Youtube Of The Day – Ray Comfort And The Atheist’s Nightmare

Preston, England
February 11, 2016 11:11am CST
This unintentionally hilarious Youtube is the stuff of legends, as possibly one of the most jaw droppingly inept Creationist arguments ever presented. It has been criticised, ridiculed and parodied a great deal and even most other Creationists distance themselves from it as much as possible. Ray Comfort declares that the banana is the perfect God-created fruit for the ease with which it fits the human hand, the ease of peeling it, etc. He also bizarrely talks of how the banana peels easily in this way so it doesn’t squirt its contents in our faces but bananas are solid enough not to liquidize or squirt like that. The parodies make much use of the banana’s phallic look in their skits on this. The basic problem for him is that the banana we find in shops is not proof of God’s intelligent design as he tries to convince us – the banana we know and love is 100% cultivated by man – the natural wild banana is green, squat, rather ugly, square shaped and much less easy to manipulate. Comfort’s argument also disintegrates if applied to other fruit, especially coconuts and pineapples as critics have demonstrated in numerous parodies. Fruit has evolved over millennia as a means for fruit trees to spread their seeds through the excretions of creatures eating the fruit but in cultivation by man bananas have become seedless and also vulnerable to so much blight that human engineered chemical treatments are used to treat them with. Also, many atheists, myself included, enjoy bananas immensely rather than having nightmares over them. Comfort’s claims have faced so much scorn that he himself now claims unconvincingly that he was only joking. Comfort’s argument is shared in its original presentation with Kirk Cameron, who was a leading child actor in the US sitcom Growing Pains before becoming an active Creationist. He makes no effort in the video to question Comfort’s preposterous notions. He simply agrees with every ludicrous word. Arthur Chappell
Someone describes how God made a banana so that it fits directly into the human hand. The banana also has indicators to show whether it's good or not: green ...
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• Canada
21 Feb 16
Oh I remember this. I always used to think, you know, even if the banana was naturally shaped in such a manner, according to his presentation, I don't think it would be an atheists nightmare at all because all his statements, at their most basic levels, are conjecture and interpretation. Sometimes conjecture and interpretation may be accurate, but such big ones, are, dangerous to make...and the arrogance which which some argue certain ideas which such large leaps of reason, well, is somewhat fitting that it be exposed for such inaccuracies, poor research, and leaps of logic. It starts with a simple statement a preacher makes, a basic statement, then becomes a bigger statement, and all of a sudden...the preacher becomes the voice of God-Christians would get angry at me for saying things like that, but in all honesty we need that.
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• Preston, England
21 Feb 16
yes he just gets carried away with himself and doesn't think through his ideas at all
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@JudyEv (123138)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Feb 16
I find it hard to believe you're saying people really believe this stuff.
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@Corbin5 (105933)
• United States
11 Feb 16
Some people are experts at making fools of themselves for all the world to see.
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@Fleura (7191)
• United Kingdom
11 Feb 16
Oh my goodness that's amazing! How could anyone make a parody that was funnier than the original?
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• Preston, England
13 Feb 16
@Fleura with difficulty - it is scary that the video is not actually a Monty Python sketch but an attempt at serious propaganda
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@Fleura (7191)
• United Kingdom
13 Feb 16
@arthurchappell What a shame he didn't do a series, I would love to see how he would explain every type of fruit and vegetable!
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• Preston, England
19 Feb 16
@Fleura he has done many videos on creationism - all of them nonsense - even other creationists would rather he just shut up
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@yugocean (8336)
• India
12 Feb 16
I was an atheist in past, but not now. Banana is not the only fruit, there are many. However if that one can example banana, then he should have gave example with non-vegetarianism or have objected eating it.
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@Telynor (1285)
• United States
12 Feb 16
Considering that the Banana that we usually eat -- the Cavendish -- is the product of a lot of selective breeding and science on the farmers, I find this idea laughable. Creationism to me is a joke as it completely eschews science in favour of faith promoting rumours. I feel that trying to explain things without the math or science is nothing more than a fanciful fairy tale.
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@Jessicalynnt (47846)
• Centralia, Missouri
12 Feb 16
that was entirely too funny
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@celticeagle (118210)
• Boise, Idaho
11 Feb 16
Sounds fun. I also like the banana because it is a natural laxative. Good for that too makes it a great fruit.
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