Sunday Afternoon Theater: "The Atheist Delusion" (2016)

Submitted by: monkwarrior 6 months ago in News & Politics

From IMDB user ContiCreative:

Whenever Ray makes a new movie he reminds me of a card dealer. His message is almost always the same and he mainly reshuffles the same deck of cards over and over: atheists are nasty people, if science cannot explain even a very in aspect of even a well-understood theory, then God is at work behind the scenes, he spends more time attacking atheism than he does making a case for his own beliefs. This movie is no different. Some time ago, Ray interviewed a number of prominent scientists and a few regular people. He then proceeded to edit those interviews so that he could turn the interviews into a puppet show where he was the puppet master. That's when any respect I might have had for Ray Comfort disappeared, and since then I cannot trust a single thing he says. I have studied filmmaking and video editing and I know very well how easy it is to edit an interview just so and have the subject say the exact opposite of what they meant. I don;t know if that trick was used here, I would need the raw footage to be sure, but since that was done by him in another movie, I have to assume he did it here too. That's simply not acceptable. We can disagree, even vehemently, but when you cheat you lose any respect you might have deserved and Ray Comfort cheated. Did he cheat in this movie? I think so but I cannot know for sure yet. But he cheated in the past and he wasn't the least bit sorry when he was caught red-handed. Certainly, this is a movie that deserves a negative score, but I have decided to give it 2 stars because the production values are a bit better than the norm. It is very sad that people like Ray Comfort find it necessary to lie to make their god relevant. No one really cares what Ray Comfort or his cohorts believe. It's a free country, but in their case, the propaganda's final object is to take their beliefs and turn them into school curriculum and secular laws. That we cannot have.

There are 14 comments:
Male 373
I made it through ten minutes.  This guy never comes up with a good enough argument to even get my attention in the first place.  "Can a book make itself?"  Ok, I'm done.
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Male 903
"Can a book make itself?" Certainly not, but how is it any different than any other well-written book of fiction? J.R.R. Tolkien created a "religion" and a "creation story" that makes just as much sense as anything in the bible. For those of you who aren't aware, The Lord of the Rings trilogy is an iceberg; its only the "visible" surface of a much bigger story. A person would have just as hard a time "proving" that "God" exists, as I would have trying to "prove" that He doesn't. It all comes down to faith.
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Male 373
Really?  The fact that a book can't make itself conclusively proves that DNA also can't make itself and requires the intervention of some higher being for its existence?  It's a non-sequitur that DNA can't make itself because a book can't make itself.  There's no way to prove how DNA actually came to exist so this is nothing more than conjecture.  This is about as solid an argument as a banana conclusively indicating intelligent design.  Fine that faith works for you but I prefer something a little more concrete... actual proof.
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Male 903
At what point in my reply did I even suggest that faith works for me? Did you miss the part where I called the bible fiction? Perhaps I wasn't clear enough with the way I stated it. The point that I was trying to make is that the bible is a work of fiction, no different than, say, J.R.R. Tolkien's works. Tolkien created a complete "religion" and creation story for his works, that is just as plausible as the creation story put forth in the bible. Like you, I was trying to make fun of the statement "Can a book make itself?". Personally, in case you haven't figured it out by now, I'm atheist.
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Male 373
Yup.  My Bad.  Guess I was thrown by the 'it all comes down to faith' at the end.
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Male 5,816
Do you mean to say that bananas DON'T prove intelligent design? Oh, no! My world is devastated! (You're absolutely right, of course. I couldn't even make it to ten minutes!)
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Male 373
Lol!  Congratulations on making it less than ten minutes.
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Male 6,656
Ray comfort /barf
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Male 373
"if science cannot explain even a very in aspect of even a well-understood theory" ... Ouch.  My brain!  lol
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Male 2,028
FYI I-A-B added the write up ( i did not include that), but here's where you can find some positive reviews: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5910814/reviews?filter=love since whoever posted this apparently wanted to take a select negative review, you now have many positive ones.
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Male 8,132
If you find this guy or this retarded argument compelling then it explains why it is absolutely impossible to have a rational discussion with you. I thought this was a joke at first. Then I saw who submitted it.
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Male 2,028
I posted it because it was an interesting video that recently popped up in a feed. No need to project your own faults on me HG, you've made it very clear that your fallacies are why you continue to bite the dust in most faith-related discussions. I do wonder though, why you even waste time to do it when it just makes you appear scared/angry/ridiculous/.
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Male 8,132
It isn't interesting. It is silly bullshit that can only possibly appeal to simpletons that choose religion as an alternative to fear of the uknown and don't have even the most basic understanding of scientific theory. What you call "faith" I call "gullibility".
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Male 2,028
I understand your point of view completely, and also why it inspires your need to act like a juvenile adult (which makes it impossible to have a rational discussion with you). As i mentioned previously, through our previous correspondence, you've made it very clear that your fallacies are why you continue to bite the dust in most faith-related discussions. Please continue to waste your time biting the dust, but if you want my honest opinion, it would be best if you seek the real understanding of faith in God, rather than echo prejudices taught by others. It's your life, your choice, and your freedom to act scared/angry/ridiculous for no reason if you so choose. But it's not doing you any favors if you ask me.
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