Henry Morris (1918-2006)

Monday (February 25) was the 7th anniversary of the death of Henry Morris, the founder of both the ICR and the modern creationist movement in general. To commemorate the date of “our founder’s passing into glory” Your Origins Matter posted an article, which included some quotes:

“The grass-roots movement you see across America right now, with the school board battles, with the students questioning evolution in colleges, all of that is really in a big part due to the work of Dr. Henry Morris. All of us in the modern creationism movement today would say we stand on his shoulders. [The Genesis Flood book] was a groundbreaking work in that he basically, in this culture, in this day and age, showed that there were scientific answers to be able to defend the Christian faith and uphold the Bible’s account.” – Ken Ham

“[Henry Morris was] the most important creationist of the 20th century, much more so than William Jennings Bryan.” – Eugenie Scott

“The greatest defender of the doctrine of Creation in church history has gone to be with the Lord. No single man in the last two thousand years has contributed more to the defense of the book of Genesis or been more effective in rallying the people of God to embrace the historical, grammatical, literal, normative interpretation of its text than a humble, mild-mannered hydrologist named Dr. Henry Morris. A faithful teacher who served on the faculties of three major universities and went on to found the Institute for Creation Research — a graduate school and research organization — and the Christian Heritage College (currently San Diego Christian College), Dr. Morris spent his life engaged in “the pulling down of strongholds; casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ” (II Corinthians 10:4,5).” – Doug Phillips

One of these is not like the others.

On a similar vein, YOM has also uploaded a speech Morris made in 2002, called “Looking Backwards and Pressing Forward.” He starts off joking about blaming “the Democrats” for his feeling tired, and how there was nobody left to do the work as everyone was either too old, too young, or on the “government payroll.” He then goes on to talk about the history of the creationist movement, as he saw it.

Part one:

Part two:

It’s a interesting, though hardly accurate, listen.


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