Ray Comfort’s last movie, “Evolution vs God” (you can see the whole 38-minute movie here), was execrable: Comfort ran around asking people whether they ever saw evolution in “real time,” and if they didn’t he said, “Aha, evolution doesn’t work!”. The trick, of course, that these people, who weren’t scientists, had to give some “observable” evidence, and stuff like fossils or the evolution of insecticide resistance were ruled out tout court. He wanted observations of changes “between kinds”, with “kinds” not defined, as it never is. (See my critique here.)
Now the old goddy has a new film, “The Atheist Delusion”, that opens on Friday. Here’s the trailer:
Over at The Friendly Atheist, Hemant conducted an email interview with Comfort about the movie, which isn’t that enlightening because Comfort refuses to say what that “irrefutable evidence” is that makes atheists squirm and question their nonbelief. The only time they even discuss it is this:
FA: Conservative columnist Matt Barber wrote of this film that, “you managed, in about an hour, to make the case, beyond any reasonable doubt, for the Creator God.” How is it possible that you did that when so many Christian apologists before you have failed?
RC: I wouldn’t say that they failed. They perhaps just didn’t frame it using the Socratic Method. But the question I ask in the movie isn’t a magic bullet. I hope this doesn’t sound offensive, but it only works with those who are both humble and open to reason. I’m sure the movie will be thoroughly trashed by most in the atheist community, but I believe those who want to know the truth will hit it head-on.
I’m curious what this magic bullet really is, but I ain’t gonna pay good money to see the movie. Comfort does note that the movie will be free on YouTube at the end of September. I suspect we’ll all just wait for it. However, one commenter at Hemant’s site says this:
. . . as seen in this meme Ray claims he has one “scientific” question that will destroy atheism. That question is about the existence of DNA. Just marketing hype for his Christian followers. They are the true target of his videos and books. He makes his money from them.
One note: Comfort admits that he was “very embarrassed” by the infamous banana video in which Comfort touts the (domesticated) banana as evidence for God’s handiwork. (He called the banana “the atheist’s nightmare!)