Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Each one threw down his staff and it became a snake. But Aaron's staff swallowed up their staffs.

So I'm sure you can imagine my terror when Ray Comfort announced that he was going to abandon his banana-based proofs and scientifically prove the existence of God without referring to Scripture. Ray is now doing the type of work that would get anyone else a Nobel Prize, but of course the scientific community is biased against scientific research that is based on poetry instead of evidence. Heathens!

I wasn't upset at the location he selected to reveal this scientific discovery (ABC.com) or the format of his announcement (a debate with atheists). I was horrified because of the possibility that he might inadvertently prove the existence of Zeus. Without referring to Scripture, you can never be sure who you're proving.

Fortunately, Ray is crazy like a cat, and after he quoted Isaac Newton (who is at the forefront of 21st-century scientific discoveries) he immediately started talking about the Ten Commandments, Jesus' teachings and other things from Scripture. What a relief.

It turns out that evolution is the reason people don't believe in God. Who would have thought? This is why Ray is getting the big bucks: I can't imagine what it would be like to be so wise. I have this tiny little blog where I judge people, but Ray ambushes people on live TV and judges them. He is just way out of my league.

He has really made me think about how much smarter I am than everyone else, especially the so-called "scientific experts". Ray definitely knows more about biology than biologists do. If we came from apes, why are there still apes around??? And the whole theory falls like a house of cards.

I'm totally in favour of these debates. I hope ABC posts the rest of the conversation to their website. I really believe that the people who say that something doesn't exist should have the primary responsibility for proving their claims. That's so much easier than asking me and Ray to do all of the work.

1 comment:

Steve & Megan said...

On behalf of RevKev, who is having technical difficulties:

Uriel,

We are coreligionists, but I have to agree with your friend Megan on this one.

As badly as Ray and his goofy cohort mangled this debate, they still prevailed, because of the respect they showed their smart alecky opponents.

Ray Comfort is no great intellectual (he doesn't belong in a debate) but his obvious compassion for other people is a potent argument for his religion.

The Voice of the Almighty