Ray Comfort Lecture at Creation Museum

Ray Comfort is speaking at this year's Museum Day. For those of you who aren't familiar with Ray Comfort, enjoy this brief introduction: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2z-OLG0KyR4&feature=youtube_gdata_player I'm aware that this event does cross over with other meetups that many of us may be involved in, but this is however an all day event, so I encourage you all to come and represent us freethinkers and evolutionists! Hope to see you all there.

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  • Ryan // Sungod P.

    They seem to be expecting light protest. I got some less than friendly greetings from yellow shirt security

    September 29, 2012

    • Robert (Rob) H.

      I have tinitis. Killing the buzz would be nice.

      September 30, 2012

    • Conway R.

      What buzz did I kill, exactly, Debbie?

      September 30, 2012

  • Debbie A.

    Yesterday was a good day at the Creation Museum in Santee CA. The museum crew graciously welcomed us and kept us supplied with cold water. Several museum goers argued their case passionately with our side (those who "believe" in current scientific understanding about the physical world). The highlight of the day was our "private" session with Ray Comfort. He filmed the event for his own purposes... let me know if you see it anywhere! I assume he will cut out the part where he lost a $100 bet about a contradiction in the Bible. (what did Judas do with the 30 pieces of silver?) And, I'm sure he will continue to stand by his story... "there are no contradictions in the Bible.")

    September 30, 2012

  • Victoria de la T.

    *Ray

    September 29, 2012

  • Robert (Rob) H.

    I gave this three stars because it was disturbing in some ways.
    Ray comfort is a denialist.

    September 29, 2012

  • Barb G.

    It was hot and in a tent.

    September 29, 2012

  • Ryan // Sungod P.

    I will be posting photos and video links on SungodPhoto.Wordpress.com, if something from these events has a password it is likely "atheist" (sometimes I get complaints and have to control viewing on my photoblog, and the passwords might be added later/not at all)

    September 29, 2012

  • Paul L.

    I was planning on making a day of it but I may call it quits soon.

    September 29, 2012

  • Paul L.

    Getting tired of this. Not with other Atheists & there's a kid (teen) next to me taking up his seat & a 1/4 of mine, plus farting & picking his nose. Not improving my view of xtians

    September 29, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for all the comments. I wanted to attend but was unable to, . . . so I'm living vicariously through your posts . . .

    1 · September 29, 2012

  • Ryan // Sungod P.

    Lunch break? This is harder to sit through than a bad day at work

    September 29, 2012

  • Victoria de la T.

    Not to mention misquoting...

    September 29, 2012

  • Ryan // Sungod P.

    Now he's getting into some scary sounding stuff about politics and nationalism. Apparently all other christians are bad people too... lol. He sure likes pissing on his own feet...

    September 29, 2012

  • Victoria de la T.

    Lucky! Our party of 3 is a bit further back ... Hopefully something will open up!

    September 29, 2012

  • Ryan // Sungod P.

    Still a few left up front, reserved includes us, haha

    September 29, 2012

  • Ryan // Sungod P.

    We have the front row, lol

    September 29, 2012

  • Victoria de la T.

    Here in the rent waiting for Rat Comfort's talk... I would suggests getting seats quickly!
    I don't see many of us but I'm here in a leopard print jacket.

    September 29, 2012

  • Paula

    Just saw this on yet ANOTHER meetup that is going:
    "At 3:30 pm infamous creationist Ray Comfort will engage local humanists, atheists, skeptics, and freethinkers in a "private" discussion and Q & A. He has also generously offered to buy us Pizza for the occasion!"

    from here:
    http://www.meetup.com/humanistfellowship/events/83669042/

    September 28, 2012

    • Barb G.

      Heh. I write for the examiner too. Usually I write about Scientology-related stuff but I could make an exception.

      September 29, 2012

    • Barb G.

      What do creationists like on their pizza?

      September 29, 2012

  • Debbie A.

