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Ray Comfort Contradicts Himself

Posted by Michael Dickens on July 6, 2009

I read this on Ray Comfort’s blog.

What does your country’s flag mean to you? To the United States, the flag is very special because it symbolizes freedom. It is a country that is unique in that it calls itself “One nation under God.” That means that it’s a nation where you can have the freedom to love God, or you can be an atheist and even be free to promote your atheism. That is very special.

Ray essentially says that “One nation under God” directly gives atheists the freedom to promote atheism. This in no way follows. If anything, “One nation under God” says to atheists, “you’re wrong, and this is a country where we believe in God.” It maybe even goes so far as to say, “Atheists, you have no place in this nation of theists. Get out of this country or you will be stoned to death.” Okay, maybe that was an exaggeration. But how in the hell did Ray get from “One nation under God” to “you can be an atheist”?

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One Response to “Ray Comfort Contradicts Himself”

  1. Phynnboi said

    Yeah, that’s kinda low-hanging fruit, there. 🙂

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