Atheist (and Science) Expelled from Creation Museum

Ben Stein brought the word “expelled” into the Intelligent Design vs. real science debate in 2008 with his horrendous movie in which he sanctimoniously blamed evolution for the holocaust. The premise behind Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed was that ID proponents were being expelled from academics for their beliefs.

The truth was that Stein and the filmmakers had to resort to deception and lies in order to make their case, and their dishonesty was exposed by the NCSE soon after the film came out. The ID movement is a reaction to science explaining more and more of what was previously attributed to god. They want to discredit science and to replace it with religion in the classroom, and Expelled is just one example of how they attempt to do so.

Because Intelligent Design is no more than religion dressed up as science, censorship is a key ingredient so that they can brainwash more people and keep criticism out. And this was demonstrated beautifully when an atheist was expelled from the Creation Museum yesterday.

Ken Ham’s Creation Museum is a shining example of religion dressed up as science. The $27 million monstronsity built in 2007 is 49 acres of Biblical literalism. Exhibits use quotes from the Bible and science-y sounding “facts” to convince visitors that the world is 6,000 years old.

Biologist and outspoken, godless science-blogger PZ Myers was in the area, and decided to make a trek to the museum along with about 300 other atheists in order to see for themselves what kind of information the Creation Museum were promoting.

The censorship started before the visit when PZ was sent a letter from museum staff warning that people who wore offensive clothing or engaged in “overtly homosexual behaviour” would be booted out. Okay, fair enough, it is a large group and they are visiting a private facility, so PZ made it clear that everyone was to conduct themselves in a respectful manner, but to feel free to wear more subtle atheist clothing.

The day of the visit came, and even though I wasn’t there thanks to Twitter I felt like I was.

Here are some pictures from people who visited the museum, demonstrating the bullshit that these creationists have made up to support their beliefs:

There's a reason you haven't heard it in school, kids: it's not science.

There's a reason you haven't heard it in school, kids: it's not science.

Truth? None of those points are accurate.

Truth? None of those points are accurate.

creation-museum-flood

They like to blame everything on Adam. They also say that there were no weeds before Adam sinned, and that all animals were vegetarians (which is why humans and dinosaurs could live together). One of the classic lines from the Twitter feed was "Adam sinned so I can enjoy bacon."

They like to blame everything on Adam. They also say that there were no weeds before Adam sinned, and that all animals were vegetarians (which is why humans and dinosaurs could live together). One of the classic lines from the Twitter feed was "Adam sinned so I can enjoy bacon."

The visitors acted with respect and followed the rules, however one person was expelled from the museum.

Here he is:

expelled atheist

That T-Shirt (which reads “There’s probably no god so stop worrying and enjoy your life”) is what got him kicked out. The shirt should not be offensive. It doesn’t say there is no god, and it doesn’t say anything hateful or disrespectful towards believers. What it does do is suggest that the beliefs of the creationists probably aren’t right, and apparantly this isn’t acceptable to them. [click here for a video taken after he was expelled]

In science people with opposing views are what make science work. Disagreement leads to the search for more evidence which leads to either abandoning or strengthening a theory. Scientific knowledge changes with new discoveries. These creationists refuse to admit that their faith in the Bible is completely unsupported by reality, and this is why they have created a museum full of lies and why they find disagreement so difficult to face.

Creationists and IDers want people to think that science is suppressing their beliefs, when really science strives only to discover the truth, and it is the religious who are suppressing scientific advancement and expelling people who ask them to question their beliefs.

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11 Responses to “Atheist (and Science) Expelled from Creation Museum”


  1. 1 Larry August 9, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    Lindsay,
    FYI: Ben Stein has been expelled from his New York Times job as a Sunday paper columnist
    It was on MSNBC web site under “Entertainment”

    Larry

    P.s. I found your site by following #CREOZERG
    Fri and Sat.

  2. 2 linzeebinzee August 10, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    Larry, just another shining example of Stein’s dishonesty, thanks for stopping by!

  3. 3 altonwoods August 10, 2009 at 11:00 pm

    Hi! yeah, me again…did you know that Jesus’ life fulfilled over 300 individual prophesy’s? and that the odds on that are mathematically impossible?

    (conservatively estimated to be 10 to the 156th power)

    All of that stuff on the sign is true! You were given freewill to decide what you believe is the truth. Not that it really matters…but I respect your choices. What really does matter is that God will too.

    I won’t bother you here anymore but consider trying this,
    put God to the test,

    Tell Him you need to know the truth…and see what happens!

    Take Care, Jeff

  4. 4 linzeebinzee August 10, 2009 at 11:14 pm

    Hi! yeah, me again…did you know that Jesus’ life fulfilled over 300 individual prophesy’s? and that the odds on that are mathematically impossible?

