It seems Kent Hovind, aka Prisoner #135733, has been blogging from jail, where he is currently awaiting sentencing on January 19. Here’s what the good doctor has to say:
The five new converts that are in this pod with me are meeting with me four to five times each day for Bible study and prayer. This is a pastor’s dream! It would take most churches a year to cover what we cover every week. Our group has been through, verse-by-verse, Matthew, Mark and Acts as well as most of Proverbs. I started with the 6,000-year time line and gave several days of general overview of the entire Bible.
I have also been teaching math and science to some of the others. It is great to see convicted drug dealers get excited when they learn fourth grade level math for the first time. I have spent quite a bit of time with one 29-year-old man who cannot read at all. I have been teaching him phonics and we are reading Genesis 1, 2, 3 and John 1, 2, and 3. His face lights up when he sees that he can do it. I offer commissary items like soup or coffee to men who memorize Bible verses. There is no way to describe the joy that they show when they get it right. Many have never memorized scriptures in their life, and maybe that is why they are in jail.
If this guy makes it to sentencing without a shank in the gut, I will be amazed. Never mind that Hovind’s scientific and mathematical abilities are more than a little lacking. Crackpot theories about dinosaurs and the age of the earth aside, this is someone who thinks sound is part of the electromagnetic spectrum, doesn’t know how the sun burns without oxygen, thinks that redshift means that the red parts of the spectrum shift away from the other colours, thinks that a problem with evolution is that it’s unlikely that two cells of opposite sex evolved from the primordial soup at the same time, that at the beginning of time hydrogen condensed to form solid rock, that all dinosaurs walked on four legs, that the light coming from your headlights when you’re travelling at 60mph is itself travelling at c + 60mph, that x-rays cause wrinkles, that there are only 92 elements, that there are no other stars in the solar system with planets around them (okay, that one is technically accurate), that cancer is caused by a lack of vitamin B17, that there’s no proof the T-Rex was a meat-eater, that chiropractors can cure allergies by adjusting your back and neck, that bugs breath through sphericals… i think you get the drift. Not sure I’d want this guy teaching anyone science.
But what do you expect from a man who received his higher education here:
Patriot University in 2001
Patriot University in 2006