    The event and our protest were picked up by Examiner.com. Here is the website link:
    http://www.examiner.com/article/atheists-to-protest-grand-opening-at-california-creationist-museum

    September 28, 2012

  • Victoria de la T.

    Thanks Debbie!

    September 28, 2012

  • Brendan B.

    http://creationandearthhistorymuseum.wordpress.com/201
    2/09/04/museum-day-2012/
    I found the above link, seems to indicate its free on that day (w00t), but it seems intentionally vague on times

    September 28, 2012

    • Debbie A.

      The lectures begin at 10 am, 11 am, 1 pm, 2:30 pm, 4 pm and 5 pm. For more information, see: http://www.meetup.com...­ The museum opens at 9 am with a ceremony. It is free.

      September 28, 2012

  • Victoria de la T.

    Monica-- it's an all day event from 9am to 6pm. I will be there bright and early but I doubt everyone will stay the whole day. I'm sure most people are interested in seeing Ray Comfort; he speaks at 11am, 230 pm, and 5pm. His 111am talk is geared towards Atheists so that should be interesting... We'll see tomorrow!

    September 28, 2012

    • Debbie A.

      I learned late this afternoon that the OC group is coming at 1 pm. I will be there about the same time, and I will be attending the 3:30 event with Ray Comfort. I also am interested in attending some of the other events. The lectures begin at 10 am, 11 am, 1 pm, 2:30 pm, 4 pm and 5 pm. For more information, see: http://www.meetup.com...­

      September 28, 2012

  • Debbie A.

    I learned late this afternoon that the OC group is coming at 1 pm. I will be there about the same time, and I will be attending the 3:30 event with Ray Comfort. I also am interested in attending some of the other events. The lectures begin at 10 am, 11 am, 1 pm, 2:30 pm, 4 pm and 5 pm. For more information, see: http://www.meetup.com/humanistfellowship/events/83669042/

    September 28, 2012

  • Brendan B.

    Anyone going to this and then game night who home bases out of La Mesa area? I'm looking for ride to both.

    September 24, 2012

  • Monica

    Are you really meeting at 9am or is this just an announcement that Comfort will be there? Do you know the time of the speech!?

    September 28, 2012

  • Matthew

    If I ever have kids I'll take him here. Just as I would have him/her read Pandas and People. I want my future kids to know snake oil when they see it.

    September 26, 2012

  • Shawn

    I live in Kerney Mesa, close to Mesa college. Could any of you who go by here from your place to this event, give me a ride?

    September 22, 2012

    • Shawn

      Thanks Robert! You're the man.

      September 24, 2012

    • Robert (Rob) H.

      I need your new address. It would be nice to know where I am going.

      September 24, 2012

  • Shawn

    Ray Comfort's arguments are ALL based upon the presupposition that god exists. He says he hates religion, but he doesn't seem to understand that his understanding of what he thinks god is was cultivated by religion. When AaronRa was explaining to Ray how we know that dogs and cats had a common ancestor, Ray couldn't fathom it because he doesn't understand evolution. Ray will block knowledge of evolution because he want's to get into heaven. The rules are if you think for yourself, you'll not ever be forgiven. It says so in the bible. Since Ray is programmed by a religious cult, he will always block scientific knowledge that contradicts his beliefs. Unless... he breaks free.

    September 24, 2012

  • Taylor

    Here is the debate from last night between Ray Comfort and AronRa:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=uZ9OyxAiehk

    September 18, 2012

    • chris

      Uuggghhh, just listened to this full debate and Ray Comfort proves he is WILLFULLY, defiantly and unjustifiably ignorant. In the light of evidence, definitions, rational thinking, etc. he pouts and denies saying things he said and refuses to meet on any common ground of rational discourse. It's like listening to the debating skills of a 2nd grader. So frustrating! I've got a BBQ Saturday that I can guarantee won't leave me pulling out my hair...so count me out of this particular event. (I WOULD recommend listening to this guy, if you're thinking you're going to make any arguments that may reach this guy.) It's kinda like they say, "there are none so blind as those who refuse to see."

      1 · September 24, 2012

  • Conway R.

