Sunday, February 04, 2007

"An Atheist's Nightmare"

That's how Kirk Cameron's New Zealand gnome, Ray Comfort, describes . . . a banana. Thanks to InternetJunky, I just had to look for the relevant video. Watch it if you must, but I doubt it will be a particularly rewarding experience to anyone who isn't a member of the soft-skull club. I could only stomach about twelve minutes of the thing, during which Comfort reiterates all the most egregiously flawed arguments from the "intelligent" design canon, warning of the need for "brain liposuction" in order to believe his ridiculous strawman arguments.

Almost all of the discussion of evolution consists of Comfort and Cameron taking turns, in different settings, saying, "If there's something that's designed, then there must be a designer!" (a soda can, a building, a painting, a car, an eye — that old chestnut — and of course a banana)

Here, I'll just simplify their message even further so you don't have to watch the video at all. These are the most interesting bits:


InternetJunkie said...

Don't ask, don't tell.

This guy is definitely hiding something in his closet.

CrackerLilo said...

I think I'll watch this...if I make the surprising discovery that I'm immortal.

not_over_it said...

I saw that mess on TV a while back.

I woke up in the middle of the night and couldn't get back to sleep, so I turned on the TV.

The effect was worse than watching a scary movie in the middle of the night!

Mr. Earbrass said...

This guy is off his rocker!!! Thanks for the laugh :)

KEvron said...

"I'll just simplify their message even further so you don't have to watch the video at all."

gayest subtext i ever saw!


5th Estate said...

hey Fantod,

just got back home and wanted to say what a pleasure it was to meet you and P (who was most gracious about being interrupted in his work). I really appreciated your generous hospitality and entertaining company--much better than yelling at the TV (my usual social interaction :D).

Fantod said...

Kevron, if I had video editing software, I'd love to show him sliding that banana in and out of his hand!

Britisher, it was a great pleasure to meet you! I'm sorry we didn't connect for dinner on Friday — my new phone service provides voice mail which I've never used before and apparently overrode my answering machine, and — long story short: I just got the message about dinner, tonight.

Thanks for the booze, too! I'll definitely have to treat the four of us to dinner the next time you're in town!

(I'll repost this comment on your blog, too, just to be safe)