Ken Ham is not a scumbag

In some of my previous memes, I have subtly intimated that I believe Ken Ham posesses certain qualities reflective of beloved Internet icon Scumbag Steve. Ahem.

This week, I received an email from a reader informing me that I am wrong. Ken Ham is not a Scumbag Steve, this reader argued. He’s clearly an Insanity Wolf.

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I believe that’s a reference to this rather frightening exchange last year between Ham and BioLogos’ Deb Haarsma, in which Haarsma cogently and respectfully implored Ham to treat his non-YEC fellow believers with even the slightest bit of grace and decorum, since — despite our differences — what we share in common is so much more important.

True to form, Ham’s response was basically that he doesn’t give a rip about any of that, so we can all either start agreeing with him or GTFO. I’m paraphrasing, but I’m not really exaggerating. Unfortunately.

Anyway, here’s another submission from InHamity Wolf.


Yep, that about sums it up.

Tyler Francke is founder of God of Evolution and author of Reoriented. He can be reached at

  • ashleyhr

    Ham refused an invitation to discussion over dinner if I recall correctly.

    • That’s right. Dinner and a discussion, and Hugh Ross/Reasons to Believe was also involved. It’s all in the link.

  • No, not my favorite meme!

  • Headless Unicorn Guy

    Ken Ham is not a scumbag
    Is that anything like Nixon’s “I am not a crook”?

  • I can see Christians using “Flat Ken” towards Ken Ham as there is a similar two word dismissal as it starts with “F” and rhymes with luck then chaser “you.” Damn cartoon theology as it’s the reason many more thought-provoking Christians walked away from the church. I almost asked a Young Earth Creationist if Ken Ham told them to drink the kool-aid, as that got a vulgar retort from another young earther. When I reaffirmed my faith in God I had a unique angle as I believed in the Historical Christ from the Aramaic texts. I scientifically examine the New Testament world as I would encourage the study of volcanoes to back up the old earth argument, as I had asked the young earth creationists pissing down my back if they were King James Onlyists. Then when you use dark allegory to debunk the literallism they get really pissed off when one does this as The Awkward Moments in the Children’s Bible gets even more controversial with the Noah’s Ark narrative. The artist of the book has a dinosaur floater with the ark. Some Christians sent the author death threats as it was up there with drawing Mohammed. I was a freshmen in high school when the Intelligent Design was trying to be introduced into a public high school setting. Theistic Evolution should be taught in Christian high schools as the lesson plans are often young earth creationism expecting sunday school answers with happy-clappy students not questioning it.