Evolution Vs. God

Evolution Vs. God

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According to the documentary short Evolution vs. God, Darwinism is a leap of faith that falls far short of Creationism in explaining the mysteries of our existence. The film, which could have presented a fascinating open debate on a crucial subject, quickly devolves into a shallow-minded "gotcha" exercise.

Throughout the course of the film, we're given flashes of rapidly edited interview segments with biology and ecology professors at both the University of Central Los Angeles and the University of Southern California, as well as many of the young students they instruct. Many of these subjects are considered the brightest minds in their field, and they each hold steadfast in their convictions, but the filmmaker's seething anti-intellectual stance undermines their ability to successfully argue their case at every turn.

The film's host, Christian evangelist Ray Comfort, who in creationism-mocking circles is known as the Banana Man, wastes no time in challenging his subject's assertions with questions posed in a frustratingly limited context. Interspersed with these clips are a series of quotes from famous non-believers, including Professor Richard Dawkins.

Time after time, the filmmaker makes no effort to justify his own beliefs with the tangible evidence he demands of his dissenters. Taking his central argument at face value - that evolution requires no less a leap of faith than Creationism - why should anyone feel compelled to trade one cop-out explanation for the other?

The host's true agenda becomes clear at the film's conclusion as he urges each of his subjects to achieve personal salvation through a full embrace of God's teachings. Whether you praise or condemn this approach, the film is certain to illicit a strong reaction.

Directed by: Ray Comfort

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nate...
nate...
10 years ago

I think to prove God exits... you would first need to prove You exist...I think therefore I am... another form of blind faith

nate...
nate...
10 years ago

Does God Exist?... better yet do we exist..... I do not think proof of either of these can possibly be proven...

Christopher Malec
Christopher Malec
10 years ago

Tadpole to Frog.
Pupa to Butterfly.

Why was that hard?

rocketmahn
rocketmahn
10 years ago

This was a nice waste of 30 minutes. There was absolutely nothing in it.

rocketmahn
rocketmahn
10 years ago

I guess you have to define "kinds".

reginald maffei
reginald maffei
10 years ago

Ray is a dumb ass con artist trying to convert the masses for money. Just remember not to drink the coolaid !

CC
CC
10 years ago

Excellent presentation!
Reading through the comments is discouraging.
Is anyone asking themselves the questions posed?
Do you have a single piece of evidence that anything ever changed from one kind to another, as Darwinian evolution proposed?
What about the fact that the experts couldn't answer that?
Did you ask yourself if you are a liar? A thief? An Adulterer?
A blasphemer?
Say it out loud and see if your conscience isn't pricked.
You will stand before a Holy God one day and give an account.
Those that know Him are trying to warn you before it is everlasting too late for you, or your Spouse, or your Children, or others you love.
Please think about this presentation, don't let the loud crowd lead your life, or its biggest decisions.
May the Holy Spirit of God speak to your heart, and may you believe.

dewflirt
dewflirt
10 years ago

Alien Vs Predator was better.

Sandra Derochie
Sandra Derochie
10 years ago

Ray Comfort, just won,t allow the questions and thoughts to be expressed. Just like a cross examining lawyer. Observable evidence can not happen in our human history. Time is a long expanse to just ignore evolution.

waste of time
waste of time
10 years ago

ray asks people how they could blindly believe in things without evidence, then tells them to blindly believe in god. my mind is open to evolution, but that does not mean i believe it. and my mind is also open to a supreme being, NOT a person a him or something we can ever or currently comprehend to know like how ray says he loves and KNOWS god. I think that is horse ****. at the beginning of the video i enjoyed watching it, after that it turned a bit cruel. i dislike people who try to force a belief onto others, usually that goes for most religious people. this video is a joke, and can be done in reverse. let god use his own words if he really exists, not in yours.

nebra
nebra
10 years ago

how funny are people...asking stupid questions out of ignorance to satisfy their personal views. you should be amazed that god made things so they can evolve instead you have your own ideas on how the universe works.

systems1000
systems1000
10 years ago

religion and anti religion are just the two diffrent sides of the same coin.Thus exaccerbated by self doubt leading to the madness of extremism.Lets return to the sanity of mutual self respect.

