Skeptics Love the New Book by Ray Comfort

you-can-leadIf the “customer reviews” at amazon.com about Ray Comfort’s new book were written by people who actually read the book, it appears that Mr. Comfort’s biggest fans are primarily of the ‘angry skeptics’ variety. You Can Lead an Atheist to Evidence, But You Can’t Make Him Think: Answers to Questions from Angry Skeptics has been tagged by them (as of the writing of this post) with such terms as strawman (72 times), illogical (73 times), lies (66 times), and my personal favorite: breathtaking inanity (83 times).

 

Atheist Love Ray Comfort's New Book 

Logically, one would reason that if the book is really filled with “tiresome” and “sad arguments and lies” as some of the angry skeptics have written in their comments, they wouldn’t be snapping it up en mass as they claim. Of course, Ray’s new book may not be as popular among the angry skeptics as their comments seem to suggest. If that’s the case, most of the ‘customer comments’ were actually posted by people who really didn’t read the book. A fact that, if true, would make them a bunch of narrow minded bigots who are evidently more threatened by what they perceive as a challenge to their faith than by the actual content of the book.

Either way I guess, as Ray Comfort’s new book aptly demonstrates, that You Can Lead an Atheist to Evidence, But You Can’t Make Him Think.

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9 Responses to Skeptics Love the New Book by Ray Comfort

  1. scaryreasoner says:

    Ha. Ray Comfort is an idiot. One doesn’t have to read his book to figure that out, and figuring that out without reading his book doesn’t make one a bigot. All one has to do to figure out that Ray is an idiot is have the most basic grasp of reality, and watch a couple of his videos which are widely splattered across the internet.

    Ray Comfort is a moron.

  2. jerryk says:

    Hi Scaryreasoner and thank you for visiting and for taking the time to comment.

    A bigot is a person who is prejudiced and intolerant of any opinions differing from his own. If, as your comments indicate, you formed your opinion that Ray Comfort is an “idiot” and “moron” without a “basic grasp of reality” based on a “couple of his videos”, why protest against the bigot label? I’m not judging you and I hope I have not mischaracterized your statements.

    It seems to me though that a reasoning person would objectively evaluate Ray Comfort’s claims instead of dismissing them because of prejudiced intolerance. Your critique would have credibility if it was based on the content of the book instead of opinion, why not read it? After all, factual errors written by a “moron” should be easy to identify, list, and refute.

  3. Chris Mankey says:

    “Logically, one would reason that if the book is really filled with “tiresome” and “sad arguments and lies”

    Does he use the same stupid arguements that get refuted over and over again on his blog? Are bananas proof of god? If I’ve ever told a lie is that evidence that god is real? Do atheists secretly believe in Jehovah but pretend he doesn’t exist to sin? Does he use things like “crocoduck” as examples of what he thinks transitional forms should look like? Does he still demonstrate no idea of what evolution actually is? Does he still say I should “bypass the intellect”? If I should bypass my intelligence then I should skip the reading and go right to the review!

  4. jerryk says:

    Hi Chris and thank you for visiting and for taking the time to comment.

    Q: “Does he use the same…arguments… [as]on his blog?”
    A: You should read the book for yourself for an answer to that question.

  5. True Beliver says:

    Ray Comfort is a genius! I love how he managed to prove god’s existence with a banana!

    CHECKMATE, ATHEISTS!

    Oh, and by the way, coconuts were created by the devil to test our faith!

    You poor, angry skeptics, when will you finally learn that the only way to happiness is to accept everything a 2000 year old book written by goat herders says without questioning it!

  6. jerryk says:

    Hi TB and thank you for visiting. Was that sarcasm or an attempt at humor? Either way, you have well chosen your moniker. Obviously your are a True Believer. Don’t let the spelling mistake bother you though, it happens sometimes. Have you ever given consideration to the fact that you could also be mistaken about what you have chosen to believe?

  7. Chris Mankey says:

    Q: “Does he use the same…arguments… [as]on his blog?”
    A: You should read the book for yourself for an answer to that question.

    I did and he does.

  8. Tiffany says:

    If atheism has all of the answers, then why are most athiests SO angry?

    I love the Lord’s lost and I hope you set aside your sarcasm and anger long enough to realize that this life is just a battle for souls and a test. What have you to lose by honest humble faith and respect?

    We are all hippocrates, you will know the Christians by their love, I can only try to hold myself to that standard.

  9. Dago Red says:

    “If atheism has all of the answers, then why are most athiests[sic] SO angry?”

    I think you just answered your own question. It’s difficult to respect a person, such as yourself, who feels the need to begin a conversation with a comment heavily steeped with such bigoted generalizations. How would you feel if I were to begin with “If Christianity has all the answers, why do SO many Christians need to abuse, molest, and kill so many children?”
    If your experiences with atheists have resulted in an angry exchanges, perhaps you need to analyze your own behavior first. It’s a very ugly personality trait to simply assume fault in others when a bad situation could just as likely have arisen from your own short comings.

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