Here we go again — the blaring sirens and flashing lights of our Retard-o-tron™, the blinking letters of the wall display that say WorldNetDaily (described in the Cast of Characters section of our Intro page), and our computer already linked to an article by Ray Comfort, best known for his starring role in Ray Comfort’s “Banana video”.
Comfort’s new article is Can you prove creation has a Creator? Above the headline is this banner: “ATHEISTS ASK.” The column deals with questions Comfort claims he receives. Today he answers four questions, but we’ll only deal with two of them. This is how it begins, with bold font added by us for emphasis. Someone allegedly wrote to Comfort and asked this question:
I can prove a painting has a painter. Can you prove ‘creation’ has a “creator”?
Good question! But Ray Comfort shows that his creationist brain is equal to the challenge. He says:
Why would anyone try and prove that a painting had a painter? It is axiomatic. Even a child knows that a painting couldn’t paint itself. It is for that reason we don’t need to try and prove that creation had a Creator. Every human being knows intuitively that the Creator is evident because of creation.
That’s it. You’ve just read the entirety of his answer. Nothing more needs to be said. If you’re not convinced, then you’re a fool! Let’s get to the next question:
Hitler banned Darwinian evolution! Hitler banned ‘The Origin of Species’! Please learn actual history! It’s important.
Another good question. It’s about the common creationist lie that Hitler was Darwin’s intellectual heir. We covered the topic here: Hitler and Darwin, and we supplemented that later by pointing out that although Hitler never even mentioned Darwin, Churchill actually read Origin of Species. Here’s how Comfort deals with the topic:
In his book “Mein Kampf,” Adolf Hitler said, “If Nature does not wish that weaker individuals should mate with the stronger, she wishes even less that a superior race should intermingle with an inferior one.”
Maybe that’s an accurate quote, but it has nothing to do with anything Darwin said. Mein Kampf mentions a great number of people that Hitler admired. Somehow Darwin didn’t make the list. Comfort’s answer continues:
Here is his [Hitler’s] list of the fittest to survive: Nordic – close to pure Aryan; Germanic – predominantly Aryan; Mediterranean – slightly Aryan; Slavic – close to half-Aryan, half-ape; Oriental – slight ape preponderance; Black African – predominantly ape; Jewish (fiendish skull) – close to pure ape.
That has absolutely nothing to do with Darwin’s work. Here’s the rest of Comfort’s answer:
It doesn’t appear that in his own thinking he “abandoned” Darwinian evolution.
Aaaargh!! But what else did we expect? Comfort knows even less about evolution than Hitler did. Hey, Ray: Did you know that Jack the Ripper was a creationist? Of course he was! We have just as much proof for that as you do for your claims about Hitler being influenced by Darwin.
We’ll skip the last two questions — they’re about sin and forgiveness. If you’re a Ray Comfort fan, click over there to read what he has to say. We have to quit here so we can re-set the Retard-o-tron™. Comfort’s article sent all the dials zooming to “Maximum.” If it finds something else out there before we re-set it, the thing will blow itself up.
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