I_L
I_L
10 years ago

Ray Comfort is a sick man.

"Kinds", are a man-made invention. It's how it was decided (by people) to go about categorizing animals. It didn't come about overnight either, it was probably done thousands of different ways before we settled on what we call "kinds" today. And who knows, maybe one day we'll find that there's a better way to go about it, it's not the be-all end-all, nor is it supposed to be. It's just where we're at at the moment, and we're progressing under these assumptions. And that, is the proof.

Lynley Ruth Butt
Lynley Ruth Butt
10 years ago

Lets think about this... The end product of the refinement process offered by religious philosophy precept and instruction and example... Is supposedly " only good manners" according to the " final word" offered on this ... Exploration of what lies behind the material manifest observable world! Plus what is henceforth looked to as proper and fit human guidance towards successful futures is referred to as The Beautiful Brotherhood ( gender unspecific just as God has no gender specify and is both singular and plural... If we can get our minds around it) .... Which is firstly rational and intelligently Scientific in approach .... And secondly of a refined sensibility ... Humanely conscientious. From such essentials in Man as have been intuited as residing in the prime ... May man have faith... Not in any of our passe petty divided inferior " no gods" that cannot stand in the light of reason, testability and proven efficacy... Before The only defined One and credible result- orientated one way of behaviour- that is and can in future, be " right"... With what is strong as safeguarder of what is " weak" and vulnerable. ...Taking us to " success" as a species

Lynley Ruth Butt
Lynley Ruth Butt
10 years ago

Evolution versus God... Surely Creation has evolved and of the so called 99 names of Allah, one is the Creator while another is the Evolver. Just as we have Alpha- Omega, " the beginning first Opener" and the "
End termination Bestower of Closure. Therefore, this whole premise that evidence of Evolution .. what comes after with various refinements and adaptions ...should in anyway preclude some challengable " god" and his existance - or not- if imaged in any kind of a fixed limited way... has no meaning for me.

mikeydidit
mikeydidit
10 years ago

The evolutionist boarded the plane filled with children from the summer Christian bible Camp. He thought he would have some fun so he sat next to a young girl. She seemed a bit anxious so he told her that talking helps calm your fears and before you know it the ride is over.
The little girl said OK what shall we talk about? He said, How about Celestial things like God, the devil, Heaven, hell and those things. She said Ok but first I have a question for you.
The deer, horse, cow, and rabbit all eat grass. Yet when they poo their poo is different. The Horse poos clumps, the cow poos patties, the deer poos big pellets and the rabbit poos little pellets.
What occurred in evolution to make them poo differently?
The evolutionist was stumped and he said gee I don't know.
The girl said you want to talk about heavenly things like God and the devil and you don't know s*it?

systems1000
systems1000
10 years ago

I think(through my own personal experience,and not based is just superficial claims of allegiance or belief/blind faith) that this entire thread can be summed up by exactly and precisely what constitutes proof or evidence that spirit is real or not real.For a very few of us our awearness of consciousness is proof enough.Religion Not withstanding (except for Guru)which gives no quarter to hypocrisy,indulgence and no promises of pie in the sky)with out hard work,seeking and discipline.No proof of spirit will ever be available.

Sarah Bunnies Rawlinson
Sarah Bunnies Rawlinson
10 years ago

lol love the way the guy moves the microphone away every time someone is about to say something that may disprove his point. grrr people who want to make a documentary but don't want to learn anything new what is the point? sooooo bias pffft

Schwoggle
Schwoggle
10 years ago

Who the hell (and I use the word advisedly) cares?

Chuckest
Chuckest
10 years ago

The interviewer said that he has, "read the bible everyday for more
than 40 years, and that there are no mistakes in it." WRONG. There are many mistakes. In Genesis it says there was an "evening
and morning" for three "days" before "God" created the sun on the 4th day. You cannot have an evening and morning without a sun to
delineate the events.

