Christians Recruited to Battle Atheists on Facebook by Evangelist Ray Comfort

By Alex Murashko , Christian Post Reporter
February 26, 2013|7:40 am

Evangelist Ray Comfort says he's deluged with so many questions and comments from atheists on his Facebook page that he's decided to recruit Christians to join the online conversation between hundreds if not thousands of people.

His Facebook page has become a battleground for atheists to square off with Christians in an exchange of comments responding to his provocative posts. It's not uncommon for a post on his social media site to have more than 1,000 responses.

"It suddenly dawned on me how Facebook is an incredible medium for the gospel. One of my posts was seen by 1.2 million people – many of whom are non-Christians," Comfort told The Christian Post via an email exchange. "Think of what it would cost and how much work it would take to have a Billy Graham-type crusade that reached 1.2 million people. But we can reach that many at no cost and with just a click of a keyboard button."

He added, "The average Christian can't stand on a soapbox at a university and preach, but he or she can now engage the unsaved and have their comment read by multiple people, all from the comfort of their own home. It means that a stay-at-home mom can reach out to the lost during a break from the kids. It means that those who are busy at work can reach the unsaved during their lunch breaks."

Comfort, who has more than 105,000 people "liking" his "Ray Comfort" Facebook page, warns on his site that "YOU WILL BE BANNED FOR CUSSING OR BLASPHEMY."

In regards to the influx of atheists visiting his page, he said, "I guess they are bored with their godless life. Atheists aren't the intellectuals they think they are. They think there's no proof for the existence of God. They are like fish in the ocean saying that there's no proof that water exists. They make mindless statements, such as there's no evidence that Jesus Christ ever existed. I guess they don't know what year it is."


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Comment by SteveInCO on February 27, 2013 at 12:23am

Now this is Banana Man who is telling us we aren't intellectual.

Comment by kOrsan on February 27, 2013 at 2:28am

lol what a tard.

The average Christian can't stand on a soapbox at a university and preach

Gee I wonder why. Maybe because it's an institution of knowledge.

Comment by Diane on February 27, 2013 at 6:20am

This may work against Mr. Comfort and his ilk because even more atheists can be exposed to the Christians' "love".  His last paragraph is typical of what I've seen on the internet at sites aimed at converting atheists.  I used to love to get into it with them but now I know it is useless.  Or maybe I am just taking a break because it is so tiring.  Whatever.  I am going to get back to my godless life, which right now means I have to get ready to go to work to provide therapy for elderly people all day.  What an evil heathen I am!  I am endlessly amazed at how callous and blind evangelicals can be.  Their words hurt, their actions incite anger and sadness.  What kind of a deity do they speak for, I wonder?

Comment by SteveInCO on February 27, 2013 at 9:11am

I guess they don't know what year it is.

Hmmm... Don't tell me he is trying to claim that the fact that we tried to date our calendar from the year of Jesus's birth (and failed, and could not help but fail given the contradictions in the gospels, but that's a different topic), is somehow proof that A) Jesus actually existed and B) that he was divine?  (I actually do think part A is more likely true than not, but dating our calendar from it doesn't prove Jacques Schitt in that regard.)

Well this is Banana Man we are talking about here, so maybe he is that stupid.  Or maybe not, but he's found his audience will swallow any bullshit as long as it's in the service of Jeeezus.

Comment by Ed on February 27, 2013 at 9:31am

Slinging shit has never been more popular evidently. Reminds me of visiting the primate house at the local zoo.

Comment by MikeLong on February 27, 2013 at 10:05pm

Classic!! Ol' Ray Comfort comes from Christchurch. He used to preach on a soap box in the square in front of the Cathedral. There is/was also "The Wizard" a Christchurch icon who dresses in black with a long pointy hat. The Wizard took pleasure in blaspheming and insulting religion and God. On a few occasions Ray and the Wizard had a debate.The Wizard, a highly-educated professor, took poor old Ray to the cleaners. After a while, Ray avoided the square when The Wizard was entertaining. Lol

Comment by _Robert_ on February 27, 2013 at 11:10pm

So If I feel like I am being converted, then I'm off to see the Wizard.


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