Ray Comfort Tells You Why You’re Wrong

Yep, BananaMan has a blog.

And his writing accomplishes the same thing as the banana video: It makes Christians look foolish and completely uneducated.

In other words, it just provides fodder for atheists.

Like when he asks this question:

What is it that keeps most people from coming to Christ?

Of course, there are plenty of reasons.

Lack of evidence of his divinity.

Bad experiences with his followers.

The Biblical disconnect with so much of reality.

And so many more.

Now, let’s see what Comfort says:

That question probably has a three-fold answer: 1. Pride, 2. Love for sin, and 3. A lack of knowledge.

That answer is followed by Bible verses. Because, you know, that’ll change your mind.

There’s also the typical anti-Science rants:

It’s because of this principle [that new knowledge changes our beliefs] that science can never be absolutely certain of anything. It can only believe something according to the knowledge it has at present. And even when it gets more knowledge, it still can’t be absolutely certain it has the truth, because future information may refute what they think they know to be true. What science believes now may be laughed at in 100 years time. Some think that’s a good thing, because it shows that science is forever open to change. The only good thing about it, is that is shows us where we should put our trust. God alone speaks absolute truth, because He has absolute knowledge. Science can never say that something is a “fact.” God can and does. That’s why we can have absolute trust about anything He says in His Word. It’s as solid as a rock (solider, if there’s such a word). Those that trust in Him need never be disappointed, disillusioned, or discouraged. And that’s a fact.

Therefore, science is worthless.

It’s nothing you haven’t heard before.

But it’s always going to be good for a laugh.

It’d be nice to see some Christians commenting on his site about how misguided his rants are. Or just denouncing his form of evangelism in general.


[tags]atheist, atheism, Ray Comfort[/tags]

  • Tolga K.

    Oh, how the Christians contradict themselves on the infallible and certain truths of their deitys (father, son, holy ghost, the virg-*ahem* raped Mary [for Catholics]).

    Just yesterday while valet parking cars, I heard on someone’s radio a pastor who claims that there’d be no science or engineering if Jesus wasn’t born. Besides completely disregarding that there was never the Jesus of the Bible, and that there was science and engineering before that time, he made one much more significant error:

    I don’t care how infallible the word of your tyrant is; we are human and those words (if there is a god of the bible… HA!) are our interpretation, which can be hideously flawed. If the Mr. Comfort and this guy on the radio are both inspired by god, their messages shouldn’t contradict each other.

    Besides that, as an atheist who will devote his life to science and engineering, that is the most offensive thing I’ve ever heard (and one of the few offensive things I’ve ever really felt offended, and thus angry, about). It’s a shame that few religious people will understand why.

    And nigh will atheists. Us godless heathens know nothing about emotion, specifically the love of Christ.

  • Mriana

    Um… I think he has it a bit backwards. What idols do atheists have? I think his little invisible intolerant sky god is more of an idol. He’s a real hypocritical, bigotted person from the way his blog post reads. It’s rather sad too, because I just do not see how he loves himself with all that hatred inside. :(

  • http://iloveteh.biz James W.

    Boy, Ray is a consummate genius. Read his latest post: here.

    He quotes some website and then deliberately misquotes what he just quoted even with it still on his page. I mean, this is Nobel-level work:

    The reason that “many ‘species-to-species transitions’ are known though they are not as abundant as the general lineages,” is that there aren’t any. There are no transitional fossils (species-to-species transitions). Anyone who thinks there is has “misunderstood the theory of evolution.”

    There are “many” transitions but then there aren’t. They were there just a few words ago, where’d they run off to suddenly? It’s like he wrote two badly formed sentences and then cut out the cruft and smushed’em together. Christian pundits are so educated and well versed in grammar they won’t even see this obvious 180 and continue to think Ray’s a genius.

  • http://calladus.blogspot.com/ Calladus

    That’s what I like about Ray Comfort. No formal training in science, education, or even theology for that matter, and he can still consider himself an expert, with credentials as a biologist, physicist, or whatever else he needs for his latest errors.

    He’s really nothing more than a high pressure salesman who sells “God” in a similar manner to how some people sell used cars.

  • http://paxnortona.notfrisco2.com Joel Sax

    I think one of the greatest blows to Western Civilization — atheist, agnostic, and faithful alike — occurred when Bible salesmen went from door to door saying “This is the only book you’ll ever need. The answer for everything is in here.”

  • Shane

    What science believes now may be laughed at in 100 years time.

    What various religions believe now can be laughed at right now. Xenu anyone? Jesus riding a dinosaur? Blasphemous teddy bears?

    I’m sorry, but if you don’t want me laughing at your beliefs then stop making them so hilarious (except for wanting to execute and torture that teacher–that wasn’t very funny).

  • Old Beezle

    What is it that keeps most people from coming to Christ?

    Well, Ray, let me tell you:

    1) Pride – definitely. I refuse to admit belief in a being that impregnates a virgin with himself and then kills his human self because it somehow tips the cosmic scales in man’s favor. You’re right, Ray, I am too good for that.

