When it comes to creationism, space poses a bit of a conundrum. See, space is massive – obviously. Their whole “6,000 year theory” on existence doesn’t mesh with, well, anything found in science. Six thousand light years from Earth doesn’t even get us that far away from our own planet, let alone to the other side of our own galaxy or even deeper space.
Even something as commonly accepted as light speed pretty much debunks creationism.
And one of the biggest fears creationists have is that we might one day discover life on other planets. Because by doing so, it would essentially debunk most of the Bible and everything that they believe about life and how Earth was created.
Even though science has already been doing that for years.
Well, one of the most well known creationists, Ken Ham, decided to tackle the issue of life on other planets recently and the results are, well – let’s just say the stupid is strong with this one.
Of course, secularists are desperate to find life in outer space, as they believe that would provide evidence that life can evolve in different locations and given the supposed right conditions! The search for extraterrestrial life is really driven by man’s rebellion against God in a desperate attempt to supposedly prove evolution!
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. God’s Son stepped into history to be Jesus Christ, the “Godman,” to be our relative, and to be the perfect sacrifice for sin — the Savior of mankind.
So, according to Ham, the search for life outside our planet is just some elaborate scientific desire to rebel against God. I’ll just let the stupidity of that statement stand on its own.
The second part is where he really went off the deep end.
First he said that aliens can’t exist. But then he somehow tries to say that if aliens happen to exist they would go to hell because they’re not “Adam’s descendants,” therefore they aren’t allowed to have salvation.
To put that in another way, Ham is someone who believes that God made the entire universe and everything in it. Yet, if alien life were to exist on other planets, somehow they’re not protected by “salvation” because they couldn’t have been descendants of Adam. And as we all know, according to creationists, only descendants of Adam are given salvation.
So, either alien life would have had to evolve on its own (debunking creationism), been made by God (debunking most of the Bible in the process) or there would have had to have been another “creator” to create that life (again, debunking much of the Bible).
Do you see why discovering life on other planets is so terrifying for creationists? Even one of their leaders can’t explain the possibility of alien life without essentially admitting that if it were to be found, their entire belief system would be rendered invalid.
Though I could see some creationists saying, “God/the devil put life on other planets to test our faith!” Because I’ve honestly had creationists use that “theory” as a way to explain dinosaurs and other fossils that predate 6,000 years. That they’re all purposely placed here to test our faith.
The level of delusional thinking required to believe in creationism is so deep that I’d love to spend a few hours inside the mind of one of these people, just so that I could see what it’s like to live in a world where reality doesn’t seem to exist.
Though Ham’s rant did prove one thing (besides the fact that he’s out of his mind) – if we were ever to find life on other planets, anyone who would continue trying to defend creationism would look even more foolish than they already do.