Review: The Atheist Delusion

In his latest evangelistic movie “The Atheist Delusion – Why Millions Deny the Obvious” Ray Comfort is once again out among atheists in what I’d like to say is his inimitable style – but that would be a very inaccurate description. Because it is clear that Comfort has developed an easy to use approach that he’d like every Christian to use when confronted with atheist claims of “there’s no evidence of God”.

Comfort is the force behind The Way of the Master television outreach series, and true to that name he uses the way of master – (the master being the Lord Jesus) – in this outreach. Jesus often used common, every day objects that people were familiar with to make his point – in a technique commonly called an object lesson. For example:

The Birds of the Air
Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?

Matt 6.26

The Strongman
But if I drive out demons by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God has come upon you.
29 “Or again, how can anyone enter a strong man’s house and carry off his possessions unless he first ties up the strong man? Then he can rob his house.

Matt 12.28-29

In like manner, Comfort produces a common, everyday object that everyone is familiar with and uses it to destroy the argument “there’s no evidence of God.” He then backs it with scientific evidence – a clue to the science he refers to is cleverly embedded in the graphic banner produced for the movie (above).

The evidence is so compelling that by the end of Comfort’s presentation, anyone still claiming “there’s no evidence of God” looks and feels like a fool. So I rate this film as follows:

For Christians – highly recommended – teaches a great way to answer atheists and the “no evidence” claim

For Seekers of truth – highly recommended – You will be presented with undeniable truth

For Atheists (and agnostics) – who want to remain “satisfied atheists” (As Dawkins put it) that will no longer be possible.  After providing undeniable evidence, Comfort goes on to show why even in spite of such evidence, some will not believe. Thus though all are already “without excuse” (Rom 1.20) for not believing in God, for atheists, this will be further evidence of a willful rejection of God, proving further that they are without excuse. So while recommended, view at your  own risk – you will leave either as a  theist, or one who knows he has rejected the obvious truth of the living God.

I leave you with this trailer:



Duane Caldwell | posted 8/21/2016 | printer friendly version

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