Thursday, December 03, 2009

Josh Rosenau Has Fun With Ray Comfort

Josh Rosenau at Thoughts from Kansas has this to say about Ray Comfort, the man responsible for the million book giveaway of the altered version of On the Origin of Species (a title that both Comfort and Kirk Cameron got wrong on their version and didn't seem to notice). Josh writes:
It's honestly hard to know what to make of Ray Comfort. First he says bananas are proof of intelligent design because of how well they fit in your hand. Then he retracts the claim, accepting that the domestic banana is, in fact, a product of extensive artificial selection. Then he backs off and insists "There isn’t any evidence that the banana has changed its shape in the last 2,000 years."
As Rosenau points out, Ray Comfort has a blog called AtheistCentral and, when asked whether the earth was in the center of the universe, he had this to say:
The Bible says that the earth is immovable. It cannot be moved. So now is your chance to prove your point. Run outside and move the earth. Perhaps you and your friends could jump on it, or find a rocky outcrop and push it together.

Maybe after that little experiment you will concede that the earth is immovable. So is Scripture. You can push, twist, pull, and jump on different verses, but the Word of God isn’t going to move. It is a rock. It cannot be broken (see John 10:35). It will judge you on the last Day (see John 12:48). You only twist it to your own destruction (see 2 Peter 3:16).
So if I go out and jump up and down on the ground and don't get it to move, it means the earth is fixed in the heavens and doesn't move? I see his astronomy and physics education is every bit as good as his biology education. More seriously, if the earth does move, what does that say about scripture? Well, for most of us, not a dang thing. I wonder what it means for Ray Comfort?

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  1. For a moment there I wish I had the guy's confidence. He clearly has no clue, yet he presents himself as some sort of uberdefender of the faith, ready to take on anyone who challenges it. Then it occurred to me that his confidence is the confidence of a fool. Comfort should go back and read Proverbs and pay special attention to how the book characterizes "the fool".

    13:16 - "Every prudent man acts from knowledge, but a fool exposes folly."
    15:2 - "The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, but the mouth of fools gush out folly."
    15:14 - "The heart of one who has understanding seeks knowledge, but the mouths of fools feed on folly."
    17:10 - "A rebuke enters deeper into one who has understanding than a hundred lashes into a fool."
    18:2 - "A fool has no delight in understanding, but only in revealing his own opinion."

    There's more, but let's end here with my favourite! :) 18:6 - "A fool's lips come into strife, and his mouth invites beatings."

  2. Yes. The sad thing is that he and Kirk Cameron have a national ministry that is feeding this nonsense into all of the waiting college students who are turned off by the liberalism at their universities. What a travesty.