Here’s a parody of Ray Comfort’s infamous banana argument for his god:
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?
Last Saturday I posted about Ray Comfort offering Richard Dawkins $10K to ‘debate’ him. Dawkins has since responded by saying that he would do it – if the banana king made a $100K donation to his foundation.
Comfort’s response to the counteroffer? Why to claim that Dawkins is a coward as well as an embarrassment to atheists.
Richard Dawkins told a news reporter that he will debate me for $100,000 per hour. He is afraid, and he thinks he’s safe because I won’t pay that much money for an hour of his time.
There’s an army of atheists hiding behind Mr. Dawkins waiting for him to feed me to the birds, and he is proving to be nothing but hot air.
What an embarrassment to the atheist community.
What a surprise, eh? I so didn’t see that coming at all. How about you?
Because the banana king wants to ‘debate’ none other than Richard Dawkins. He’s even offered Dawkins $10K to put up with him for a mere hour.
“I will donate $10,000 to him or give it to any children’s charity he names. All I ask is that he goes into a studio and gives me 20 minutes on why there is no God and why evolution is scientific.
Then I will give 20 minutes on how we can know God exists and why evolution is nothing more than an unsubstantiated and unscientific fairy tale for grownups. Then we both will have 10 minutes to respond.” (WND)
I’ve no doubt that Dawkins will not be participating in a ‘debate’ with the banana king. The banana king seems to know this as he pretty much called Dawkins a coward in the article.
Of course, the banana king merely wants to promote himself as the Christian equivalent of Richard Dawkins and has no true interest in debating Dawkins.
Recall that the banana king’s number one argument for the existence of his god is “The bible says it. I believe it. That settles it.” It’s impossible to debate that. It’s also impossible to debate someone who has referred to evolution as a god.
So, what’s the banana king’s real goal? I think Paul Fidalgo is right. Comfort merely wants to gain some sort of legitimacy be merely appearing alongside Dawkins.
Banana King Ray Comfort tries to sell Jesus to the wrong guy:
If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a million times – if you but prayed to God you’d find out that God was real and wouldn’t be the disgusting atheist that you are.
Well, it looks like the game has changed. Atheists no longer need to pray. Just ask Ray Comfort who apparently accidentally deleted yet another post titled “Good News”. Atheists do not have to pray anymore. In fact, an atheist who prays is doing little more than wasting their time.
Thus typed the Right Reverend Ray (JPEG of Google Alert):
Atheists–there’s no point in you praying though. God says that He will not hear you, because of your sin and your proud heart. He resists the proud, and gives grace to the humble.
We atheists generally being of no conviction that the entire universe was created to amuse us and also generally snorting at the idea that it’s alleged creator would commit [temporary] suicide over us are, by default, “proud” and incapable of being “humble”.
So, the next time some silly Christian tells ya to pray to God, tell ‘em the Right Reverend Ray said God was on a smoke break – permanently.
As you may be aware I do not like Ray Comfort. In fact, I’ve been considering put a post up about how Ray Comfort is one of the meanest, deceitful, bigoted and hypocritical defenders of the Christian faith I’ve come across in a long time.
Well, it looks like I can scrap that idea because the Raytractors have come up with a perfect description of the pile of hate that is Ray Comfort.
It’s a 12 step starter kit for newbie Christian bigots who aren’t quite sure how to go about pestering atheists without revealing their utter contempt for atheists.
- The key point to remember when dealing with atheists is this: Do not, under any circumstances whatsoever, admit the possibility that they are right. Your objective here is not to arrive at the truth, but to serve God and to win the debate (not necessarily in that order), and you’ll do neither if you give any ground to the atheist. Even if you’re doubting, even if you know for a fact that the atheists are right, don’t you dare admit it.
- The only necessary yardstick for measuring truth is whether it contradicts what the atheists say. For instance, if a scientific theory confirms atheism, then it is stupid, boneheaded, and even demonic — but if it disconfirms atheism, then it is intelligent, and the brave and faithful scientist who invented it should be applauded.
