Ken Ham: “God is mercy which is why Bill Maher will fry in Hell.”

I’m always impressed with the ability many Christians have to hold two opposing concepts in their head at the same time. Like “God is Love” which is why a place a horrible as Hell exists where he tosses all the undesirable people who don’t accept his love. The fact that so many seem to be able to do this without any apparent signs of the cognitive dissonance that most normal folks would experience is even more impressive.

Ken Ham, for example, has this skill down pat:

Ken Ham: Bill Maher will roast in Hell, because ‘God is a God of grace and mercy’ | The Raw Story

Yesterday, Answers in Genesis patriarch Ken Ham took to his website to reassure his readers that Maher will get his in the end. It was Ham who debated Bill Nye the Science Guy last month, playing to a friendly local audience in Kentucky who, like Ham, reads the Bible literally.

“So why does God allow Bill Maher to continue his increasing God-hating comments? He really is tempting God. It’s as if he’s saying, “Come on God, I’m saying more and more outrageous things about You — come on — come and get me!” Bill Maher is blaming God for death because he does not want to accept that he is a sinner in need of salvation. He wants to be his own god — he shakes his fist at the God who created man and also provides the gift of salvation for those who will receive it.”

But Ham pointed out that Maher is just living on borrowed time, and sooner or later he’ll have to answer for his shenanigans. “I’m reminded that God is a God of grace and mercy,” Ham says, and God will have the last word. Then, as the Bible says, “all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.”

Yeah, that about sums it up.

Yeah, that about sums it up.

One of the (many) reasons I left my belief in the Christian religion behind was because of the difficulty in accepting that a truly loving God would condemn anyone to an eternity of such unimaginable suffering as Hell is supposed to provide for any reason at all. I can’t think of a single crime that is so terrible as to justify a punishment like Hell for forever. It’s hard enough to wrap one’s head around the idea of infinity alone let alone an infinity of endless torment.

Apparently Ham thinks the recent rant by Bill Maher — wherein Bill said that if the Biblical story of the flood was true then God would be a “psychotic mass murderer” —  would be enough to justify such an experience. You’d think a truly omnipotent God would be above such criticisms. You’d think a truly loving God could come up with a better method of reforming souls than abandoning them to endless suffering.

What’s really impressive, though, isn’t the fact that Ken Ham and others like him have no problem with this rather barbaric method of punishment. It’s that they so often seem to delight in the idea that people they don’t like will suffer it. The glee with which some Christians have told me I’ll burn in Hell one day is almost frightening and shows that it’s not just God who may be psychotic.

2 thoughts on “Ken Ham: “God is mercy which is why Bill Maher will fry in Hell.”

  1. Bill Maher is often castigated for being crude, mean, vulgar, etc. This often irritates me; he is a comedian in the tradition of guys like Carlin and Pryor, and they didn’t pull punches or use flowery, vulgar-free language. But the other reason why it irritates me is because it ignores what he is responding to: conservative religionists who base their lives on the premise that everyone who disagrees with them deserves to burn for eternity. Bill is the one who is politically incorrect?

    I’m a lot less interested these days in partisan issues or in trying to convince religious people that their beliefs are irrational because, honestly, screw them. But watching the Noah movie, it is basically Schindler’s List without the machine guns. It has some extra-biblical material and doesn’t follow the Bible faithfully (if it did it would be too short, as many have noted.) But the spirit is the same as the “holy” canonical Biblical narrative; kill, kill, kill. Maher was obviously right to point that out.

