Creationist Leader Announces Aliens Aren't Candidates For Salvation, Don't Exist Anyways So Who Cares

July 25, 2014


Ken Ham, president of the Answers in Genesis ministry (which operates the Creation Museum where he debated Bill Nye) recently announced on his blog that aliens aren't candidates for salvation because they aren't the offspring of Adam and only Adam's descendants can be saved. Oh, plus they don't exist anyways so what's the big deal? Sorry, E.T., maybe it's time you phone home and find your own God.

Life did not evolve but was specially created by God, as Genesis clearly teaches. Christians certainly shouldn't expect alien life to be cropping up across the universe. . . .

Now the Bible doesn't say whether there is or is not animal or plant life in outer space. I certainly suspect not. The Earth was created for human life. And the sun and moon were created for signs and our seasons--and to declare the glory of God.

And I do believe there can't be other intelligent beings in outer space because of the meaning of the gospel. You see, the Bible makes it clear that Adam's sin affected the whole universe. This means that any aliens would also be affected by Adam's sin, but because they are not Adam's descendants, they can't have salvation. One day, the whole universe will be judged by fire, and there will be a new heavens and earth.

Honestly, I'm about ready for the whole universe to get judged by fire THIS WEEKEND. Just bring it. I'm tired of all the bickering, let's just do this thing. I'm not scared. I'm more scared of riding in a car going over 40MPH. Plus it would be cool to see all the cosplayers attending Comic-Con on fire. "God to GW, you still in San Diego? Report in." Roger that, God. Yeah, they're flaming up real good now. I'm gonna grab one last hotdog and I'll see you back in the clouds, big guy. *rereads* Man, I rule at playing apocalypse.

Thanks to dr venkman, who informed me you should never, under any circumstances, try to capture an angel in a ghostbusters ghost trap.

  • Ken Ham is so stupid that aliens won't even try and talk to him. I guess that he thinks that aliens evolved, so are not "special", because only the folks created by his god are eligible.

  • Arizona Citizen

    Sin can only travel at the speed of light, so any alien beyond 6000 light-years has nothing to worry about.

  • Tamra

    Thank you! As TBozzly said, you win the Internet.

  • TBozzly

    You win the internet for today my friend.

  • Kanger

    "And the sun and moon were created for signs"

    So he believes in Astrology. So very Christian of him!

  • ET

    How's about you suck my glowing finger you cunt!

  • Mark Daniel Johansen

    Thank you for resolving the debate with that well-thought out logical and scientific argument.

  • Harold_Finch

    ET isn't qualified enough to start a debate with an earthling. What makes you so qualified to start a debate on such a subject?

  • Fez

    An irrational response to an irrational assertion/argument.

    I'd say it's pretty justified.

    -and please don't dignify Ham's drivel by calling it a 'debate'...

  • lol

  • dans_silly_opinion

    Utter garbage, Genesis clearly states that god is THE creator, why can't god create other life? he sent his son to die for humanity, to save humanity, what makes you think gods other creations were as much a failure as us? And this guy just peppers his shitty stupid opinion every where - "And I do believe there can't be other intelligent beings in outer space because..." what an absolute numpty. How can this idiot even begin to suspect gods plan? I literally hate people like this.

  • zin

    Yeah, well, that's just, like, your opinion man.

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  • miaoumiam

    Creationist ?? this bullshit still exist ???

  • Adibobea9

    I hate when dumb Christians speak on behalf of all of us. I can assure you there are more intelligent life beyond those that live or have lived on earth although they certainly don't look like E.T. as we were all created in the image of God…

  • What if god looks like a really ugly frog? Where does that leave you?

  • retroindiegamer5000

    If you think that the only life in existence are a bunch of relatively young species on a single planet, and believe half the stuff this guy says, look at the history of the human race and maybe some of the Hubble pictures, for starters.

    If any actual aliens read this, they'd probably laugh.

  • Mark Daniel Johansen

    So Mr Ham says that he doubts the existence of intelligent aliens on religious and philosophical grounds, and this makes him a crazy nut. You say that you affirm the existence of intelligent aliens on vague philosophical grounds, and that's a respectable position? "There just has to be someone out there besides us" is not a scientific argument. "Look at the Hubble photos" is just silly: Unless I missed a major news story, there are no aliens visible in any Hubble photos.

  • TBozzly

    Its a much better argument than, i have this made up book and it says they dont exist. We're not saying they definitely exist, but it would certainly be massively narrow minded to think they do not. Plus, we now know so much about how life comes to exist on a planet. About the zones in which a planet needs to be to help life come to be. We can tell all of this stuff through observation and through monitoring distant stars to see what their chemical composition is. I don't think any one is saying the hubble telescope pictures are proof of life, rather, proof that there are so many places for it to exist, wouldn't it be rather selfish of us to normalise to the conclusion that we're the only ones here?

    (edited for clarity)

  • Munihausen

    What separates the casual drug user from the addict, or the benevolence-attempting citizen from the deluded bible/koran/torah thumper? I think religion of any type is fine so long as it motivates you to be a better person to others and be a better-functioning member of society, just as there isn't anything fundamentally wrong with me grabbing a plant out of the ground and smoking it. Alas, for many, many people there are slippery slopes and they can't consume much of either without serious side effects to themselves and the larger population.

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