Sometime during the last day or so Ray Comfort posted the “joke” about the atheist that calls on the Christian god after a bear attacks him. A stupid exchange later, the god turns the bear into a Christian who promptly thanks the Christian god for the “food” he’s about to receive. Ha, ha, ha.
Someone took Reverend Ray to task for it – probably because it shows the Christian god to be a vindictive nasty little fuck who smiles when people die brutally (video about bear attacks, not for the weak of stomach) so Ray removed it.
However, the one about the death threat remains intact. It seems that while out pestering people one day a friend of Ray’s stopped by with his young daughter. This friend ended up talking with an atheist who was present and at one point the young daughter got involved. Apparently, the atheist in question stated that the Christian god was just like Santa Claus – he didn’t exist but only after the girl addressed him.
Ray’s response was to bring up something Evil Jesus said should be done to anyone who gives a young child a reason to not believe in a two thousand year old zombie. What should be done is murder. The dissenter should have a millstone hung from their necks and tossed in the sea:
‘If any of you put a stumbling-block before one of these little ones who believe in me, it would be better for you if a great millstone were hung around your neck and you were thrown into the sea. (Mark 9:43)
This was not something that evil Jesus pulled out his ass that didn’t actually occur or exist, but a real manner in which people were executed. A millstone is a heavy circular stone which was used to grind grain. People did have these stones hung from their necks and they were tossed into bodies of water where they drowned – violently.
In fact, this method of execution was applied to early Christians such as the Catholic saint Vincent who is shown here with a millstone around his neck.
Both posts reveal Ray Comfort to be not just a bigot, but one who gets a kick out of the idea of atheists suffering brutal deaths. What’s even more disturbing is the amount of “you go, you big man of God you” that Ray receives when he posts these kind of things about atheists by his fellow faith-heads.
On the other hand, over on the No God Blog by American Atheists, one of the posters put up a rather tasteless post about the recent tornado related deaths here in the south. The overwhelming response? Chastisement for being so tasteless as to use the violent deaths of other to prove a point.