WorldNetDaily, Ray Comfort, & Hambo

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This must surely be an occasion when creationists will be celebrating and shooting off fireworks. It’s all coming together in what we’ve been calling the Great Creationist Coalescence (the GCC) of various creationist outfits. A previous example is in Discovery Institute Adopts a Jack Chick Argument, which links to some earlier occasions.

Today, in one glorious post, we have three giants of the creationist universe together at the same time, for the same reason. We learned about it because of the shattering of our Drool-o-tron™, right after it alerted us with its blaring sirens and flashing lights. The blinking letters of its wall display said WorldNetDaily (WND). As you know, WND was an early winner of the Curmudgeon’s Buffoon Award, thus the jolly logo displayed above this post.

With its last efforts, the Drool-o-tron™ had locked our computer onto this article: Christian evangelist Ray Comfort’s take on ‘stupidity’ of secularism. Above the headline is a note telling us this is a WND Exclusive! We read it, and now we’re going to inflict it on you. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us:

It’s a powerful alliance between two of the most dynamic evangelists in the world. Ray Comfort, creator of the blockbuster documentary “180” and other powerful films, is about to debut his most explosive production, “The Atheist Delusion.” And the spectacular location for the premiere will be the Ark Encounter in Kentucky, the newly opened theme park created by Ken Ham and his organization Answers in Genesis. The premiere will take place on October 22 at 8 p.m. Eastern Time.

Wowie — this is the same thing we wrote about in Ray Comfort’s Movie & Ken Ham’s Ark. Now it’s being promoted by WND! That means three of our favorite creationists — WND, Comfort, and Hambo — are together in this one. Okay, we already know what WND’s article is all about, but let’s find out what they’re saying:

Comfort, who has produced many books and films as founder of Living Waters Ministries, is hopeful about the possibilities for evangelism in his newest masterpiece. Comfort also says the movie will help Christians understand the rational basis for their faith.

“Most people believe that there’s no evidence for God,” Comfort explained to WND. “It’s all a matter of ‘faith.’ ‘The Atheist Delusion’ will change that. In it we asked hardened atheists one scientific question, and they changed their minds about the existence of God, almost immediately. This film is a life-changer. Hardened atheists will hate it because it pulls back the curtain on atheism’s stupidity and on their motive.”

[*Begin Drool Mode*] Ooooooooooooh! [*End Drool Mode*] It’s a life-changer! Then we’re told:

WND Founder Joseph Farah hailed the movie as Ray Comfort’s “greatest work yet.”

This is obviously Comfort’s best work since Ray Comfort’s “Banana video”. Here’s more:

Comfort said his excitement about the project helped drive his desire to premiere the film at such an impressive location. “The thought was that there would be no greater place than the Ark to launch a movie like this,” he enthused. “Ken Ham is a personal friend and his ministry is greatly respected across the world. It’s a hard-sell to say that we have a film that provides irrefutable evidence for the existence of God. Having Answers in Genesis put their blessing on it has given it instant credibility with many.”

BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Instant credibility indeed! After that, WND devotes a few paragraphs to praising ol’ Hambo. This is a small sample:

Ham told WND he is enthusiastic about the film because he sees Comfort’s efforts as complementing his own mission of defending the truth of Scripture. Answers in Genesis, which seeks to provide answers to questions about the Bible regarding creation, evolution, science and the age of the Earth, is well known for its Creation Museum. However, it really generated international headlines when it built the Ark Encounter, a full size replica of Noah’s Ark made according to the specifications given in the Bible.

After more of the same, WND tells us:

Ham bemoans the widespread acceptance of evolution, which he sees as an outgrowth of secularist control over the public education system as well as a failure by many Christians to learn apologetics. “Through the public education system, where naturalistic evolution is presented as fact to generations of students, an intense secularist indoctrination has occurred,” Ham charged. “Legislation is constantly being introduced to prevent the teaching of creation in schools so that students can’t hear alternative views. Because of that indoctrination and brainwashing throughout government schools and the secular media, it’s important that we overcome this censorship and get out vital information to the public.”

Skipping an ark-load of blather, we find this gem:

Comfort argues atheism is popular in this decadent time because it allows people to engage in degenerate behavior without guilt. He argues the evidence for God is so clear and compelling that those who cling to secularism are simply trying to avoid moral standards.

Comfort is talking about you, dear reader. There’s more of the same in the rest of WND’s article but we’ve seen it all before, so this is where we’ll leave them. It’s good to see that the Great Creationist Coalescence is growing stronger. That means there is hope that the evil House of Darwin will soon be tumbling down. Won’t that be wonderful? And now we need to install a new Drool-o-tron™.

