Ken Ham Calls Evolution 'Religion of Death,' Opposite of Christianity 'Religion of Life'

Answers in Genesis President Ken Ham is blasting the Theory of Evolution as a "religion of death."

"Evolution is a supposed process involving death, death and more death — death is a necessary part — death for everyone — it's a religion of death," the outspoken Young-Earth Creationist said in comments posted on Twitter Tuesday morning.

In a couple of additional comments, Ham contrasted the death aspect of evolution with the life aspect of Christianity and Jesus Christ's resurrection.

"Secularists accuse God of genocide 'cause they won't acknowledge our sin's responsible for death, but Christ overcame death at the cross," continued Ham.

"Evolution's a religion of death — evolution kills everyone. Christianity is a religion of life — through death and resurrection God gives life," he added.

Ham's comments come not long after the grand opening of the Ark Encounter in Williamstown, Kentucky, that "features a full-size Noah's Ark, built according to the dimensions given in the Bible, noted the Ark Encounter's website.

Last month, Ham invited Bill Nye "The Science Guy" to tour the ark. During the tour, Ham said "I was able to personally share the Gospel with him very clearly. On the first deck, I asked him, before a crowd of people including many young people, if I could pray with him and was able to pray for him there. Our prayer is that what he saw will have an impact on him and that he will be drawn to the gospel of Jesus Christ that is clearly presented at the Ark."

After his tour, Nye criticized the ark in an interview with The New York Times, saying that it's going to lead to a generation of children being "scientifically illiterate."

The Ark Encounter has garnered controversy not only for its interpretation of the Genesis account of the Flood, but also for a state tax incentive an atheist group claimed was an unconstitutional government support of religion.

CP reported in January that Answers and Genesis won a major victory in its legal case against the state of Kentucky after a federal judge ruled that officials violated the group's First Amendment rights by denying it participation in a sales tax incentive worth millions.

Following the decision, AiG President Ken Ham declared "victory for the free exercise of religion in this country."

"Atheist organizations and other secular groups have been falsely claiming that AiG/Ark Encounter should not receive a facially neutral tax incentive in Kentucky because of our Christian message," Ham said in a message on Facebook earlier this year.

AiG sued Kentucky in February 2015 after state officials denied it participation in the sales tax tourism incentive that could have been worth up to $18 million, arguing that the Ark Encounter would be an extension of AiG's Creationist ministry.

U.S. District Judge Gergory Van Tatenhove explained in his decision that the tourism incentive "is neutral, has a secular purpose, and does not grant preferential treatment to anyone based on religion, allowing (Answers in Genesis) to participate along with the secular applicants cannot be viewed as acting with the predominant purpose of advancing religion."

The Ark Encounter is not the first attraction site that Answers in Genesis oversees in Kentucky. In 2007, the Creation Museum was opened in Petersburg, Kentucky.

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