We were again awakened by blaring sirens and lights flashing on the wall display of our Retard-o-tron. As we roused ourselves to wakefulness we were already guessing what it was, and sure enough, the blinking letters on the wall said WorldNetDaily.
It was so predictable — WorldNetDaily (WND) is the flamingly creationist, absolutely execrable, moronic, and incurably crazed journalistic organ that believes in and enthusiastically promotes every conspiracy theory that ever existed. WND was an early winner of our Buffoon Award, thus that jolly logo displayed above this post.
So we hastened to the computer to see what our automated scanners had found. What we discovered isn’t just one thing. It’s an accumulation of little things, the combined effect of which was enough to set off our alarms. We have more than enough material here to occupy you for the remainder of the weekend, dear reader, so we cheerfully say: Happy clicking!
The first item is a brief video — it’s only a few minutes long. You didn’t know that WND offered creationist videos, did you? Here’s the link, but it may take a minute or two to load. It’s worth it, so go ahead and look: Evolution sets science adrift. And you’ll find links to other videos there too.
[*Time passes*] Okay, now that you’ve recovered from that deeply spiritual experience, let’s move on to another item. It’s about an old favorite of this humble blog — Ray Comfort, one of history’s all-time flamingest creationists. WND admires Comfort greatly; they regard him as one of the world’s greatest living thinkers. For background, in case you’ve never seen it, here’s Ray Comfort’s famous “Banana video”.
Now that you’re all warmed up, you’re ready to Meet world’s No. 1 TV evangelist. WND says:
You know him as the leading teacher of personal evangelism in the world today – from his TV series “The Way of the Master,” which he co-hosts with actor Kirk Cameron.
Yes, Cameron — the boy wonder. His name is on everyone’s list as a top contender for the title “World’s Dumbest Human.” To learn about him, see: Kirk Cameron and the Crocoduck. Let’s read on:
But Ray Comfort is much more than the man who makes street evangelism fun and easy on his television show seen throughout the world. He is also one of the most prolific Christian authors alive today.
That man can read and write? Your Curmudgeon likes to be charitable in his assessment of people — even creationists — but it’s far beyond our ability to imagine Comfort as being even semi-literate. Well, it’s not important that he actually writes books, what matters is that Comfort’s name is on the cover and WND is talking about them. We continue:
His ministry has been commended by David Wilkerson, Franklin Graham, Ravi Zacharius, Joni Eareckson Tada, John MacArthur, Josh McDowell and many other Christian leaders.
If those guys respect Comfort, that tells us all we need to know about them. Here’s more:
And you can best get to know him through his books. Comfort is intrigued by atheists and evolutionary theory, thus, many of his most recent titles have focused on these issues:
What follows in the WND article is one glorious paragraph after another with descriptions and glowing reviews of each of Comfort’s works and links to WND’s bookstore — another creationist fairyland to explore! It’s a treasury of lunacy, all assembled in one super-convenient place for your entertainment.
It is your Curmudgeon’s pride and pleasure to inform you of this storehouse of stupidity. Truly, dear reader, this post is a resource to which you will return again and again
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