Originally Posted by listopencil
He's widely attacked because what he is saying is stupid. The effect he is having is negative because some people are going to think all believers are just like him, and dismiss their views.
So everyone of a particular belief is exactly the same? Since when do religious folk not have the ability to use their brain? Just because you're a Christian doesn't mean you check your brain at the door, quite the contrary. Mr. Hovind is doing the Lords work.
"Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father ... And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity."
"If the people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny." - Thomas Jefferson