Kirk Cameron Goes Bananas!

* I normally don't call anyone "stupid," and I'm still not going to, but I am going to say so regarding the ideas presented below! *

A cousin brought this to my attention about a week ago, and I have not been able to stop laughing at the sheer stupidity of it since. When I get depressed, I just think of this and I feel better! A friend of my cousin's wanted to argue apologetics with him and brought him to the webpage of former atheist and actor, Kirk Cameron, and boy did the laughs begin to roll!

When he told me about it, I thought it was a joke, but it isn't. It's for real, and to this day I cannot think about it without at least cracking a smile! The most egregious error from Answers In Genesis doesn't begin to compete with this!

Watch the video where Kirk and his co-host argue that a banana is, "an atheist's worst nightmare!" The banana, an atheist's worst nightmare!. Behind my hysterical laughter, I only have a few things to say to Kirk or whoever wrote this numbskull-ish material...

What about pineapples, Kirk? They have virtual "spikes" on them and are damn hard to get into! And what about coconuts, Kirk? They are very hard to get into, and in fact, you basically can't get into them without a good hard surface to crack them open with. You can even konk someone over the head with one and it'll be an effective weapon. If god wanted man to have a convenient eating experience, why didn't he make all our natural food products like the banana? What about other food products like oranges and apples, where getting into them is not quite as convenient (in the case of the apple, you've got to stop eating before you get to the core because the seeds of the apple are poisonous)? And bear in mind, we are not even considering poisonous plants and fruits, nor are we considering having to chase down bison, spear them to death, cut them up, carry them back to camp, cook them, and eat them!

Besides, what about grapes, Kirk? People choke on them all the time. My brother, a medic in the army, struggled to free a grape that was lodged in the windpipe of a soldier. The man ended up dying it was so tightly stuck in there. Imagine, death by grape inhalation! Do an internet search for accounts of choking on grapes and you will see it happens to hundreds of people a year!

I won't carry on because of the mind-blowing stupidity of this idea. I'll just end by saying this is as moronic and simplistic as what an old Pentecostal woman once argued at me with, saying that since God made the river just big enough for the riverbed, therefore, we have evidence of him!

I dare say unbelievers and most believers will have a good laugh at this!

(JH)

7 comments:

streetapologist said...

Yes, it is true Kirk or rather Ray Comfort's argument from the banana isn't going to be cited in any Philosophy of Religion classes.

And while they aren't apologists I am certain that they realize this argument isn't compelling and have fun with the responses they get.

BTW, the deranged Goose dealt with this topic months ago.

varkam said...

Where are my damn cupcake fields? Why don't cows come with buns attached to them? In fact, why didn't God just have cows slaughter themselves when we need food? It sure would save us a lot of work...

I saw that video a while back, and it had me in stitches, too. For one, the co-hosts name is Ray Comfort. Oh how fitting. A little bit further into the video they talk about how to make an atheist "backslide", or admit agnosticism. Of course, that isn't a great big hairy deal if you don't think the two are mutually exclusive (which I don't). Then, they show clips of them converting "atheists" with some of the most ridiculous arguments I have ever heard. These "atheists" were either paid volunteers, or they were actual atheists who just fell off the boat because no self-respecting atheist I know is that stupid. Charismatic those two may be, but philosophy buffs they are not.

In all seriousness, I'm a big fan of DC. I even managed to get it so it will download daily to my PDA. Keep up the great work!

Joe E. Holman said...

I understand this is somewhat old, but I just heard about it from my cousin, who had this dump used on him! I couldn't resist not posting it on account that some might not have heard it like I hadn't.

(JH)

Blu_Matt said...

Ray Comfort (the other idiot in the video) has conceded (on the Hellbound Alleee show #103) that the argument is fallacious (IIRC, he called it 'a bit of fun').

streetapologist said...

BM,

What's with the ad hominem. It's actually pretty funny when you stop and think about it. Imagine, atheists willing to take time to actually write about it. Now that's funny.

Rhology said...

Watched the vid. Great. Didn't inspire laughter so much as a roll of the eyes.

Anyway...

Varkam said: "Of course, that isn't a great big hairy deal if you don't think the two are mutually exclusive (which I don't). "

>>Just curious how you find these two not to be mutually exclusive. I believe Dan Barker defines atheism as sthg to the effect that there is no evidence to believe in a god, right? Do you agree w/ him?
Any other article you could point me to, or maybe an explanation from yourself?
Thanks!
ALAN

Joe E. Holman said...

At 4:28 AM, September 05, 2006, Blu_Matt said...

Ray Comfort (the other idiot in the video) has conceded (on the Hellbound Alleee show #103) that the argument is fallacious (IIRC, he called it 'a bit of fun').


At 3:15 PM, September 05, 2006, streetapologist said...

BM,

What's with the ad hominem. It's actually pretty funny when you stop and think about it. Imagine, atheists willing to take time to actually write about it. Now that's funny.


My reply...

Huhuh, I don't buy it.

If you watch other videos by Cameron and Comfort, you'd see they deliver their "serious" messages in exactly the same way.

Sure, it's always easy to change positions after the fact and say, "I was only joking." But in this case, I don't buy it.

They just didn't realize how stupid they'd come off until after they did it and called it "a bit of fun", I believe. Do you really think a diehard believer like Cameron would openly mock god on such a serious subject as salvation? I don't. It's not their style. Plus, they are mocking god-belief by doing that, and that they wouldn't do!

Just read evidences used for God in previous generations, like debates on snowflakes in the first half of the 20th century, and references to "proofs" of God, based on our having two eyes, ears, and nostrils as evidence of "design"! This was how people used to think. Cameron, being rather deluded with his heavenly euphoric emotions, just didn't realize his ridiculousness in time to save face.

(JH)