Ray Comfort continues to beat the dead straw horses to death, over and over again. Now, he quotes what is, apparently, a “typical atheist” saying
On occasion, after feeding my dog I might lazily leave an empty can of dog food on my kitchen counter for 2-3 days. The amino acids in what’s left in the can form organisms by way of maggots and flies. Anyone with half a brain can understand that this type of process is what led to the existence of life on Earth. Chemistry made it happen, not god’s magic wand.
That’s what he actually thinks atheists believe, that maggots form spontaneously out of amino acids in cans of dog food. What’s worse is that he doesn’t even understand how spectacular that would be, if indeed it really happened. It would be abiogenesis happening in a can of dog food!
Now, of course, Comfort proceeds to tell this “typical” atheist what really happened:
Magical maggots are his proof that a Creator doesn’t exist. It doesn’t occur to him that a fly flew in when he wasn’t looking at the empty can, and laid eggs.
So, what? Flies laying eggs that hatch into maggots is Comfort’s proof that God does exist?
The rest of the post is more of the same I talked about last time, with Comfort simply repeating the claim that there is no scientific evidence of evolution whatsoever (not that the evidence is flawed or contradictory, mind you, that it does not exist, period), with the added bonus that apparently the Genesis account, which does contradict itself numerous times in the Bible, is absolutely, scientifically true and valid.
The tragedy for those that believe in evolution is that they automatically discount the Genesis account of creation, which holds up perfectly under the light of honest scientific scrutiny. It informs us that God is the initial Cause of all things.
Apparently, Ray believes science is some text that magically poofed into existence, and that merely informs us what is true and what isn’t. Another text informing us of something else is, apparently, arbitrarily rated higher, and therefor trumps the text of science. That is Comfort’s idea of arriving at accepted truths.
Unlike the idea of evolution, Christianity can be tested. Simply read the Sermon on the Mount—which tells us among other things that God considers lust to be adultery (see Matthew 5:27-28), and that leaves all of us in big trouble on Judgment Day, heading for Hell.
Near the end, he’s not even making sense anymore. He doesn’t even understand what he himself claims. How do we “test” whether lust is the same as adultery? He doesn’t say. He just states that we’ve been informed that that is the case, and apparently that should be enough. It’s what passes for scientific rigor to him. But then how can he dismiss the theory of evolution? How can he claim that this can be tested, but evolution can’t? He doesn’t say, and he most probably doesn’t know. At this point he’s simply say anything to prove his own point, no matter how inconsistent or contradictory it is. The cognitive dissonance is staggering.
Repent and trust Him and you will pass from death into life, and know the truth–and the truth will make you free (seeJohn 8:31-32). There’s the proof.
A guy claiming life evolves from non-life in an empty can of dog food can be dismissed without a second thought. A 2000+ year old book of collected myths and laws claiming there’s a being that can give birth to himself, to sacrifice himself to himself, yet resurrecting himself in the end, can be trusted as absolute (and testable) truth.
I… I don’t even know how to respond to a claim like that. It’s like trying to talk to the crazy guy on the street corner babbling about how his teeth pick up secret CIA radio transmissions, when all of his teeth fell out long ago.
I will admit, I cannot defend, not to mention explain, the claim that life can arise from non-life out of an empty can of dog food. Unarguably, Ray Comfort will take an admission like that to mean that I admit that all of evolution is a hoax. I leave it up to everyone else to draw their own conclusions based on that.