14/07/2015 12:35 BST | Updated 15/07/2015 00:59 BST

Richard Dawkins Is 'Not An Atheist' Says Ken Ham, A Creationist Currently Building A Life-Size 'Noah's Ark'

NEW YORK -- Richard Dawkins is "not an atheist," according to a young Earth creationist who is currently building a life-size Noah's Ark. Ken Ham, founder of the Creation Museum in Kentucky, posted a blog on Monday claiming the renowned British biologist could not be an atheist, as they don’t exist.

Ham, who recently asserted that all aliens are going to Hell, said the Bible teaches that every person is born with a knowledge of God, even if they deny it. To back up this thesis, the 63-year-old highlighted an appearance on "The Daily Show" in 2013 in which "The God Delusion" author admitted he didn’t know what happens after death. "I know that our consciousness is wrapped up in our brains... I know that our brains rot,” Dawkins told Jon Stewart.

Richard Dawkins poses for a portrait at the Oxford Literary Festival, in Christ Church, on March 24, 2010 in Oxford, England

This means Dawkins can’t “prove his atheism,” according to Ham, who wrote: “So Richard Dawkins... is not totally certain about what’s going to happen to him when he dies. And yet he speaks with certainty as he tries to indoctrinate people to believe in his religion of atheism.”

Citing Romans 1:18-21, Ham continued: “God’s Word clearly states that He has put the knowledge of God within each of us. We all know there is a God. There are no atheists."

In case you're wondering if Ham actually believes this stuff, here he is telling a room full of children that evolution is a lie:

Ham is currently leading a project to build a large, wooden boat in Williamstown, Kentucky (570 miles from the ocean), a craft based on the dimensions of the "Ark" given in the Bible. The Creation Museum CEO believes the construction, which will be finished by 2016, will increase attendance at the museum by "400,000 people a year."

Ham isn't the only evangelist to doubt the existence of atheists. Si Robertson, one of the beaded stars of popular US TV show “Duck Dynasty,” recently told the Christian Post that anyone using the term "atheist" is in fact acknowledging Jesus.

Speaking to the newspaper, he said: "There's no such thing as an atheist. I'm serious, because there's too much documentation. Our calendars are based on Jesus Christ. Whether you believe in him or not, every time you sign your calendar, you add down the day's date, you're saying he's here, OK? That's documented."

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