- Sometimes you may lose track of your previous statements, and the atheist will accuse you of contradicting yourself. But as long as you are contradicting the atheist, it stands to reason that you will always be correct. Remember, when dealing with atheists, you are absolved of all culpability, both intellectual and moral, for what you say.
I insist that you go read the whole list now. They cover everything that makes Ray Comfort the master of Christian bigots that he is.
Today is April 1st, which thanks to loving kindness of the Right Reverend Ray has been deemed National Atheist Day. I suppose I should be upset as I am one of the dreaded new atheists, but puh-lease! Ray & his sidekick Kirk think a Chiquita banana is evidence of their space daddy’s existence.
Thus being called a fool by the likes of Ray & Kirk it’s not too far removed from being called a “doodoohead” by an actual kid. So, here’s a video from the Cirque du Soleil featuring clowns instead:
Feel free to post links to foolish videos, photos & the like in the comment section. Your inner fool (and me) will thank you.
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.
One of the fascinating things about Ray Comfort and his sidekick Kirk Cameron is that you never quite know what’s going come out of their mouths next and it’s a complete mystery if it’ll even make sense to them. Most of what comes out of their mouth is so ridiculous I’m willing to bet that more than a few theists are embarrassed for them.
At times I’ve had to give him credit. Ray Comfort is pretty damned slick and knows just how to manipulate others. However, he’s finally slipped up and revealed in a recent post just how much of a bigot he actually is.
The post in question is aimed at atheists, but it’s about Muslims and it’s a nasty piece of passive aggressiveness. Claiming that “atheists evolved from Chickens”, Ray Comfort launches into an implicit attack on Muslims.
You wouldn’t dare, because you are chicken-livered. You know that they are not like Christians. Despite the “anonymity” of your little chicken coop, they would come after you to lop off your head. And when they find you, you would fall on your knees and be praying to God for help, quicker than I can move a fly swat . . . and I’m pretty quick. So, think about what you are doing, and think about how much you value your life. Then think about what we are telling you. Think.
What we wouldn’t “dare” do is call Islam a delusion, state that Allah doesn’t exist, use a lowercase ‘m’ when writing Mohammad and various other things some of us do towards Christians. Why? Because the Muslim – being a Muslim – we did that to would hunt us down and kill us.
This is exactly what white supremacists do.
They write things stating how anti-racists are too afraid to go after their alleged counterparts in the other races because anti-racists know that doing so will get them killed. The other races are vicious, hateful and dangerous whereas the white race is not. And that’s why anti-racists target white supremacists, because they know they (white people in general) are the personification of kindness.
Ray Comfort has a lot in common with those demented fuckwits and a comment by the “Pari Family“ on the same post proves it:
Ray said, “why you don’t have the courage to even whisper to Moslems what you keep shouting at Christians?”
They, the atheists of whom you speak, don’t have the courage because their father is the father of lies:
So says our LORD in the Gospel of John, chapter 8:
Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love Me, for I proceeded forth and have come from God, for I have not even come on my own initiative, but He sent Me. Why do you not understand what I am saying? It is because you cannot hear my word. You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature; for he is a liar, and the father of lies. But because I speak the truth, you do not believe me.”
Belligerent atheists have no reason to war against members of their own “family”, i.e. the followers of a false religion.
Ray, thanks for the thought-provoking posts.
The father of lies in Christian mythology is Satan – the unrecognized evil god. We atheists are his children and the Muslims are related to us – a part of our “family”. Since Christianity does not recognize any other supernatural beings besides their god Jesus and Satan the Muslims must also be the children of Satan.
Now where would someone feel comfortable posting that a billion or so individuals are the children of an evil god? On a site ran by someone who is a bigot and will think nothing of letting such a “truth” be posted.