Thursday, May 29, 2014

An atheist reads Ray Comfort

Steve Shives has a whole series of these. He'll read and comment on a book of Christian apologetics from his (and my) atheist perspective.

He's done The Case for Christ by Lee Strobel, Reasonable Faith by William Lane Craig, The Purpose-Driven Life by Rick Warren, and lots more. They've been very interesting.

But this time, he's reading Ray Comfort -  two separate books: You Can Lead an Atheist to Evidence, But You Can't Make Him Think, which is the book he's starting with here, and God Doesn't Believe in Atheists.

The funny thing is - as you might guess from those titles - Ray Comfort is so ignorant, so deceitful, and so incredibly boneheaded that there's just nothing there. Steve Shives is hilarious as he tries to keep it together, despite the inane stuff he's chosen to read.

I'm not saying those previous books were works of brilliance, certainly not. Christian apologetics isn't exactly rocket science, and logically, their arguments have all been full of holes big enough to drive the proverbial truck through. Often, they've been maddening - and frequently laughable.

But Ray Comfort sets a new low. Ray Comfort seems to be so dumb he doesn't even understand his own arguments, let alone those of atheists - certainly not in the first chapter, which is all Shives covers here. So the whole thing ends up just hilarious.

You won't learn anything new here, but it's funny as hell!

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