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Lying For Jesus: Ray Comfort (Again)

July 15, 2013

Ray Comfort is once again, lying, manipulating, and distorting almost anything to “prove” his beliefs as indubitably, one-thousand percent, beyond fact, and ‘true’… of course, to portray his fantasies that he wished were true he has to lie and distort.

Here is an example of his tactics when making a movie:

Video vos James McGrath: Ray Comfort’s Tactics Illustrated

Ray Comfort is a compulsive liar. He loves to tell lies if he thinks he can “win” an argument. There is no lie too small not to tell if he thinks it gives him the upper hand in an apologetics conversation. Hypocritically, in his mind lying is a sin, ans sin sends you to hell; unless you lie about creationism then you get another jewel in your crown from baby Jesus.

In fact, the above is part of a video pertaining to morality. That’s right, Ray thinks it’s OK to lie for Jesus to make a point. He will intentionally lie to you and misrepresent the words of others in a video about morality, but that’s OK: the ends justify the means in his convoluted immoral thinking.

Of course this is not the first time, nor the last, that Ray will lie to make sure you believe the exact same thing as him, because… you’ll burn or something. Modern Evangelical Neo-Gnosticism making its false fundamentals: believe this (and by “this” what they really mean is: believe exactly what I tell you) or baby Jesus will cry and his daddy will kick you out of heaven!

Unfortunately, this is the same liar who tried to pawn the stupidity that the banana was proof of God’s perfect creation:

As usual, Ray did no study, has no idea what he is talking about, but has some rhetorical skill to talk confidently enough to trick ignorant people. But of course, as usual, as he does all of the time: he is either ignorant, distorting, or lying. People with brains who know facts and truth corrected him:

Don’t think he could be a bigger liar or distorter? We’ve barely scratched the surface of his rhetorical lies and manipulation.

For the 200th anniversary of Darwin’s Origin of Species, Comfort released a “Special Edition” in which he wrote a ‘special’ introduction:

Eugenie Scott harshly critiqued Comfort’s work. Check out Comfort’s opening post explaining his book here, and Scott’s critique here. A follow-up post from Comfort; and Scott’s final rebuttal.

As usual, Comfort has to back-track and apologize for his special pleading and misrepresentation of the facts.

Unfortunately, it will be hard to thoroughly read the version that Comfort will be distributing on college campuses in November. The copy his publisher sent me is missing no fewer than four crucial chapters, as well as Darwin’s introduction. Two of the omitted chapters, Chapters 11 and 12, showcase biogeography, some of Darwin’s strongest evidence for evolution… Likewise missing from Comfort’s bowdlerized version of the Origin is Chapter 13, where Darwin explained how evolution makes sense of classification, morphology, and embryology… But there’s no reason for students to refuse Comfort’s free—albeit suspiciously abridged—copy of the Origin. Read the first eight pages of the introduction, which is a reasonably accurate, if derivative, sketch of Darwin’s life. The last 10 pages or so are devoted to some rather heavy-handed evangelism, which doesn’t really have anything to do with the history or content of the evolutionary sciences; read it or not as you please.

But don’t waste your time with the middle section of the introduction, a hopeless mess of long-ago-refuted creationist arguments, teeming with misinformation about the science of evolution, populated by legions of strawmen, and exhibiting what can be charitably described as muddled thinking.

For example, Comfort’s treatment of the human fossil record is painfully superficial, out of date, and erroneous. Piltdown Man and Nebraska Man—one a forgery, the other a misidentification, both rejected by science more than 50 years ago—are trotted out for scorn, as if they somehow negate the remaining huge volume of human fossils. There are more specimens of “Ardi” (the newly described Ardipithecus ramidus) than there are of Tyrannosaurus and any 8-year-old aspiring paleontologist will be delighted to tell you how much we know about the T. rex!…

It’s not just human evolution that Comfort misrepresents. His main gripe is the old creationist standby, the supposed lack of transitional forms in the fossil record. (Darwin addressed the objection in Chapter 9 of the Origin, interestingly not included in Comfort’s version.) Comfort sneers at the fossil evidence for the terrestrial ancestry of whales and the dinosaurian ancestry of birds. Too bad for him that he has a knack for picking bad examples: There are splendid fossils of dinosaurs that have feathers and of whales that have legs—and even feet. Faced with ignorance like this, I’m reminded of a jeremiad: “Oh foolish people, and without understanding; which have eyes, and see not; which have ears, and hear not.”…

There is only one thing we can count on Ray Comfort for: lies. He will tell any lie, try any sin of omission, misrepresent any person, edit any conversation… as long as he can “win” whatever delusional lying argument he is having in his head.

It is beyond sad; and beyond reprehensible.

One Comment leave one →
  1. January 28, 2014 1:06 am

    This guy….should have never been allowed to speak…thats how i know god isnt real. If he was Mr. Almighty Nothing here would not have a voice box. I’m gonna keep thinking….and remain a STRONG ATHEIST!!

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