Ray Comfort is "PROBABLY" Delusional

In his blog today, "When Did Life Appear" , the Spiritual Mac and Cheese master continued his assault on non-believers with his take on science’s use of the word “probably” in reference to evolution and when life began on Earth. He seems to take issue with scientist’s use of such an indefinite word and “probably” thinks they should be as positive about everything as he is about “God”.

Ray gives examples about “probables” and I once again just have to let him speak for himself.

“Imagine stepping into a plane that you believed was "probably" safe, or into an elevator that has cables that are "probably" secure.”

Ray appears to be far too certain about even natural things, never mind supernatural ones. No one strapping themselves into the seat of an airplane knows that it won’t have mechanical failure at 10,000 feet. No one stepping into an elevator knows that the cables won’t snap, sending them and the other passengers plummeting to their deaths. We take a lot of things for granted because of safety procedures in place in the maintenance schedules of airplanes and elevators. All we know is that we are “probably” safe.

"But think of what the evolution believer does. He believes that earth probably began billions of years ago, and therefore whole-heartedly rejects the Bible’s account of creation and consequently its offer of Heaven and warning of Hell. All because of probably."

Nothing in life is certain (yeah, yeah, death and taxes), but some things are far more certain than others. We can rest assured that the appearance of life on earth billions versus six-thousand years ago is far more probable than even the safe airplane or elevator trip of which Ray is so assured. The evidence supporting it is mountainous. The “evidence” for a young Earth is nonexistent.

"The word "know" is used 717 times in the Bible (KJV), but you won’t find the word "probably" even once. That’s because when God says something, His promise is immutable."

The truth of the matter is that uncertainty doesn’t inspire trust. If the Bible had been written lacking the absolute certainty that is the hallmark of Judeo-Christian faiths today, there wouldn’t be any Judeo-Christian faiths today. It has nothing to do with the "immutable word" of a Bronze Age deity. The Bible is not proof for the existence of God. It’s proof for the existence of men with belief in gods.

"You can have faith in it, believe it, rely on it, cling to it, and completely trust it with all of your heart, mind, soul and strength. I have been doing that for over 37 years and never once have I been even slightly disappointed."

Yet Ray continues to wonder why anyone calls him a liar.

"It’s because of this absolute trust in God that I know that I have everlasting life. I know that my many sins are forgiven, and I know that I have escaped the damnation of Hell.

I can’t even say that Ray is probably forgiven. The only ones out there to forgive him are humans. I’m not sure I’d forgive him if he bilked me out of my hard earned money.

This implicite trust is something that God gives to all those who repent and trust in Jesus. If we call upon His name He gives us a new heart with new desires, "seals" us with His Holy Spirit, imputes what is called "righteousness" to us, and on top of that He gives us the ability to trust Him and His promises in such an unshakeable way.
I know that many of you say that you don’t believe that God exists (let alone have faith in His promises), and of course you don’t have faith in what I have to say because you think I am a lying, money-hungry, snake-oil salesman. But I will say it anyway: I cannot find words in the English language to express my love for God. I am at a loss for words when it comes to my fathomless appreciation, my burning gratitude, my exploding thankfulness--for the fact that He has saved me from the power of the grave and given me everlasting life.
Write us off if you will, but you cannot take that reality from those that love God. It's ours forever...and all you have is "probably." "

Ray’s belief that he and all other Christians “know that they know that they know” is absolutely meaningless. This irrational insistence in the face of such a preponderous lack of evidence leads me to believe that Ray is probably delusional.

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Comment by Doug Reardon on July 3, 2009 at 10:19am
Why do you give an obvious idiot the time of day?
Comment by Chris on July 3, 2009 at 11:50am
Because it's fun pointing out his fallacious thinking and it gives me practice writing.
Comment by Jen on July 3, 2009 at 12:15pm
I just read a webpage that says something similar. It's called the largest pile of cow poop ever whoops... sorry I meant "Anointed-One.net"
Basically the author states that no scientific theories can be used to explain the Universe and life because we can't find one we agree on, and that we are breaking our own scientific laws by believing in these things.
I laughed, I cried... I threw up in my mouth..
Comment by Rev. Tom Hicks, D.D. on July 3, 2009 at 12:21pm
Just think. Some of those "knows" are in reference to "FUCKING".
Comment by CJoe on July 3, 2009 at 3:55pm
I remember when I gave my heart (for the second time) to Jesus: the pastor stated that you had to "know that you know that you know" that you were saved. I was twelve, almost thirteen, and coming into a new awareness of myself. I didn't feel I was saved because I didn't "KNOW". I had also been worrying about Hell of the past few weeks, so I did KNOW I should go to the front and REALLY get saved.

I did that. I went through the motions, and it was as real as an experience like that can be. I "changed" and felt I'd become a "new creature in Christ". The only thing was, the high I felt faded into a really low, low. Suddenly, I didn't "know" anymore! If it hadn't worked when I was six, why would it be sure to work at 12? Were my motives pure? Was it about belief or was I JUST trying to escape Hell?

These questions swirled in my head for YEARS. I rededicated myself several times. I prayed in my room to God, hoping it was enough to do it in private rather than parading my salvation in front of the entire congregation a third time.

No one EVER "knows". Even they don't. They have to convince themselves despite a lot of internal anguish. Eventually, they just have to "take it on faith" that they are saved. The reality is, "God" doesn't promise salvation; there are verses that say even people that thought they knew will be turned away. So, they're just HOPING. They don't know; if they say they do, they ARE lying.
Comment by Reggie on July 3, 2009 at 7:11pm
I just read a webpage that says something similar. It's called the largest pile of cow poop ever whoops... sorry I meant "Anointed-One.net"
Basically the author states that no scientific theories can be used to explain the Universe and life because we can't find one we agree on, and that we are breaking our own scientific laws by believing in these things.
I laughed, I cried... I threw up in my mouth..

Jen.....I think I like you.
Comment by Dave G on July 6, 2009 at 12:53pm
Ray, once again, demonstrates that he doesn't 'know' anything. Certainly not about science or reality.
We don't know anything. All we have are probabilities. The probability that the cup on my desk contains water, rather than H2SO4, is high enough that the possibility that it was swapped when I was not paying attention is so abysmally low that it can be safely discounted. Likewise, getting on a plane is 'probably' safe. But it is not 'absolutely' safe, as evidenced by the number of plane crashes every year.

I'd say that the probability that Ray is not delusional is low enough that it can safely be discounted until new evidence surfaces.
Comment by Misty: Baytheist Living! on July 6, 2009 at 1:00pm
I KNOW that god did not save Ray from the grave. I can say with absolute certainty that he is going to die eventually.

Why did you lie to me, Ray.. WHY!?
Comment by Dave G on July 6, 2009 at 1:13pm
*watches scientists invent an immortality drug and Ray Comfort scramble to take it*


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