Thursday, August 25, 2011

Richard Dawkins needs a sense of humor!

Ary (mature Christian): Hey Mat, how come most atheists don't have a sense of humor?

Mat (mature atheist turtle): We have more of a sense of humor than you Christians.

Ary: Actually you don't seem to, and I need only point to Richard Dawkins as proof.  Watch this video:

[For reference sake the video is a demonstration of how a banana shows that there was a designer involved in its creation.  Here is a text version of the demonstration: ]

Ray Comfort with a banana
"It's my theory of where the soda can may have come from. Billions of years ago, there was a big bang in space. Nobody knows what caused the big bang, it just happened. And from this bang issued this huge rock. On top of the rock was found a sweet, brown bubbly substance. And over millions of years, aluminum crept up the side, formed itself with a can and a lid and then a tab. And then millions of years later, red paint, blue paint, white paint fell from the sky and formed itself into the words '12 fluid ounces - Do not litter'."

The Atheist's Worst Nightmare

"You're saying, 'What are you doing, you're insulting my intellect' - and so I am. Because we know, if the can is made there must be a maker. If it's designed there must be a designer. To believe the soda can happened by chance is to move into an intellectual-free zone... is to have an echo when you think... is to have brain liposuction" "Behold, the atheists' nightmare. Now if you study a well-made banana, you'll find, on the far side, there are 3 ridges. On the close side, two ridges. If you get your hand ready to grip a banana, you'll find on the far side there are three grooves, on the close side, two grooves. The banana and the hand are perfectly made, one for the other. You'll find the maker of the banana, Almighty God, has made it with a non-slip surface. It has outward indicators of inward contents - green, too early - yellow, just right - black, too late. Now if you go to the top of the banana, you'll find, as with the soda can, makers have placed a tab at the top, so God has placed a tab at the top. When you pull the tab, the contents don't squirt in your face. You'll find a wrapper which is biodegradable and has perforations. Notice how gracefully it sits over the human hand. Notice it has a point at the top for ease of entry. It's just the right shape for the human mouth. It's chewy, easy to digest and it's even curved toward the face to make the whole process so much easier."  --Ray Comfort ]

Ary: did you notice the audience laughing while Ray Comfort was doing his demonstration with the banana?  They realize that while Ray is appreciating God's creation he is also having fun at atheists' expense.  Then Dawkins comes in and ridicules Ray's banana demonstration. 

IAT 1 (immature atheist turtle 1):  How about Bananaman goes to a college (you know, places where people learn things) and gets educated about the subjects he's attempting to talk about, instead of reciting a book of poetry and fairy tales written by desert nomads. It's honestly embarrassing how ignorant creationists are. Bananaman doesn't even have a legitimate education!! How can he possibly consider himself qualified on subjects like cosmology, philosophy, or evolution??? Ray is a waste of oxygen!

IAT 2 (immature atheist turtle 2):  Science does NOT teach that something came from nothing. Let's not forget, religion teaches everything has a creator... except God that is, therein lies the fallacy. You really need to educate yourself on science and the methods thereof before you make claims like that, which only furthers ignorance. Instead of relying on cutesy anecdotes and analogies to argue with, why not use facts and data? The burden of proof lies on the one making the claim. Where is your solid proof?

Ary: In fact science may not teach that something came from nothing but Stephen Hawking certainly does.  He makes exactly that claim in the Curiosity Show: Did God Create the Universe?
At about the 2m 30s time mark of this section Hawking proclaims (to the accompaniment of swelling music) that the universe "created itself" and that he is "pretty pleased" [with himself] for having figured it out.

Mat: This is ridiculous.  God did not design the banana for human convenience.  If he did how do you explain the pineapple?  Well?

Ary:  Have you ever sung Yankee Doodle?

Mat: Of course.

Ary: Do you know that song was started by the British to make fun of the backward colonists?  But the colonists liked the song and took it over.  Everytime the British sang it they were making fools of themselves.  You atheists are doing the same thing with Ray Comfort's humorous demonstration of the banana.  So go for it.

Ary: Boys we have nothing left to do but but "Turtle Up".

Thanks to Ray Comfort for his cleverness and humor.

No bananas were harmed in the production of this blog but one is about to be.

Thank God for bananas.