Analysis Of Ray Comfort's '180'

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The Holocaust not only can be seen as a horrific event, but also as a way to minister against abortion for evangelist Ray Comfort. Ray Comfort in his production “180” took a different perspective on the Holocaust and happened to alter the minds of many people that he met on the streets. Although the clear majority of people he met came to side with his arguments, there were few that disagreed with him. Ray comfort not only changed the minds of the people he met, but made a change of their hearts for the better. Three things that stand out in the “180” video are, his use of rhetoric appeal, the legalization of abortion being, the holocaust, and repentance of sins. In the “180” movie Ray Comfort outstandingly used rhetorical appeal throughout his argument in a thorough way to further grasp his audience’s attention. He used pathos, ethos, and logos during the course of his dispute of abortion and the Holocaust. Comfort uses pathos more frequently than the other two appeals, to plea to the audience’s heart strings. An example of when pathos was used was when …show more content…

One example of ethos in the film was when Guttmacher Institute said from 1973-2008, fifty-three million three hundred ten thousand eight hundred and thirty-four unborn babies were killed in the American Holocaust. A tremendous use of ethos was when Ray quoted from the Bible telling the sixth commandment “Thou shall not murder.” The sixth commandment is not the only time he used the Bible and God as a credible source. Comfort mentioned a verse that states “He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” He used the Bible and God many more times in his arguments and quoted other commandments that one should follow. Ray also uses the very words of Adolf Hitler, leader of the Holocaust, at one point, when Hitler claimed that “[God is] a

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