Thursday, August 20, 2009

Please Show ID at the Door

This oughta be good. Ken Ham, president of Answers in Genesis (the ID/creationist group behind the Creation Museum), is coming to Japan!

From AiG's website:
At the end of this week, I will be flying to Japan to speak six times Friday and Saturday. This visit is under the auspices of AiG’s Worldwide division and is for the purpose of taping and producing videos of our lectures in the Japanese language [...]
Each year we try to visit one country for the express purpose of having a number of our basic presentations translated into the native language of that country [...]
Please pray for these lectures in Japan [..].
Mr. Ham even has a spiffy PowerPoint presentation all ready and set to go. Here's a sample slide:

[Hat tip: J-Walk helpfully points out that "he left out CON, CRAZY, and COO-COO."]

While the Japanese will no doubt be impressed by the effort Mr. Ham put into making his PowerPoint slides, if he really wants to win them over, I think a cute-looking mascot would probably go a lot further.

I found this comment (from the article) amusing:
In a few days, I will try to send some photographs (assuming good Internet access) and reports on the conference.
"Assuming good internet access"? Mr. Ham, the entire developed world has better internet access than you do. You do know that Japan is a developed country, right? Or, wait, are you coming over to show us the wonders of your modern civilization and its "science" and religion? Gambatte, Mr. Ham.

Oh, and while you're here, don't forget to check out Christ's Tomb!


  1. You gotta go see this guy and write about it. Please, please, please. And bring along a picture of Jesus wearing a Hitler mustache. Hitler mustaches are all the rage here in the good old U S of A right now.

  2. Heh. I don't imagine that Mr. Ham will be making it down to Miyazaki, Glenn. I'd certainly like to see his presentation and blog about it, though. If I see any English language response on J-blogs, etc., I'll be sure to make a note of it here, though.