Bill Nye Hates God

Nye ran afoul of the faithful by remarking that it is not true that the moon generates its own light as opposed to reflecting light. This contradicted Genesis 1:16, which says quite clearly (if only Nye bothered to read it) that “God made two great lights — the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars.” Fortunately, there were educated people in the audience who proceeded to boo Nye and walk out. One woman with three children reportedly screamed “We believe in God!” while storming out.

Details here.

Comments

  1. #1 TheDude
    September 8, 2009

    The author of the Genesis passage would seem to have lumped the visible planets in with “stars”. Therefore, to say these planets are not stars is unbiblical. Nuclear fusion powers Mars and if you think otherwise Satan is planting wicked, evil lies in your head.

  2. #2 Joshua Zelinsky
    September 8, 2009

    Isn’t this a bit old? This happened back in 2006. It seems like every six months or so this story gets repeated as if it were a new event.

  3. #3 MikeMa
    September 8, 2009

    I weep for the future with these fools in it. Flat, young earth for them, no doubt.

  4. #4 jj
    September 8, 2009

    @Joshua
    Looks like the local newspaper that originally did the report pulled it from their online archives for no reasom, which was part of the linked article above, the story has since been reposted after someone complained.

    Still funny, though.

  5. #5 qetzal
    September 9, 2009

    I missed this when it first happened. The best part, though, was this line from the source linked above:

    Next he is going question the fact that the sun evolves [sic] around the earth and find himself in a papal trial.

    :D

  6. #6 csrster
    September 9, 2009

    It’s a good thing he didn’t mention that the Moon is sometimes up during the day instead of the night. Imagine if people in biblical times had known _that_ !

  7. #7 6EQUJ5
    September 9, 2009

    An engineer I worked with had learned as a child that the sun and moon are never in the sky at the same time, and no argument, or diagram, would change his mind. I took him outside to the parking lot and pointed at the sun and the moon.

    Initially he disbelieved what he was seeing. We went back to the diagrams and he began to accept the arguments.

    The next year, I was with him when he witnessed the solar eclipse.

  8. #8 T.Fife
    September 9, 2009

    “Fortunately, there were educated people in the audience . . . ” Wow, what can one say?

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