Year’s Most Predictable Creationist Headline

This is a follow-up to our recent post, Ken Ham & Ray Comfort in the Ark, Tonight, in which we reported that there would be a “special live premiere” of the latest creationist film by Ray Comfort, who is best known for his starring role in Ray Comfort’s “Banana video”.

The premier of Comfort’s film was hosted by Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo), the ayatollah of Appalachia, famed not only for his creationist ministry, Answers in Genesis (AIG), but also for the infamous, mind-boggling Creation Museum. To add to the splendor of the occasion, the event was held inside Hembo’s exact replica of Noah’s Ark, a creationist tourist attraction known as Ark Encounter.

Your Curmudgeon would be failing in his mission if he didn’t give you a post-premier report about the reception of Comfort’s film. We are able to do that because of a story we found at the Christian Post, which describes itself as “the nation’s most comprehensive Christian news website.” They don’t have a comments feature. Their headline is Ray Comfort Blames Atheists ‘Atheist Delusion’ 3.1 Stars Rating After Ark Encounter Premiere.

BWAHAHAHAHAHA! The film is a flop, a dud, a loser, and Comfort is blaming the atheists. Well, we said the headline was predictable. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis:

Evangelist Ray Comfort is accusing atheist users of down-voting “The Atheist Delusion” movie on film-ratings website IMDB, after the documentary had its premiere at Young Earth Creationist Ken Ham’s Ark Encounter theme park in Kentucky.

Shocking. Absolutely shocking. Moving along, we’re told:

Within the first 24 hours of its release, 61 atheists have rated it as a one-star movie. This pulls the average down to a 3.5 stars. That means to someone wanting to know, it’s really bad,” Comfort wrote on Facebook on Sunday, referring the “The Atheist Delusion” and it’s 3.1/10 rating on the IMDB website.

We never visited that website before, but you can click here to see the ratings received by Comfort’s film. When you go there, you can select the reviews you’ll see — “hated it,” or “loved it,” or all of them in a chronological listing.

The Christian Post then quotes Comfort:

“They have done this with most of our productions, but this one is going to be a real target because it disproves atheism with one scientific question,” he added. “They are worried that people will watch it and realize the insane nature of atheism,” he continued. “Watch the atheists swarm in like a bunch of nasty bees, to try and pull it down.”

It’s obvious that the atheists are desperate. After that, we’re given this fascinating information:

Despite the negative user reviews on IMDB, other famous conservative Christian artists, such as actor Kirk Cameron, have praised the movie. “Classic Comfort mixed with high-resolution logic, breath-taking creation, topped off with quality humor and compassionate Gospel interviews,” Cameron wrote in a review about “The Atheist Delusion.”

Kirk Cameron? BWAHAHAHAHAHA! He’s also featured in Comfort’s banana video. We’ve written about him before — see Kirk Cameron: World’s Dumbest Human?, and also Kirk Cameron (Banana Boy): The Joy of Eggs.

There’s a bit more to the Christian Post story, but we’ve excerpted enough. It’s a terrible thing those atheists have done to the ratings of Comfort’s film, but he can be confident that they’ll get the reward they deserve — in the Lake of Fire.

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12 responses to “Year’s Most Predictable Creationist Headline

  1. (Off topic) Jack Chick has died.

  2. Troy says: “Jack Chick has died.”

    Egad! I’ll post about it, soon. Thanks for the tip.

    Addendum: I can’t find any news about it yet.

  3. The only thing I can find is a snippet on BoingBoing, which isn’t the most reliable news site, but isn’t usually wrong on stuff like this.

    I do wonder how much coverage this is going to get, if any, given his very private nature.

  4. dweller42 says: “The only thing I can find is a snippet on BoingBoing”

    There’s chatter about it on creationist websites. Nothing yet on Chick’s website, where it’s sure to appear. No hurry. I’ll wait for a reliable source.

  5. Where are all the creationists who are supposed to upvote the newest gem in the crown of the Banana Man? Aren’t they supposed to outnumber atheists?

  6. [tweet}https://twitter.com/ChickPub/status/790604219376033792[/tweet]

  7. TRying again:

  8. Wikipedia is referencing the Chick Publications FB page. That the best source I’ve seen so far.

    There is much amusement on Twitter.

  9. Tomato Addict, Wikipedia is good enough. I’ll post something this evening.

  10. Reverting to the original topic of this article, Christian Post is not alone today in using this form of argument. I read a few hours earlier that Donald Trump’s new claim is that those polls showing Clinton in the lead have been invented by the Dems:

    “Instead, the Republican nominee added opinion pollsters to the long line of people to blame for his ailing presidential campaign, accusing Democrats of “making up phony polls” and the press of refusing to highlight the handful of less reputable pollsters still showing a tighter race.”>

  11. michaelfugate

    “Classic Comfort mixed with high-resolution logic, breath-taking creation, topped off with quality humor and compassionate Gospel interviews,”

    Word salad from Cameron. How exactly do the adjectives match the nouns?

  12. To one who has had an education which included expressivist poetry, but not standard English grammar, michaelfugate, your question is meaningless on at least two different levels – one, what’s the problem, again? and two, what’s an adjective, what’s a noun?