Our #4 person on the list of Creationist failures has a blog setup on Blogspot.com, a blogging service owned by Google.
His blog you can find here.
Some of the logic used on the site is stunning at best. For example;
“So, a talking snake, a man living in a whale’s stomach for three days, a virgin pregnancy and a man walking on water, don’t contradict logic?”
So, a talking parrot, three hundred people flying through the sky in a big tin can called a 747, a human being growing inside another person, men walking on the moon, don’t contradict logic? Of course they do, if you are small-minded. However, science and technology have exploded the word. It has a completely different meaning than it had one hundred years ago.
OK, what? It continues.
Small-minded people are limited by the confines of what they see as logic. However, when we are born again, the Supernatural takes logic into a new realm. When we discover that the Supernatural is a reality our mind is suddenly expanded and logic explodes.
Animals could easily talk–if the Supernatural is involved. After all, speech is merely thoughts manifesting as sound, and who would deny that animals think? A man could easily live in the stomach of a whale (or “great fish”) if it was “prepared” by the God who made it, as the Bible says it was. A virgin could easily become pregnant if the One who made the virgin was involved. And walking on water is a breeze . . . when God is manifest in human form.
Comparing scientific inquiry of the natural world to mythological nonsense of supernaturalism? Creationists are good at having awful arguments. Very good. When their logic, reason, rhetoric, and “science” fails them, they try their hand at awful philosophy. But as we established from Dr. Jason Lisle with Answers in Genesis… it never ends well.
Here’s Ray Comfort’s take on philosophy.
For a skeptic to say “no one knows what happens after death,” he must know what everyone knows in order for him to know that no one knows. If he says that nobody knows, he must have access to every thought of every human being from the beginning of the human race until this very present second, because if anyone does know what happens after death, then he’s dead wrong. So, to be truthful, he is forced to say, “With the limited knowledge I have at present, I have come to the conclusion that no one knows what happens.” So he really don’t know at all.
By saying all of that, you’re saying not even you yourself know what happens after death. I’m pretty sure you were arguing that someone out there (Read: Christians) know what truly happens after death. Not so. What you have is opinion, suppositions, and so on. You don’t have the true knowledge of what happens after death or you’d be god.
I think it’s safe to say, though, that death is much the same as before life. Nothingness. I may be wrong, and if I am, so be it, but you can’t argue that no one knows what happens after life and then have your own opinion, and delcare it the law.
There’s more hilarity, and sometimes I just can’t resist actually laughing at some of the “logic” and comparisons here. For example;
Most of the Christians are very polite and try to address the issues, and the atheists are generally arrogant and word-twisting, while resorting to ridicule and personal attacks.
Christians are arrogant assuming that every word of the Bible is absolute truth even in the fucking face of evidence to the opposite. That is true arrogance. To assume that everyone arguing against the Christians would be atheistic is absurd; I’m sure there are many creationists playing devil’s advocate lumped up with the arrogant, word-twisting atheists.
And if your belief says we were created 6000 years ago when the evidence — true evidence — says 4.5 billion years ago, you deserve nothing but ridicule.
As for their comparisons…
They keep saying the same old things, such as, “Prove to me that God exists without using the Bible. If you use the Bible that’s ‘circular reasoning.’”
That is nothing short of ridiculous. It’s like saying, “Prove to me that the President lives in the White House, but don’t look into the White House.”
The Bible contains words written. It has no history backing it. Just words written in that one book plus the many books it stole from that were around far before it. The Zoroastrian religion and Judaism, for example. I can look into the Koran and see that Allah exists. I can look into any religious book anywhere and it shows me that the god of that book exists.
Why is this true?
Because the god of the Koran says he’s the real deal in the book! Why believe the book? Because the book says that the book is true.
Whereas we can see President Bush in the White House (though he’s on his Texas ranch most of the time), we have historical accounts of him from many sources, we have video of him, we have pictures of him, and people have physically met him (read: not spiritually), I think it’s safe to assume that President Bush exists, no matter how much we here in the US wish he didn’t.
But the Bible is one book out of many that proclaims its self-truth (and it’s not even the first to do so), there are no alternative historical accounts of Jesus, there are no references to him in culture of the time (though this did start appear, though about 40 years late), etc. etc.
Ray Comfort, you sir are a failure. I won’t go as far as to wish death upon you, but god damn you. Just god damn you.