The man who brought us "Banana: the Atheists Worst Nightmare" has announced the release of a new film, 180, which he claims contains an argument that can instantly change people from "pro-choice" to "pro-life" and which made "a blasphemous and hate-filled atheist change his mind on camera".


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Ray Comfort and his amazing banana



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Yeah, considering the usual nonsense we get out of him, I'm not anticipating much of an argument ... or much coherency, for that matter.
He is a little bit smarter than those who buy his books and go see his movie; this is all one needs to make millions.
No, but it should be entertaining. :) I have to admit that I consider him one of those "guilty pleasures." He's such an ass I just can't help laughing. I know I probably should but damn if I don't find him amusing.
I wonder if we could get him to put some money on it.....

The “180” video begins by addressing ignorance among students as to who Hitler was and what he believed ...

Christ, not the whole Hitler was an atheist bullshit again.

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Two questions:


1)  If this is such a great argument, why isn't he sharing it NOW instead of making people see his movie?  Isn't he worried about all the "babies" he could've saved in the meantime?


2)  If this is such a great argument, why aren't the featured quotes at the end from people like Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens?

1) Marketing and hype.  If he just came out and said it, everyone would realize how stupid it is and go back to ignoring him.  If he goes on and on, talking about what he's going to say rather than saying it (like a reality TV show), then the media will pay attention to him longer, because he might just have something real, this time ... unlike the last couple hundred attempts.  TV media is so mindless and gullible, because the viewers are.

This is called "variable ratio reinforcement schedule" (I think). It is like at a slot machine: you always lose but you try one more time because maybe maybe this time you'll win.


Ray chose the right strategy so he is not quite so stupid.

Sounds like one of the behavioral reinforcement techniques I remember from psychology, yeah.  What I want to know is when was a reward ever given in the first place?  All I've ever seen is hype with no follow-through.

What I want to know is when was a reward ever given in the first place?  I don't know Joseph.  Maybe the lower order of hominids who go see his movie get a free banana.
Good point Chris, obviously Ray cares more about money than fetuses. Or Jesus.



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