Monday, March 26, 2007

Unbelievers Everywhere Are Laughing...At Us!

I found this linked on the Reformissionary blog. You might want to follow these instructions when watching: 1) Don't watch while in class - even if you have headphones - because you will probably bust out with a boisterous belly laugh when you hear this ridiculous apologetic from Ray Comfort; 2) Steer clear of others when watching - because if you aren't laughing it might be because you feel sick to your stomach at this argument which Comfort calls the "atheist's nightmare". Who are you kidding, Ray? This illustration is the nightmare.

However, it needs to be said that while we might hear this overly simplistic argument from design and chuckle at its perceived idiocy or bemoan the cultural mockery hurled our way as believers because this is the "best" apologetic we can come up with for an argument from design, Ray Comfort has been faithful to share the gospel of Jesus and has undoubtedly been used by God to bring others to faith in Jesus. We should all be encouraged by his zeal and compassion and tireless efforts to communicate the gospel in a winsome way - even when his creativity appears to fall flat and fails to achieve its desired goal.

8 Comments:

At 6:20 PM , Blogger r a i n e r said...

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At 9:52 PM , Blogger Paul Cable said...

okay...but it sure is funny...!

 
At 10:08 PM , Blogger r a i n e r said...

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At 10:40 PM , Blogger Glenn said...

Aaron,

Have you not heard this argument before? Ray used it in his debate with the president of the biggest atheist organization in the country. And he did the debate at their yearly conference.

He coupled it with a rationale asking the people at the conference to look at buildings and see their 'design'. Thus why are the atheists consistent with saying that buildings and such have designers and builders, but not consistent with something as small as a bananna?

Really, the argument is the simplest argument from design someone can give. Yeah, it's a silly presentation, but when he did that at the atheist convention he made it sound like it was suppose to be funny yet obvious.

The reality is that this argument is so simple and obvious that people have to be fools not to believe it. Thus the reason why the Bible calls atheists fools on more than one occasion.

Just my thoughts. What argument would you use?

Also, I'm not an evidentialist as much as I'm a presuppositionalist in terms of apologetics, but the creation testifies to a Creator and that's really all Ray is doing.

I think it's funny, but I doubt you think it's funny for the same reasons I do. ;-)

 
At 9:53 AM , Anonymous Lisa said...

Well, Kirk was laughing...I have never heard such an argument before...interesting.

 
At 11:30 AM , Blogger Paul Cable said...

Have you happened to see any more of his "Way of the Master" stuff? What do you think of his use of the law in evangelism/preaching?

 
At 12:32 PM , Blogger Aaron said...

Paul - I've seen some of his other stuff and I like it - for the most part. However, I just wonder how effective it really is to approach people cold turkey on the street. As a matter of fact, I've never even seen anyone appear to be converted through what I've seen.

I don't think his use of the law is a bad approach, though he needs to also point to the grace of Jesus more (or so it appears from my limited exposure)

 
At 11:40 AM , Blogger Meredith said...

Oh my gosh. That is ridiculous.

 

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