Religion in Society

Creationists or Atheists-Who are the "Child Abusers?"

| by Answers in Genesis

by Ken Ham

We have noticed in recent times, secularists increasingly using the term child abuse as an accusation against Christians teaching their children the Bible, creation, and so on. Famous atheist/evolutionist Richard Dawkins uses that term, and so do others of the “new atheists.” Obviously, one of their ploys is that ‘if you throw enough mud, after a while some of it will stick.” These people also accuse AiG of child abuse. I have numerous quotes of these secularists accusing us of such because children come to the Creation Museum and are exposed to anti-evolution and pro-Bible teachings (that go contrary to what is taught in almost all government-run schools). Recently, another secularist blogger, in response to my new book on dinosaurs (Dinosaurs for Kids) once again accuses me of child abuse, with the headline:

Intellectual child abuse … Our favorite [expletive] crazy Creationut Ken Ham has a new Dino-book out for the kiddies …

But who is really conducting the ‘child abuse?’

These secularists want to teach children they are nothing but rearranged pond scum (as a Scientific American article once called people)—they are just animals—when you die that is the end of you totally, so there is no real meaning and purpose in life. There is no hope—all is hopelessness and purposelessness. This is why they want children only taught atheistic evolution: so they will believe they are just an animal. No wonder we see generations increasingly acting in accord with such a philosophy. And these secularists are the ones who have demanded legalized abortion, so they can allow millions of children to be killed in the womb!

This is all real child abuse that is going on across this nation and around the world.

At AiG and the Creation Museum, we teach children the truth concerning who they are and where they come from—that they do have purpose and meaning in life—that they were created for a purpose—that our Creator so loves us, even while we are sinners (as we sinned in Adam), He paid the penalty for our sin and offers a FREE gift of salvation so we can live with Him for eternity. Yes, there is purpose and meaning in life. We are not just animals; we are all made in the image of God.

Christians need to become more active in responding to these “child abuse” claims and standing up for what is right and showing this culture who the real “child abusers” are.

But whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to stumble, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were thrown into the sea.
Matthew 9:42

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