    2) Love for sin – if dancing and loud laughter are sins then, yup–I love sin. More than that though, I love choice (or the illusion of choice depending on your philosophy) and if your fictitious-suicidal-tyrant tries to take that away, then I’m not going to seek him out for advice. Call it sin if you want to, Ray, but I love it.

    3) A lack of knowledge – You got me there, Ray. I have no idea what you’re talking about. I lack the ability to even pretend to understand you. The knowledge you most likely are referring to is that self-assured-I-can’t-be-wrong-because-I-feel-so-self-assured kind of knowledge that only religious types and salespeople can master. Whatever you’ve got, Ray, I don’t have and for that I am grateful.

    So, R.C., besides not believing in Mr. Christ wholesale, you’re right about what keeps me from joining the club and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

  • http://merkdorp.blogspot.com J. J. Ramsey

    Hmm, so Ray Comfort is Bananaman now? I wonder what the creators of the other Bananaman might say :) :

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bananaman

  • Lou Doench

    “(solider, if there’s such a word)”
    No Ray, I believe “more solid” would be grammatically correct.
    Oddly enough, thats the closest to correct you achieved.

  • Mriana

    I don’t think Ray got an education, esp with how he dogs it. I still feel sorry for him, because he doesn’t know a thing about people or animals, nor does he care.

    3) A lack of knowledge – You got me there, Ray. I have no idea what you’re talking about. I lack the ability to even pretend to understand you. The knowledge you most likely are referring to is that self-assured-I-can’t-be-wrong-because-I-feel-so-self-assured kind of knowledge that only religious types and salespeople can master. Whatever you’ve got, Ray, I don’t have and for that I am grateful.

    Old Beezle, he has blinders, ignorance, bigotry, intolerance, hatred of life, and self-loathing. The very worst side of religion, which can be a symptom of or a manifestation of a mental illness or at the very least a personality disorder. You can’t catch it, but you might want to be concerned. If you know this about some religious people, they aren’t salespeople anymore, maybe people to be pitied though.

  • http://gretachristina.typepad.com/ Greta Christina

    Okay. Let me get this straight.

    Scientific thought changes in the face of reality.

    Religious belief stays the same (it doesn’t, but that’s not important right now) regardless of reality.

    And this makes religion good?

    This is injuring my brain. I need a siphon to get the stupid out of it.

  • http://gretachristina.typepad.com/ Greta Christina

    Oh, and one more thing:

    If he thinks Christians are never disappointed, disillusioned, or discouraged in God, he’s seriously out of touch with human reality. Believers — even passionate true believers — can and do have their faith seriously shaken.

  • http://www.acosmopolitan.blogspot.com Anatoly

    Oh I do enjoy when people say something like “Since science cant be trusted, trust God.” To me, that translates directly to “Ok, since science is self-correcting, let’s think of something that’s arbitrarily not and believe in that.” Talk about logical hopes… sheesh…

  • chancelikely

    Man alive… if Dawkins is Darwin’s Rottweiler, Ray Comfort is Jesus’ Used Car Salesman.

  • Captain Janeway

    Does anyone else see the strong homoerotic overtones in Ray’s banana evangelism?

  • Old Beezle

    Does anyone else see the strong homoerotic overtones in Ray’s banana evangelism?

    I get all tingly inside when he mimes the monkey eating the banana…and then I go drink a bucket of lye to get rid of it…and then I try to siphon out the stupid.

    This is injuring my brain. I need a siphon to get the stupid out of it.

    :) With Ray Comfort on his side, Jesus ain’t got a chance in hell.

  • The Unbrainwashed

    Does anyone think that possibly alot of these televangelists (like Comfort, Oral Roberts, etc…) are actually atheists willing to deceive gullible Christians for their money? Maybe this is far-fetched, but L. Ron Hubbard perpetrated this type of scam with Scientology.

  • Darryl

    Does anyone think that possibly alot of these televangelists (like Comfort, Oral Roberts, etc…) are actually atheists willing to deceive gullible Christians for their money? Maybe this is far-fetched, but L. Ron Hubbard perpetrated this type of scam with Scientology.

    No doubt about it. They’re usually easy to spot if you know what to look for. Some of them (like many a politician) start out sincere, and slowly get seduced by the usual culprits–sex, drugs/booze, lavish lifestyle–and some of them stop believing, yet, because they know nothing else and they’re already invested in the ministry, they just keep on doing it because it’s easier than doing something else, or for the money, or who knows. They all rationalize it in some way I suppose.

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  • jen

    if you really think christians are foolish, you are just making yourself foolish. anyways, have ANY of you been to this website:
    aybqa.com (all your bible questions answered) check it out and see for your self and tell me christians are foolish. a leap of faith is not equivalent to foolishness. you cant deprove God’s existence, as same as you can’t deprove His nonexistence. simply you think God is this way…whatever you think :”he’s suppose to do”. let me remind you, He is GOD, you’re NOT. He works in different ways that we sometimes don’t even understand, even if you don’t even see it. how would you know what He “suppose” to do anyways? you can’t deprove His existence that way. God Bless.


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