Oh Comfort! How I long for the days when you posted videos about crocoduck and made highly innocent videos about bananas. But instead you try and mock Penn Jillette.
So according to Mr. Jillette, atheism has stopped him from being closed-minded – like a person who believes the sun exists is closed-minded to the thought that it doesn’t exist.
But Penn Jillette goes farther than the average atheist, beyond being just a solipsistic skeptic. He has chosen to believe there is no God.
Ray Comfort keeps saying that the evidence for Jesus being divine and Jehovah being real is as much as the Sun.
Yet I am pretty sure he has never ever really pointed out what the evidence is beyond “bible bible bible”.
It is true that you can’t prove a negative. However, the existence of God is provable in the same way a building is positive proof that there was a builder.
That’s the Watchmaker Analogy and there are flaws with that. It also isn’t proof that JEHOVAH is the god who built the universe because it could have been Brahma for all the proof Ray has of this argument. And ANY natural model is more likely to be true due to the fact everything ELSE functions through natural process.
But the atheist is quick to respond that “the building therefore a builder” analogy doesn’t work, because a building is inanimate. It doesn’t have life, therefore it needed a builder. Nature – animals, insects, plants, fish, human beings, etc., are organic. They have life, can reproduce, and therefore they don’t necessitate a Creator.
Not really, we point out that the mechanism of evolution and our genetics indicate the lack of necessity for the constant interruption of a divine gardener.
There is a small problem with that belief.
You have to forget about mountains, the oceans, the clouds, the sun, the stars and the entire non-organic planet on which we and all those animals live. What do atheists think those things are made of? All of them are non-organic.
Is this the best argument you could make? Because this is frankly embarrassing. This is the argument of stupidity.
The Mountains are formed by plate tectonics which incidentally disprove your “6000 year old world” fantasy.
Water is one of the most common molecules in the galaxy even outside our planet.
The Sun is a Star. Repeat after me, the Sun is big because it is closer than the “stars”. It’s why the moon is BIGGER than the stars. It’s perspective.
The elephant of which Jillette spoke isn’t inside the trunk. It’s sitting on his knee, and he doesn’t see him because of a solipsistic worldview, subtly disguised as open-mindedness.
It’s also eating a banana which is perfectly designed for ease of entry.
I think the best lack of evidence for a creationism is that Ray Comfort’s foot isn’t banana shaped for all the times he inserts it into his mouth.
With due respect, atheism is not easy in the slightest. It takes a huge amount of faith to be an atheist.
It takes a little faith to be an atheist. However you have to make more initial assumptions and bigger ones to believe in a god.
And then from there he builds his entire life’s philosophy: “Having taken that step, it informs every moment of my life. I’m not greedy. I have love, blue skies, rainbows and Hallmark cards, and that has to be enough. It has to be enough, but it’s everything in the world and everything in the world is plenty for me. It seems just rude to beg the invisible for more. Just the love of my family that raised me and the family I’m raising now is enough that I don’t need heaven. I won the huge genetic lottery, and I get joy every day.”
And it’s a pretty decent thing to believe in. I may not agree with Penn’s politics because libertarianism only works for him because he is a millionaire. But there is more to this world than to the entire fantasy that all religion concocts with the after life.
Hindus believe that over our eyes there is the curtain of maya (illusion and magic) that hides the reality of the world and that by understanding god you can reach enlightenment where this curtain is ripped off. I believe it’s an equally apt analogy to be applied to religion. Your understanding of the world increases and the reality becomes clearer if you tear away the curtain covering your eyes.
This is why atheism is difficult. He believes that the entire universe – with its vast planets with their own orbits, suns and moons, the earth, spinning through space, with its oceans and daily tides, the yearly seasons, all the succulent fruits, the amazing animals – with male and female, the beautiful flowers, the marvels of the fearfully and wonderfully made human body, also with male and female, reproducing after its own kind, as well as millions of other marvels of nature all happened because nothing created it. Such a belief takes huge faith. It denies all logic, reason and common sense.
Which is why the wonderfully made human body requires a mechanic.
A mechanic who’s plan for the day is to work at an eye clinic helping with all the divine eye failure. A divine eye failure that occurs to all humans if they live long enough (Cataract).
It would be far easier to believe that there was nothing, and that that nothing for no reason exploded into a fully loaded and flying jumbo jet, with passengers, pilots and crew. If I could believe that for a moment, I would be a “fool.” That’s the word the Bible uses to describe the atheist (see Psalm 14:1), and it says, “Do not speak in the hearing of a fool, for he will despise the wisdom of your words” (Proverbs 23:9).
Except we never exploded into the form that we are now. Well, I suppose if you believe that the world is 6000 years old then you probably think Geology, Cosmology and Biology work the same way.