As my title says us atheists haven’t heard a “clear logical defense of Christianity”. At least that’s what good ol’ Ray Comfort says. He wants Christians, and atheists, to come to his failing Ark and listen to what he claims to be this unicorn, since, no, there isn’t any such thing as a “clear logical defense of Christianity”. Even Christians can’t convince each other that they have the “right” answer and the “right” Christianity.
Now, this supposedly will be a 5 day conference over Easter weekend “This five-day conference also features a Good Friday service with our President, Emeal (“E.Z.”) Zwayne, and a free Easter sunrise service on Sunday morning, which you can attend even if you can’t make the conference!” and will have the Answers In Genesis people there too. I wonder, can we have a fight between old earth Christians and young earth ones? For this being a “five day conference” you get a total of 14 hours of rehashed stuff, maybe seen Ken Ham for two hours (or pay an extra fee as is likely) and the rest is movies and preaching, or expecting you to get your own food since that’s not covered either.
Now this “priceless” bit of nonsense is: $500 for a family (only families that are approved of AIG, of course, and only one child gets to eat free per adult who buys food at the museum), or $250 for a couple or $199 for a single person. This is of course not including lodging, and gee, you get tickets to see something you’ve probably seen before, the failed Ark. Of course, there is an upcharge for “certain events” not defined. Oh and we mustn’t forget the 20% off of the crap in the souvenir shop.
One of the speakers is Jason Lisle, who actually has a PhD in astrophysics, and not so strangely has not published one paper on how that idiocy happened, but plenty on how the sun actually works. So much for that long promised “evidence” for creation that AIG, and other peddlers of lie claim to have “real soon now”. They also have one other scientist, Georgia Purdom, who sadly has a PhD in molecular genetics, but has chosen to study “She seeks to understand the original, created, “very good” roles of bacteria in the pre-Fall world and genetic mechanisms that have led to their adaptations and pathogenicity in a post-Fall world.” It appears she is studying evolution, but well, don’t all it that, and well, hers has to be by magic. It is no surprise at all that neither publish in peer reviewed journals anymore. They know that their creationist nonsense won’t pass muster, so they hide in creationist magazines.
So, we have Living Waters charging more money for what they’ve said before, and what has failed before. I’d be happy to give an education on creationist claims to any one who wants it entirely for free. For you see, Ray won’t be saying anything new; Ray has published the same stuff for decades, and the last time he wanted to educate atheists, he tried to put a certificate for a Subway sub in his book just to get people to take it, wasn’t allowed and failed miserably (he did give the certificates to the homeless after being shamed into it). They just want your money for their “megaconference”. I have run conferences. If you need more than 15 minutes between topics, then you are just padding things to charge more.
Nothing like TrueChristians(tm) cheating each other.
12 thoughts on “Not So Polite Dinner Conversation – us atheists haven’t heard a “clear logical defense of Christianity”??”
If I decide to go to Cincinnati that weekend, it sure wouldn’t be to hear anything those bozos say. The American Atheist conference is there the same weekend, and I think Ham is trying to steal some of their thunder. I’d much much rather go to that, and I don’t even know who the speakers are yet. Or I have a friend that lives in Cincinnati. Or, as a last resort, I could even try to visit my brother-in-law who lives there, but he’s a crazy Fundie who will probably be at Ham’s thingy.
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oh, didn’t know that. Makes sense, Ham and Comfort can whine together. I wonder how many they’ll get to their “megaconference”. I have a close family friend down in Covington KY.
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Fools and their money…
The bit I find interesting is the free Sunrise service; do they pay to be lied to normally?
hah! wonderful observation 🙂
I like the meme. Why does “belief” need to be protected by law? It can’t stand on its own merits—and the pushers (who already know it’s crap) are like Trump spokesperson Sarah Huckabee. Nothing worse than a preachers kid who’s also a politicians kid. What a combo, but, swirling lies and unanswered questions—welcome to religion 101
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Sounds like a fleece fest to me. Fitting.
that it is. I think these TrueChristians have found out that they have one story to tell and that’s it. They try to repackage it to try to sell it again and again, and their audience shrinks more and more.
I have a response to your post here: “Low-hanging fruit“.
Oh this should be fun. 🙂 it’s no surprise that you won’t comment here.