparing Ken Ham to Batman that I wrote in a few minutes.
Oh, but that’s not all, friends. You see, this little post attracted the attention of the great K-Ham himself, who posted it on his Facebook page the next morning, driving even more traffic to my blog (thanks, buddy!).
To say I was honored would be an understatement, of course, and I looked forward to a rousing discussion of the scientific merits of evolutionary theory, as well as the various ways it can perfectly complement a biblical worldview. Alas, it was not to be: My polite attempts to respond to the criticism of me by K-Ham’s followers were promptly deleted and I was thenceforth banned from the enlightened forum.
The level of shame and embarrassment I felt was such that I hadn’t experienced since being turned away from the cool kids’ table at lunchtime back in seventh grade. But once I managed to recover from the painful ordeal, my therapist advised that I seek closure by posting the full exchange here for your reading pleasure. I took the liberty of recreating a couple of my deleted comments and writing a whole lot more (they’re in green).
It’s a pretty long thread, so feel free to consult the following quick-reference guide for a short list of the things my brothers and sisters in Christ accuse me of being:
— an atheist (several times)
— a secular humanist
— a moral relativist
— a false teacher
— a servant of Satan
— a “tare” (so, basically, a child of Satan)
— someone on the verge of coming to the only Truth that will set me free
— someone without God evident in his life
— immature, condescending and palpably snarky (that last one’s probably fair)
— someone who needs to grow up
Now, that’s how you embody the principles of Romans 14, wouldn’t you say?
Also, check out the last time we visited K-Ham’s Facebook page. And, speaking of which, if you enjoyed this post, why not visit our page and Like it? (If you didn’t care for it, tough; Facebook ain’t got a button for that.)