Ray Comfort’s new book debunking atheism, “You Can Lead an Atheist to Evidence but You Can’t Make Him Think,” has rocketed up the Amazon.com rankings on its first day of release, moving from No. 69,572 to No. 38 in 24 hours.
The book is sure to push the buttons of atheists, with Comfort opining that God deniers actually know they are wrong. The book, released on the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin, contends atheists hate God because he does exist.
“Atheists don’t hate fairies, leprechauns, or unicorns because they don’t exist,” writes Comfort. “It is impossible to hate something that doesn’t exist. And that makes the point.”
The book was No. 1 in both atheism and apologetics categories under religion. It ranked No. 2 in spirituality and No. 6 in Christianity.
“We don’t have to prove that God exists to the professing atheist,” he writes. “This is because he intuitively knows that He exists. Every person has a God-given conscience. The Bible tells us that this is the ‘work of the law written on their hearts.’ Just as every sane human being knows that it’s wrong to lie, steal, kill and commit adultery, he knows that God should be first in his life.”
Comfort’s new release, published by WND Books, a division of WorldNetDaily.com, was standing at No. 69,572 on Amazon last night just before its official release. By midnight, Eastern Time, it was at 28,987. Eight hours later it was at No. 7,855, and it was at No. 410 before mid-day.
Comfort, author of dozens of books and co-host of the award-winning TV show, “The Way of the Master” with Kirk Cameron, star of the hit movie “Fireproof,” uses a question-and-answer format to address issues raise by those still faithful to Darwin’s beliefs: that of a Creation without a Creator.
“Ray Comfort has once again laid hold of the greatest power on earth, the power of the Gospel,” R.C. Sproul Jr. said of the book. “Here he brings that power to bear, makes that light to shine in the darkest corners of our times, among fools. He proclaims with fidelity and winsomeness, remembering that such were once we, walking in the paths of darkness.”