Bill Nye… “The Science Guy,” managed to offend a select group of adults in Waco, Texas at a presentation, when he suggested that the moon does not emit light, but instead reflects the light of the sun. As even most elementary-school graduates know, the moon reflects the light of the sun but produces no light of its own. But don’t tell that to the good people of Waco, who were “visibly angered by what some perceived as irreverence,” according to the Waco Tribune.
Nye…brought up Genesis 1:16, which reads: “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.” The lesser light, he pointed out, is not a light at all, but only a reflector. At this point, several people in the audience stormed out in fury….
This story originally appeared in the Waco Tribune, but the newspaper has…pulled its story from the online version….
4 Replies to “Bill Nye *Not* “Bible Guy””
Okay…I’m a Christian. And I’m actually a creationist (though not a non-thinking militant one). But those people in Waco are just plain wacko.
It seems that these days there is no act more irreverent to Christians than actually reading the bible and pointing out what’s in there.
I’m just wondering, how can you be a “thinking” creationist?
Do you look at the scientific evidence, way that it all works together and creates testable predictions and is never, ever contradicted by any provable magical interference from any kind of supreme being, then do some “thinking” and say “Nah, the Earth is 6000 years old because this old book says so.”?
Or do you believe in science but just use God to fill in the “gaps” and say “God made these amazing processes that we’re discovering” and you agree that the Earth is ~4.3 billion years old? If that, then you’re not a “creationist”.
Easy there, Puck. It’s not like he said the moon landing is a hoax or anything.
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