Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Bananaman vs Alienman

Ray Comfort has just lifted his offer to $20000 dollars for 30 minutes of Richard Dawkins' time to debate the existence of God. Dawkins doesn't believe in God or "the flying spaghetti monster" but he does seem to believe in "Bananaman" - so much so that he's afraid to meet him.

Ray Comfort's recent book "You Can Lead an Atheist to Evidence But You Can't Make Him Think" has caused quite a stir among the faith community of atheists (it takes a lot of faith to believe we came from nothing) and rocketed to #1 in Amazon's atheist category. This, of course, prompted a smear campaign of atheists bombarding Amazon's website with one star ratings for a book they've never read. Ray Comfort has done a lot of interviews and debates with respect to his book and from those I have heard so far he is doing a sterling job. I must admit, though, that you have to feel sorry for atheists in a debate - after all it's hard to argue that everything came from nothing, that order can come out of chaos, and that my great great grandmother had a hairy back. It certainly takes a lot of faith to be an atheist!

Ray Comfort was also the subject of a recent story on New Zealand's version of the current affairs program "60 Minutes". It is a really positive media piece on an evangelist. But the best part is seeing Ray riding his kid's bike to work!


Heath said...

I would love to see a debate between dawko and ray. The atheists arguments never change. They have nothing that has not been refuted time and time again. I would have loved to have seen more of the gospel in the 60 minutes interview. But I am glad that it showed the ministry in such a good light.

Anonymous said...

Don't forget that Dawkins mostly feels "setup" by various creationists so the onus is on them to provide a pertinent platform - not the other way around. You can see this with regards to "Expelled" and the context of the actual question - rather than what was shown. Personally I'm wondering why it's important that creationists debate people like Dawkins at all. Smacks of desperation to me.

O well