I interviewed scores of atheists on that hot day in June 2016 at the Reason Rally. The rock stars of atheism did not disappoint from the main stage. Fondly known as Bill Nye the Science Guy by children and adults across America from his popular science education film series, Nye is a cultural representative for thought and reason. His voice has played for twenty years at multiple Disney theme park attractions, and recently, he debated Ken Ham of The Creation Museum about the existence of a Creator. Nye has helped shaped the minds of millions of millennials, and here is what he has been saying:
“As we stand before this shrine to one of history’s most thoughtful critical thinkers, Abraham Lincoln, I cannot help but feel that we are at a critical time, a turning point in the history of my beloved United States, and the history of humankind. Our ability to reason has helped us provide clean water, reliable electricity and access to an electronic information infrastructure to a large fraction of the people who live in the developed world. Critical thinking, reason, and science got us here, and these traditions will help us bring these technical advantages to everyone on Earth, and dare I say it, change the world.”
Indeed, critical thinking, reason, and science have contributed much to the success of the United States, but faith in Jesus Christ has, as well. Thinking such as this, which eliminates God, is why so many people have abandoned their faith. Nye is right; we are at a critical time. That’s why Cristie Jo and I are producing resources to educate and enlighten people on how critical thinking and reason are not separate from Biblical truth.
Bill Nye is fondly known as Bill Nye the Science Guy and is the star of a popular science education film series. His voice plays at multiple Disney theme park attractions, and he has helped shape the minds of millions of students.