Ray Comfort is still trying to harass Dawkins into either debating him or chewing his ass out. And par for the course, Comfort has decided to lie. This time it’s about the banana video. Comfort is now stating that “atheists” doctored the video in order to misrepresent him and his argument:
Comfort says, “For years I have held a coke can in one hand and a banana in the other, and compared the two. Both have a tab at the top. The banana has a wrapper with perforations, is biodegradable, etc. It was a parody–the point being, if someone designed the coke can then obviously Someone designed the banana.
In the mid 1990′s I published the parody in booklet form called “The Atheist Test” and sold over a million copies. When we put it into our TV program, atheists removed the coke can, and sent the clip all over the Internet, saying ‘Ray Comfort believes that the banana is proof of God’s existence.’ I guess atheists don’t appreciate parody.”
No one removed the soda can. It’s still there (video ) and it wasn’t sent around for the reason Comfort says it was sent around. It was sent around because Comfort held up a banana and said atheists were afraid of it. He quite literally called it our ‘nightmare’.
Why do we fear bananas? Because how can we can explain the banana’s appearance if there isn’t a magic man in the sky who designed it for our culinary pleasure? No God means No Bananas in The World of Ray.
It’s kind of simple and it goes like this:
The banana he fawned over doesn’t grow in the wild. It grows on plantations. It is the product of selective breeding by humans for at least seven thousand years. A natural, non-engineered, banana is tough, bitter and is full of large seeds.
In other words, Comfort used a product of evolution in an argument against evolution without appearing to know it. Hilarious, yes?