Tuesday, February 3, 2009

How to Turn Someone Into An Atheist

Just give them some comfort (Ray Comfort, that is).

Ray Comfort is a deluded moron

Once again, the pathetic Mr. Comfort overestimates his importance to anyone and everyone, and once again he completely misses the point. He is soooo good at missing the point, he could miss the Earth while stomping his foot.

His hilarious banana video isn’t what makes him hated. If anything, that makes him almost palatable in a twisted, tragi-comic sort of way. He’s hated for his smug, self-righteous and assinine tactics, his dedicated ignorance, his condescending tone and most of all for his Goodyear blimp-like mind, with an overinflated ego and a lighter-than-air intellect. I don’t actually feel hate for him, more like the feelings I have for a struggling bug that has been only half stepped on.

At Least He Admits It

Comfort's Classic Laugh-Fest Banana Video

"I was introduced on a radio interview recently as being 'internationally hated by atheists.' To what do I attribute this great honor? Obviously, to my dumb banana video." -Ray Comfort

pull the plug

An atheist is someone who believes that nothing made everything. He will of course deny that because it's an intellectual embarrassment, but if I say that I don’t believe that a builder built my house, then I am left with the insanity of believing that nothing built it. It just happened.

Christian apologists like to ask "Why is there something rather than nothing?", as if they have a trump card in their deck filled with jokers.

Nothingness is the abstract idea of the lack of somethingness. It is the lack of anything at all. Nothingness cannot be known, because to know it, requires a knower, and a knower is something.

Can a true state of nothingness exist in reality? The answer cannot be known. It is impossible to have direct knowledge whether a true state of nothingness could exist. The statement "I know that nothingness could exist" is a contradiction.

"Why is there something rather than nothing?"

This question implies that nothingness is more natural than somethingness. The question implies that somethingness needs an explanation because nothingness is the normal state of affairs. We somehow feel the need to account for somethingness, while nothingness requires no accounting.

I think most people intuitively feel that somethingness, or existence, requires an explanation beyond itself.

To ask the question "Why is there something rather than nothing?" is to commit a reification error. Reification is to regard an abstraction as something concrete. To reify a concept is to treat it as if it were real, rather than to treat it as it actually is, which is just a concept.

The Reification of Nothingness

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