‘Hey Bill Nye, How Do I Escape Religion?’ #TuesdaysWithBill

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Hey Bill. I’m Andrew LaRue. I’m from northwest
Ohio. Thanks for taking my question. My question is where — I’ve been indoctrinated with
religion most of my life and I am 20 years old right now and I’m just kind of opening
my mind up to what I’ve learned from science. And I’m just kind of wondering kind of by
reeducating myself because religion is all I’ve really ever known. So I’m just looking
to start over. Thank you. Andrew, this is a heavy question. How should
you deal with science and religion? And what I tell everybody by analogy: When you learn
about what we in science-education like to call skeptical thinking or critical thinking,
where when someone says, “I have the ability to communicate with the dead,” for example.
At first you go wow really? And then they show you the evidence, which is you in a dark
room and they hold hands and a ghost appears in the corner and you hear hissing sounds
— shhhh, shhhh. If you’re led to believe that they’re ghosts, at first that seems
quite reasonable to you. But after you start thinking about it skeptically, you go, “That’s
probably a guy with a handkerchief on a stick and a steam kettle making hissing sounds probably.”
Which is what Houdini did by the way. So you come to abandon or change what you were brought
up believing not in a moment, not in a revelatory instant, but over the process of many months
and years. So I encourage you, when it comes to religion,
is to evaluate the claims which is a big thing in skeptical and critical thinking. Somebody
claims that he— it was through his mind that he was able to get the tide to go extraordinarily
low at the Red Sea. It could be. It could be, but there may be other explanations. It
could be that when a football player or a baseball player in the U.S. has a successful
play, hits a double in a critical point in a baseball game, scores a touchdown at an
opportune moment — it could be that there is a divine spirit that enables this person
to do this extraordinary thing at that moment. Or it could be that the person has been practicing
this for years and years and years and he was at the right place at the right time and
caught the ball or hit the ball or what have you. Both are explanations for you to evaluate. The big thing is when it comes to ethics and
morals and religion, to see if there’s anything different between what religions want you
to do and what you feel you should do. What you think is ethically innate within you.
For most people, most people are not inclined to murder people. But certain religions quite
reasonably have rules against that. It’s antisocial. See if that comes from within
you or it comes from outside of you — from without you. And then evaluate each claim
and don’t beat yourself up. To become — I’m not talking about religion. I’m talking
about to be skeptical of astrology, be skeptical of extraordinary magic tricks, to be skeptical
of faith healing, to be skeptical of crop circle origins. These things, it takes a way
of thinking that you don’t develop in an afternoon. You’ve got to let them steep
to turn over in your mind. But I hope you do a lot of it and all the time you spend
on thinking about these thoughts will lead you somewhere. Now I don’t know exactly
what you were brought up with, but if you’re in Ohio it’s very reasonable you’re in
the Ohio River Valley. You were probably brought up with a lot of the Bible. I really encourage
you to read the bible. Just read it and see if it all — see if it seems to be literally
true to you. And they had some extraordinary penalties for crimes that or for perceived
misdeeds that — modern penalties aren’t as severe. And there might be good reasons
for that. If you’re in a small tribe, survival is a big deal and you’ve got to think fast
and take swift action. Now after many centuries of reflection, our society has very different
approaches to some of these deeds that are described — if the Bible is what you’re
brought up with. You might be brought up with something else. But just remember: Don’t beat yourself up.
But get into skeptical thought. Check out skeptical websites and do not — be careful
because there are English words that come to us from Greek. Do not confuse skepticism
with cynicism. Those are two different things. Cynical means you don’t have any expectation
of good outcomes. Skeptical means you want things to be proven or shown. They’re two
very different things, but because the words come to us from Green and we merge or blend
the consonant and vowel sounds, they sound very much alike to us. But they are two different
things skepticism and cynicism. It’s a cool question man. Good luck.

