Uncommon Sense

March 23, 2021

Church Research by Ken Ham

Filed under: Culture,Religion — Steve Ruis @ 9:41 am
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If you are unaware of Ken Ham, he is referred to as “ol’ Hambo—the ayatollah of Appalachia, the world’s holiest man who knows more about religion and science than everyone else” on The Sensuous Curmudgeon website. Ham is the creator of the Answers in Genesis website and much more including the Ark Encounter in Kentucky, with the usual humans riding dinosaurs like horses displays.

In a post on Medium.com I ran across this interesting tidbit referring to Mr. Ham:

“Now, if you were a child who was brought up in Sunday school, chances are you have also rejected much of what they taught you as fanciful at best and outright lies at worse. Research from Ken Ham and Britte Breemer at “Answer in Genesis” reveals that Sunday School essentially achieves the opposite of its stated aims — to produce adult Christians.

“Ham and Breemer surveyed over 1000 young adults who had attended church as children. They divided this sample group into those who regularly attended Sunday School and those who did not. They found that compared to those who did not participate in Sunday School, those who did were:
• more likely not to believe that all the accounts/stories in the Bible are true/accurate
• more likely to doubt the Bible because men wrote it
• more likely to question the Bible because it was not translated correctly
• more likely to view the Church as hypocritical
• much more likely to have become anti-church through the years
• more likely to believe that good people don’t need to go to church
Perhaps Sunday School is not as helpful as many mainline denominations might think. But that’s not all that surprising, really, is it?”
(Source: The Lies They Told Me in Sunday School by Dan Foster on Medium.com)

The content of this excerpt is not all that surprising but what shocked me was that Ken Ham (Ken Ham!) shared this knowledge. Surely this gives ammunition to anti-religionists like me. Fascinating.


  1. He probably missed the point entirely. If he’s unable to distinguish fact from fantasy (the “Ark,” etc.), he probably thought the items in the list made perfect sense.


    Comment by Nan — March 23, 2021 @ 11:46 am | Reply

    • LOL!

      On Tue, Mar 23, 2021 at 11:46 AM Class Warfare Blog wrote:



      Comment by Steve Ruis — March 23, 2021 @ 12:25 pm | Reply

  2. This will be his next ad campaign. Send $$$ to save the poor people misled by the satanic evolutionists! Cash, check, or money order accepted, call now! Their salvation depends on YOU! But wait! If you call in the next 20 minutes we will send you a box full of thoughts and prayers! FREE!!

    Shipping/handling, a fee for the box may apply…

    All good fun aside, I see this as a good thing. Google is the new god. Way more answers, half as many hypocrites, and considerably fewer smites.


    Comment by shelldigger — March 23, 2021 @ 1:20 pm | Reply

    • Gosh, why is no one offering an option with no Overlord? Actually I think Jeff Bezos has the look of an Evil Overlord, so why not play the part to the hilt?

      Did you hear the story of Elon Musk’s personal assistant? She did everything from him, including many executive tasks. After several years of loyal service, she though mr. Musk would make her an executive so she broached the idea. (After all if it walks like a duck, …) He told her to take two weeks of vacation and then talk to him. She did that and when she came back he said, basically that everything perked along fine without her, so she was hardly necessary and he fired her. Nobody is absolutely indispensable and if a workgroup has to do without someone, they can do so by the others picking up the slack. I have to believe Mr. Musk knows this and was just being a jerk. A more honest man would have looked at what she was doing for him and asked himself what that service was worth and paid her accordingly … and not asked her to do tasks outside of her job description. If he decided he could get along with not having the things done she did is an entirely other thing.

      On Tue, Mar 23, 2021 at 1:20 PM Class Warfare Blog wrote:



      Comment by Steve Ruis — March 23, 2021 @ 1:29 pm | Reply

  3. There is indeed a global standard by the vast majority of experts/academia in archaeology, ancient philology, secular or cultural theology or sociology, and several other disciplines that are always examining exhaustive evidence, data, and logical critical-analysis… where wild claims by a group or person are tested AGAINST this large warehouse of historiography based upon solid, verified, cumulative, corroborating evidence. It is all very well established for at least the last 30-60 years.

    Ken Ham and all of his associates/colleagues have no such support from the global community scholars of Religious Studies and Historiography… secular or otherwise. Hamm is no different than the claims made by Joseph Smith, Jim Jones, Joseph Bates/Ellen G. White, or David Koresh and a plethora of other Cult Leaders or wanna-be cult leaders.


    Comment by Professor Taboo — March 25, 2021 @ 7:16 am | Reply

    • Absolutely. There is still a large gap between “common knowledge” spread around the populace and that global standard, unfortunately.

      On Thu, Mar 25, 2021 at 7:16 AM Class Warfare Blog wrote:


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      Comment by Steve Ruis — March 25, 2021 @ 8:06 am | Reply

      • A large gap” Steve!? 🥺 Maybe more like a chasm the size of the U.S. Grand Canyon or Grand Canyon of Yarlung in Tibet I should think. 😉 😛

        Ken Hamm is an utter insult to anything intellectually academic or verifiable. His mantra is (blind) “Faith,” faith, and more faith—like trusting the promise/word of Homer Simpson.

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        Comment by Professor Taboo — March 25, 2021 @ 6:42 pm | Reply

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