Bill Nye Reveals He Is Agnostic; Shares Expectations for Ken Ham Creationism Debate
Bill Nye "The Science Guy" identified himself as an agnostic and revealed his expectations for the upcoming debate with Creation Museum CEO and President Ken Ham on the topic of creationism, saying that he doesn't expect they will be able to win each other over.
"Well I don't think I'm gonna win Mr. Ham over, anymore than Mr. Ham is going to win me over," Nye said in a video interview with Huff Post Live posted on Wednesday. Nye is scheduled to debate Ham on Feb. 4 at The Creation Museum's 900-seat Legacy Hall in Petersburg, Ky.
"Instead, I want to show people that this belief (creationism) is still among us. It finds its way into school boards in the United States," Nye stated. He reminded viewers that he is a mechanical engineer and not really a scientist, but is going in as a 'reasonable man' in the debate that is set to focus on the question "Is creation a viable model of origins in today's...
I wanted to acknowledge you and the blessing you have been to me. I took a lil break because likr every washed up fishin' hole, there's a lot if trollin' going on.
I have also asked "if God doesn't exist, why do you work so hard to prove He doesn't?" and had to turn the other cheek. But there is comfort in that we don't have anything to prove, we go to church and the bible and acknowledge what God has already confirmed in our hearts. Isn't that a great comfort!
JSC wrote: "i believe matter just appeared out of no where with no orgin, just one time! We know it is not possible nor will evidence allow me to believe it is possible, but it really did happen without a creator one time!" mr. Nye represents the reasonable man. But he is correct; Mr Ham will not convince him; ah but the Holy Spirit can and does! Shall we not pray that God would manifest His name, break the back of Mr Nye's rebellion, and have victory to which Mr Nye would be the spoil, his soul a trophy unto God, praising and worshipping Him forever
I agree with Chris, what a great comment. I have often thought of the absurdity of matter creating itself, but I really like your thought of it "happening only once". Very well done! I am going to add your thought to something I wrote up on evolution.
his stance that no one can win the debate fits right into agnosticism of "can't know". this will oddly resonate with many who think that not having a moral stand on something makes one more "tolerant". as much mind twisting as must occur here, those who want to believe in no absolutes will love the fact that he can prove nothing and those who believe in a creator (that is all do because they can see the things unseen qualities of God by what is made) will likely see Mr. Ham's ability to communicate truths to mean something.
Such is the divide of mankind, revelation and understanding come through Christ.
on the other hand, I appreciate Bill Nye setting a tone that is less caustic, there will be differences among us, and I look forward to hearing Ken Ham. I do believe there is still a place for public debate and discourse.
"i believe matter just appeared out of no where with no orgin, just one time! We know it is not possible nor will evidence allow me to believe it is possible, but it really did happen without a creator one time!" mr. Nye represents the reasonable man.
But he is correct; Mr Ham will not convince him; ah but the Holy Spirit can and does! Shall we not pray that God would manifest His name, break the back of Mr Nye's rebellion, and have victory to which Mr Nye would be the spoil, his soul a trophy unto God, praising and worshipping Him forever
Hmmm...good news. I thought Nye was a hard core athiest, but am encouraged that he hasn't closed the door to possibility. Eternity is forever and I grieve for anyone who has fallen for Satan's lies, especially for those who are in hell at this very moment knowing that their suffering will never, ever end; not even for a moment. Difficult to comprehend.