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Posted: 02/21/09

Atheists Unwittingly Feed Hungry Children -- Ray Comfort


For years I have held a coke can in one hand and a banana in the other, and compared the two (I have done this in Yale and other universities when I have spoken on the subject of atheism). Both have a tab at the top. The banana has a wrapper with perforations, is biodegradable, has outward indicators of inward contents--green too early, yellow, just right, black--too late, etc. It was a parody; the point being, if someone designed the coke can then obviously Someone designed the banana.

            I put it into a booklet form  ("The Atheist Test"and sold over a million copies. Then Kirk Cameron and I put it into our TV program. However, atheists removed the coke can, and sent the clip all over the Internet, saying "Ray Comfort believes that the banana is proof of God's existence." They really made a monkey out of me. I became the laughingstock of atheists all over the atheist world. It was very humbling. The below is typical (PZ Myers is a biologist/atheist):  


"The banana man thinks he's got atheists on the run. Category: Creationism Kooks: Ray Comfort has a new site, It's a series of short pages which consist mainly of plugs for some bad books he is peddling, with a few paragraphs in which he announces a few of his misconceptions about atheism, with the air of one who has trounced every objection. It really is as bad as his pathetic blog."


But here's the amazing irony. Atheists have unwittingly given me a huge international platform. I was interviewed more than 80 times about my new book--including the BBC (worldwide) and The Alan Colmes Show. You Can Lead an Atheist to Evidence but You Can't Make Him Think, rocketed up the rankings on its first day of release, moving from No. 69,572 to No. 38 in 24 hours. The book was also the No. 1 book in the categories of religion and atheism on "Darwin Day," bumping Richard Dawkin's famous book. Secular radio stations have been extending the length of their interviews because there was such interest in the shows. I have started a daily column for a secular site called ( in which I am called their "National Creation Examiner." They have thousands of "Examiners" but it seems that (for some unknown reason) quite a few are interested in my column. In the first week, the national average page views for all the Examiners was 2,141. My column was viewed an incredible 12,125 times! So this is a wonderful opportunity to take the gospel to those who normally wouldn't darken the door of a church. Each time the column is viewed, one penny is donated to Children's Hunger Fund (I had them donate it to them). Please feel free to check it out regularly, and at the same time help to feed a hungry child. 

            I never thought that I would have ever thank God for that dumb banana video, but I truly do. What was intended by atheists for evil, God has turned out for the good.



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By Ray Comfort

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Posted On: 05/22/09 03:47:29 PM Age 30, MD
Well said, Lou!

Posted On: 02/26/09 08:21:05 AM Age 65, OH
Have you never heard of the man who said he could create and took up a handful of dirt that was iron rich and said, "from this I can create a car". But a another told him, "if you can create then create your own dirt to make this car". These breeders you speak of started with a banana plant and did NOT create their own. Even considering all this; they only used the laws of nature that God created and did VERY LITTLE THEMSELVES. All they did was to observe the laws of nature and then take a branch from one plant and graft it to another. They did not even know how this caused the plant to change but only knew that it did. Man is so puny and for any man to say he can judge anything is supremely foolish. At least by the grace of The Lord Jesus some are wise enough to know of their foolishness and humble themselves and ask God to reveal Himself to them. Lou Newton

The Cultivated Banana...
Posted On: 02/25/09 11:05:53 AM Age 68, TX
... Is indeed intelligently designed - by human plant breeders. The primitive banana baers little resemblance to the modern fruit. Exposing foolishness is not evil.

Posted On: 02/24/09 03:06:58 PM Age 65, OH
You are correct about any religion that is organized by men. But the saving grace of our Creator the Lord Jesus Christ is not organized by men at all. It inspired, started, and holy led by the Lord Jesus Himself and not by any mere man. But is not atheism a religion started and organized by men. Lou Newton

you got us again Ray
Posted On: 02/22/09 04:04:43 AM Age 58, OH
What makes you think that we free thinkers,agnostics or atheists would object to feeding hungry children? as a matter fact I'm going to start going to your site on regular basis to feed as many as possible. and its only just since a lot of those children suffer because of the insane and outmoded belief systems of organized religion.

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