How Did I Miss This?

This was an interesting response video to the Banana Argument. It’s been around for several weeks, but I hadn’t seen it before. It’s worth it just to watch the part about the evolution of the banana.




[tags]Ray Comfort, atheist, atheism, Banana Argument, Christian, evolution[/tags]

  • miller

    I would disagree with, “The Big Bang that created our universe was likely a big collision of two objects.” Where did they get that idea? Maybe they mean the collision of two branes?

    The reference to the cosmological constant (called “Einstein’s big blunder”) also made me flinch. They really oversimplified that particular issue.

  • http://www.anotherstorm.com Rick

    As a Christian, I cringe when I see poor arguments made to “prove” that God exists. This is just one of them. Most of it just ends up as fodder for atheists and other non-believers. If I were to set about trying to prove God, I probably wouldn’t start by using evolutionary arguments.

  • RiRi

    Wow. That argument about the bannana being perfect is sooooo convincing. I wonder why god didn’t make all fruits like that, except for apples, which would be covered in spines and snake poison. Seems to me that god doesn’t exist. And TV guide is a perfect place to get statistics, and not demographicaly biased. Stupid christians make me sad, The ones who can reconcile faith and science by assuming that the bible is not gospel, and could be wrong about the creation are OK, as long as they don’t try to force their beliefs onto everyone else and teach creationism in science classes.

  • Cura

    The whoel thing just seemed quite silly. And with the comments in the foreground and the banana dude in the background I have no idea what this video was trying to argue, other than that people argue. And people shouldn’t bring Einstein into this. So he was smart and he beleived in god. So what? Lots of stupid people believe there’s a god, and lots of smart people believe that there isn’t. Decide for yourself.

  • Darsh

    To Cura-

    Einstein did NOT believe in a god, he did use the word “God” to describe the universe, much like how you’d use the term “Mother Nature”.

  • Carl Wong

    Ray Comfort and Kirk Cameron lack credibility since they are implying that Albert Einstein believed in a personal God like they do. The following are all quotes from Albert Einsten:
    “It was, of course, a lie what you read about my religious convictions, a lie which is being systematically repeated. I do not believe in a personal God and I have never denied this but have expressed it clearly…I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation, whose purposes are modeled after our own — a God, in short, who is but a reflection of human frailty. Neither can I believe that the individual survives the death of his body, although feeble souls harbor such thoughts through fear or ridiculous egotisms…I cannot conceive of a personal God who would directly influence the actions of individuals, or would directly sit in judgment on creatures of his own creation…I cannot conceive of a God who rewards and punishes his creatures, or has a will of the kind that we experience in ourselves…I believe in Spinoza’s God who reveals himself in the orderly harmony of what exists, not in a God who concerns himself with the fates and actions of human beings… The idea of a personal God is quite alien to me and seems even naïve” (See http://www.positiveatheism.org/hist/einprayr.htm)

  • http://www.letstakeover.blogspot.com David Jackmanson

    If God is perfect, why doesn’t he send a media adviser to Kirk, who would tell him:

    “Dude, DON’T sit with your fist in front of your crotch.” ?

  • Barney

    If he hadn’t put his fist in front of his crotch everyone would have seen the boner he was getting from his pal’s homoerotic banana play. To which you’ll notice he is completely oblivious, and has to tell Kirk that he’s being serious when Kirk starts giggling.

    That said, yes this is funny. But the counterpoints were poor and unnecessary. I’m a theist — a similar situation would be if I pretended to be an atheist and made a video about a pineapple to prove that God doesn’t exist, and then another video pointing out how asinine that is.

  • Brent Galloway

    The bannana proves that god has homoerotic fantasies or is a woman.

    Well, that statment isn’t any dumber than the statment “The bannana proves God’s existance.”

  • Alex Leckie

    Hey everyone just discovered the site and have found some interesting things. but i would just like to add that last year for my year 10 science project we had to choose a scientific issue and i decided to do antimatter as it has always fascinated me, but what came as a big surprise to me is that a lot of scientists have begun to stop supporting the big bang theory as it does not explain the existance a massive collections of antimatter in our universe and instead have moved to towards the “Plasma Universe Theory”

    Just thought id share that.

  • Richard Wade

    Hey Alex, welcome. If you understand it well enough, could you explain in lay terms what the Plasma Universe Theory is? It sounds interesting. I’ve never completely liked he Big Bang Theory myself. Too noisy.

    How Comfort and Cameron get from the Big Banana Theory to the Big God Theory by way of the Big Bang Theory is way beyond my ability to follow, but the consensus around here is they’ve got nothing but the Big Fart in a Gale Theory.

    The Plasma Universe Theory doesn’t have the word “Big” in it, which is a plus right from the start and if you can’t fit a banana into it for the first several billion years, great!

  • Paul

    Hey Rick,

    so just how would you go about proving “God”?

    Just curious,
    Paul

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  • Meryl

    Uh a penis fits in his mouth …does that mean god wants him to blow guys?

  • DDrake

    To Darsch

    “I’m not an atheist and I don’t think I can call myself a pantheist. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many different languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn’t know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God. We see a universe marvelously arranged and obeying certain laws, but only dimly understand these laws. Our limited minds cannot grasp the mysterious force that moves the constellations. I am fascinated by Spinoza’s pantheism, but admire even more his contributions to modern thought because he is the first philosopher to deal with the soul and the body as one, not two separate things.”

    Attributed to A. Einstein.

    Although he did not believe in a personal God, one cannot say that Albert did not believe in God. And I think he went far beyond using the term “God” as a comparison to “Mother Nature.”


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