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You Can Lead an Atheist to Evidence, But You Can't Make Him Think: Answers to Questions from Angry Skeptics

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It's been said, "You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink." If there is no thirst, the horse will not drink. The same is true for atheists. If there is no thirst for God, there will be no search for truth. Comfort assures us, however, that something more than the evidence of creation must spur the atheist to head for the truth.

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Published February 12th 2009 by WND Books (first published February 1st 2009)
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May 25, 2011 Marvin rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This is Ray Comfort's idea of a transitional fossil.

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At this point, It should be clear that Comfort knows nothing about evolution nor has he researched any of the thousands of transitional fossils that have been categorized. But what is really important is that Mr. Comfort does not want to know.

You can lead etc. etc. etc. was recommended to me as a book of Christian apologetics and, as such, may be the worst book of its kind. It is full of fallacious facts, quote mining, and really
Cheryl Malandrinos
After reading "You Can Lead an Atheist to Evidence, but You Can't Make Him Think", I now understand why modern-day atheists go after Ray Comfort and his Way of the Master ministry so fervently. With humility, and all the while acknowledging he is also a sinner, Comfort reaches out to atheists and explains the lack of common sense he sees behind their views. And admittedly, Comfort is trying to get under their skin in order to force them to think.

"You Can Lead an Atheist to Evidence, but You Can'
To anyone with a brain, it is clear how deprived of intellect Comfort is. My pity is reserved for the fools who are so weak as to be believe this drivel.

It's also full of outright lies and quote mining. Obviously, he can't tell the difference between the Einsteinian God and the religious God.
Adam Lewis
Aug 10, 2011 Adam Lewis rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
A Great Example of Crank Literature

Ray Comfort certainly knows how to get attention. Unfortunately, to any person knowledgeable about science, or about religion, or knowledgeable at all for that matter, it comes for all the wrong reasons. Not only does this book demonstrate a thorough incompetence about science, history, archaeology, and mythology (or about any academic subject for that matter), the flitting fragments that are discussed are severely misrepresented and misunderstood.

The author is
Matt Oxley
Mar 02, 2012 Matt Oxley rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: No one
Recommended to Matt by: Ray Comfort sent it to me for free, also had a pastor try to give me a copy recently
Insulting title, generic commentary on some low-level atheistic argumentatiom that doesn't address real, legitimate criticism of the creationist agenda.

Avoid it, avoid it's arguments, avoid anything by Comfort.
Jan 22, 2016 Macho rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: science, good, wow, non-fiction
"It requires intelligence to create purposeful design. That's just common sense." ~ pg. 27

Many books about God declare that there is scientific proof that God exists. So instantly I was intrigued because I talk to a lot of atheists.

What I found was a lot of logical arguments and proof that God does in fact exist. Ray Comfort addresses subjects like evolution so if you are interested in that there is a lot to consider. There is also a chapter on alleged mistakes in the Bible and a chapter on com
M Strawberry Reviews
The title itself is insulting to skeptics, implying that we are ignoring evidence of Creationism. Evidence? What evidence? There has always been evidence of evolution even before Darwin penned his famous book. It's sad that Creationists continue to try to deny it despite the evidence presented to then - so really, the true and appropriate phrase would be 'You can lead a Creationist to evidence...' because despite the evidence/proof for evolution that piles up year after year as our scientific te ...more
Jan 30, 2011 Emma rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I am currently only two chapters into the book, and I am already surprised at his lack of scientific knowledge. With or without a God, what he is saying makes little to no sense. He knocks down theories he knows nothing about. I petty him and those who choose his ignorant path. Even believing in God, one must look into other religions and scientific theories, especially when one is knocking down what scientists believe to be evidence. If he cannot be bothered to look farther into the world of sc ...more
Mark Glidden
Apr 05, 2013 Mark Glidden rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: rubbish
This book is so mind-blowingly stupid that any attempt to criticise it would fail. Ray Comfort is the most simplistic, condescending and unbelievably stupid Christian wandering the earth. He is similar to one of those oblivious people one often finds at parties: has no grasp of logic or irony, doesn't get the joke and keeps talking long after everyone has given up listening and/or caring what they have to say.
I'm a Christian, yet reading this made me want to covert to any other religion or becom
Glenda K. Davis
Jan 25, 2016 Glenda K. Davis rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Now that makes sense.

