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Feb 27 2013

Comfort: Calling All Christians!

It’s a target-rich environment, with atheists galore!
So it’s onward Christian soldiers, we’ll be marching as to war!
There are lots of you on Facebook, but I’m asking now for more,
Cos my comment threads are being overrun.
I’ve got godless by the thousands—it’s an atheist attack,
Every time I post a message, there are hundreds talking back
While I’ve got a truthful message, it’s the numbers that I lack
So I’m asking if you’d like to have some fun.

They believe in evolution, and they don’t believe in God
So it’s best that you should pity them—their brains are rather odd—
They are driven by desire, once you see through their façade,
Seeking darkness, and withdrawing from the Light
You can read through past discussions for the games that they have played
How they cursed and raged and taunted, while we turned a cheek and prayed
(Though that wasn’t too effective—I’m a little bit dismayed,
And it’s time to call crusaders in to fight!)

They will mock the Holy Bible, citing scripture for their sakes
They will twist the gospel passages and call them our mistakes
They’ll dismiss the Fall of Mankind as a tale of talking snakes
And deny the death of Jesus on the cross
There’s a time for contemplation; there is also time to act!
We must fight the godless heathens, but with dignity and tact
As we show the truth—the bible is uncontroverted fact—
Yes, we’ll humbly show the atheists who’s boss!

In a press release this past Sunday (I only saw it this morning), Ray “Bananaman” Comfort is putting out the word:

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 24, 2013 /Christian Newswire/ — Hundreds, if not thousands of atheists have become “followers” on Ray Comfort’s Facebook page, and he says that he needs help to reach them. There has been an influx of 80,000 followers in the last two months, and according to Facebook statistics the page has a “weekly total reach” of over a million people.

Comfort said, “I have looked at a number of other Facebook pages, and have seen an average of 30-40 comments from followers, however, it is not uncommon to get over 1,000 comments on one post on my page (one had over 1900 comments). With six posts each day we can’t possibly answer all their questions, and so I’m asking Christians to come and help–because this is a very real battle for a generation.”

Mind you, Comfort warns that good Christians might be tempted to take offense, at first blush:

You will need a lot of patience because many show up as though they are God’s intellectual gift to the world. They are extremely arrogant, very condescending, they say things that aren’t true, and they use worn out arguments.

He said, without a trace of irony.

But, of course, a more thorough understanding of these atheists will help you to pity them, rather than to take offense. You have to understand atheists, as Comfort does:

Christians need to keep in mind that atheists’ worldview allows them to lie and twist the Scriptures. They mock creation, say that God commands murder and the rape of women, and that the Bible is full of mistakes. However, the issue here isn’t about evolution, or even the existence of God. It’s about the pleasure of guilt-free sexual sin. Christianity threatens that freedom by saying that fornication and lust are morally wrong, and that God will hold them accountable. They love darkness and hate the light, and so they fight it with all their might and will hold back at nothing in their attempts to extinguish it. This is a wonderful opportunity to reach a Hell-bound world with the gospel of everlasting life. Please help us.

They do need help.

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  1. 1
    hexidecima

    hmmm, so can Christians who are just fine with evolution and an old earth volunteer to help good ol’ Ray? Silly, of course not, they’re not TrueChristians(tm).

  2. 2
    Cuttlefish

    Y’know, I had half a verse to that effect written, but couldn’t remember whether Bananaman was young earth or old earth. Oddly enough, his Wikipedia entry doesn’t specify, and I couldn’t be bothered to search one more second to find out.

  3. 3
    JT Eberhard

    “They will twist the gospel passages and call them our mistakes”

    I think they do this more than we. :P Great post, DC.

  4. 4
    oc1dean

    Maybe they should read Sex at Dawn.

  5. 5
    jnorris

    well, just bless his little heart.

  6. 6
    markr1957

    Christians need to keep in mind that atheists’ worldview allows them to lie and twist the Scriptures.

    Translation = Those bad atheists read the Bible and say it means what it says, and not what we say it means.

  7. 7
    Carol Lynn

    It’s about the pleasure of guilt-free sexual sin.

    Comfort says that as if somehow that’s a bad thing. Weird.

  8. 8
    hexidecima

    just because I’m insanely bored at work, I looked up if good ol’ Ray was a YEC or OEC. As expected, he’s YEC . A rather bizaare story about Ray here: http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2012/12/controversial-anti-abortion-pro-creationism-evangelist-ray-comfort-john-lennon-documentary

  9. 9
    glodson

    Christians need to keep in mind that atheists’ worldview allows them to lie and twist the Scriptures. They mock creation, say that God commands murder and the rape of women, and that the Bible is full of mistakes.

    I call this accurately quoting the Bible, and then comparing the claims of the Bible to reality.

  10. 10
    Thin-ice

    Damn it, Ray! Where is all guilt-free sex you’re talking about? Hell, I’d take it with the guilt attached, if I could find it at all. Just quit teasing me, OK?

  11. 11
    Red-Green in Blue

    Christianity threatens that freedom by saying that fornication and lust are morally wrong, and that God will hold them accountable.

    Yep, I think that sums it up well enough.

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