 

100 Responses

  1. Faux Shizle

    April 27, 2018 8:14 am

    Hey Bill Nye, How Do I Escape EVER HEARING YOUR PSEUDOSCIENCE GARBAGE EVER AGAIN. Good job on your Netflix "Special" , you showed the world how much of a jackass you are.

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  2. Sab Esq

    April 28, 2018 2:14 pm

    Reading the bible made me not believe. ..jus use common scents when m you read the bible an use knowledge that we know is fact….

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  3. Azthetical

    May 2, 2018 1:58 am

    Omg my son was clearly saved by medicine and doctors from brain eating amoeba but guess what? I dont understand science and any medical terms so, its all God’s doing. I mean, its fine if you want to feel like theres someone watching over you, but the moment idiots go and deny facts with their religion is when the line is crossed.

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  4. Jonah Kane

    May 3, 2018 1:47 am

    hello my name is brother jonah and I believe I was called by God to convert you to Christianity believe or not there is proof that Jesus Christ was God now I am not talking about John 3:16 or yelling that your going to go to hell I am talking about real historical evidence for God Jesus Christ
    1 all historians believe that Jesus Christ did exist and died on a Roman cross around 33 ad and on the third day his body was gone. because of the overwhelming amount of documents and historical evidence fun fact there are more documents of Jesus then Aristotle and Plato combined we can say that this is true if you Deny that Jesus Christ existed you might as well be denying that dinosaurs existed
    2. If you were to disprove Christians and sink are religion and frankly turn me atheist all you would have to do is find proof that Jesus did not rise from the dead atheist have tried to find evidence that Jesus really did not rise from the dead for centuries here is what they came up with
    1 apostles stole the body The only problem with this claim is the apostles and there followers based on historical evidence died horrible deaths and not once did they say that Jesus did not rise from the dead not once did they say that Jesus was not God and not once did they take back there loyalty tords Jesus think about it would you die for something you knew was a lie and even more evidence after his death three days later based on historical evidence 500 people claimed to have seen Jesus alive
    2. the romans stole the body The romans killed him why would they want to make it look like Jesus rose from the dead does not make sense
    3. the 500 people that saw Jesus hallucinated A phycologist once said that if 500 people had seen the same hallucination it would be a bigger miracle then the resurrection itself that pretty much throws that theory out the window
    4. Jesus was not dead Frankly people who say this haven’t studied the romans they were professional killers they would scourge you 40 times with a whip that had nails attached to it and the nails would go in to your body and literally break your back then they would nail you to the cross put you up right then when you are up right the nails would push on a nerve that effects your lungs so you would have to push up for air and eventually would kill you fun fact not once did any one survive in Rome from a crucification not only that the romans stuck a spear in Jesus’s diaphragm and water came out witch proves he was dead
    5 Jesus had a twin brother. This is the funniest one first of all you would have the problem with the disciples claiming to see holes in his hands then you would have the problem with how stupid you think the disciples are they have just spent 3 years of there life with Jesus you think they might notice something funny about this supposed twin
    Their is much more evidence this is just the basics if you need more evidence read the case for Christ the truth is simply disprove the resurrection you have disproven Christians and turned me atheist that is all you have to do people would not have died for a lie 500 people would not have had the same hallucinations and Jesus did not have a twin brother all I’m am saying is you need to look at the facts and try to disprove the resurrection it’s simply I’m am challenging all the atheist to do this simply task the truth is powerful
    Sincerely brother jonah

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  5. Conwell Boccia

    May 3, 2018 8:28 pm

    Great job destroying the soul of a young man who really needs the Lord Jesus more than he needs Bill Nye's pontificating.

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  6. Dave Marshall

    May 4, 2018 6:34 pm

    Being raised Christian, the moment I realized I didn't believe in God or any religious rhetoric was the most amazing and spiritual moment of my life

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  7. Siavoush Avesta

    May 8, 2018 9:39 am

    i live in iran, an islamic republic, Our law is based on Islam bro

    im an atheist since the age of 13… Theres no bars on your mind friend

    leave all that shit behind and you'll finaly see things clearly

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  8. Elie Elie

    May 9, 2018 10:38 pm

    Do you think religion might ever be a useful fiction? Kind of like how imaginary numbers are useful in real-world physics?

