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Product Details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Bridge-Logos Publishers; Revised edition (June 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0882709224
  • ISBN-13: 978-0882709222
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.3 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #210,490 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Ray Comfort is the best-selling author of more than 70 books, including, "Hitler, God and the Bible" (the book that sparked the award-winning movie "180"), "You Can Lead an Atheist to Evidence But You Can't Make Him Think", "Nothing Created Everything" and, "The Evidence Bible." He also co-hosts a TV program with actor Kirk Cameron, which airs in 123 countries.

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Again, that mouthful is not too helpful.
Neil
Most atheists hold the position that the evidence for the existence of god(s) are not convincing enough to warrant belief.
The_Young_Contrarian
His arguments rest on faith....not something that will sway an atheist.
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216 of 305 people found the following review helpful By Neil on April 11, 2005
Format: Paperback
Although well written, like many books on apologetics Mr. Comfort's book is aimed squarely at strengthening the faith of existing Christians. Many of Mr. Comfort's arguments against atheism are also arguments against theism in general (and Christianity in particular).

For example, he asserts that ""There is no God," is... an absolute statement... For the statement to be true, I must know for certain that there is no God in the entire universe. No human being has all knowledge. Therefore, none of us is able to truthfully make this assertion."

However, "There is a God" is also an absolute statement. For the statement to be true, Mr. Comfort must know for certain that God is not a figment of his imagination or a cruel trick played by aliens. No human being has all knowledge. Therefore, none of us is able to truthfully make this assertion.

In Ray Comfort's world then, everybody is agnostic. That may be true in the strictest sense, but it's simply not very helpful.

Mr. Comfort elaborates: "[i]f you insist upon disbelief in God, what you must say is, "Having the limited knowledge I have at present, I believe that there is no God." "

Similarly, to be intellectually honest, Mr. Comfort should say "having the limited knowledge I have at present, I believe that there is a God."

Again, that mouthful is not too helpful. Are the shorthand versions really that bad?

Mr. Comfort's book is full of similar equivocations, false dilemmas and circular logic. As such, it's unlikely to convince its claimed audience, while the encouragement it gives to true believers may be negated if these errors are pointed out to them while witnessing.
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Ray Comfort hasn't learned anything new in the past four decades. At least, not if his recent books are any indication.

Modern life is indeed complex, but it need not always be that way. Recent experiments have shown that abiogenesis (life from non-living materials) is possible. And despite what you may believe or have been innocently indoctrinated to believe in Sunday school and/or what passes as biology "teachers" in recent years, given the Bush administration's tax cuts (we have rational, science-minded people to thank for keeping biased, right-wing, totalitarian creationist literature out of states outside Texas).

Now on to Ray's "explanations" as to why an all-loving, all-powerful and all-knowing god would allow any suffering (let alone the surfeit of misery experienced every day by sentient beings).

The Problem of Evil is an insurmountable one for Christians (and all other theists who believe in a perfectly loving, all-powerful and all-knowing god). There have been intense and motivated efforts over the past two millennia to defend such a position rationally, and they have all failed. Miserably. Utterly. And in many cases, dishonestly.

Some approached involve invoking an unknown "greater good" defense (which throws god's omnipotence under the bus. An omnipotent deity could simply actualise a desired goal without needing to use suffering as a "middle man"). Attempts to shift the problem by asserting that human happiness is not the goal of life (but knowing god is) removes the omnibenevolence and omnipotence of god (if you love someone, you don't want them to suffer. It really is that simple).

Here, Comfort takes the old canard of free will.
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54 of 82 people found the following review helpful By J. Connelly on April 5, 2008
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On the back of his book, Mr. Comfort promises to absolutely, scientifically, and without reference to faith or the Bible prove that God exists. He then goes on to extensively quote the Bible, while referring to faith and failing to employ science in his arguments. I guess the saying; "You can't judge a book by its cover" pertains to the back cover as well.

Recently, I had a conversation with a college student who was upset because he was required to take so many "useless" general education courses, such as History and Introducttion to Logic and Formal Reasoning.
At the time, I hadn't yet read this book. If I had, I could have used it and the quasi-arguments Mr. Comfort uses as examples of the type of rhetoric that a general education is designed to protect us from.

Although this book is not a convincing argument in support of atheism, it is clearly an embarrassment to fundamentalism (which is no small task).
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By Wolf on November 13, 2014
Format: Paperback
Such a colossal failure.

Not one page of this book demonstrates the existence of god, let alone Ray Comfort's god. Ray only presupposes that there is a god and asserts it as fact without evidence. It is just a collection of shallow and feeble arguments and logical fallacies.

The rest is just a pathetic attempt to poke holes in science.

http://feredir28.blogspot.com/2012/04/book-review-god-doesnt-believe-in.html
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49 of 76 people found the following review helpful By J. Tramel on July 8, 2006
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the saddest part about this book is that the whole thing could have been avoided had ray comfort consulted a dictionary throughout his fallacious rambling.

atheism: One who disbelieves or denies the existence of God or gods.

an atheist doesn't claim knowledge about a deity he knows nothing about; he simply doesn't believe a deity exists. therefore, i have to wonder if mr. comfort believes his own argument as he constantly begs the question and goes around in circles with himself. don't waste your money. if you want an intelligent argument for the christian faith, check out cs lewis' apologetic work. this guy is a poseur.
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