I always enjoy Ray Comfort books and videos. Ray has a simple and informative way to explain the absolute existence of God, which everyone who has the least doubt of God's existence should read.
May 25, 2013 Winston rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
...despite what Comfort, Cameron, Eric Hovind and their ilk will try to tell you. Modern life is indeed complex, but it need not always be that way. Recent experiments have shown that abiogenesis (life from non-living materials) is possible. And despite what you may believe or have been innocently indoctrinated to believe in Sunday school and/or what passes as biology "teachers" in recent years, given the Bush administration's tax cuts (we have rational, science-minded people to thank for keepin ...more
Jim Wissick
Mar 02, 2013 Jim Wissick rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Each page is filled with factual errors, bad analogies, and fallacy abuse.

Rays ignorance is blaring in this book.
Robert Graham
Jun 01, 2012 Robert Graham rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction, religion
So many fallacies in Ray's logic it hurts.
Dnf en 11%

Ray Comfort sigue siendo un enigma para mí. El problema es el siguiente: ¿como este señor no se da cuenta de su estupidez?. Porque Ray Comfort es una de las personas mas ignorantes que he escuchado y leído en mi vida. En los debates con ateos no debate, le predica a los asistentes y a los que están escuchando el debate. No responde a los argumentos, comienza a atacar a su contrincante diciéndole que no es una buena persona. Simplemente no tiene argumentos, y nisiquiera se digna a escuc
Jan 17, 2015 Agent rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: utter-garbage, 2015
To be fair I read more critism of the book than the text itself. The book itself could serve as required reading for a rhetoric class to teach them about logical fallacies since it contains everyone one that I could imagine. Its a circlejerk of the same flawed thinking posing as a response to his critics.
Jesus stated that happy people would be conscious of their spiritual need at Matthew chapter 5, verse 3. Comfort's book is designed (intelligently?) to get atheists to try and fill that need. The book is comprised of questions posted on Comfort's blog by atheists and answers given by Comfort.

Comfort tries to answer the "big questions" that people grapple with: is there any evidence for the existence of God? If God is in control, then why is there suffering and death? Is there evidence for an af
Chris Woods
Jul 04, 2014 Chris Woods rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This book deserves less than one star if you are reading it to gain insight and understanding, five stars for its comedic value.

Ray lacks even the most basic understanding of evolution, cosmology, biology, and the ability to make a coherent argument.

Ray seems to be making a concerted effort to use all the logical fallacies.

He starts with special pleading right out of the gate by asserting everybody knows God exists even atheists, but they love to sin so they deny him. He frequently uses the no t
Matthew Huff
While I applaud the effort, this book was quite poorly written and offered rather lackluster defenses. I believe more could be done and done more effectively to confront the illogical nature of the atheist belief.
Jun 22, 2015 Evanille rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
El review lo pueden encontrar en mi cuenta antigua.
Michael Jenkins
Aug 17, 2014 Michael Jenkins rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I've surmised that I'm a masochist.
My reaction to this book was published on
Jul 03, 2009 Krystal rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2009-books
Ray had some good points in this book, but I also feel like he did not sufficiently coonter many of the arguements presented by the atheists, so I found that disappointing.
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Ray Comfort is a Christian.
He is also the founder of Living Waters Publications. After relocating from New Zealand to Southern California in the late 1980s, Ray introduced a long line of pastors and churches to a biblical teaching which he called Hell's Best Kept Secret. From humble beginnings, Living Waters has become an internationally recognized ministry, reaching the lost and equipping Christi
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