Bananaman and Crocoduck-proponent Ray Comfort’s has a new book out: You Can Lead an Atheist to Evidence, But You Can’t Make Him Think.
I read through the first chapter on Amazon. I’m sure you can’t wait to read some excerpts:
When someone becomes a Christian, he immediately cares about those around him. He cares about those unwanted in society — the poor, the bad, and the ugly (those who lack what society esteems). This is because God put His love within him the moment that he repented and trusted the Savior. (p. 4)
And before he’s a Christian?
Apparently, those people just spend their days beating up creepy-looking homeless people.
This is why I don’t spend too much time trying to convince anyone that there is a God. To do so is a waste of time and energy. (p. 9)
He says sin is the bigger issue. Strange… I distinctly remember a video of him trying to convince us about God’s existence… I don’t recall much mention of “sin” there…
I would be grateful not to be called “religious.” If you are a little confused as to why most Christians don’t like being called that, let me give you a comparison that you may think is extreme, but as far as I am concerned, it’s not. It’s like the difference between “African-American” and the “n” word. One is culturally acceptable. The other has extremely negative connotations. (p. 11)
Does that mean it’s cool for Christians to call each other “religious,” but we can’t do that?
And while Christians may not like the word “religious,” I’ve spoken to plenty of Christians who don’t like the word “Christian” either. Which leaves them with… what exactly?
Darwin was nothing but a blatant racist, a bigot of a man, who held to the belief that black people are inferior to whites. (p. 20)
It’s good to know some facts before making such absurd accusations.
So you are flogging a decomposed horse. (p. 21)
I’ll just let that out-of-context line speak for itself.
The book is currently #2 on the Amazon list of atheist bestsellers. That’s not saying too much — many new books jump to the top of the lists in particular niches when they are first published. It certainly doesn’t mean atheists are buying it; it just means the book is about atheism. Sadly, there are many religious people (*ahem* followers-of-Christ, I mean) who buy into this garbage.
I’m surprised to see the positive reviews on the Amazon page, though. Can’t we fix that? Surely someone can write up a well-written smackdown of the book. Let the first chapter be your guide.