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weavehole's Avatar Comment 1 by weavehole

I didn't realise the Beagle was skippered by Captain Birdseye.

Thanks for putting us straight Ray!

Sun, 31 Jan 2010 14:58:00 UTC | #437076

chuckg's Avatar Comment 2 by chuckg

Nauseating!

Sun, 31 Jan 2010 15:03:00 UTC | #437082

King of NH's Avatar Comment 3 by King of NH

Wow! Um. I thought people had already explained all this to Ray. *sigh*

What is really depressing is I now have people trying to argue with me using Ray's summaries of evolution and science. They get really pissed when I can only stop laughing long enough to ask, "Ray Comfort?"

But he is reaching people, obviously. We really need to step up the campaign. At least The God Delusion is getting out there. We need more books like that. Maybe we could write a similar cartoon (theists like pikshure buks) showing the book outlining creationism also has people living in the bellies of fish, men living for hundreds of years, talking snakes, donkeys, and demons, how this book was the real cause of Nazi Germany, how this book endorsed slavery and genocide...

I see how mad the world is getting and just want to curl up and cry. It's hard to have a battle of wits when the other side shows up with guns.

Sun, 31 Jan 2010 15:08:00 UTC | #437083

pipsy's Avatar Comment 4 by pipsy

Comfort is so dishonest, and more to the point, he knows that he is.

Sun, 31 Jan 2010 15:09:00 UTC | #437084

Musicmancz's Avatar Comment 5 by Musicmancz

He forgot the banana...

Sun, 31 Jan 2010 15:16:00 UTC | #437089

Imroy's Avatar Comment 6 by Imroy

Ugh. I read a few panels and skipped over most of them.

Racism. Nazis. Missing link.

Yawn. Same old creationist rubbish.

Sun, 31 Jan 2010 15:25:00 UTC | #437092

Pete.K's Avatar Comment 7 by Pete.K

I find Ray Comfort's dishonesty very frustrating. As someone has already pointed out, he knows exactly what he is doing, he is feeding the closed minds of his followers and financiers.

Knowing this came from the 'Banana Man' himself helps to understand the stupidity of the whole thing.

Sun, 31 Jan 2010 15:34:00 UTC | #437095

justinesaracen's Avatar Comment 8 by justinesaracen

Are there no illustrated children's books on Darwin?
Real Darwinism, I mean.

Sun, 31 Jan 2010 15:46:00 UTC | #437099

andrew.trapp's Avatar Comment 9 by andrew.trapp

@King of NH (#3): Actually, R. Crumb has done just that--well, at least with Genesis so far. Check out: http://universalheretic.wordpress.com/2009/06/09/crumbs-bible/

Sun, 31 Jan 2010 15:53:00 UTC | #437103

DoctorE's Avatar Comment 10 by DoctorE

Meh

Sun, 31 Jan 2010 15:57:00 UTC | #437105

DamnDirtyApe's Avatar Comment 11 by DamnDirtyApe

Grief. Ray is literally a walking, talking, NonStampCollector cartoon.

Sun, 31 Jan 2010 16:10:00 UTC | #437107

Mbee's Avatar Comment 12 by Mbee

Very sneaky of banana man. The first few pages look like they are factually correct (ignoring the cartoon images) until the publishing of the Origin then, as expected he misrepresents Darwin and jumps into creationism.

This seams to be the standard pattern, start with some truths to show you are honest then when you have them in your hand you lie and hope they still believe what you say.

Sun, 31 Jan 2010 16:11:00 UTC | #437109

chalkers's Avatar Comment 13 by chalkers

Is it published through Chick Publications?

Sun, 31 Jan 2010 16:43:00 UTC | #437118

Agrajag's Avatar Comment 14 by Agrajag

Apparently Darwin lost all his hair between the time he set sail (with Cap'n Birdseye, :lol:) and using a burning glass on the tortoises in the Galapagos Islands. Hmmm....
Steve

Sun, 31 Jan 2010 16:55:00 UTC | #437120

Corylus's Avatar Comment 15 by Corylus

Was Darwin actually left-handed?

Historically accurate (hah!) or a bit of subtle propaganda implying a 'sinister' nature?

Or maybe just me reading too much into it and seeing intelligence where there is none.

[Edit: I have done a search (lazy of me not to do this first time round), and the results are confusing. Some sources saying yes and others saying that it was common in his family, but not affecting him personally.]

Sun, 31 Jan 2010 17:02:00 UTC | #437121

njwong's Avatar Comment 16 by njwong

Reminds me of my comment about Harun Yahya's illustrated book for children called "Charles Darwin and His Magic Barrel":

http://richarddawkins.net/jumptocomment.php?articleID=4488&commentID=425757&URLtitle=Meet-Harun-Yahya&URLauthor=Steve-Paulson---Slate


It's high time for RD to get his children's book on Evolution published to counteract Comfort's and Yahya's nonsense!!!!