  2. For most of the people Bible is a religious book. But realistically
    observed there is no religion in it, there is no spirituality in it, …
    actually the Bible is a book of psychology, more exactly the book of
    cosmic psychology, and hidden behind all of these
    Bible ancient words are the clues to the development of the human mind
    and is very interesting for people to understand the Bible is in the Old
    Testament especially, and in a much of the thought of the New
    Testament, oriental , it is an oriental book.
    In
    fact in the Bible is one of the oldest plays or dramas ever composed
    and it’s a book called “The book of Job” and its pure orient . It comes from
    the ancient places of the East.
    People
    in the Bible never existed. Fare more important to understand that they
    represent parts of you…an aspects of your own mind !!! And that makes
    it not only very personal, but it opens to you possibilities that are
    tremendously long range when you think of, hey=> what is been said,
    by what authority all this been said, and can I connect them to the
    aspects of my own self ? Here is for us to see Bible NOTICE that events
    in Bible never happened and people from the Bible never existed:
    Psalm 78 verse 2.
    2.I will open my mouth in parables… (A parable is a type of analogy.
    noun 1. a short allegorical story designed to illustrate or teach some
    truth, religious principle, or moral lesson.
    2. a statement or comment that conveys a meaning indirectly by the use of comparison, analogy, or the like.) I will say dark (in hidden form) saying of old.When you see
    the word “this is an allegory / parable, dark sayings ” it means
    you can run away with this thing and began to explore the symbolic meanings, because allegory / parable, dark sayings ” means
    this thing didn’t happened, it means that they are deep mystical symbolic stories,
    that have a content concerning the human mind and the deep realms of consciousness !!! .
    Psalm 78 verse 2
    2 I will open my mouth in a parable: I wil vtter darke sayings of
    old:Which we have heard and known and which our old fathers (ancestors)
    told us…
    2. I will open my mouth with a parable; I will utter hidden
    things, things from of old–
    Psalm 78 verse 3
    3 Which we haue heard, & known: and our fathers haue told 3.stories
    we have heard and known, stories our ancestors handed down to us.
    Proverbs 1: 6
    6 To vnderstand a prouerbe, and the interpretation; the wordes of the
    wise, and their darke sayings. 6. for understanding proverbs and
    parables, the sayings and riddles of the wise.
    Also there is a part of the Bible where Jesus-Christ (Jehoshua is his truth name)recommends that if we wish to enter the kingdom of God which is within our selves (more exactly inside our * right brain half) we heed to practice the practice of a single eye (single eye is a pineal gland of the brain or so called third eye or extrasensory organ of our body or awareness itself) and non thinking. Both practices single eye and non-thinking are actually MEDIATION. BIBLE INDICATES HERE THAT WE SHOULD START TO PRACTICE MEDIATION. Look now at Matthew 6 : 22. and it says : “the light of the body is the eye, if therefore your eye be single, your body will fill with light (with radiating glow).”
    22The light of the body is the eye: If therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shalbe full of light. The light to your body is your one eye. Pineal gland and secreting hormone called Melatonin, which is the skin lightener, which is the another point for those of you know, scientifically motivated, because here is Jesus saying: “If you practice the single Eye, your body will fill with the light, and the scientist would say if you stimulate the pineal gland, your body will fill with Melatonin..
    23 But if thine eye be euill, thy whole body shall be full of darknesse. If therfore the light that is in thee be darkenesse, how great is that darkenesse? How do you stimulate the pineal gland of the brain?
    Turn on Mathews 6: 25 to Mathews 6: 33 it says :
    “Take no thoughts”!!!!! It says it 5 times. “ Separate from the thoughts of the mind!!! Turn on Mathews 6: 25 to Mathews 6:33 it says :
    “Take no thoughts”!!!!! It says it 5 times. “ Separate from the thoughts of the mind!!!
    Now go on genesis 32: 30 to see where Jacob by *resling with one man (one man or one or onness is symbol for God=Good) met god face to face. (*Resilng is symbolical allegorical in dark saying in hidden form presented mediation) => Genesis 32: 30 And Iacob called the name of the place Peniel: for I haue seene God face to face, and my life is preserued. Genesis 32: 30 “ And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel for I have seen God face to face !!! You do not need to be a nuclear scientist, you do not need to be a road scholar . It is obvious…what Jacob says !!! Well when you look at the new testament, what they call it the single eye, (the single I) , then when you look what Jacob called the peniel gland, whether you understand the relationship between Melatonin and light …and so on…it say : “there is something that had been told you in hidden form about place known as Penial ”So we gut to start learning how to interpret scripture !!! …not just Biblical scripture, you have to learn how to interpret the sutras of Buddha, how to interpret the Vedas of Krishna, how to interpret the Koran as the Sufi Muslims do.
    But what you doing, and what has happened to our country and our world, is that by interpreting these things literally, had totally distorted that, which we call Gods word.
    And we are paying dearly for!

    =============
    Also there is a part of the Bible where Jesus-Christ (Jehoshua is his truth name) recommends that if we wish to enter the kingdom of God which is within our selves (more exactly inside our * right brain half) we heed to practice the practice of a single eye (single eye is a pineal gland of the brain or so called third eye or extrasensory organ of our body or awareness itself) and non thinking. Both practices single eye and non-thinking are actually MEDIATION. BIBLE INDICATES HERE THAT WE SHOULD START TO PRACTICE MEDIATION. Look now at Matthew 6 : 22. and it says : “the light of the body is the eye, if therefore your eye be single, your body will fill with light (with radiating glow).”
    22 The light of the body is the eye: If therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shalbe full of light. The light to your body is your one eye. Pineal gland secreting hormone called Melatonin, which is the skin lightener, which is the another point for those of you know, criticising Bible because here is Jesus saying: “If you practice the single Eye, your body will fill with the light, and the scientist would say if you stimulate the pineal gland, your body will fill with Melatonin..
    23 But if thine eye be euill, thy whole body shall be full of darknesse. If therfore the light that is in thee be darkenesse, how great is that darkenesse? How do you stimulate the pineal gland of the brain?
    Turn on Mathews 6, 25 to Mathews 6, 33 it says :
    “Take no thoughts”!!!!! It says it 5 times. “ Separate from the thoughts of the mind!!! Turn on Mathews 6, 25 to Mathews 6, 33 it says :
    “Take no thoughts”!!!!! It says it 5 times. “ Separate from the thoughts of the mind!!!
    Now go on genesis 32: 30 to see where Jacob by *resling with one man (one mana or one or onness is symbol for God=Good) met god face to face. (*Resilng is symbolical allegorical in dark saying in hidden for presented mediation) => Genesis 32: 30 And Iacob called the name of the place Peniel: for I haue seene God face to face, and my life is preserued. Genesis 32: 30 “ And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel for I have seen God face to face !!!you do not need to be a nuclear scientist, you do not need to be a road scholar . It is obvious…what Jacob says !!! Well when you look at the new testament, what they call it the single eye, (the single I) , then when you look what Jacob called the peniel gland, whether you understand the relationship between Melatonin and light …and so on…it say : “there is something that had been told you in hidden form about place known as Penial ”So we gut to start learning how to interpret scripture !!! …not just Biblical scripture, you have to learn how to interpret the sutras of Buddha, how to interpret the Vedas of Krishna, how to interpret the Koran as the Sufi Muslims do.
    But what you doing, and what has happened to our country and our world, is that by interpreting these things literally, had totally distorted that, which we call Gods word.
    And we are paying dearly for!

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