Jerry Johnston Interviews Bill Nye on the Increasing Percentage of Non-Religious03 September 2016
With his fans milling around, I interviewed Bill Nye the Science Guy in front of Lincoln Memorial. The occasion was the Reason Rally, a gathering of atheists from around the country. Hosting a nationally acclaimed science show for youth, Bill Nye is a household name. I asked Bill Nye his opinion on the 21 percent of Americans who have left the church.
He told me,
“I think it’s great. I mean, because I’m pretty sure they left the church because they were happier out of the church, so that’s good.”
I then asked his opinion regarding burgeoning number of nones within the last decade. Removing his sunglasses, he replied,
“Well, I don’t know. I think it has been going on for centuries. By “it”, I mean people embracing science and natural philosophy instead of magic, magical thinking as we say. So I think it’s just part of the process and social media accelerates that.”
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