I previewed creationist Ray Comfort’s new movie, “The Atheist Delusion“, in July, but didn’t know the contents. Now that it’s out, we see that, like his previous movie (“Evolution versus God“) this one again takes the form of an “atheist-stumper,” in which, like his previous movie, Comfort asks non-scientists scientific questions that they can’t answer, thereby luring them to Jesus. In this case his Big God Question is this, “If a book implies a designer of the book, then doesn’t DNA ( the “instruction book for life”) imply a DNA Designer—ergo the Christian God? There are other “stumpers” as well, like “Which came first, the chicken or the egg?” and “How can you evolve a complex eye?” (that old poser was answered by Darwin himself). He raises the same God of the Gaps argument with the heart. All of these questions, of course, have scientific answers, but the person on the street is unlikely to know them.
I guess the movie didn’t do so well, as the complete movie, about an hour long, quickly went to YouTube, and I’ve put it below. Lawrence Krauss appears at 13:15, and has some good answers for Comfort, but of course he ignores them.
Seth Andrews reviews the movie below in one of his video podcasts, and called upon me to deal with some of Comfort’s assertions. I was deeply jet-lagged, since it was taped the morning after I got back from Hong Kong. Nevertheless, I did my best; my own segment starts at 46:45 and runs till 56:30; but watch the whole thing if you have time.