DISCLAIMER: I am not trying to insult Christians with this. I am trying to insult Ray Comfort though.
If you have been paying attention to Facebook, you might have noticed the attention given recently to Ray Comfort (a.k.a. the Banana Man) and his Facebook page for just all the hilariously stupid stuff that he says.
I decided to go through his Timeline and take screencaps of the most bizarre and stupid. Unfortunately, that seems to be pretty much everything that he says.
For the vast majority of these, I don’t think I have to say much of anything. I think they speak for themselves.
We will start with the most recent and just work our way backwards.
I’m just not going to say anything…
This actually makes me a little scared to be around you, Ray. Kind of sounds like martyrdom.
With a lot of these posts, he seems to be taking the usual atheist talking points and just adding a little Christian twist.
Then how come Europe is trying to ban porn? No seriously. They are trying to have a continent wide ban on porn.
A little homoerotic there. I think Ray has the hots for Jesus.
Coincidentally, one of my middle names is Thomas.
So you’re admitting there is a bunch of dirt in the Bible then, Ray?
Let’s see what Numbers 3-4 actually say.
Numbers 3 starts off with God telling Moses to essentially make the tribe of Levi the slaves of the Israelites (Numbers 3:5-10).
The chapter then ends by God ordering Moses to take a census of the different clans of the Levites, such as Gershonite, Kohathite, and Merarite, and then the entire tribe of Israelites. I don’t know why God would need to take a census, since He is supposedly omniscient, but whatever.
Numbers 4 is entirely about taking specific censuses of the able-bodied men of the clans of the Levites (again, why would God need to know this?) and assigning them different work to carry important religious artifacts and other things for the Israelites, just further insinuating that they are slaves.
Unnecessary censuses and slavery. Why does this make you smile, Ray?
I actually completely agree with you, Ray (except for the part about trying to sell us an “eternal life”).
This statement seems entirely contradictory. God has “everlasting love and mercy” and yet a “terrible wrath” too? Seems like an abusive husband. Loving you one moment, beating you the next.
Yes, I’m going to use the Bible to prove the Bible is correct!
As you can see, I only got to the 21st of February before I finally just gave up trying to find anymore.
I hope you all enjoyed this as much as I hated it. And Ray, I hope you keep doing what you’re doing, because you are the biggest advertisement for godless liberalism since former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum said conservatives will never have “smart people on [their] side.”
This is a running theme on my page, although maybe not as rudely put. A lot of people don’t like that I talk about politics a lot and not stick solely to atheism and religion. Many of those people who don’t like what I do with my page are libertarians I have noticed. They don’t seem to like that a page they Liked is constantly posting things that disagree with them and mock their ideology. They, not only libertarians but a lot of people on my page, seem to only want me to talk about atheism because my name is The Barking Atheist. Sorry, but I’m a Political Science major, kind of my thing. I love politics just as much as I love religion, if not more.
If I identified as The Barking Liberal, could I never say anything about religion? What if I’m The Barking Bisexual all of a sudden on Facebook, can I only talk about LGBT issues and never venture into politics or religion? That would seem impossible to do, as religion, politics, and sexuality are closely intertwined, especially in the United States where people are harassed, persecuted, discriminated against, and murdered for being atheists and for being gay, all in the name of some deity that doesn’t exist. Why would I not talk about all of that?
Just because I am an atheist does not mean that I can’t talk about politics or sexuality, or as this person above put it: I am trying to “peddle [my] Democratic BS and sexual insecurities.” Quick tangent. I don’t have any sexual insecurities. I’m actually quite comfortable and secure being bisexual, being engaged to a beautiful woman, and having a seven inch cock.
Being an atheist means that I should be talking more about politics and sexuality and how they all relate to each other, especially as I am bisexual. More atheists should be talking about politics and sexuality. It’s why we have the Freedom From Religion Foundation and the ACLU and American Atheists in lawsuits almost every day defending secularism and the rights of atheists.
America is supposed to be a secular nation though, one that is not filled with religious icons as mottos and on our currency. A nation that should not be bowing down to religious institutions left and right or giving them tax breaks, even though they clearly get involved with politics by endorsing/opposing certain candidates. A nation that is supposed to treat everyone equally, yet in seven states constitutions one cannot run for public office if they do not believe in a god, and in over forty states it is illegal to marry someone you love simply because their genitalia happens to match yours. A nation that prides itself on being colonised because of religious persecution from Europe yet persecutes those not adhering specifically to the Judeo-Christian myths.
Unfortunately, Republicans, libertarians, conservatives, and the like are the Religious Right. They seek to make the US into a totalitarian theocracy (less so the libertarians) by banning abortion, banning gay marriage (and gays probably), banning stem-cell research, banning sexual education in schools, banning the teaching of evolution and man-made global warming in schools, promoting religious texts – Christian texts more so – being taught in their place, promoting mandatory (Christian) prayer in schools, etc.
That is not only something that secularists and atheists should be handling, nor would they be able to handle all of that, but gay rights activists and liberals and progressives should be fighting along side them, because their interests for the most part are one in the same. They all want everyone to be treated equally, no matter their race, religion, gender, sexual orientation/identity, or anything else.
I can post whatever I want. I can keep “pushing political views” if I want to. It’s my page, and I can do with it what I want. Right now, not much going on relating exclusively to atheism, as far as I’m aware. A lot going on relating to Chick-Fil-A and other Christian businesses and organisations that want to take away my rights and the rights of millions of other people. That’s something to talk about relating to LGBT issues, politics, and religion.
Simply put, if people don’t like that I “peddle [my] Democratic BS” on my page, then there is this great thing called not following my page/blog. Just click the “Unlike” or “Unsubscribe” button. It’s that easy, and it’s free. Or you can create your own page about atheism and talk all day and night about how stupid religious people are and never talk about anything else. I’m sure you will never ever feel the need to post about anything relating to politics or sexuality.
Rant done. Woof!
Update: I overlooked this post apparently. This also epitomises what people think of my page.
Even if my page were about “Obama propaganda,” which it is most definitely not, so what? President Obama is a good president. Not a great president. A good one. I post updates, links, and articles criticising the president for not doing enough to combat Republicans and their stonewall, Party of No nonsense which is only hurting America. I also post about the Green Party, who I would vote for over the Democrats in a heartbeat if they actually had a chance in hell of winning. Nonetheless, the president is clearly a better choice than anyone the Republican Party has tried to sell us, such as Romney, Santorum, or Paul. This is what I mean by libertarians – libertarian atheists that is – being the most vocal dissenters of my page.
Why is atheism capitalised?
Another Update: I missed a lot of people saying they don’t like my page because of the political things I post.
More libertarians still.
One: Not a group. Personal page listed under People: Entertainer. Not meant as a community page. Facebook just calls it that. It’s my personal micro-blog outside of WordPress.
Two: That means I can do with it what I like. If that means posting “partisan,” “retarded left-wing bullshit,” I can and will continue to do so. Not much you can do about it. Don’t like it? Go away.