    Thanks, Taylor.

    September 18, 2012

  • Robert (Rob) H.

    What time is everyone going?

    September 16, 2012

  • Brian B. C.

    http://www.vice.com/read/the-science-of-the-creation-museum

    If you are wondering what you are in for please read this article. This is WAY TOO FUNNY!!!! Check it out!

    September 11, 2012

    • Hooman

      I'm speechless. $27 mil to build, $22 to enter, packed house, and full of unfacts....

      September 11, 2012

    • Paula

      That is for the one in Kentucky, correct? the one in Santee is much more low rent

      September 14, 2012

  • Taylor

    Here is a great new video regarding Ray Comfort's arguments and an upcoming debate with the Banana Man and AronRa on September 17th. (I can't wait!!!)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hoPb1ucSik&feature=em-uploademail

    September 14, 2012

  • Dan

    Colleen, Ray Comfort is the minister who runs the church that Kirk Cameron belongs to (Living Waters), and was the original producer of the infamous 'banana' videos.

    A few years ago when I was involved with the Orange County Atheists, Mr. Comfort dispatched some of his flock to our monthly meeting at IHOP to pass out some of their banana-inspired creationist literature. In response, we invited him back for a civil debate for the following month's meeting. The evening's discussions were very polite, and Mr. Comfort was gracious enough to buy dinner for the whole group of 40 atheists. Here's his spin on the evening:

    http://raycomfortfood.blogspot.com/2008/01/dinner-with-40-atheists.html

    Whatever the gaping logical holes in Mr. Comfort's world views are, he seemed to me to be a well-intentioned, if misguided, fellow.

    As for the Creation Museum, it really has to be seen to be believed.

    September 11, 2012

    • Conway R.

      After reading Dan's post, and Ray Comfort's blog about his dinner with the Orange County Atheists, I concede that perhaps my calling Comfort an asshole was a bit over the top. Dan's assessment is more charitable and probably closer to the truth, "a well-intentioned, if misguided, fellow." With, I would add, critical thinking and reasoning skills around the 3d centile.

      September 11, 2012

  • Hooman

    There is a creation museum!?

    1 · September 10, 2012

    • Eric C.

      Thats why the Pope says" give me a child until their 6 and their mine for life". brainwash early and often.

      September 11, 2012

    • Conway R.

      Actually, Eric, it wasn't the Pope, but, if memory serves, Ignatius Loyola, the founder of the Jesuits, God's own Gestapo, who made that comment about assuring a child's religious faithfulness.

      September 11, 2012

  • Ami L.

    Coleen, Ray Comfort is the man demonstrating the banana in the video. Kirk Cameron is sitting next to him watching :)

    September 10, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks! That guy is bananas!

      September 11, 2012

  • Conway R.

    Brian Canin, I don' know whether your lives will be in danger from Christian Soldiers, but my understanding is that one member of a prior SDNAA tour of the Creation Museum who asked a question that was considered mocking or disrespectful, was invited by another museum visitor, a Bible-believer, to step outside to settle the difference of opinion via the reasoned discourse of a street brawl, an undoubtedly viable means, much neglected since the Middle Ages, of determining the truth/falsity of propositions.

    September 10, 2012

  • Conway R.

    9:00 on a Saturday morning to hear this asshole? Get real. But I hope any of you who choose to go will call Ray Comfort on his use of the modern yellow banana as evidence for Creationism, since the modern yellow banana, with its sweet, chewable, edible meat, instead of being designed by a deity, is the result of selective cultivation, by humankind, of a mutation of the green plantain, with its tough, practicably inedible (unless cooked) meat.

    September 10, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    The link is Kirk Cameron and bananas. I still don't know who Ray Comfort is nor what he has to do with Kirk Cameron and bananas.

    September 10, 2012

  • Jim

    I'll probably be at the other mertup. But however maybe some of us can get out to Santee sometime during the dy.

    Jesus, with this kind of grammar, we could all be intellectual zombies, like the folks we oppose.

    September 10, 2012

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