Bill Nye recently ripped those of us who believe in Creation in the following statements:
Nye said that one’s “world just becomes fantastically complicated when you don’t believe in evolution.”
“And I say to the grownups, if you want to deny evolution and live in your world, in your world that’s completely inconsistent with everything we observe in the universe, that’s fine, but don’t make your kids do it because we need them. We need scientifically literate voters and taxpayers for the future. We need people that can - we need engineers that can build stuff, solve problems.
“It’s just really a hard thing, it’s really a hard thing. You know, in another couple of centuries that world view, I’m sure, will be, it just won’t exist. There’s no evidence for it.”
You know, it’s funny, but first of all, my belief in a God that created everything makes my world ridiculously simple…not “complicated” as Mr. Nye states. What is complicated about a loving God who created everything we see and created it in a way that it lives/grows/changes according to a design? I think it is more logical to believe that God created something as intricate as a human being than hold to a belief that mysteriously over millions of years and a multitude of mutations, we just happened to become what we are. I look at our cells, the intricacies of the eye, the various systems that make up our bodies. Each part of our human body has to function in just the right way, within a certain set of parameters, or else we fail to function at all.
And you know, Mr. Nye, Christianity and the belief that we were created by God has been around for OVER 2000 years. Darwinism and evolutionary theory has only been around for less than 200 years. Something tells me that you may have put your foot in your mouth on that one.
And the fact that Mr. Nye considers me to be “unintelligent” because I believe the way I do is insulting! I’m a VERY intelligent person - I’m well read, an educator with a Master’s degree, with an IQ of over 140. And you know what my “intelligence” has shown me Mr. Nye? That I am “fearfully and wonderfully made”. That “the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible.” My wisdom, my intelligence shows me that there is a God and He has enough power to create everything that exists through a single word whispered from his lips.
You are free in this country, Mr. Nye, to believe what you choose. But don’t presume to tell me how I should raise my children and how I should live my life and what I should believe in. As a Christian, I believe in free will - God doesn’t force me to believe as I do, I choose to believe it through faith and through what my heart and mind show me to be true. You are a man. You are finite and limited and in your limited “wisdom”, you cannot presume to tell me that there is no God and neither can you tell me that He did not create this earth or the life that lives upon it. You cannot tell me that a person raised with a belief in God, raised to believe in hope, peace, good will towards others, is not needed in this world. Look at the state of our country. If anything, this country needs MORE people with a sense of hope, peace and good will towards each other.
I am deeply, deeply offended by what this man has said. It reeks of self-righteousness and pride and a sense that as a human being ,we can know all there is to know. I’ll continue to believe in my God who is strong, powerful and mighty to save. I’ll continue to believe in my God who created the earth in six, 24-hour days. I’ll continue to believe in a God who loves me and hears my prayers and takes care of me through life’s highs and lows. And I’ll continue to raise my children to believe the same. I will continue to believe these things until the day I meet my God face to face.