I'm In Complete Disbelief
I cannot believe how, for lack of a better word, lame Kirk Cameron and Ray Comfort are. This post will not live up to the lofty conversations posted here that I have read. It will not dig deep into the chemistry and science of a delusional mind. It will however clear my conscience (like taking a good dump) after watching an ABC airing of a 2007 debate between the RRS and what can only be described as a couple of clowns.
Kirk Cameron describes himself as being an atheist prior to finding religion. He related to one of the RRS debaters as "being just like you before I found Christ". The way he put it, and I am paraphrasing here, "I had everything, lots of money, fame, (Greek for lots of girls) and a very successful TV show". In his demented little mind, he equates a life of immature self indulgence as a child of privilege, an atheistic lifestyle. Then he goes into the public and promotes that image to the masses, hoping to hook more non-thinkers. Nothing could be a more inaccurate definition of who I and my family are (and all atheists we know) as atheists and we resent his depiction of us with the heat of a nova.
I have to admit that I was angry that the RRS didn't correct Kirk's definition of atheism and call him exactly what he was which is a punk teenager with piles of cash. I grew up in Westlake Village as did Kirk. I know him. Everyone that lived there knew Kirk. He was NOT an atheist. He was just like most teens living in that area. Son's and daughters of upper-upper middle class excects and entrepreneurs, living a life of uncultured privilege, and add to that the fact that he was what a lot of mindless drones want, he was famous.
At one point Kirk, in an attempt to scoff and make fun of evolution, showed a couple of artists renderings of "transitional" life forms, in an effort to make fun of the very reason he is able to stand at the podium and speak to the crowd. They were silly pictures of half/half animals. Half duck half alligator pictures that "showed" there was no such thing as a transitional fossil or life form. All life is a transitional life form. Why is it that creationists outright lie to anyone that will listen? Are they really looking for the half starfish, half Governor of Alabama transitional fossil?? Could they be so unprepared and uninformed as to REALLY believe that what scientists are looking for is a half snail, half big gulp Slurpee transitional fossil??? Are they insane?
Ray Comfort... do I need to continue? He blazed the trail, that always ends badly for creationists, and made reference that cars are designed, so there must be a designer. We all know the way this ends. But what cracked me up was his analogy wherein, if you were able to bring to the future, a person from 100 years ago and show them a TV that was airing a news show. His imaginary guy from the past would never be able to understand, never grasp that the guy on the TV wasn't a guy IN the TV, but in a studio hundreds of miles away and his image was being shown on TVs in every home. His stupid imaginary friend from the past must have been a distant relative of his. This type of thing happens all the time. The first time televisions were offered to consumers in the 20s, they had never heard of TV, never seen a TV, yet they took to it without the simplistic stupidity that Ray contends people would fight with. Ray is a spokesperson for creationism and the existence of a god? If I were a creationist, I think I would kick him off the team.
All in all it was pretty hilarious. But for the record, atheists are loving, caring, hard working, empathetic, sympathetic, funny, trusting, ethical, members of a society that calls us un-American. And for the record, I'm getting pretty sick of that hypocrisy, Kirk.