Ray Comfort’s Movie & Ken Ham’s Ark

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There will be an astounding event that is certain to shake the world on 22 October. It involves two famous creationists. The first is Ray Comfort, best known for his starring role in Ray Comfort’s “Banana video”. The other is Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo), the ayatollah of Appalachia.

This isn’t the first time this dynamic duo has worked together. For example, in Ray Comfort & Albert Einstein, we mentioned that Hambo had written a foreword for a book by Comfort. Now they’re working together again. We learned about it from a press release titled Controversial Atheist Movie to Premiere at Noah’s Ark.

What? An atheist movie at Ark Encounter, ol’ Hambo’s glorious achievement? How is that possible? Calm down, dear reader. All will be explained. The press release says:

The world premiere of “The Atheist Delusion,” which claims to “destroy atheism with one scientific question,” will be screened to a private audience while streaming live from within Ken Ham’s recently opened Ark Encounter, the massive life-sized Noah’s Ark in Northern Kentucky.

Ah, now it’s starting to make sense — well, you know what we mean. Then it says:

Ray Comfort, the movie’s producer, said, “From the start, we were concerned that people wouldn’t take seriously a movie that ‘destroys atheism with one scientific question.’ But it does exactly that by scientifically confirming the existence of God. Having a respected, scientifically based organization like Answers in Genesis being willing to premiere it is such an honor.

BWAHAHAHAHAHA! “A respected, scientifically based organization like Answers in Genesis.” Hey, ol’ Hambo has previously written about Comfort’s movie, and we posted about it here: Ray Comfort Stumps the Atheists. Hambo actually revealed the question that Comfort says destroys atheism. He said:

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?

Returning to the press release:

Comfort said, “This film isn’t likely to convince the average proud and closed-minded atheist. But countless others, tempted to believe the ridiculous lie of atheism, are open-minded, and will be convinced by seeing the irrefutable proof for the existence of God.”

Our last excerpt from the press release has a couple of links, but we won’t reproduce them here. If you’re interested, you can click over to the press release. You’ll find them near the end:

The private event, hosted by Ray Comfort and Ken Ham, will be streamed live on AtheistMovie.com on October 22 at 8 p.m. (ET). At the same time the movie will also be released on YouTube. To view the movie before its official release, see [link omitted] for details.

Your Curmudgeon approves of this event. We think it’s a fine use for Hambo’s ark replica. Another fine use would be firewood.

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9 responses to “Ray Comfort’s Movie & Ken Ham’s Ark

  1. Christine Janis

    “do you think the pages and ink could ever fall together to produce the words and pictures on this book”

    Yes. Next?

  2. If an explosion occurred in an old-style print office with movable type printing presses, the resulting arrangement of letters would make infinitely more sense than anything written by Ray.

  3. Although I am often in need of the mighty hand of correction, may I dare to suggest that Hambo wrote a forword for a book by Comfort?

    [*Voice from above*] You too got it wrong. It’s “foreword.” So it should have been, and so it is.

  4. This atheist eagerly awaits the “destruction of atheism by one scientific question”. I do doubt that it will be any more convincing than the multitude of previous attempts to produce evidence of a god (blessed be he/she/it).

  5. Hambo actually revealed the question that Comfort says destroys atheism. He said:

    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?

    This spavined old nag again? Isn’t it about ready for the glue factory?

    seriously, the argument boils down to “Human beings intelligently designed this book, therefore God intelligently designed life, the universe and everything, so there!

    It amazes me that this sort of drivel is taken seriously by anyone.

  6. Ray Comfort is now an intelligent design theorist. I wonder if the DI will adopt him.

  7. Presumably the movie (I use that word only in its loosest sense) features Comfort’s usual technique of ambushing random atheists on the street and selectively editing the footage to prioritize interviews in which the interviewee isn’t able to collect his or her thoughts for an instant response.

    After all, isn’t that how scientific matters are decided? Comfort seems to think so.

    Surely Comfort’s skills are wasted on religion. He should join an R&D company or economic think-tank and solve weighty challenges in quantum encryption and monetary theory by formulating hypothetical questions and posing them to unsuspecting strangers on the street.

  8. “Having a respected, scientifically based organization like Answers in Genesis…”

    What’s the internet acronym? I use it now for the first time, so extraordinary is this allusion: ROTFLMAO. I did, too.

    Calling AiG a “scientifically based organization” is like calling Betty Crocker “a gourmet chef”. It’s the best evidence I’ve come across that Ray is instinctively a better con-man than Hambo. Ray isn’t trying to kid anyone but his own audience of slope-browed mouth-breathing knuckle-draggers. He doesn’t give a hoot about anyone else – in fact, he works to exclude them from the get-go, with idiotic assertions like that one. The faintest, most exiguous attempt to check the facts would explode it higher than Arcturus.

    But people who might be capable of checking facts are exactly what Ray doesn’t want. Give him the real stone-certain morons. Morons have money, too, and there’s more than enough of them to support a pleasantly idle lifestyle.

    Hambo, on the other hand, has ambitions beyond his means. He might have come to believe the scam himself. He does appear to have kidded himself that he can fool more than his core demographic. If he could, his lifestyle would advance from affluent to palatial, and his power-base and patronage would multiply. But there’s a downside to risk-reward, and Hambo is, I believe, about to reap it. The evidence is accumulating that he has overreached. Hambo is trying to fool people who might not stay fooled, and that is fatal.

    Ray knows that, but he knows it instinctively. The interesting possibility arises that he has miscalculated by hitching his wagon to Hambo’s star. We shall see.

  9. Ed is mistaken: “Ray Comfort is now an intelligent design theorist. I wonder if the DI will adopt him.”
    There always have been just two differences between YECers like the Banana Man and Ol’ Hambo at one hand and IDiots like those from Seattle at the other: the age of our Universe and using scripture as evidence. Nobody should be surprised then that they use the same arguments. Neither is it surprising that they use arguments taken from apologists like WL Craig and Alvin Plantinga, who only technically aren’t creationists.
    All creationists have three things in common (I thank our dear SC for helping me to formulate them).
    1. They reject Evolution Theory;
    2. They use the God of the Arguments fallacy;
    3. They use Paley’s False Watchmaker Analogy.

    Regarding this there is no difference between the Banana Man and Klinkleclapper.