Have you ever heard of an outfit called Raw Science? Neither did we, until today. They have a website, but it doesn’t tell us who they are or what they’re up to. It provides a link to something called the Raw Science Foundation, but that doesn’t tell you who’s involved either. The graphics are ghastly, leaving us to wonder what kind of audience they’re aiming for.
The reason their name came up is because we spotted this news article in the Christian Post: Ray Comfort’s ‘The Atheist Delusion’ Film Receives Science Film Festival Nomination. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis:
Evangelist Ray Comfort’s “The Atheist Delusion” documentary, released last year with the aim to “destroy atheism with one scientific question,” has been nominated for an award at the Raw Science Film Festival.
[*Groan*] The last time we wrote about Comfort and his “documentary” was on the occasion of its premiere: Ken Ham & Ray Comfort in the Ark, Tonight. As you know, Ray Comfort is best known for his starring role in Ray Comfort’s “Banana video”.
Okay, back to the Christian Post article:
The festival, which “honors films on science and technology worldwide,” has several distinguished jurists, including past Oscar winners and MIT Board of Governors members.
They don’t name any of those “distinguished jurists.” We found a link to their film festival’s website: Raw Science Film Festival 2016, which says: “Raw Science TV invites you to the 3rd Annual Raw Science Film Festival!” They do mention a few names there, but they also say that the Festival is (or rather, was) scheduled for 10 December. So something’s very wrong here.
The Christian Post article — dated today, by the way — continues:
“We are so honored to have this film officially recognized by such an important film festival,” Comfort said in a statement on Monday. “To be recognized for our scientific approach and proofs of what is normally dismissed as simple religion is humbling. In the argument of religion versus science, we hope to show people that it’s not either/or, but that science supports the existence of the Creator, and our creator is the very author of science.”
After that they quote someone who says the film festival is a joke. If Comfort’s film was nominated, we tend to agree. Anyway, that’s all we plan to say about this — which is probably more than it deserves.
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