THIS is the latest in what has become a totally unanticipated series of articles that began with this post: WorldNetDaily, Ray Comfort, and Brain Death. Since then we’ve been writing about what seems to be a domino effect of stupid. See: Kirk Cameron: World’s Dumbest Human? and Flat Earth, Uranus, & WorldNetDaily.
As they say, the saga continues. We present to you, dear reader, some excerpts from Berkeley atheists fear new book, which appears at the website of WorldNetDaily (WND), the most deranged “news” organ we’ve yet encountered. The bold font was added by us:
Best-selling author Ray Comfort, host of “The Way of the Master” television show with actor Kirk Cameron, says he has a love-hate relationship with atheists. Many apparently hate him, but he loves them.
When someone like Ray Comfort says he loves you, check your wallet. You might also check to make sure your gun is loaded and nearby. That kind of “love” can lead to witch burnings. Let’s read on:
Comfort challenged an atheist group at the University of California at Berkeley to a debate this past summer, but the student group – which describes itself as a forum for open-minded discussion free from intolerance – declined after considering the offer for more than a week, the author says.
We have no particular sympathy for what Berkeley has symbolized for the past generation, but it’s not difficult to understand the students’ decision to decline the “opportunity” to debate with Comfort. It would be far more challenging to debate with a dish of slime mold. We continue:
Comfort, author of the newly released book “Nothing Created Everything,” believes the atheists are afraid he will say exactly what they believe – that nothing created everything.
That’s exactly the problem. Comfort would chant his moronic mantra the whole time he was supposed to be speaking, and the event would a waste of everyone’s time because he has nothing else to say. Of course the students rejected Comfort’s offer. Berkeley may be a hotbed of crazy people, but they’re not crazy enough to bother with Comfort. Here’s more:
Comfort posed the debate challenge in July to a Berkeley campus group called Students for A Nonreligious Ethos, or SANE. He told the group that if they could find him a professor to give him 20 minutes on why God doesn’t exist, he would give him $200 for his trouble. Comfort then would give the group 20 minutes and then open the floor for questions.
Wow — two hundred dollars for 20 minutes! Comfort thinks he’s made an offer no one would refuse. Yet no Berkeley professor would agree to appear and speak for 20 minutes. How baffling! Comfort can’t figure it out.
But the question that immediately occurs to the rational mind is this: Why would anyone want to spend 20 minutes or even 20 seconds of his lifespan talking to Ray Comfort? As for the princely sum Comfort offered — the way the government is running things these days, two hundred bucks is little more than a tip for the boy who parks your car.
“I want to show the atheists who are in SANE that they were not thinking clearly when the turned down the debate,” Comfort said. “Berkeley is supposed to have the reputation of being a radical campus. But these guys are are acting like a bunch of cringing chickens, and I think I know why.” Comfort said the group realized he would say “an atheist is someone who believes that ‘nothing created everything’ and that is a scientific impossibility.”
Yes, everyone’s afraid to debate Comfort’s brilliantly original argument. They fear him! Actually they do — in the same way they’d also be afraid to show up on the same platform to debate about hygiene with an opponent who had leprosy, syphilis, swine flu, body lice, and toenail fungus.
The WND article babbles on about other “terrified” groups and individuals (e.g. Richard Dawkins) who won’t debate with Comfort, and it repeats much of what we’ve discussed in earlier posts about Comfort’s upcoming distribution of free copies of Darwin’s Origin of Species. They’re free because they’re defaced with Comfort’s own introduction that allegedly refutes Darwin’s theory.
One last excerpt:
Comfort asserts, in his new book, anyone “who tries to actually justify that nothing created everything has to be insane.”
“This is a scientific impossibility,” he writes, “There’s no way to say it kindly, but such thoughts show that the atheist doesn’t think, and prove the Bible right when it says that the fool has said in his heart that there is no God.”
We don’t promote atheism at this blog, so our only message here is that with a prominent spokesman like Ray Comfort on the side of religion, the opposition doesn’t need to do a thing. They win by default. So if Comfort’s co-religionists have any concern for their side of this debate, they’d better snag Comfort with a big butterfly net and then keep him deep in the closet. The man’s an embarrassment, not only to his school of thought, but to our whole species.
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