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Ken Ham Wants to Defund NASA Because All Aliens Don’t Go to Heaven (None of Them Do)

"Damn you. Damn you all to Hell!" —Ken Ham to Aliens.

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Pack it up, NASA. Even if we find intelligent life out there in the universe, it can’t be converted to Christianity, so you know, why even bother? What else could it possibly do for us? At least, that’s what Ken Ham thinks, because the Bible, or something. Also, maybe don’t bother looking for intelligent life at Ken Ham’s house.

That kind of puts him at odds with the Pope who would baptize a Martian, which sadly isn’t likely unless the Curiosity rover becomes sentient. No, Ham, would take a firmer stance on the Bible’s position on Klingons, because he keeps up on pop culture, too, everyone! He wrote on his website, Answers in Genesis, “Jesus did not become the ‘GodKlingon’ or the ‘GodMartian’! Only descendants of Adam can be saved. God’s Son remains the ‘Godman’ as our Savior.”

So Ham, who also runs the Creation Museum and recently debated Bill Nye over evolution, doesn’t think NASA should keep spending tax dollars on looking for aliens, because he has a book! And that book says Aliens are tainted by sin that they can’t be saved from.

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 why even look for aliens? It’s not as though we could benefit from finding another intelligent civilization. I mean, this certainly doesn’t make it look like they’d benefit from finding us.

(via Mediaite)

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