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Say What?! Left-Leaning Snopes Says Creationism 'Bears All the Hallmarks of a Conspiracy Theory'

TrĂ© Goins-Phillips : Feb 10, 2021  Faithwire.com

"...They try to demonize us by aligning us with groups that we have absolutely nothing to do with at all." -Ken Ham, Answers in Genesis

[Faithwire.com] Last week, Snopes—a fact-checking website that was used by Facebook for several years to combat what the platform dubbed misinformation—published an article describing creationism as "a conspiracy theory." (Image: Pixabay)

The author of the article, chemistry professor Paul Braterman, who describes himself as a "skeptic" and "anti-creationist," claimed in the piece that creationists—those who embrace the seven-day creation story as it's outlined in the Bible—"go to great lengths to demonize the proponents of evolution."

Braterman bemoaned the fact that 40% of Americans, according to a 2019 Gallup survey, believe in the creationist view of the origin of humanity, which is that we are descended from the first humans God created, Adam and Eve, "within roughly the past 10,000 years."

"Such beliefs derive from the doctrine of Biblical infallibility, long accepted as integral to the faith of numerous evangelical and Baptist churches through the world," he wrote. "[B]ut I would argue that the present-day creationist movement is a fully fledged conspiracy theory."

During a phone interview with Faithwire on Monday afternoon, Ken Ham, founder of the apologetics ministry Answers in Genesis, pushed back against Braterman's writing, describing the retired professor as "an ardent atheist" who has actively worked to block the teaching of creationism in schools, primarily in the UK

Ham posited Braterman "has an agenda against Christians," noting he went to great lengths to link all Christians with those who espouse the QAnon conspiracy theory as well as the fringe radicals who stormed the US Capitol on Jan. 6... Subscribe for free to Breaking Christian News here

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