Sun, 31 Jan 2010 17:06:00 UTC | #437122

Bernard Hurley's Avatar Comment 17 by Bernard Hurley

Comment #456639 by esuther

Are there no illustrated children's books on Darwin?
Real Darwinism, I mean.


I heard that Richard was thinking of writing a children's book. I don't know if it would be about Darwin but that would be an ideal subject.

Edit: Sorry I missed njwong's comment!

Sun, 31 Jan 2010 17:16:00 UTC | #437127

fossil-fish's Avatar Comment 18 by fossil-fish

Isn't there a commandment about bearing false witness?

That was truly awful.

Sun, 31 Jan 2010 17:25:00 UTC | #437130

Bernard Hurley's Avatar Comment 19 by Bernard Hurley

Comment #456670 by fossil-fish

Isn't there a commandment about bearing false witness?


Ah yes, but if you are doing God's work He will give you a special dispensation to break it.

Sun, 31 Jan 2010 17:29:00 UTC | #437132

mirandaceleste's Avatar Comment 20 by mirandaceleste

Extremely vile and shamelessly dishonest, unsurprisingly.

This quote from the review made me laugh:


The very creation points to a creator, who we know to be our Lord and Savior, who created man in His own image.


Wow. Bow down to the king of logical fallacies!

Sun, 31 Jan 2010 17:47:00 UTC | #437135

F_A_F's Avatar Comment 21 by F_A_F

I love how he manages to shoehorn Darwin into being responsible for the holocaust.

If I post "Guns can kill" here, maybe in some far-off distant future, one of my ancestors will be browsing the old files of the internet, find this quote, and attribute WW3 to my musings. I hope so, infamy sounds cool :)

Sun, 31 Jan 2010 18:04:00 UTC | #437137

Quetzalcoatl's Avatar Comment 22 by Quetzalcoatl

At first as I scrolled down I thought, this isn't so bad actually. Then the lies started.

Never was the phrase "Lying for Jesus" more apt.

Sun, 31 Jan 2010 18:19:00 UTC | #437140

HunterZolomon's Avatar Comment 23 by HunterZolomon

I already knew Comfort was blatantly dishonest. What is so disheartening is that it seems many of his followers are actually swayed by these ludicrous arguments.

I'm quite frankly surprised he didn't end the list of Darwins crimes with the financial crisis...

Sun, 31 Jan 2010 18:21:00 UTC | #437142

Crazycharlie's Avatar Comment 24 by Crazycharlie

Oh I see. Birdseye the frozen food Cap'n. :)

Sun, 31 Jan 2010 18:23:00 UTC | #437143

Clairebear's Avatar Comment 25 by Clairebear

Shame is, it's really quite pretty* for a few panels before the weirdness and lies. I'd love to see a proper and TRUTHFUL picture book for children about Darwin. Does anyone know where I can find one?


* Although that girl baby's arm in the first panel is some freaky s***

Sun, 31 Jan 2010 18:25:00 UTC | #437146

HunterZolomon's Avatar Comment 26 by HunterZolomon

Oh yeah, and check out the customer review:

"We see that Darwin himself had doubts about his theory and the existence or not, of God. He took these doubts to the grave, and ultimately, to judgement."

Burn Darwin, burn!!

Sun, 31 Jan 2010 18:28:00 UTC | #437147

Clairebear's Avatar Comment 27 by Clairebear

Jeez, do you see the ad for the novel at the side of the page? Ray Comfort has written a novel? I'm almost curious to see what it's like - will they just publish any old drivel as long as it's got a god-fearing message, or do they require it to be halfway readable too?

Sun, 31 Jan 2010 18:30:00 UTC | #437148

alexo's Avatar Comment 28 by alexo

So now we know, Ray's sick of Dole banana commercials and switched to Captain Birdeye, I wonder why!

Sun, 31 Jan 2010 18:35:00 UTC | #437150

BlueCollar8theist's Avatar Comment 29 by BlueCollar8theist

Made the mistake of reading some of the customer reviews. Im now filled with an overwhelming desire to kick something (or someone). How anyone could be swayed by a comic, no less, shows a great deal about the intelligence level of the religious.

Sun, 31 Jan 2010 18:38:00 UTC | #437151

hereticalism's Avatar Comment 30 by hereticalism

Ray Comfort once again shows dimwitted atheists (with a little humor) how silly their beliefs really are. Here we are after years and years, and silly atheists still can't provide us normals with any sort of macro-evolution examples...

and they think we're strange for believing that God created the earth?

Sun, 31 Jan 2010 19:07:00 UTC | #437154