Comfort's Fear Factor Food
After the whole "banana proves that god exists" bit, I had to go to the Way of the Master website to check out what sort of shit they're slingin'. There's a lot.
Wow. I knew that Comfort was a bit of a weirdo, and on the Hellbound Alleee show where he conceded the banana argument, he came across as a pretty nice fella, albeit misguided and odd. However, he really doesn't seem to know what to do when confronted by a knowledgable atheist. He almost seems to know that the "points" he makes are weak and easily blow-apart-able.
I mean, look at this from his "tools" section under "Scientific Facts in the Bible":
"7. Science has discovered that stars emit radio waves, which are received on earth as a high pitch. God mentioned this in Job 38:7: 'When the morning stars sang together...'"
Seriously. This is supposedly a point for them. It's like they employed John Hogue to take a break from his Nostradamus "translations" and put him to work trying to fit vague, non-sensical shit into present-day astronomy.
If you want to read something that will make your brain melt, go to the section under "tools" called "100 Questions and Answers" and then find "Common Questions and Objections". The second objection is "Adam was a mythical figure who never really lived." Click on it, but beware, the "reasoning" is so flawed and circular that it may just kill you. I have 5cc's of thorazine on a drip as I write this to bring me back down to a decent level of sanity.
Possibly the funniest things on the site is the "love test". One question actually says something to the effect of, "Over 140,000 people die every day, and now that you have the cure for death, what do you think your responsibility is?" The cure for death. Yeah, that's actually what it says. Now that you know that being an incredible bore and throwing all logic and reason out the window will get you in tight with Jeebus, you can...well, you can probably die sooner because you'll depend on non-existent Big Guy to save you in the event of an emergency. Social Darwinism at its finest.
Basically Comfort's argument boils down to the old and soundly demolished Pascal's Wager. He can't get enough of the oft repeated, "Do you know what happens when you die?" line of horseshit that only convinces people who haven't thought about the basic ideas of life and death for more than fifteen seconds. Sadly, that's most everyone. It sucks that spiritual or emotional blackmail is still able to be used on gullible folks - "Believe or you'll burn in the Lake of Fire in Hell; it's an actual place, don't you know?! It's much safer to believe."
Of course he has CDs and DVDs and tapes, books, bibles, and videos for sale. A guy has to make a living, right? Selling fear to people willing to buy into it. Hell of a way to put food on the table....