We came upon an amazing press release issued by the Christian Newswire, which describes itself as “the nation’s leading distributor of religious press releases.” This one is titled Atheism Destroyed with One Scientific Question. You know we had to take a look. It says:
Filmmaker Ray Comfort, whose movies have been seen by millions, claims to destroy atheism with one scientific question, which he reveals in a new movie called “The Atheist Delusion.”
This is big news! Let’s read on:
Comfort, cohost of the award-winning television program “The Way of the Master,” said regarding atheists’ assertions that there is no God, “Having to point out the existence of the Creator is like having to point out the sun at noon on a clear day.”
No one denies the existence of the sun. There must be more to Comfort’s movie than that. The press release quotes Comfort again:
[A] popular skeptic adage is ‘Extraordinary claims demand extraordinary evidence,’ and thanks to modern science we have that extraordinary evidence. Outspoken atheists such as Bill Maher and Richard Dawkins say that they would believe in God if there was scientific evidence. This movie calls their bluff.
Amazing! Let’s read on:
Comfort explained that he made the movie after taking a camera to Southern California universities and asking atheists a scientific question that he’d never asked atheists before. “To my astonishment, those who were open to reason changed their minds about the existence of God in minutes,” Comfort claims.
The press release doesn’t reveal Comfort’s question, so we looked around and found what seems to be a 13-minute excerpt from the movie here on YouTube. He asks several students for “observable evidence of evolution.” When they start to talk about evidence from millions of years ago, Comfort interrupts them and says we can’t observe what happened back then. Some of the students appear to get flustered. The whole movie appears to be several of those edited interviews. But we didn’t see anyone who seemed to change his opinion about God.
Our last excerpt is from the end of the press release:
Follow a number of atheists as they go where the evidence leads and display an honesty that is rarely seen on film.” Comfort said, “The movie reveals what every atheist prays he will never find.”
Here’s the official trailer on YouTube. It’s rather chaotic and painful to watch, but it’s only 90 seconds long. Have fun.
Addendum: Ken Ham has a post about Comfort’s movie: The Atheist Delusion Challenges Atheists. He reveals the question Comfort asked:
In the video, this dynamic evangelist shows atheists a colorful book and starts with a simple question—do you think the pages and ink could ever fall together to produce the words and pictures on this book? From that starting point Ray shows the foolishness of the religion of atheism and helps the young people he speaks with to come to the realization that their atheism is not based on an intellectual position but a heart issue. It’s a powerful film!
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