Today’s letter-to-the-editor was brought to our attention by one of our far-flung network of clandestine operatives. It appears in the Bowling Green Daily News located in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The letter is titled As a scientist, Nye ought to be a little more open-minded. We’ll give you a few excerpts, enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary, and some bold font for emphasis. As we usually do, we’ll omit the writer’s name and city. Okay, here we go:
In the Sept. 24 Daily News, an AP story ran about scientist/entertainer Bill Nye condemning Christian parents for passing their religious doubts of evolution on to their children and that lawmakers should get the Bible out of the classroom because it risks creating a generation that will turn its back on science.
You know all about the Bill Nye video. If not, see Bill Nye Blasts Creationism. The letter continues:
Does anyone believe the Bible is so firmly entrenched in our educational system that it risks the forward progress of science?
Half the country is creationist, so something is definitely wrong. Let’s read on:
I would think that as a scientist, Mr. Nye would be open to ideas and not doubt something because he can’t see it physically. If all scientists acted like him, we wouldn’t know microorganisms cause disease or about the existence of the atom or black holes or electricity or … you get the point.
Yes, we get the point. Thanks to all those creationists who have faith in things unseen, we know all about the cause of disease and the structure of the atom. Now the letter-writer challenges Nye:
Perhaps he could act like a scientist and experiment to prove the presence or absence of God before subjecting us to his personal agenda. C’mon Bill … be a scientist instead of political mouthpiece!
We can’t think of anything to say about that. Well, we can, but we’d better not. Here’s more:
On another note, I worry for Mr. Nye as well as our embassies overseas. Even though he singled out Christians, I would assume Nye means any religion that believes a superior being created us. Since the Quran says the Earth and life were created by God (2:117), I am awaiting the outcry from our Muslim brothers as they rally with Christians to protect a foundation of both our beliefs.
This may be the creepiest letter we’ve seen yet, and we’ve written about hundreds of them. Moving along:
Hopefully our government can be prepared for the next series of attacks since the ones caused by an obscure video a few weeks ago supposedly caught them by surprise.
Hey, that’s right! Our embassies are already burning all over the Middle East because of a movie (or so we’re told), and now we have Nye’s video to fan the flames. Someone call Homeland Security — Bill Nye is a danger to the nation! And here’s the stunning end:
I find it interesting that Nye doubts religion, and yet was married by the pastor of the eighth largest church in the U.S. in 2006.
We see that the letter-writer saved his strongest point for the end. Smart man!
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