Special Attie Award!!! Special Attie Award!!!!!
Oh man, sometimes, this Attie award business is just too easy. And, these guys have had it coming for a long time.
I hate bait and switch tactics when it comes to evangelism. I hate telling students to come get pizza when they are actually going to hear an hour sermon. I think it’s dishonest, disingenous, and disstupid (yes, i made that up). Or, saying, hey, we have the cutest chicks/ guys on campus, come check them out and then you find that you have to stare at a praise and worship band for forty five minutes before you can talk to said hot people.
Along those lines, we have Ray Comfort/Kirk Cameron. They have come up with what they think is a brilliant idea:
So, yeah, let’s take the Origin of Species, accuse Darwin of being responsible for the holocust, etc and so on, then get a mindless essay from Ray Comfort giving the gospel while “refuting” Darwin in a fifty page essay. So, I’m assuming he will engage all the scholarly publications, scientific proof in that essay? Yeah, good luck with that Ray. The problem is, most of the arguments you will most likely offer are so wrong, I don’t even know where to begin.
Plus, the smug sneakiness about the whole thing just makes me want to vomit. Jesus doesn’t need your help by taking someone’s intellectual property (yes, I know its public domain, but still), and then give it to people thinking they are getting something else. Shame on both of you. It’s this kind of crap that makes my job so much harder and pretty much destroys atheist/christian dialogue.
So, Ray and Kirk, step up to get your Attie for sheer dishonest evangelism. Not many people have deserved it as much as you.