From 69,572 to No. 90 In Less Than 24 Hours

I happened upon this little story just surffing the net and wanted to share it here with my fellow Christians. 

http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=88735

Debunking atheism rockets up Amazon
Project moves from No. 69,572 to No. 90 in less than a day


Posted: February 12, 2009
5:14 pm Eastern

© 2009 WorldNetDaily

 


 

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. 90 in less than 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."

"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 project, 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, EDT, it was at 28,987. Eight hours later it was at No. 7,855 and it was at No. 410 before mid-day.

By 4 p.m. EDT, about when the following screen shot was captured, it was No. 90.


Screen shot of Amazon rankings for Ray Comfort's new book

Significantly, not only was it No. 90 overall, but it was No. 1 in both atheism and apologetics categories under religion.

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 said of the project. "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."

 

Grits4life Grits4life
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3 Responses Feb 12, 2009

No problem. I think the biggest barrier to understanding between religious and non-religious people is the way people fr<x>ame it as a battle, it just turns into pointless rants that do nothing but annoy everyone. <br />
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http://www.cracked.com/article_15759_10-things-christians-atheists-can-must-agree-on.html this is a good read: it's on a humour site but it's surprisingly insightful.

wins i do understand what you are saying. I just found it unbelieveable how fast the book sold in less than 24 hours. To be honest I was some what shocked due to the topic.<br />
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I have no issues with those whose beliefs are different than mine. Thank you for commenting without what some others do with attacks.

"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. "<br />
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Seriously, you couldn't make this **** up...For what it's worth to try and defend millions of people against such garbage, considering I'm never going to make you think we have a right to life:<br />
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I (I am not speaking for everyone who calls themselves an atheist, just me - it isn't a church, and there are no 'membership rules') don't hate your god, or any other gods, or leprechauns or unicorns, for pretty much the reasons this author describes - they don't exist, so how could I hate them? I dislike religion, but religion is something done by people to people, and clearly religion "exists".<br />
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What interests me is why religious people feel the need to write these books. You're going to heaven, right? So why do you care about proving yourself right in this lifetime, if you're so full of faith that you'll be proven right n the next one? Anyway, as I said I don't want to "convert" you, I just want you and your God-fearing buddies to accept that I am a person, with a functioning mind and moral code, and that I manage to be so without having anything to do with any supernatural beings. If that idea clashes with your beliefs, either rethink your beliefs or at least stop slandering me in public, thank you.