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19 responses to “WorldNetDaily, Ray Comfort, & Hambo

  1. Ray Comfort:
    “…we have a film that provides irrefutable evidence for the existence of God.”

    Well, then! Guess there’s no need for faith anymore, is there? Ray Comfort has single-handedly put all religious practitioners around the world out of business. But that leaves us with a dilemma — whatever will we do with all those buildings now being used as churches, synagogues, mosques, temples, chapels, etc., etc, etc.?

  2. “we asked hardened atheists one scientific question, and they changed their minds about the existence of God, almost immediately. This film is a life-changer. Hardened atheists will hate it
    It’s simply impossible to surpass a brilliancy like this one. Hardened atheists hate questions that make them change their minds.

  3. Legislation is constantly being introduced to prevent the teaching of creation in schools so that students can’t hear alternative views.

    If it walks like a duck, acts like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then yes, it’s religious creationism dressed like a duck. Yet why doesn’t Ray, Ham, et. al teach real evolution in their sanctuaries? Why don’t they give equal time so that children, and adults, can hear the truth of science?

  4. So what’s the point of presenting a film aimed at converting atheists, in a venue where no one needs converting anymore?

    Unless Comfort is doing this for the money. Nooo, couldn’t be that.

  5. Our Curmudgeon promised

    Today, in one glorious post, we have three giants of the creationist universe together at the same time.

    I was rather hoping for Larry, Moe, and Curly…

  6. I imagine that I am approached by a stranger who asks me whether the world is flat or round, and I answer, “round”. He asks me whether I am sure of that, and I say, “Yes.” Then he says to me, “But how do you explain that people are often falling off the edge?”
    What do I answer? I think that I slowly back away, saying, “I hadn’t thought of that. You have a point.”

  7. michaelfugate

    What Comfort and Ham admit is that if there were no threat of hell, they would be out raping and pillaging to beat the band. It’s the only thing holding them back.

    Here’s one review of Comfort’s movie, renaming it “God of the Gaps: The Movie”.

  8. Yes we atheist can do decadence without guilt! Unlike sinning xtians who do decadence but feel guilty about doing nothing really wrong except for their made-up fairy.

  9. “In it we asked hardened atheists one scientific question, and they changed their minds about the existence of God, almost immediately.”

    Did I miss it? The ONE scientific question that will change my mind almost immediately? Or is SC baiting us, hoping someone will go look at that movie and return, converted?

    Seriously, what kind of question do they think they’ve come up with that can do so much?

  10. @Katatonic: “Seriously, what kind of question do they think they’ve come up with that can do so much?”
    It’s a pathetic version of Paley’s watchmaker argument.

  11. michaelfugate

    Katatonic – if you click on the link to SC’s previous post on Comfort/Ham, you will find this:

    In the video, this dynamic evangelist (hee hee!) 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?

    As Gary says – it’s Paley and an argument already dispatched by Hume before Paley even set pen to paper…

  12. @Megalonyx:
    Larry, Moe, and Curly are (were) too intelligent to be creationists.

  13. I’m banned from the WingNut Daily site, so I’ll just post my comment here:

    —————-
    I’m sorry, but neither Comfort nor Ham are qualified to complain about the stupidity of anyone else.

    First, Comfort, who doesn’t even know that slugs and snails are animals. From one of Comfort’s own facebook posts>

    Then there is Ham’s dishonesty. This has to do with Ham and Fabich’s claim that Lenski’s citrate bacteria experiment did not show any new genes showing up.
    —————-

  14. Well, I got the formatting almost right. At least the links work.

  15. Apparently, someone pointed out that not all animals are categorized as male or female, and Comfort seems to say that in the sense of Genesis, invertebrates are not animals. Who knows, maybe that’s true, in Ancient Near Eastern taxonomy? The Bible seems to accept spontaneous generation of invertebrates, and might have excluded them from the need to be rescued on the Ark.
    But there are some species of whiptail lizards which have no males. (We can easily understand that that fact was beyond the knowledge of the authors of the Bible.)

  16. michaelfugate

    Here is what we should be worried about – a new astrological sign!
    https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/sep/30/nasa-new-zodiac-sign-ophiuchus-astrology-space

  17. @Gary & @michaelfulgate-thank you. I was pretty sure it wasn’t anything actually new.

  18. Synergy will not save the ark or creationism.

  19. “Legislation is constantly being introduced to prevent the teaching of creation in schools so that students can’t hear alternative views.”

    Where? Where? Can I move there?
    Seriously, while there are places where state and local school authorities require the teaching of evolution as part of their educational standards, I know of none where the teaching of creationism is explicitly forbidden. This strikes me as a perfect example of the pot calling the kettle black.

    Comfort argues atheism is popular in this decadent time because it allows people to engage in degenerate behavior without guilt. He argues the evidence for God is so clear and compelling that those who cling to secularism are simply trying to avoid moral standards.

    Mr. Comfort can “argue” all he wants—but argument ad hominem such as he lays out deserves no respect, and neither does he if he insists on defaming those who disagree with him rather than addressing genuine issues.