I want to first note that I truly appreciate the diversity of voices here. That includes the atheists that frequent the forum. I don’t think they are necessarily glad to see widespread belief in YEC among Christians, and they certainly don’t want to see the pseudoscience of YEC ideology taught alongside science in our schools. But I’d be curious to hear some reactions to this quote by atheist P.Z. Myers, where expresses his appreciation to Ken Ham for his cooperation in destroying the credibility of Christianity with YEC:
"Followers of Ken Ham/Kent Hovind style creationism are setting themselves up to fail. They’ve created a starkly black and white universe in which either you are completely in agreement with their dogma, or you are completely wrong in all things, which means small cracks in their façade quickly tear wide open into vast chasms. It might mean they’re impenetrable in the short term, but over time, they crumble, and they crumble hard, since losing faith in certain pseudoscientific claims means you are inevitably going to have to question the whole of your faith.
So Ken Ham is doing good work for us atheists by building a very brittle Christian wall. It can resist a few punches, but when it goes, it goes in its entirety.