I was browsing around youtube yesterday and came across Ray Comfort’s famous “banana demonstration.” If you’ve somehow never had the pleasure of witnessing this, it can be found here. My initial reaction was along the lines of, “what in the hell is he babbling about now?” But I heard him out. I listened to his presentation objectively and walked away fairly indifferent. I didn’t think much of it at first.
But a few hours later, I went to go grab a snack. I had a box of cheez-its:
It has been over a week now since I offered my rebuttal to the Way of the Master and their evidences of god's existence in the Nightline debate. I took the time out of my very busy schedule to respond, clip by clip, to their arguments. I welcomed anyone that disagreed to explain why, but, surprisingly, nobody offered a counter argument.
So, I have created what I like to call the Blasphemanus Challenge. I am challenging any theist on this site to tear apart my arguments and prove me wrong. This should not be hard to do. I am a very open-minded person. I have no problems whatsoever admitting when I am wrong. In fact, I was corrected twice in my initial blog and both times admitted the error of my ways. Convince me that I am full of shit and don't know what I'm talking about. Just as I analyzed and dissected their arguments, I welcome anyone out there to analyze and dissect my arguments. Do so and you will earn my unwavering respect, the greatest gift you could ever receive.
Let me preface this by saying that I do not believe in god, but am not by any means an atheist. I believe in nothing. And by even classifying myself as an atheist, or an agnostic, or a satanist, would imply a belief in something. I don’t believe in believing in anything. I have no desire to be associated with the Rational Response Squad, and no desire to ever be labeled an atheist. I offer my insight on this topic simply as a fairly educated, reasonable individual capable of observing the world around him and using his own intellect to form logical, rational conclusions and opinions. I do not depend on the media or pop culture to dictate how I think. I do not claim to be an expert on religion, god, space, philosophy, history, or science. However, one does not need to be an expert in order to form reasonable, rational conclusions on this subject. In the mortal words of Ray Comfort, all one needs are “eyes that can see and a brain that works.”