The bible teaches that "God" is omnipotent and omniscient, but in
Genesis 2:7 - 17 he created Adam (from "the dust of the ground..."Verse 7), planted the Garden of Eden, put Adam there to
"dress it and keep it." Then in Genesis 18 the bible says, "And
the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone..."

Now if that scene were told of anyone other than "God" it would be
call what it is, that being, "discovery". "God" discovering that, "...It is
not good that the man should be alone..." Continuing V18, "I will make
him a help meet for him" V19 "And out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field and fowl of the air, “...but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him."

Again, if this scene were told of anyone other than "God" it would be
call what it is that being, "failure". Not only did "God" fail, but failure
was the only outcome possible, because the bible teaches that Eves must be made out of a rib, not the dust of the ground.

If that is not enough for you, read Gen.5:3 through 5:32, Gen. 7:6
through 11 and Gen. 11:10, keeping track of the passage of years you will discover a blatant two year error (mistake) as to when the flood took place in relationship to when Shem (Noah’s son) begot his first born Arphaxad.

Mark Filby
Mark Filby
10 years ago

Sorry Numbers 2:9 before you go freaking out alright.

Mark Filby
Mark Filby
10 years ago

It is amusing to hear two different opinions, and I stress opinions. For me evolution suits non religious ideas and science eliminates God. Here is the rub: God has nothing whatsoever to do with religion. Religion has taken a mystery book and "created" a religion out of ignorance. Science has become a money game for budgets and ego and also as nothing to do with God. Science also defies logic by arguing the Bible's fallibility based also on ignorance and misunderstanding. IF, as the Bible clearly states, it is ALL allegory, then attempting to rationalise a mystery book with understanding based on surface meanings would be ignorant. e.g.: If you read, "the cat is out of the bag", and interpreted it literally, you would BE LIE VE that a cat had been liberated from a bag. IF you understand the hidden mystery, you laugh at someone's childish interpretation and actually attempt to point out their error. The point is, there is NO cat in a bag and no amount of searching from either side will produce said cat. It's an allegory, not a statement of FACT. Both sides are arguing about something of which they do not understand. The Bible is not a geography or history book, it is a Greek Mystery book. Here is a thought for all the bible dismissers: Numbers 2:9, All that were numbered in the camp of Judah were an hundred thousand and fourscore thousand and six thousand and four hundred, throughout their armies. These shall first set forth. This is the speed of light aka 186,400. They camped in the East, the place of the rising sun and light. The tribe of Judah is the tribe of light. What "scientist" knew the speed of light when this book was put together thousands of years ago? These are true Jews, members of the tribe of Judah, not those religious folks in Israel. I would recommend a site called hiddenmeanings dot com. It demonstrates science and religion together and does not need faith. Faith simply means: I don't know. Both parties are arguing about what they don't know. I know both parties require more information, and until then you only have your opinions, which are often wrong. I avoid fanatics in any field, be it soccer, football, science and religion. Consider this: Luke 17:21
Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you. The boss himself states it right out there, yes God himself said he is within you. Activate your pineal gland via meditation and God is alive in you. This is not my opinion, it is a scientific FACT. God does not believe in atheists. God is Love. Now before you go berserk, at least do some scientific research by avoiding religious people, mostly ignorant fanatics and put aside your 'know it all, know it nothing arrogance of science.

Waqas Nawaz
Waqas Nawaz
10 years ago

Its still a theory....keep it in your mind

ormstown
ormstown
10 years ago

If we evoled from an ape or fish, then why do they still exist ?
Why didn't they also evolve ?
Why are there so many different races, some ape, some fish, some whatever ?

indaa2@hotmail.com
indaa2@hotmail.com
10 years ago

You've gotta be kidding?

Diego_Garrido
Diego_Garrido
10 years ago

What a load of cr*p! I had a good laugh watching this one. This guy just mind rapes these poor people.

