Christian minister Ray Comfort claimed today that the existence of pineapple disproves the Big Bang theory.
In a video uploaded to his official YouTube channel, the New Zealand-born leader of The Way of the Master ministry said that the spiny fruit could only exist in a universe created by God.
"The pineapple is the physicist's nightmare," he explained. "This humble fruit single-handedly destroys their argument that the universe began at a single point in space 13.77 billion years ago.
"Now according to the atheists and scientists, everything in the universe started at one single point and eventually traveled to their current locations. But how is that possible?
"I think we all can agree that the pineapple is one of nature's strongest fruits. But even considering its incredible strength, it's hard to imagine pineapples surviving the trip all the way from the center of the universe to Earth.
"Maybe rocks, mountains, and even oceans can voyage though deep space. But what about the rest of God's creation? How did things like pineapples, carrots or goats travel all that way? God must have created them, right here on Earth."
God of Gaps
Comfort is known for his use of fruit metaphors to challenge accepted scientific theories. In his best known video, he argued that the fact bananas are easy to peel disproved evolution because only intelligent design could explain this useful feature.
After many people pointed out that the banana was bred by humans to be easier to use, he eventually retracted his statement. In today's video, however, he appears committed to his "pineapple principle."
"Are you a sinner?" he asked his audience. "I know I'm a sinner. And I know I'm a liar. That's how I recognize all the signs of a blatant fraud.
"It's simply not possible for creation to have begun inside a singularity. But this is what the evolutionists and the Big Bangers want us to believe. That every man, woman, child, planet, star and pineapple all started out at the same place at the same time.
"But the good news is that God will forgive you. If you disavow your Darwinist and Lemaîtrian ways, you too can be redeemed and be awarded everlasting life."