Creationist leader Ken Ham lambasted the premiere of Atheist TV this week, the world's first atheism-themed television network, questioning why nonbelievers spend so much time and energy trying to debunk religion.
Creationist Ken Ham (AP Photo/The Courier-Journal, Matt Stone)
"It is incredible that atheists spend so much time, effort, and money arguing against Someone that they don’t even believe exists!," Ham, who leads the Christian group Answers in Genesis, wrote on his blog. "Where are all their books, websites, and magazines that argue against the mythical Easter Bunny? This is because they do know God exists but they are suppressing the truth in unrighteousness."
His comments are a direct and pointed response to the launch of Atheist TV Tuesday, a new secular initiative akin to the faith-based televangelism that has enjoyed popularity over the past few decades.
Spearheaded by American Atheists, a secular activist group, Atheist TV is offering its content free-of-charge, delivering it through Roku, a streaming video service that brings Internet programming to customers’ TV sets.
Ham, who added in his post that atheists are becoming more vocal at "preaching their religion of godlessness," charged that the new TV initiative is evidence of "the growing intolerance towards Christianity in particular — and other religions."
Hitting back against the atheist worldview, the creationist leader said that logic and rationality, in his view, definitively prove that a logical God created mankind in his image.
"Laws of logic shouldn’t exist in a completely random materialistic universe that the atheists believe in — and yet they do!," he continued.
Ham also blamed "humanistic thinking" for the tens of millions of abortions that have unfolded in the United States since the U.S. Supreme Court's Roe vs. Wade decision in 1973.
Atheists are looking to borrow a page from the Christian playbook by using new media and technology to distribute information to nonbelievers, with the TV network emerging as one of the most recent opportunities to do just that.
Watch American Atheists president David Silverman speak about Atheist TV at the network's launch party Tuesday night below:
“At it’s start it’s going to be mostly non-original programing created by [atheist organizations],” Silverman told TheBlaze last month. “We’re going to have movies that have been produced by Richard Dawkins and [his foundation].”
He continued, “We’re going to be adding in bloggers and local shows … and we’re going to have bloggers from all over the world that will be adding blogging content.”
Read more about Atheist TV here.