Some of you guys seemingly know NOTHING about "religion" ... I think some of you just can't handle the concept of "submitting" to anything bigger than your childish made up worldview; and that is called IDOLATRY ...
You guys who deny Jesus Christ also have a "god", and, it is simply a "god" created by yourselves for yourselves; thereby, NOBODY can tell you that you are wrong about anything - let alone - instruct you properly that a great many things are simply out of your control.
This is why Xerxes used the "ism" after creation in the title, kind of a back-handed typical atheist insult - as Hovind and his audience say, we ADMIT creation is a RELIGION; but you guys strain at a gnat and swallow a camel with your "there is NO God!, there is NO God!, there is NO God!" temper tantrums.
You are the ones who cannot be helped...there will most likely NEVER be a day when America is so full blown secular/humanist/communist whereby we have NO churches or believers in Jesus Christ, or, a Creator...for you wannabe's to think you are smarter than every last church-attending working professional with any combination of BOTH religious and secular education/training/life experience BECAUSE you believe human life evolved from ape-like ancestors over millions of years shows your immaturity and psychological disconnection from reality - and - as we always contend, you do it for MORAL reasons such as you want to be gay, have sex with whatever or whomever whenever, do drugs, get drunk and be reckless, use government to silence people you disagree with who would DARE to impose any rules governing your conduct.
We are not the "thought police", you are. The evidence is clear and overwhelming - creation happened by a force incomprehensible to finite/SINFUL man - so, it is in your best interest to SUBMIT to that authority rather than continue in your foolishness that leads only to mischief, chaos, misery for yourself and others who share this planet with you.
Xerxes cites/eludes to the plight of people who are duped by false preachers(false deities), as do I; people that preach falsely about Christianity, or, give people a religion with a made up evil god that says "you are better than your human equal" are simply pure evil - but the plight of people with NO BELIEF and no preacher is far worse, and that is undeniable today, and in world history.
No doubt, the world is plagued with Christian hypocrites; no doubt that biblical Christianity and the historical/spiritual account of Jesus Christ makes the most sense to all people when it is presented PROPERLY in a way that honors God - but - to fight it, based on the selfish whims of "I refuse to believe in a Creator who would tell me not to do immoral things to others, or with my body" is beyond irrational - you most likely submitted to your parents as a child, you have to submit to your employers and their rules, if you were in the military obedience to your superiors is mandatory - there is always a hierarchy, there is a human spirit that desires LIBERTY; but, God is a god of ORDER; and, there are moral absolutes out there, most people are aware of them in their conscience(like a child taking a cookie without asking, they KNOW it is wrong, they tend to look around for PERMISSION) - and ALL the evidence suggests that deviating from those causes suffering, period!
I don't do "organized religion" - I do Jesus Christ is God, the Creator, my deity if you want - and His word is contained(and His eyewitness creation account), has been preserved, in the 1611 Authorized Version of the King James Bible - and I am a better man for it!
As far as the question did we descend from apes(were Neanderthals apes? - I think Hovind recommends Marvin L. Lubenow's book, "Bones of Contention.) - here's a clip of Hovind having a very thoughtful debate with a theistic evolutionist - look at the point he makes with respect to the evolution of human speech(from, obviously, the grunts and groans of animals IF evolution is true)...[his answer begins at 2:10 mark] - Broca's Convolvulus
- NOT evolved by random chance, sorry!Creation Evolution Debate Dr Hovind vs Dr Callahan Part 7