Creation Museum says black people are cursed by Noah

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Mike Daniels at Secular News Daily has generously allowed me to archive this article here, in full. It was originally published HERE in 2009.

Surprisingly — or not? — the Creation Museum openly promotes the belief that black people are the descendants of Ham, father of Canaan, whom Noah cursed to be “servant of servants”. This archaic belief, once used to justify slavery, seems to be on the rise again.

AiG's Creation Museum Says Black People are Hamites. Click for JUMBO version.

AiG’s Creation Museum Says Black People are Hamites. Click for JUMBO version.

Ham? And was their mother Cheese? What are you talking about?

Ham was one of the three sons of Noah. You remember Noah, right? He’s the man who, with his wife, his three sons, and their wives, provided no warning whatsoever to anybody over the course of 100 years that the Lord was going to flood the Earth. (Not what you heard in Sunday School? Try the Bible, friend! Shirlee Babson’s tells it like it is.)

After the Flood, Noah and family set forth to incestuously repopulate the Earth (Genesis 9). Noah decided that, since food was somehow abundant, despite the obliteration of all life on Earth, he should tend a vineyard and make wine instead of growing actual food. Apparently, Shem, Ham, and Japheth took care of growing the real food.

Noah gets hammered. Let’s see what happens!

Genesis 9: 18-27

18 And the sons of Noah, that went forth of the ark, were Shem, and Ham, and Japheth: and Ham is the father of Canaan.

19 These are the three sons of Noah: and of them was the whole earth overspread.

20 And Noah began to be an husbandman, and he planted a vineyard:

21 And he drank of the wine, and was drunken; and he was uncovered within his tent.

22 And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brethren without.

23 And Shem and Japheth took a garment, and laid it upon both their shoulders, and went backward, and covered the nakedness of their father; and their faces were backward, and they saw not their father’s nakedness.

24 And Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his younger son had done unto him.

25 And he said, Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren.

26 And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.

27 God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.

So . . . Noah cursed Ham’s son, Canaan, to be “a servant of servants”.

According to the Creation Museum, Canaan and his descendants populated Africa. They were called [the nation of] Canaan, or Canaanites.

Populated Africa . . . That’d make them black folks, huh?

The argument that Noah cursed all of Canaan’s descendants has been used for centuries to justify the enslavement of black people. And Ken Ham of Answers in Genesis and the Creation Museum continues to promote this belief.

But, Ken Ham cries, I’m not racist! I even wrote a book about how not racist I am! It’s called One Blood: The Biblical Answer to Racism!

Well, I guess Ken can’t be racist at all. Let’s see what article he proudly posts on his Answers in Genesis website:

All races therefore have developed from this one family since the end of the flood in Noah’s day . . . The culture (technology and religions, etc.) of each racial group in the world started at a common point-Noah-with full knowledge of God and a sophisticated ocean liner technology. The current states of culture of the races, which varies from space age to stone age, from animal worship and spirit worship to Christianity, is not a result of innocent, ignorant people searching for improvement. It is a direct consequence of whether the ancestors of any race worshipped the living God or deliberately rejected Him.

That’s right. According to Ken Ham, those dark-skinned people in Third World nations are uneducated and starving to death and riddled with disease because their ancestors deliberately rejected his god.

What would Ken Ham have us do to remedy the situation? Terminate food and medical aid, and instead ship Bibles and missionaries?

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Creation Museum says black people are cursed by Noah — 10 Comments

  1. Black people are not curse ! NOAH IS NOT GOD ! HE WAS COMMING OFF A DRUNK ! in genesis chap 6 v 8 god blessed him and his family ! read genesis 6 v18 and chap 7 v 1 and chapter 9 v 1 god blessed noah and HIS SONS ! GOD BLESSED HIM AND HIS SONS ! HAM DID SEE HIS DADS NAKEDNESS but noah has no power to bless or curse ! theres so much more i could write but i will stop there !

    • Hi, Shawn!

      That’s an interesting position you put forward there. But Ken Ham at the Creation Museum disagrees. So do centuries of Biblical scholars.

  2. All people in Africa are not black. Out of the population roughly 10% are white, another rough 10% are indian/asian/other and the rest black.

  3. That is ridiculous. First of all, the Canaanites populated what is now Israel. It was called the land of Canaan. Ham was not cursed and neither were black people. It is true that around the world those who worshipped false Gods or the devil developed slowly. The only good in a. At in came from God, and when a nation rejects God as the US has done, the nation fails as we are failing. Africa had a zenith and so did we. It amazes me how many secularists spout off on what they do not know and attack a man of integrity whom I have hear and met. He is no racist and he preached against it in rural Pennsylvania to an all white crowd that was not receptive. He stands against racism more than most and you should retract your false allegations.

  4. Noah was not God, but I think black ppl were cursed by Noah why?because being a black woman a drunk had to have did this shit

  5. I am always amazed at how very poorly Americans speak and write in their own language. It is equally surprising to see how very few proof-read what they have written so that another can understand them clearly. BUT – the very worst – the very WORST part of all of this is the filthy words that always have to be included that add nothing to the conversation except to say how uneducated and evil their hearts really are that they are exposing for the world to see! Shame on you. You are paying a great price for this and you are too stupid to even realize it. Wise up and clean up your filthy mouths and minds before taking up other people’s time with your trash.

  6. For those of you who understand about Noah and his sons, Noah cursed Ham’s son Canaan, and not Kush who are the BLACK decedents. Canaan are the middle eastern people.

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