Ray Comfort–an open invite and a rebuttal to a video

OK, Let me just say this, I know that the Ray Comfort post I made last was a tad on the easy side…but, I mean, you can’t blame me for taking on a guy like this….so much pride and assumption rolled into one little man…its just a temptation I can’t possibly refuse….and now, I have even more for this guy. This time I am gonna openly invite Mr. Comfort to this blog to engage me—I have a feeling he has already been here, so this should be pretty easy, but I’m gonna make sure he knows that I am waiting for him by responding to one of his blog posts.

Secondly, I was perusing the inter-web the other day and I found this video linked on another Christian blog…it simply amazes me how Christians are eating this crap up, they really think these are good arguments…all I see is a fast talking salesman with an inch of magnetic hypnosis at the end. Without further ado, here is the video:

im going to go through this with time stops…just follow along:

0:10: you hear Ray saying “I don’t know exactly where it is but I don’t wanna end up there,”. How sad to start off a video with fear mongering…now, we don’t know for sure what the context is, because it isn’t given here, but my bet is on him talking about the fiery furnaces of hell…..not a good start from a man that believes in a Loving Creator.

0:30: Another analogy about a painting having a painter, or a building a builder….his point, and he will get to it, is that CREATION…IE the world and everything in it and outside of it, must have had a creator….the main flaw in this argument is that, according to modern science, what we have isn’t defined as a Creation, it is a universe that is…a being or an existence…a result of cataclysmic events billions of years ago…starting off with the wrong definitions of what we have here—and eternally sticking to those guns is a sad mistake. Mr. Comfort has a really hard time with definitions as far as I have seen–it gets worse as you go on.

If Creation were evidence for a Creator I have a hard time believing that the greatest scientific minds of our time would simply be covering that evidence up, simply because they want to keep searching for deeper and greater truths. IF it were that simple, we would have stopped searching long ago, and simply adopted the Bible as the only necessary text book on science and reality….that isn’t the case thankfully. IF Creation is gods greatest evidence of himself, he did a really bad job—especially put in context with the Bible. This creates, in my mind, a huge parallel between who god must be, and who god actually is if he exists. On one side you have the all loving all knowing god that i struggled for so long to believe in and love, and on the other hand you are stuck dealing with a god that expects you to believe without providing any evidence….my question is this: Why love such a god…if that is god…screw him.

0:53 Scott, the Atheist, claims that he bets he could find the builder of that building, whilst Ray assures him that he can’t and that if he can’t  he must be wrong.  Scott, I am glad to say, is correct, that builder was indeed built by someone, and designed by someone….if you go down the the Huntington Beach building records office, I can guarantee you will find records on not only the architect of the building, but the name of the construction company that did the building….

1:55: Humans breed like rabbits? Maybe in your family, but we try to avoid mutations in mine. Ray here is claiming to know something that the Bible is clear about, that there were other people created at or near the time of Adam and Eve, because when Adams sons went to take wives they took them from other tribes. (Gen 4:16-17). Most dispensationalists will admit this fact…most especially Finnis J. Dake—whom well qualifies himself.

2:04: Begin Ad Hominem attacks against this guy. Watch how Ray gets the audience on his side-by calling this man a murderer and adulterer to his face, at least Mr. Comfort does have some balls.

3:25: Ray says, “My opinion doesn’t matter,” further proof that some christian minds can’t tell the difference between fact and opinion, reality and belief.

3:56 more fear mongering…what if you are wrong about your eternal salvation? What if you are Mr. Comfort?

5:15: This is the most important part, what Ray is doing here is called Magnetism…this is a form of suggestive hypnosis that is incredibly easy to do. I did it often as a Christian, and I am sure many of you did as well if you ever led people to Christ (which i did a lot of). What Ray is doing is setting the stage for this man to get home later on tonight and think about it, and at that time have an emotional conundrum….Ray is hoping that this man will be weak later on so that he might break down and ask for a sign or something like that. This is a classic tactic used by Christians, Muslims, Apologists…almost anyone…. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints builds its entire church on this tactic,  ” Read these verses and then pray to god that he give you a burning in the bosom if it is true,”. Damn right your bosom will burn, the thought has been implanted already.

Want to see the power of hypnotism? Check these videos out of an Atheist proving, through hypnosis, that god is real, to other atheists.

Darren Brown-Instant Conversion 1

Darren Brown- Instant Conversion 2

Scary huh? That’s how easy this is.

The last thing that Ray asks Scott is about whether or not the Birds came about my accident….once again proving that Ray doesn’t understand definitions. The Birds came about by cause and effect….that wasn’t an accident, and evolution doesn’t teach that anything ever happened by accident…chance maybe, but never by accident. This is just more of a Christian fundamentalist not understanding what he is detracting against.

Anyway, i hope you enjoyed this, please digg or stumble or technoratti this so that i can get it to the top of the charts to make sure that Ray sees it, and if you do see it Mr. Comfort, Please please use the Contact Me button at the top of the page and send me a message or email, we will set up a nice, friendly, rules followed debate between you and I.

Thanks