Ray Comfort

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Ray Comfort
Ray Comfort
Born:  December 5, 1949, New Zealand
Residence:  Bellflower, California, USA
Occupation:  Evangelist, Apologist
Religion:  Evangelical Christian
Living waters ministries
Atheist central blog
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Ray Comfort is a Christian apologist from New Zealand who co-hosts The Way of the Master radio show alongside his partner Kirk Cameron.

Way of the Master[edit]

The Way of the Master is a Christian evangelism ministry founded in 2002, led by Ray Comfort, Kirk Cameron and Todd Friel. The organization, together with Living Waters Publications, produces a television show, a radio show, books, tracts, and training courses.


Live appearances[edit]

Debate with the Rational Response Squad[edit]

On May 5, 2007, Ray Comfort and Kirk Cameron engaged Rational Response Squad members Brian Sapient and Kelly O'Connor in a debate on the existence of God. ABC's Nightline aired the debate online, and a two-part summary was shown on their May 9 broadcast. Comfort and Cameron claimed they were able to prove the existence of the Judeo-Christian god scientifically without the use of the Bible and faith. It was also during this debate that the crocoduck argument was first made.

Appearance on The Atheist Experience[edit]

On 27 March 2011, Ray Comfort was a call-in guest on The Atheist Experience, with hosts Matt Dillahunty and Russell Glasser.

Written Material[edit]


Ray Comfort has written many Christian books including:

Gospel Tracts[edit]

Ray Comfort and Way of the Master produce many gospel tracts, which generally include abridged versions of the arguments presented in his books and Way of the master episodes. Some of these tracts are decorated with attention-getting gimmicks, such as optical illusions, fake million dollar bills, penny presses, etc. Most notably:

  • Saving Yourself Some Pain is a gospel tract by Ray Comfort, presented to new Christians and unbelievers. It contains a exhortation for all Christians to be baptized, even though Ray usually claims that sinners are saved only by grace, not by works.
  • Scientific Facts of the Bible is a shortened version of Ray's book, Scientific Facts in the Bible (see above).


Ray Comfort's blog focuses on evangelism and anti-atheism.

The blog was initially called 'Comfort Food', however it was later renamed to 'The Soapbox' as Ray Comfort felt the name to be misleading, as it gave the impression of the blog being a "cozy corner for Christian fun, food, and fellowship".[1] In 2009, the blog was once again renamed, this time to 'The Atheist Central'. Ray Comfort states that the reason behind the name is because atheists flood towards his blog as bugs would towards a barbecue.[2] In December 2011, the blog was once again renamed, this time to 'Words of Comfort'. This rename includes a change in direction beginning January 1, 2012. Ray admitted to not being involved in the blog for the last 6 months, instead using old posts because he was, "bored with atheism". He vowed to once again begin daily blogging with a wider focus than just atheism.[3] And yet again in the latter part of 2013 Ray renamed the blog to The Comfort Zone to reflect the change of title of his online show.


External links[edit]

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