BRAINHAMMER
BRAINHAMMER
10 years ago

Only been watching for about 5 minutes and I'm already infuriated. This is so heavily edited in favour of theists. I cannot believe that nobody would mention the rapid adaption of bacteria as evidence for evolution, as biology students as most of those people were, at least one must've offered that OBSERVABLE evidence.

Sam Ward
Sam Ward
10 years ago

bait and switch!

xxDarkSidexx
xxDarkSidexx
10 years ago

I........ just wanted to say that a banana shares %50 the same DNA as a human :)

Thankyou.

Matt Kukowski
Matt Kukowski
10 years ago

Science does not include the feelings we have..

Religion does not include Women and that God is a HE.

Science without feelings is a Hitler blitz.
Religion without rationing of ideas is a fanatical human willing to KILL over their beliefs.

They want you to PICK a side ... and FIGHT the side that did NOT pick the same side.

Do NOT pick a damn side ! The Universe is a PARADOX. But, our brains can not get it. Once you know you will never get everything, you will finally get it ! ( see the paradox? )

Wayne Siemund
Wayne Siemund
10 years ago

I have been sufficiently warned about this documentary but will watch it anyway. It provides educational information on how rationalizations are used to sound rational.
and it might even give me a few laughs.

lifthrasir
lifthrasir
10 years ago

Manipulative wordgames. Just a technique. Brainwashing as many sects practice in. Leaving no room for free will, which according to sacred texts is essential. When a debate is not a 2 way process, but merely intended to get one's point across as absolute truth, it is simply wrong and in no way what any sacred text intended. A waste of my time. But then i was never an evolutionist and that debate does not play itself out in the Netherlands as it does in the USA. We do have religious fanatics like this one though. I do not believe in any image of a god, that seeks to divide people on the basis of having different religions. Not even when someone chooses to be an atheist. Who looks at the many criminal stories that are playing out in the vatican, the child sexual abuse of many children, gets why many people left the church. Personally i foremost remember the gossiping about other people, when going to church. And when a reverend claimed people of other affiliations were excluded from going to heaven i was done. I am neither an atheist, but in no way believe in a way, many believers do. Who just become like mindless zombies, repeating meme after meme they are indoctrinated/brainwashed with. Yet were God to land on earth tomorrow i would welcome her/him with an open heart.

lifthrasir
lifthrasir
10 years ago

The beginning of the video was quite briljant. But then it became fanatic and offensive. A knowing it all, where some religious groups are so well known and resented for. Fanatism is a sin. Thinking one as a human, truely understands sacred knowledge, where sacred texts tell us that knowledge is beyond human capacity of understanding, judging people without any respect, is aprehensive. Reading the bible for 40 years, claiming you found no mistake, where other sacred texts say that the bible is falsified in many places and all the apocryphic books are excluded, noone has a real true idea of what all of the Original sacred teachings really were.

lifthrasir
lifthrasir
10 years ago

Appendix research has recently found, contains the Original bacteria that are supposed to be active in your gut. In case of disease, wheren beneficial bacteria get destroyed, they serve to bring those bacteria back into your gut.

lifthrasir
lifthrasir
10 years ago

Babies of a few months old, can be thrown into deep water and they will swim, even under water. Apparently a system that closes off their trachea, preventing they inhale water. Recently i heard frogs changing from male into female, giving birth, due to pollution. Heard before that certain fish do the same. The evolutiontheory from monkey to human seems unlikely to me. For if so, why have we not seen/heard if that happening. Unless at a certain moment a giant jump would be possible. I have heard of makay species starting to wash all their potatoes, then spreading to the same species on different unrelated islands. Changes would be possible through crossbreeding or genetic manipulation. The sumerian tablets and many engravings in ancient stones however, depict that human history is not evolution but creation. Change within a species is not the same as a monkey suddenly being a human, although i recently saw monkeys walking through water on 2 legs, upright.

mikeysbro
mikeysbro
10 years ago

interesting video showing how brainwashed humans are from public institutions and how they cant think outside of that brainwashing.. This is a great example of how dehumanization is prevalent in society.

