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Thursday, April 26, 2007

Ray Comfort to "Scientifically Prove" God's Existence

That's right, folks- atheism is soon to be a thing of the past:

MEDIA ADVISORY, April 26 /Christian Newswire/ -- After ABC ran a story in January about hundreds of atheists videotaping themselves blaspheming the Holy Spirit, best-selling author Ray Comfort contacted the network and offered to prove God's existence, absolutely, scientifically, without mentioning the Bible or faith. He and Kirk Cameron (co-hosts of an award-winning Christian TV program) challenged the two originators of the "Blasphemy Challenge" to a debate on the existence of God. According to Comfort, he and Cameron (an ex-atheist) are qualified to debate on the subject. Comfort had not only written a book titled "God Doesn't Believe in Atheists", but had spoken at Yale on the subject of atheism, and been flown by American Atheists, Inc., to their 2001 annual convention to be a platform speaker.

ABC loved the idea, and will host a debate in New York City on May 5, 2007. Moderated by Martin Bashir, the debate will be streamed LIVE on their website and will also be filmed for "Nightline."

Cameron ("Growing Pains" sitcom and Left Behind movies) will speak on what he believes is a major catalyst for atheism: Darwinian evolution. The popular actor stated, "Evolution is unscientific. In reality, it is a blind faith that's preached with religious zeal as the gospel truth. I'm embarrassed to admit that I was once a naïve believer in the theory. The issue of intelligent design is extremely relevant at the moment. Atheism has become very popular in universities--where it's taught that we evolved from animals and that there are no moral absolutes. So we shouldn't be surprised when there are school shootings. Cameron will also reveal what it was that convinced him that God did exist.

"Most people equate atheism with intellectualism," Comfort added, "but it's actually an intellectual embarrassment. I am amazed at how many people think that God's existence is a matter of faith. It's not, and I will prove it at the debate - once and for all. This is not a joke. I will present undeniable scientific proof that God exists.

"But," Comfort continued, "there is something more sinister here than a few people not believing in God. Why would so many be so bitter against Christianity in particular? Why aren't they making videos that blaspheme Buddha or Mohammed or Ghandi? We made our own video clip and posted it on www.Hollywoodblasphemy.com to expose why."

Comfort and Cameron co-published The Evidence Bible and they have an online Bible School with more than 8,500 students. Both the Bible and the school train Christians on how to prove the existence of God and how to refute the theory of evolution. According to recent polls 12% of Americans do not have a belief in a Higher Power, up from 8% in 1987 (that group includes agnostics). In Europe the rise of atheism and agnosticism is stunning, where according to a Zukerman study, in Sweden as many as 85% of the population are non-believers, Japan 65%, France 54% and in Britain 44% do not believe in God.

For inquiries, contact Mark@livingwaters.com.

Of course, a couple things are certain- Ray won't be using the Banana Argument (it's since been conceded to Franc, Aaron, and Alleee), and if Kirk tries to argue against evolution like he did on his show, he'll be laughed off the stage.

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6 Comments:

At 4/26/2007 5:34 PM, Blogger John Pieret declaimed...

Ray won't be using the Banana Argument ...

Wait a minute! Maybe God made the banana for another purpose! (At least some Florida high school teachers think so.)

 
At 4/26/2007 5:35 PM, Blogger Frank Walton declaimed...

I don't know, man. Even though Comfort is a brother, I can't say I agree with everything he does. His banana proof was just plain bad.

 
At 4/26/2007 6:09 PM, Blogger Zachary Moore declaimed...

Apparently not bad enough to stop using it in tracts for atheists and books for children, even though he admitted to Franc that it was just a joke and said that he'd give it up.

Gee, Ray- what do you call someone who tells a lie?

 
At 4/26/2007 7:16 PM, Blogger breakerslion declaimed...

Sad really. The "banana proof" is just the kind of sly gunk that churches the world over feed to the children that they are indoctrinating. Children who are too naive to understand the problems with such an argument, and swallow hook, line and sinker. I think the same rules should apply to Ray Comfort as should apply to Ann Coulter. Attention Media: This person has zero credibiliy. Stop giving up air time. If they want to live in Godseyland or The Magic Jellybean Kingdom, that's their business, but stop giving them money to sell it.

 
At 4/27/2007 1:33 PM, Blogger Frank Walton declaimed...

For anybody's info, I already wrote why this debate is still a form of cowardice to people like the Rational Response Squad.

 
At 4/27/2007 3:48 PM, Blogger Zachary Moore declaimed...

...I dunno. I mean, sure, if there was going to be a big, ABC-promoted atheist vs. theist smackdown webcast live by Nightline, I think I'd prefer to have some bigger names on both sides of the podium.

Like, Eddie Tabash, perhaps, or Michael Martin facing off against John Frame or William Lane Craig.

But Todd Friel?

Friel just doesn't come across as a better option than Comfort or Cameron by my estimation- every time I've heard him argue with an atheist, he abandons the usual WOTM playbook for an appeal to emotion.

I don't know why Brian wouldn't want to debate him, but I doubt that it's coming from a position of cowardice- love him or hate him, Brian and the rest of the Rational Responders have been a pretty balls-out force in the past couple years, and I'd be loathe to suspect him of being afraid to tangle with any Christian.

 

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