Alright, everyone, are you ready to have some fun? Let’s look at Ray Comfort’s comic series “The Primates.” These comics are about two atheists, whose relationship is never explained, and their thoughts about the world. And naturally, Ray Comfort (who you may remember from that awe-inspiringly stupid banana video and his subsequent videos with his gay lover, Kirk Cameron) believes that these comics are sure to prove all us atheists are just a bunch of idiots. They are…awesome. I mean it, this is something that inspires awe and wonder. I am in awe of how stupid this man thinks that atheists are. So, do you wanna have some fun with me? Let’s rip this stupid shit apart!
Okay, what is up with this Christian view of having to see something to believe it? What Christian has been able to see, in real-time, God? For real, this whole idea that these things that we can’t see disprove the idea that God isn’t real is ridiculous. But looking at it another way – we can see easily perceive these things. Love is a chemical reaction in the brain. We can perceive the changes in our body that results from the chemical process in the brain that affect our emotions. We can also feel our heart-beat accelerated if we are having a passionate moment with the person we love. And I defy you to find the person who isn’t aware of those chemical processes during sex.
Next, there is wind. We can see wind interacting with the world around us. We can feel it on our skin. We can measure its intensity. Electricity? We can easily see that. When it is strong enough, we can see it with our own two eyes, like with lightning. We can feel the effects of gravity. We can measure the strength of it in a given area. You can see the images sent via TV waves and hear radio waves. As for history, this argument doesn’t make sense, even in the context of this argument. I mean, the other things are simple things. But history is a vast concept about the passage of time and the changes it brings. And we have documentation about it. We have our history documented, sometimes better than others, but we still know a lot about it. What documentation has there been about this Gawd character? Oh, right, people “have experiences” and “visions.” Hearsay and confirmation bias at best. Straight-up bullshit at worst.
Okay, what atheist has said that they know what happens after death with utter certainty. And if they did, they’re an idiot. We admit that we don’t know what happens after we die, but here’s the thing – neither do you! Don’t pull that “the Bibles says!” bullshit with me. That is just rehashing what you read in a book. There was this great quote by a favorite villain of mine, Warren Vidic, about what one reads in a book.
Anyone can write a book. And they can put whatever they want onto its pages. Used to be we thought the world was flat. Or that the moon landing was a hoax. I believe there’s also a book, claims the world was created in seven days. Best-seller too.
This idea that the Christians somehow have this intel about death that the rest of us don’t is just fucking stupid! I also loves how he naturally assumes that the atheists are just so self-righteous as to believe that we know everything. I make the contention that it is the Christians who are the self-righteous ones. We atheists have enough humility to admit when we don’t have all the answers and are willing to have our assumptions put to the test. You Christians, on the other hand, won’t even let another idea sit in your mind. You just have the “out of sight, out of mind” approach to when contradictory information is made known to you. Again, confirmation bias.
Uh…I’m confused. From what I am seeing here, it sounds like Comfort is making the argument that if there is a God, he is evil. For real, think about it – they talk about the story of Noah’s Ark and how Gawd flooded the world, killing everyone. They say that that is an evil thing to do (which it is) and that he is evil for doing it. But, if he doesn’t exist, that knowledge is immaterial. I would think that Comfort was making a clever joke about this, but that would be giving his intelligence WAY too much credit. For real, if one of you could give me some clarity on this, I would be much-appreciative. Because from where I’m sitting, it looks like he is making an argument in favor of the atheist position. Just saying.
Wow. Talk about misrepresenting the other side in an argument. I mean, for real, an “atheist” believes that God made everything. So, he comes to the position that Hell must be real too. Naturally, the other guy is all like, “oh, snap, don’t think! You’ve come to the conclusion we don’t like!” That’s just…bullshit. For one thing, the point of our position is that thinking is good. We question everything. But a point that most of us have arrived to is that even if a deist God exists, it is NOT the god of the Bible. That is almost certain. With all the years of human history, all the religions that have come and gone, all the different denominations of Christianity, each with the view that THEIR way is the right way, it is just kind of nuts that we actually buy into this belief that your religion is less bullshit than the others.
The thing that bugs me more – the comic acts like it is just common-sense that God is real, and it is the one that you worship. For real, that’s dumb. That’s really fucking dumb. And I don’t buy it. Nobody should buy it. Obviously, though, people who are actually on my side of the fence think that it is bullshit. If this guy in the comic were questioning, that would be one thing, but it frames this like we atheists are just so fucking stupid that we don’t know something that everyone should know.
Okay, is the atheist in this comic holding a joint? Is the idea that all atheists are pot-smokers? Again, working so hard to misrepresent his audience. For real, this is a blatant, “look what those stupid atheists do!” argument. But I’m used to Comfort not knowing his target audience. Sure, a fair number of us do, but I can think of a fuck-ton of Christians who light up, thinking that being high gets them closer to God. Fucking genius.
But to the comic itself, this idea that before we evolved, we couldn’t think – yes we could! When we were a less evolved creature, we didn’t think as complex as we do now, but we were thinking. The further back you go on the evolutionary tree, the less complicated the thoughts get, but there was thinking. I just love how the idea here is that it is because of God that thought happens. We know for a fact that cats and dogs think and have emotional processing much like we do. In fact, the most intelligent animals solve complex problems and have small societies, like dolphins and apes. So yeah, this comic completely misses the point of the atheist argument.
To finish up, the piece de resistance of stupidity. Yes, because we atheists think that we are related to every single thing in the world. We’re related to rocks and plants and flat-screen TVs. Right. Uh, how about this – get a fucking clue, Comfort! There isn’t an atheist one who believes this! Not one! I mean, sure, one could say that we share the same atoms as most things on the planet. That’s true. Almost all life on this planet is carbon-based. So there are those relations. We also share a genetic ancestor with all life on this planet, if you go back far enough.
And naturally, it finishes by saying that all of us Atheists are just so fucking stupid. Right. Uh, yeah, Comfort, can you please, if it is at all possible try and actually learn about what you attack? When you see stuff like this, it leads me to be with TJ in believing that Comfort is as much of an atheist as me. His arguments are dumb and he clearly is doing this to hit the dumbass Christian buttons. This is made to get all of his idiot followers to go “yeah, you tell them stupid atheists!” (insert southern accent for quotation) They aren’t smart enough to actually question this. His audience is the same kind of people who dig Benny Hinn and listen to TV preachers and give them all the money they can.
I hope you have enjoyed this, and remember – Ray Comfort doesn’t buy it. He doesn’t believe a fucking word he spews. He does this to make money. His followers are dumb, so they give it up, and he is a charlatan who will rob them blind without a second thought. Just like all the mega-church preachers and probably everyone in power at the Vatican and the Mormon church. Way I figure it, these people have too much money to believe this shit. Religion has always been for the gullible, to be used by the powerful
Until next time, a quote,
“And you know what this does? It proves that Ray Cumfart is full of shit. Because we’re expected to believe that this guy can put together a sophisticated social media campaign for his movie, that he can attract and manage a large audience of people who are dedicated to what he has to say? That he can put all that together, but he can’t recognize the fallacy of this fucking comic, that literally any fucking ten year old with a ten-year-old’s grasp of the concept of evolution should be able to refute? Handily, with no problem whatsoever? Do you really believe that? Because I fucking don’t! I think that Ray Cumfart is every bit the atheist that I am.” -TJ Kirk, Stupid Christian Comics