Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Bill Nye the Science Guy Debates Ken Ham the Creationist on Evolution

*Note: 'Creationist' and 'Christian' are not the same thing. MANY Christians don't believe in creationism (even conservatives ones, sometimes).

Thank you, Bill Nye for going against just about every one of your peers in the Scientific and/or Liberal communities to take on this run-into-the-ground, nonsense-bombed issue AGAIN.

Before the debate, moderator Ken Foreman from CNN asked both men if they expected to change people's minds. Bill Nye said:

"Here is my hope: I will remind Kentucky voters (all voters, I would hope) that this is a serious issue and that it is inappropriate to include creationism as an alternative to ... the body of knowledge and the process called science."

Many liberal & scientific minds around the globe didn't want Bill Nye to take on this debate. The Guardian summed it up like this: "The public debate between Bill Nye and the president of a US creationist museum gives creationism a scientific legitimacy that it isn’t entitled to"

Many other people agree with that view: Bill Nye Lost the Creation Debate - Just by Showing up, Slate Magazine

I'd like to think that most people are glad this debate happened - again. I don't care how many times it happens. As someone who grew up in a conservative Christian home who was coerced into believing in 'creationsm' at a young age - and then discovered the truth, later...

Yeah, silly as it may seem to people... It's like finding out that Santa Clause isn't real. It can be a really shocking and even traumatic revelation to Christian believers that can result in HUGE side-effects of depression to have a cherished belief debunked like that.

However, the thing you need to keep in mind is - just because evolution is a Scientific Reality doesn't mean that God doesn't exist. Many Christians have just been taught misinformation about him.

I go into that more in this article, but bottom line... If the JEWS (then or now) who originally kept The Book of Genesis AND early Christians didn't believe that it was a literal retelling of the creation of the world - why do creationists keep insisting on it when there is so much Scientific evidence against it?

If you are a Christian who believes in creationism... God isn't afraid of questions from true believers. Seek and ye shall find when what you believe doesn't seem to hold water against evidence like that - knock and the door will open. God gave you a brain separate from everyone else's for a reason - so YOU could use it.

In all honesty, ALL religions have been warped, and Christianity is no exception. Don't just seek God for the answers to this question that you may have - he'll reveal every truth you can handle if you're brave enough.

It isn't always necessary to seek out every answer to every spiritual question that you have, however - sometimes the purpose of life is just to LIVE it. :)

Ken Ham: Why I'm Debating Bill Nye About Creationism, CNN Blog

Bill Nye: Why I'm Debating Creationist Ken Ham, CNN Bloig

Watch the Creationism vs. Evolution Debate: Ken Ham and Bill Nye on NPR

What I Learned Moderating the Creation/Evolution Debate by Ken Foreman, CNN

7 Zingers from the Ham-on-Nye Creation Debate, Religion News

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