Ray Comfort now has a weekly column at the Worldnutdaily, which is the perfect place for him. It’s a match made in Wingnuttia. The column will take on a “famous atheist” each week and the first one is about Billy Joel, who is a kinda sorta atheist (he says he still believes in “spiritual planes,” whatever the hell that means). And he’s offering up arguments like this:
If Billy likes to rationalize things, I would like him to tell me what he would think of my intellectual capacity if I thought that he didn’t compose “Piano Man;” if I believed that it didn’t have a composer. It just happened. It was a melodic accident.
I’ll take bad analogies for $1000, Alex.
Such a thought is ludicrous. Every song has a composer, every book has an author, every car has a maker, every painting has a painter, and every building has a builder. So it isn’t irrational to take this simple logic a little further and say that nature must have had a Maker. It would be irrational to believe that it made itself. It’s more than irrational; it’s scientifically impossible. For nature to make itself, it would have had to be pre-existent before it made itself.
But somehow, believing the exact same thing about God is not irrational. For magic reasons.