Ostridge
Ostridge
10 years ago

"When it comes to bullsh*t, big-time, major league bulls*it,
you have to stand in awe of the all-time champion of false promises and
exaggerated claims, religion. No contest. No contest. Religion. Religion
easily has the greatest bullshit story ever told. Think about it. Religion
has actually convinced people that there's an invisible man living in the
sky who watches everything you do, every minute of every day. And the invisible
man has a special list of ten things he does not want you to do. And if
you do any of these ten things, he has a special place, full of fire and
smoke and burning and torture and anguish, where he will send you to live
and suffer and burn and choke and scream and cry forever and ever 'til
the end of time!

But He loves you. He loves you, and He needs money! He
always needs money! He's all-powerful, all-perfect, all-knowing, and all-wise,
somehow just can't handle money! Religion takes in billions of dollars,
they pay no taxes, and they always need a little more. Now, you talk about
a good bulls*it story. Holy Sh*t!"

-George Carlin

Lawrence Dean
Lawrence Dean
10 years ago

30 years from now you might have to pray to allah in the us to stay alive. o you think Europe saw it coming 30 years ago. Google "no go zones in Europe" or muslim problems in any country of your choice in western Europe. Watch out mr and mrs Godless

RedMagnolia
RedMagnolia
10 years ago

Why there is no God/Creator.

The earth is beautiful work of art. As an artist I can tell you that an artist would never sit by and allow the kind of destruction that humans have done to the earth to be done to their art.

The term "Intelligent Design" makes me laugh. Again no "Intelligent Designer" would allow the kind of destruction done to their design by humans.

No way, no how. An Artist, an Intelligent Designer would stand up and stop what is happening even if that was killing the humans doing the destruction.

Reason
Reason
10 years ago

This is propaganda! Not a documentary. Don't waste your time on it.

systems1000
systems1000
10 years ago

@superman; How do you know that Alv V dosen,t have any proof or evidence for believeing in a Creator?Or is it really just your excuse to Stay ungreatful,narrow and crass.

CapnCanard
CapnCanard
10 years ago

I've heard it said that gawd only exists at the pleasure of the flying spaghetti monster, or everything is consciousness which last time I checked doesn't have any silly commandments or rules..

Alv V
Alv V
10 years ago

It's clear to see - from most of the comments - that the trend for the today's gentleman is to be a godless, rude, childish bully.

Mascotte
Mascotte
10 years ago

To have faith in something bigger than our humble existence is a trap and will leave us lost and alone.

rahul01
rahul01
10 years ago

Harass people on a campus street to prove your position on god vs Evolution. Post video on youtube. Nice we should adopt this novel method of proving ideas, the peer reviewed article stuff is getting rather old.

norlavine
norlavine
10 years ago

Religions are basically cultural divisions. As they are 'man made', some keep some societies 'happy', and some don't keep anyone 'happy' - especially women.

xxDarkSidexx
xxDarkSidexx
10 years ago

This doc looks interesting, I knew robertallen1 would be in here kicking a$$ /salute

Jo McKay
Jo McKay
10 years ago

poor sick b'tard ... (Ill pray for him)...as far as a doc review, if you have a very generous mind and morbid sense of humour then maybe it's worth the laugh, or the information on how warped are the ideas of a religious based delusional higher primate...truly truly sad. My own point always is that if one sincerely can review the fossil record, and then set it aside as a 'trick' or a 'test' of some God (many many to choose from) who demands you have 'faith above evidence' (according to that God's many many prophets who have 'heard' the words of their God's)... come on...really. The comments are funny though...

Robert
Robert
10 years ago

This guys keeps going on about a change in kind. Maybe the duckbilled platypus was one of those wierd changes, who knows, Evolution is a THEORY!!! WE belive it becuase it makes sense to us, we see the evolution of our cars, our cities our minds, so we apply it tour beliefs. There is OBSERVABLE evidence based on that.

zee788
zee788
10 years ago

This is all nice, but it doesn't take much intelligence or courage to beat the dead religious horse into the ground. If you really want to be intellectually honest, get rid of this constant and arrogant chest thumping we call secular humanism as well.