Bill Nye Takes Jabs At Religion While Talking About the Beauty of the Eclipse
You almost have to admire the irony. Self-important people like Neil deGrasse Tyson and Bill Nye think they know everything and credit all of creation to science, while ignoring God (at best) and taking shots at
You almost have to admire the irony.
Self-important people like Neil deGrasse Tyson and Bill Nye think they know everything and credit all of creation to science, while ignoring God (at best) and taking shots at Him (at worst).
They have never read Psalm 19:1:
The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
Or Romans 1:20:
For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities–his eternal power and divine nature–have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.
They fill themselves with their own self-importance, so blinded by their arrogance that it blocks out their view of God’s creation. As Paul says in Romans, the very nature of a Creator is on display every day by the Creation that he made. Whether the stars in the sky, the vast oceans, majestic trees, the Universe…..it all proclaims the works of His hands!
Nye wrote an article for CBS News where he waxed poetically about the eclipse:
We’ve come a long way. That we humble humans can understand all of this is remarkable, and despite all the troubles around us today, it fills me with optimism about our species and our future.
Modern astronomers predict eclipses like this one with an accuracy that no psychic, no faith healer, no tarot card reader can approach. For most of us, tomorrow’s eclipse will be a once-in-a-lifetime event. Delight in its beauty.
But also, appreciate that our science got us here.
I hope this brief period reminds us all that we share a common origin among the stars and that we are all citizens of the same planet. Tomorrow, let’s celebrate being alive right now, in this universe, and marvel at humankind’s ability to observe this phenomenon, and to understand the cosmos and our place within it.
And you know what? He’s right, the eclipse is beautiful. But he misses the conclusion! He misses the God behind it!
Instead, the talks about “how science got us here”. Wrong Bill.
Then he talks about how we should “…marvel at humankind’s ability to observe this phenomenon…”. Wrong again Bill.
The majesty is most definitely certain, but it should lead you to praise the Creator, Father God!
Don’t ever let yourself get so swept up in God’s creation that you miss the beauty of the Creator behind it! The fact that we can witness it at all is only more evidence of His Grace upon us!
Not to us, O Lord, not to us,
But to Your name be the glory
Because of Your love and your faithfulness!