Ray Comfort just doesn’t know when to quit. He’s tried to prove the existence of his god with a banana, brought up a coke can during a debate with the Rational Response squad and in a soon to be published book titled “The Atheist Delusion” he’s comparing disbelief in the existence of his god to disbelief in electricity.
There were once three men who considered that they were very wise. They lived in a country that had only just been introduced to electricity.
One dark night, the men were invited by Edison Electric to see a demonstration of electrical power, because it was well-known that the three of them were skeptics when it came to electricity being a reality. The reason they denied its existence was because they didn’t believe in anything that could not be seen. These men were rationalists, and electricity was said to be invisible1. They refused to believe in something that couldn’t be scientifically demonstrated.
When they entered the dimly light demonstration room, they were cordially met by a representative from Edison Electric. As they looked around, they saw that a large lamp sat on a table in the middle of the room. Also on the table were a candle and a leather-bound book called The Owner’s Manual. It was published by the electric company.
The representative welcomed them and excitedly explained that the lamp had the power to light up an entire large room, with the simple flick of a switch.
He said, “Gentleman, electricity is a modern marvel. To see it demonstrated, simply flick the switch on the lamp. You will be amazed. It will light up the entire room. The manual on the table is to give further instruction to you, if you decide to purchase the lamp.” He then left the room to speak with other interested clients.
All the men needed to do to see the miracle of electricity, was to flick the switch on the lamp.
Instead, they sat down at the table, and one of them opened The Owner’s Manual and began to cynically look at its pages. It began with a short biographical sketch of the famous inventor, Thomas Edison.
The moral of the story appears to be that atheists are merely pedantic nitpickers so caught up in the details that the actual evidence is overlooked. The fact that the actual evidence is so damn invisible that itâ€™s almost like it doesnâ€™t exist? Itâ€™s just evidence that Iâ€™m a pedantic nitpicker.