I've talked about this before, but the source makes this story extra interesting. Ken Ham (Answers in Genesis) is openly talking about a Heritage Foundation (Right wing think tank) founder research into kids leaving the church. Conventional wisdom has always blamed the leftist colleges and the God Damn Liberal thinking leading the kids astray. Turns out the research is showing that Sunday School Teaching itself is driving away the kids as early as elementary (the story of resurrection struck me this way and it was the last time I went to church with any intent to learn to be God fearing.)
The lack of logic is clear even to kids. The stories of Jonah, Noah, Young Earth, etc are casting doubt into kids that weren't raised in a field by sheepherders. Today's kids are savvy. The BS meter goes off sooner and the indoctrination doesn't have time to settle before doubt exists. The findings are that the kids who attend church the most are most likely to defect. It's being called the Sunday School Syndrome. I love the idea that kids today listen then reject religious doctrine based on seeing what explanations smell of manure when compared to science and logic.
Maybe the answer is to send my kids to church to be sure that they don't become religious? The future is looking brighter and maybe I won't have to learn another language and move to Europe to avoid choking someone on my doorstep? Thank God for his ignorance! When Ken Ham admits a failure, it's biblical. We are talking a guy who argues that the earth is 6000 years old.

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Comment by Reggie on June 18, 2009 at 7:57am
Can we trust that Ken Ham and a conservative think tank have gotten something right?
Comment by Misty: Baytheist Living! on June 18, 2009 at 9:01am
An introduction of "This is what stupid looks like"
Comment by Jason Brown on June 18, 2009 at 6:56pm
I like how Ken Ham pushes his own agenda with it .. it's all because they're taught one thing in church and one thing at school apparently ... yeah right
Comment by Jason Brown on June 18, 2009 at 6:57pm
"Now, as parents or leaders tell youth they can "continue to believe in evolution, millions of years," Ham said, young people are starting to see, 'Well, I can then believe what I'm taught at school – but school has nothing to do with God.'"

LOL, not if you have anything to do with it right Ken?
Comment by Gaytor on June 18, 2009 at 9:09pm
He's only speaking to those who are still listening to him. The rest of us don't hear his message.

Here's what would impress me. You believe in the science of the Bible... support this.
Daniel 4:11 The tree grew large and strong and its top touched the sky; it was visible to the ends of the earth. Now this is from a dream. But how tall does a tree have to grow to be seen around to the opposite side of the ball? And the ends of the earth?
The sun sets in the sky (in the west) and returns by the northeast in order to go to the east 1 Enoch 72:2
The earth is on pillars. A third of the starts can be wiped out of the sky by the tail of dragon and flung to the Earth. Come on Ken, let's talk about all of it. It's dishonest to suggest that is' just a couple of questions. I for one don't even think that Donkey's can talk, but I'm a heathen.
Comment by James C on June 19, 2009 at 4:21pm
"Thank God for his ignorance!" I love it! Don't know if you meant it this way, but I read it like this: Thank God for His ignorance!
Comment by Gaytor on June 19, 2009 at 4:22pm
Yes Sir. I'm a smart ass.

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