Gary Chiang

Developing an Integrative Approach
to Science and Christianity

Wednesday, July 11, 2007


Nothing sells like controversy!
In his move to get his new museum up and running, Ken Ham appeared to have legally, but immorally, solicted funds by taking over the market that Creation Ministries International (CMI) had with the Creation ExNihilo magazine.
After years of trying to get some sort of compromise worked out, with no results whatsoever from Ken Ham, Carl Weiland of CMI has had to resort to the courts of the land to sue Answers in Genesis, and Ham directly.
According to John Mackay of Creation Research (another creation ministry from Australia), Carl Weiland does not think that 1 Corinthians 6 applies to him. But 1 Cor 6:7 states: "Why do ye not rather take wrong? why do ye not rather suffer yourselves to be defrauded?"
So it seems that John Mackay believes that Weiland was wronged by Ken Ham, but as a Christian, Weiland should "take the punch" and "back-off."
But we do need to keep in mind a few things:
1) both groups are working on the same side - to save souls for Christ
2) both believe very strongly in recent six-day creation, and are anti-evolutionists
3) both share the same market (evangelical Christianity)
4) both are from Australia with Ken Ham being associated with CMI at the beginning of his work
5) the American organization (Creation Research International) has kept clear of all this
6) John Mackay's organization from Australia is fully supporting Ken Ham

With all these factors to consider, I believe this will turn out to be a publicity stunt carried out by some fun-loving, well-meaning, Aussies.
It will serve them right if, in fact, the American public has absolutely no interest in this.

My thoughts, anyways.