Should we take Ray Comfort Serious? If no, what not?

Discussion in 'Religion' started by Jan Ardena, Feb 28, 2020.

  1. Jan Ardena OM!!! Valued Senior Member

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    I know a lot of you are totally put off by Ray Comfort (aka Banana Man).
    If you can, please watch this video, then let’s discuss what your grievances are. Please try and watch it all the way through.

    warning: Not for the atheist faint of heart.

     
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  3. (Q) Encephaloid Martini Valued Senior Member

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    Open air preaching video by Ray Comfort? Then, Ray throws a bunch of pamphlets into the crowd? Should have been arrested for littering.

    Then, Ray gets destroyed by a passerby on evolution so he blurts out, "Cows do not have horses" demonstrating Ray's incredible knowledge of evolution, or lack thereof.

    From there, the video actually keeps getting stupider and we hear the same old tired, refuted arguments from people who have no clue about how evolution works, and how no one has ever discovered a Crokoduck, but go on to create one in a swamp in some incredibly stupid way to satirize science.

    Seriously Jan, this is what you watch to get educated?
     
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  5. Jan Ardena OM!!! Valued Senior Member

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    Wow!
    So you’re like this all the time. Huh?
    Where’s that nice Q I was talking to a few days ago.

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    What did you think about his talk on God, JC, and the bible?
     
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  7. (Q) Encephaloid Martini Valued Senior Member

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    Nice? What does that have to do with the sheer idiocy of Ray Comfort and your willingness to promote him? Ray is one of most insulting people on the planet to ones intelligence and deserves all the ridicule due to him.

    The same garbage we always hear from idiots like Comfort. This guy is seriously screwed up.
     
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  8. Jan Ardena OM!!! Valued Senior Member

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    Firstly, I’m not promoting him.
    I understand that you don’t agree with him, but what is “garbage” about what he says?
     
  9. (Q) Encephaloid Martini Valued Senior Member

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    It's simple, he promotes vicarious redemption, one of the most immoral teachings of the Bible.
     
  10. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    Since he`s such an idiot when it comes to science, he`s likely to make religion look bad too. You should tell him to get off your side.
     
  11. billvon Valued Senior Member

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    Let's take his trademark claim about the banana.

    He claims that since a banana is easy to eat, it is proof that God designed it for us.

    In reality we designed the banana. Natural "bananas" are shaped like a hand grenade, with a tough, dry husk and a dry interior. What we think of as "banana fruit" is almost nonexistent; the interior is packed with hard, tooth-breaking seeds. They reproduce sexually, like most fruits.

    To make them edible we bred them for thousands of years. We bred away the seeds, which is why banana trees cannot reproduce. We bred a soft covering so we can open it easily. We bred it to be sweet. We bred it to ripen when we want it to.

    So right off the bat, what he says is garbage.
     
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  12. Jan Ardena OM!!! Valued Senior Member

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    You sound like Hitchens.

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  13. (Q) Encephaloid Martini Valued Senior Member

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    I'd rather sound like Hitchens than Comfort.
     
  14. Jan Ardena OM!!! Valued Senior Member

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    He also stated that JC volunteered.
    Does that still make it garbage?
     
  15. (Q) Encephaloid Martini Valued Senior Member

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    He volunteered because no one would hire him.
     
  16. Jan Ardena OM!!! Valued Senior Member

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  17. Xelasnave.1947 Valued Senior Member

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    The first time Ray came to my attention was his banana video. I thought he was taking the Micky out of theists...then I heard him on The Atheist Experience talking to Matt ..only then did I realise that he was most odd.
    It is such a pity that folk like him are incapable of rational thought.
    Alex
     
  18. Jan Ardena OM!!! Valued Senior Member

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    Did you watch the video?
    If you did, can you explain what was irrational about his thinking.
    Personally I though he made sense.
    If you didn’t watch the video, can you give a small example of his irrational thinking?
     
  19. Jan Ardena OM!!! Valued Senior Member

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    Are reading this Alex? The banana was intelligently designed by people who didn’t know where the sun went to at night.

    So whichever you look at it, the banana was intelligently designed.
    When you think about, you can see it.
    But why do you describe Comfort as talking garbage. Just as we can see intelligent design in the banana (and be correct), why is it wrong to see intelligent design in the whole of nature?
     
  20. Jan Ardena OM!!! Valued Senior Member

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    Do you mean the way Dawkins made atheism look bad?
    I do see your point, but I’m not in agreement with it.
     
  21. Jan Ardena OM!!! Valued Senior Member

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    Why is he?
     
  22. Beer w/Straw Transcendental Ignorance! Valued Senior Member

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    "That doesn't sound like God."

     
  23. Xelasnave.1947 Valued Senior Member

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    I didn't say his thinking was irrational ...point to where I said such.
    I did not say he was speaking garbage.
    I don't know...why is it wrong to see intelligent design in the whole of nature?
    Alex
     

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