Cold Comfort

31 Oct

Creationist screwball Ray Comfort – who lost the Golden Crocoduck title to NephilimFree, remember – has unveiled the cold, unbeating heart lurking beneath the happy clappy exterior of his Living Waters Ministry.

The New Zealand arm of Kiwi Comfort’s California-based mouthpiece has been sending out appointment cards inviting elderly folk (by name)

to fill in the date and time of [their] death.

“Please don’t forget to call me on the date you’re going to die, then we can discuss your eternity,” it says.

Quite how they’re meant to do that isn’t entirely clear, since there’s no contact details provided. Anyway it doesn’t matter – that revealing little omission just shows this parasitic marketing gimmick for what it is: evangelical spam for their death cult.

Spokeswoman Lisa Law said the cards were a way of making people aware of their mortality and to tell people about Jesus.

“People take for granted what they have on earth. People think they are going to live for ever. I think we all have to be aware of what our future holds – whether you are young or old everyone needs to know and needs to share the gospel,” she said.

Now they’re backpedalling and denying any knowledge of sending out these disgusting cards, claiming that anyone could have downloaded them from their website. That may be true; but Living Waters still has to bear responsibility for producing the damn things in the first place, to say nothing about making them freely available. What part of that sentence is so hard to understand?

Anyone who knows me in real life knows the devastating personal tragedy I suffered earlier in the year. I’m grateful that there’s been no well-meaning do-gooders trying to stuff their nonexistent Jesus down my throat in a seriously (and dangerously) misguided attempt to console or convert me. I can tell you here and now that if I had received anything similar to that invitation card, all the gods ever invented wouldn’t be enough to prevent me from taking Ray Comfort apart, atom by atom.

(Nicked from P Z Myers)

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