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Friday, July 11, 2008

Ray Comfort's employee - Winston Smith

For those of you who haven't read, or don't remember (because you don't teach it every year to high school seniors like I do) George Orwell's 1984, the main character, Winston Smith, works at the Ministry of Truth. His job? To go back and change what the old newspapers say - the point being to essentially change history to what Big Brother wants it to be.

Obviously, once Winston was done with that, Ray Comfort hired him. Check this out, from his "Dirty Robert" post:

"I was so disappointed. How sad that a human being chose to live like that, sitting in his own filth. He was so used it. I guess it seemed to be right and normal for him to do so. The unbeliever is the same as Robert. He is like the prodigal Son (see Luke 15:11-32), as he sits in the filth of his sins thinking that his unclean desires are normal and right. Yet through the gospel God offers to wash him clean of his sins, give him a purpose in existence, and put and eternal roof over his head. Yet he chooses death over life, darkness over light, Hell over Heaven, all because he loves his sin and hates righteousness. What an unspeakable tragedy."

Hmmm...that's passive aggressive enough, but it's not what he originally wrote. Check it out on Google's cached file of the same page:

"I was so disappointed. How sad that a human being chose to live like a pig, sitting in his own filth. He was so used it. I guess it seemed to be right and normal for him to do so. The unbeliever is the same as Robert. He is like the prodigal Son, as he sits in the pigsty of his sins, thinking that his unclean desires are normal and right. Yet through the gospel God offers to wash him clean of his sins, give him a purpose in existence, and put and eternal roof over his head. Yet he chooses death over life, darkness over light, Hell over Heaven, all because he loves the filth of his sin and hates righteousness. What an unspeakable tragedy."

Okay, this is not such a bad thing. I've gone back and fixed up some posts of my own, as the tone didn't quite match what I was feeling. What's bad about this is that my wife, Kirsti, posted on his blog and asked him why he made the change. Her comment never made it through. She then wrote the following:

"Ray, I am baffled as to why you wouldn't post my comment. I would really appreciate an explaination. Thanks."

He let that go, and he responded as follows:

"Kristi...I hoped you wouldn't notice. :). You used a word that is accepted by many Americans as being okay, but it's offensive is certain parts of the country and I don't let atheists use it on this blog. I had to be consistent. Sorry."

Is that insane or what? I mean, she did call him a dildo fuckpants, but what's so bad about that? Just kidding - I read her post, and there was absolutely nothing that anybody in any country or any planet could possibly find offensive.

It's just like his current thing about the dinosaur being bigger than a blue whale. With that, we'd respect him if he posted a "Whoops! Looks like I goofed!" If he just responded to Kirsti by writing, "What I wrote seemed a little harsh, so I wanted to fix it up" I don't think that any of us would have a problem with that.

The man absolutely, positively, cannot admit to having made a mistake or having ever been wrong - unless, of course, those mistakes and errors came before he got saved. For him to admit the slightest human error would be to pull out the bottom of the house of cards that he's created. After all, if he's wrong about something - that might mean that he could be wrong about anything! Even Jeebus!

Just for that, I shall quote mine him:

"The other day...I thought he might be insane." Ray Comfort, July 5, 2008

8 comments:

  1. 1984 is one of my all time favorite books. I'm convinced Winston also works for the Bush administration helping them come up with terms like the Patriot Act.

    Remember 2+2=5? Fundamentalists use the same mental gymnastics to believe in a world that contradicts all known science and common sense.

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  2. What was it your wife wrote? I'd love to see.

    I'm always intrigued about the posts that never make it through. I've gotten through calling him a conman, a liar, and such, but figured that if I said "Damn those atheists!" I'd get blocked (so I changed it to "curse those atheists!").

    I do give the site credit for letting all the nasty comments through - though I'm sure that it just helps the mindwarped flock to believe that we're all unreasonable fools.

    BY the way, just random tangent: one of my first posts about Nazareth got torn apart (I'm pretty sure it invalidated me forever to them), and I think I got a response from someone saying something to the effect "We'll accept well-reasoned arguments from you atheists, not lies." I found it ironic.

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  3. penis and testicle wont make it through but male dangly parts is acceptable

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  4. I actually saved my post to Ray. This is what I wrote to him during my second attempt at getting an answer from him. My first post attempt pretty much said the same thing. My exact words:

    "Ray,

    Since I really, truly, honestly have no idea what word I used that offended you, I thought I would try again.

    I found it interesting that when this post first went up, your second to last paragraph read:

    "I was so disappointed. How sad that a human being chose to live like a pig, sitting in his own filth. He was so used it. I guess it seemed to be right and normal for him to do so."

    After people started commenting on your post, I noticed that you changed that paragraph so that it now reads:

    "I was so disappointed. How sad that a human being chose to live like that, sitting in his own filth. He was so used it. I guess it seemed to be right and normal for him to do so."

    What made you change that paragraph, Ray?"

    My words to him were never offensive. I think he realized that his own words were and tried to pass it off as if I was the one being offensive.

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  5. Lance & Kristi,

    Thanks for this !! I remember Ray's response because I was racking my brain trying to think of all the words that could be offensive in one part of the country but not in another. I came up with zip. Nada.

    Now I see that he was just lying to cover his pathetic self yet AGAIN !!

    Clos caught him in a lie here:

    http://ofmicrobesandmen.blogspot.com/2008/07/lying-fucktard.html

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  7. Ray Comfort's whole career is based on a lie.

    Of course, he'll continue to lie to continue to succeed.

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  8. Shoot...I just realized that my quote mining thing doesn't make sense the way I thought it would.

    Whoops! I just admitted a mistake! Obviously, evolution must be false then.

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