"Atheists go ballistic" over up coming debate. Bollocks!

So while I was trolling the Evolution is a Lie Facebook page I came across a link on Ken Ham's discussion about his up coming debate against Bill Nye. Needless to say I was choking on my tea within the first few lines of his post. 

According to him, atheists are going mad about the discussion and many are 'calling on Bill Nye to cancel'. He then quoted a few of these people who were urging Bill to cancel, most of them were just stating that they thought the debate was a waste of time and some simply thought that agreeing to the debate was a way of 'legitimizing' the creationists beliefs. I just find it extremely amusing how he spins his own straw man of atheism and then proceeds to tear it apart. We are now all of a sudden 'insecure in our beliefs' and are scared about the debate because that's what he wants to think. 

The picking and choosing of what is reality and what is not seems to stretch all the way over into deciding what others think and feel FOR them. He is one of the most small minded fools I have ever encountered and I see him pulling some dirty moves in the debate just to get some sort of upper hand. The masses drink this all up as if he were the new prophet of creationism! Regardless of how the debate goes, people will decide that he annihilated Bill because they will not understand half of the arguments or the general rules of debate and philosophical argumentation. 

I can't help but shake my head in pity at the absolute ignorance of the crowd.

Needless to say though, I am very excited to watch the debate! I am a huge fan of Bill and he always seems to spark interest in whatever it is that he is discussing! His passion is amazing and I hope he manages to spread a little of it in this debate. 

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Tags: Bill, Ham, Ken, Nye, creationism, debate, evolution

Comment by David Smith on January 3, 2014 at 8:53am

If I was on their side of the debate, I'd probably feel the need to resort to such measured, and worse.

when is it though? i'l maybe give it a watch myself

Comment by _Robert_ on January 3, 2014 at 9:53am

I really miss going to the "Sun goes around the Earth" museum.

Comment by _Robert_ on January 3, 2014 at 10:06am

Mr. Ham certainly has a certain "Neolithic" glow about him, don't ya think?

Comment by James Cox on January 3, 2014 at 11:55am

Does Nye have the list of debate pints, or will this just be one more .... 

Comment by Facts Before Faith on January 3, 2014 at 1:08pm

I get the point that Nye is giving Ham more attention and credibility than he deserves. But I disagree with a slashdot commentator who said that there really aren't people on the fence between creation and evolution.

My beliefs on the matter evolved when I was a Christan who went to a liberal arts college. I learned about concrete examples of evolution and simply couldn't deny that they were real. So I adjusted my belief to allow for a God who used evolution as a tool. I reasoned that it just made him even more powerful, since he could make living things that could adapt to their environments. I was raised to call evolution "Evil Solution" so this is no small change in my beliefs.

My leaving religion actually had nothing to do with evolution. Although after becoming an atheist my understanding of evolution has improved a lot.

I'd love to go see Bill Nye. I used to watch his show all the time.

Comment by Reg The Fronkey Farmer on January 3, 2014 at 1:53pm

Why Dawkins won't debate creationists....

Comment by Kairan Nierde on January 3, 2014 at 4:36pm

Wow. I wonder if it costs a lot to go? I have creationist family members who've told me they're looking to make a trip to the museum. I said I'd go too...this would be a nice time to do it...maybe the children would have a chance to see that their beliefs are controversial.

Comment by james d on January 3, 2014 at 6:12pm

it is difficult to 'debate' creationists who see NO difficulty in lying to maintain their 'truth'!

Comment by Pope Beanie on January 3, 2014 at 8:20pm

Just read a short article revealing the debate is titled: "Is creation a viable model of origins?”

Um, talk about a no-brainer, right? It only makes sense if "viable" means that creation explains God's magical powers, because it most certainly is not a viable explanation for fossils, expanding universe, black holes, matter, energy, chemistry, physiology, nuclear energy, weather systems, northern lights, electromagnetism for hydroelectric energy and TVs and spark plugs and toasters and internet...

See, science is not out to destroy religion, rather science is defending itself from religion that not only must ignore science's accomplishments to remain "viable", but has to develop an offense to discredit science. So good luck to all the creationists who plan to get to the Creation Museum without benefit of some kind of science and technology that makes their long trip possible!

Comment by Reg The Fronkey Farmer on January 3, 2014 at 9:35pm

I posted this link for another discussion recently. It is Ken Ham in action as he happily destroys the minds of some young children. I seldom hear Xians complain so I take it they condone this form of child abuse.

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