    (conservatively estimated to be 10 to the 156th power)

    Here’s something I’ve never heard before…what are you talking about? What 300 prophesies? Where does this number 10 to the 156th power come from?

    How do you suggest I test god?

  5. 5 altonwoods August 11, 2009 at 11:34 am

    As I said, there are over 300 prophesy’s which were fulfilled through the life and crucifixion of Christ,here are 8…

    Micah 5:2 That He would be born in Bethlehem 1:100,000

    Zechariah 9:9 That He would ride into Jerusalem on a donkey
    (the foal of a colt)
    presenting Himself as a king. 1:100

    Zechariah 11:12 That He would be betrayed for 30 pieces of silver 1:1000

    Zechariah11:13 That the 30 pieces of silver would end up in the hands of the potter. 1:100,000(who owned the field that was bought with the blood money Judas Escariot threw on the floor)

    Zechariah 13:6 That He would be wounded in His hands in the house of His friends 1:1000
    (Which refers to His experience with Thomas and his doubts about Jesus’ resurrection)

    Isaiah 53:7 That He would be led to the slaughter like a lamb and would make no defense for Himself even though He was innocent 1:1000 (this is definitely a conservative estimate, you’re facing crucifixion here!)

    Isaiah 53:9 That He would die with the wicked, and be buried with the rich. 1:1000 (excluding attorneys of course) We know He died a criminal’s death and that He was buried in a tomb provided by Joseph of Aramathia…Was Joseph just that interested in seeing an 800 yr old prophesy fulfilled that he donated a brand new tomb?

    Psalm 22:16 16 For dogs have surrounded Me;
    The congregation of the wicked has enclosed Me.
    They pierced My hands and My feet;
    Whats most interesting is that this prophesy concerning the crucifixion is given 700 years before the practice of crucifixion was even invented. (Jewish capital punishment was stoning).

    If you go through and add up all of the probabilities of each individual prophesy you get the 10x156th power which is a sum we have no number for or a real ability to conceive of.

    From the book “science speaks” by Peter Stoner http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Stoner

    also, Dr. Chuck Missler’s learn the Bible in 24hr’s

    If science is whats credible to you, check this out!

    Lindsay, I know that God loves you…what I mean by testing God is to simply ask Him if He does…and with an open mind and heart to tell Him that you need to know that He’s real*. fair enough right? I’m also lifting you up in prayer…Jeff

    (*despite everything He’s already done, this world,all of our blessings etc…)

  6. 6 linzeebinzee August 16, 2009 at 5:52 pm

    Hi altonwoods, just fyi I responded to this in a blog post: https://struckbyenlightning.wordpress.com/2009/08/16/jesus-prophesies/

  7. 7 Pyrrho September 10, 2009 at 2:04 am

    lol, nice.

  8. 8 redbaron February 23, 2010 at 8:25 am

    Hi, I saw Bill Maher’s movie (documentary) “Religulous” I suggest Altonwoods has a look. Anyway he goes to the ‘Creation Monestary’ and interviews that flippen weird New Zealander. Thought New Zealand was a forward thinking kinda place but this looney managed to get a stupid amount of money and build that sham he calls a museum. It is utter nonsense, especially the Grand Canyon analogy of fish on land as evidence for the great flood! For F sakes how’d the Kangaroos get to the Ark? the continents move at a measurabel pace and for them to be together it would take longer than the life forms we see today. Science is fact, it can be refuted or confirmed, using “science” to prove religion is basically heresy! God if he’s up there is probably really pissed off with that idiot who made the creation museum, pissed off because he is promoting the undermining of science at a the same time as using scientific observation to ‘prove’ some of the fairy tales in the bible! God he has displays of children playing with dinosaurs!
    I love the way Christians say things like “Scientists say carbon dating is erroneous, therfore science is wrong about everything that disagrees with religion” You can’t use science against science to argue for fairtales guys! And another thing dinosaurs are not dated with carbon dating, not that a christian knows what carbon dating is in the first place! no fossils are carbon dated!

    The Creation Museum is a sham, an insult to intelligence, rational thinking and above all its an insult to God (if he’s up there) for not using the fantastic brain we have developed over millenia (thats right! millenia! more than 6000 yrs!) for using our brains to study a book put together by the Romans from manuscripts and heresay passed on from primitive cow-burning nomads.

    thats all

  9. 9 show May 18, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    It amazes me that when 2 sides don’t agree the best way to argue your point is belittle the other side. “My doctrate is smarter than your doctrate”.

    PZ Myers and Ken Ham are both peddling their religions. They both take their beliefs and try to use the facts to prove their points. Maybe instead of both sides beating each other up verbally we could look at the interpretations on both sides and see if theirs some truth in their statements. If there is neither person can blow it off because it came from the wrong side.

    Actually makeing broadbased statements about christians, athiests, IDers, creationists, Darwinists and evolutionists just makes those people just a little less believable and a lot more intolerant.


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