Ray Comfort’s “180″ turns out to just be my “360″ back to abortion – By Godless Teen
Yes, yes, I spent the whole 33 minutes watching Ray Comfort’s (aka “The Banana Man”) misleading video about abortion. In my defense, I only bore through the brain-rotting experience because I have a debate about abortion tomorrow in school, and I could easily be on one side or the other. So far, I’ve found the “pro-life” (a silly euphemism) position to be rather lacking. Who would’ve knew?
Anyhow, the video itself begins by describing the Holocaust, and then involves Q&A sessions to various people pulled off the streets about abortion. It also featured a supposed atheist (I say supposed because Comfort asked him questions that seemed to suggest that he thought the guy was an atheist) with a big blue mohawk, tattoos covering his entire body, piercings everywhere, and a rather colorful vocabulary that, like, all of those purposeless atheists must have, right? -_-
Comfort asks some pretty basic questions that lead these people to oppose abortion. Some examples of questions might be
“Do you believe that what is inside the mother’s body is a baby?” [Technically speaking, it's a zygote/fetus/etc.]
“Don’t you think it’s wrong to kill babies?” [That's a leading question, based on the assumption that a fetus/zygote or whatnot is the same as a baby, and that everything that applies to a born baby applies to a fetus... No, I would say it's wrong to kill something when doing that will produce less happiness in the world than more happiness. Killing a blob of a few cells does not make that blob go through excruciating pain, considering that it doesn't have a nervous system to feel pain, experience happiness and sadness, and the like. It's practically no different from burning a piece of wood. Neither can feel pain from being burnt/destroyed; nor can either have the capacity, at the time, to experience happiness. Because an action is only immoral if it promotes less happiness than unhappiness, and the fetus/zygote/whatever cannot feel pain and unhappiness prior to the third trimester of pregnancy,abortion cannot be immoral simply because it destroys a few cells with no actual conscience.]
“Do you know what the 6th Commandment says?” [Do you know what 2 Kings 2: 23-24 says?]
Anyhow, you get the idea. I’ve gotten to the point that I feel like exploding whenever I see an atheist incapable of explaining their method of determining what is moral and what is not- not because I’m necessarily angry at the atheist, because it results in the theists think “OMG ERMAHGERD THIS ARGUMEANT MUZT BE LIEK SUPEERRR EFFEXTIVE”. At which point I have to go off again and explain to them why they’re wrong. And they usually completely ignore the question they asked in the first place.
Speaking of morality, expect to see some major page changes within the next few days, including a page about atheistic morality. I literally forgot that those pages ever existed, but since I now know, I’ll edit them and post some fairly useful content on them that you guys can use from time to time.
Until then, adios!