Evangelist Ray Comfort, who once declared the banana to be “the Atheist’s Nightmare” (see video), said in a news release Monday that he is being overrun on FaceBook, and he is calling for support from other Christians. He says that his FaceBook page has sometimes had one thousand or more comments from atheists on a single post. “With six posts each day we can't possibly answer all their questions,” Comfort says, “… and so I'm asking Christians to come and help--because this is a very real battle for a generation….This is a wonderful opportunity to reach a Hell-bound world with the gospel of everlasting life. Please help us." ”
Comfort, who has become legendary in the atheist and skeptical communities for anti-science themes like “the crockoduck,” admits that he likes to ‘deliberately create a 'buzz.'’ “I say things like 'Evolution stands in the way of the science of discovery, summed up in Einstein's 'I want to know how God created this world.' This brings them (atheists) out in force, and gives us an opportunity to give sensible and biblical answers to their questions and objections."
The harsh criticism he receives from critics doesn’t faze Ray Comfort, whose sincere affection for the heathen, and his uncompromising humility, are the hallmarks of his outreach. “They love darkness and hate the light,” he says of all atheists and skeptics everywhere, “and so they fight it with all their might and will hold back at nothing in their attempts to extinguish it.”
Comfort brushes aside the surface arguments that atheists make, focusing instead on the underlying cause of their rebellion against his teaching. “...(T)he issue here isn't about evolution, or even the existence of God.” He says of the atheist interest, “It's about the (atheist’s) pleasure of guilt-free sexual sin. Christianity threatens that freedom by saying that fornication and lust are morally wrong, and that God will hold them accountable.”
Comfort cautions any Christians who may flock to his side that it takes time and patience to bring atheists to heel. “They are extremely arrogant, very condescending, they say things that aren't true, and they use worn out arguments,” he warns, having permanently banned over 500 atheists from his FaceBook page. He says that after he banned so many of the malcontents, however, the other atheists ‘cleaned up their act.’
Speculating about the reasons atheists comment on his page, Comfort says, “I guess they are bored with their godless life.”