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  9. NeptuneMagnus

    May 11, 2018 3:45 am

    This is a perfect answer by Mr. Nye. Throwing off the shackles of religion does not happen because you read something in the comments section mocking religion. The ability to develop critical skepticism is something you work at and earn, brick by brick. But once you can think that way, you are free. And it doesn't ever go away because you built the foundation of your understanding – it's so much more powerful than being spoonfed indoctrination.

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  10. President of the Secrete Sankcake Server

    May 11, 2018 3:43 pm

    Good on this young man.

    I would suggest he turns to philosophy, start with Schopenhauer and move through nitche and aryn Rand(for perspectives) and go through all the classic greek and asian ones and then end with psyche like bf skinner.
    That is an adequit way to fill that hole.

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  11. SLiM M

    May 12, 2018 10:32 pm

    not everything can be proven. for example, the entirety of my final year of college i have lived in a dorm room that is frequented by a ghost (possibly a poltergeist – i'm not sure which). i believe in ghosts BUT i chose to enter the situation as a skeptic. i did this because i once heard/read that skepticism is necessary if someone wants to investigate something that appears paranormal. i tried to come up with a "reasonable" explanation for the knocking on my walls and ceiling: someone above me making noise, a regular person knocking on my wall) but this was the problem i kept having to face: i was on the top floor. it was very unlikely that someone was on the roof because why would they just be knocking for a few minutes and then do absolutely nothing else? there was no sound of a hammer (i can tell the difference between someone knocking and someone hammering). and when i heard knocking on my walls it was always very high up, almost at the ceiling. i live in between two other people but i know that none of them would be able to reach high enough to make the sound i heard. i also get knocks on my door, hurry straight to it, and find no one in the hall (i do not hear running or walking feet either). i have never recorded these odd occurrences because they happen so randomly and i do not always have something on hand to document them (though a friend of mine has witnessed the disembodied knocking on the door at least once). i cannot prove to you that the ghost who has been a support for me when i was lonely, depressed, etcetera exists – but that does not mean it does not exist.

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  12. b1aflatoxin

    May 15, 2018 3:09 pm

    The invention of Mashit (aka: a satan; -noun) and the evolution of the modern "Satan" just as Hell in the Bible …its all fictional reboots of the same story arch. – Fear is the glue that binds. Break free of the bronze age brainwashing.

    Relevant videos from my playlist:
    Playing God: The Loving Psychopath. https://youtu.be/E15IC3YKv8g
    The Evolution of Satan in the Bible https://youtu.be/j-gbOnWj6Mw

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  13. DarkKnightDelta

    May 16, 2018 5:37 am

    How do "I" escape Bill Nye? The guy's a paid actor who is about as scientific as
    Mickey Mouse. Science today has became so depressing and watered down that nobody actually learns things anymore. You leave the "science" classroom even more confused than you were when you went in there.

    What happened to great scientists like Isaac Newton and Nicolaus Copernicus? Instead, today, we get morons like Bill Nye and Neil DeGrasse Tyson who don't even understand nor apparently have the ability to even comprehend what science is. Bill Nye can't even answer a question as simple as "what is climate change?" And Neil DeGrasse Tyson doesn't know what gravity is.

    It's dumbass retards like them that are making me lose my hope in humanity's future. Bill should make more appearances on TV because he does an awesome job and showing us how much of an idiot he is. Oh, and by the way, this has absolutely nothing to do with God or religion so if you're thinking that, fuck off.

    It has to do with men of talent. Men of wisdom. Men like Galileo Galilei who invented the telescope. Instead, we get men like Bill Nye who invent excuses and men like Neil DeGrasse Tyson in which every time you see looks like he's had too much tequila and is as high as a kite.

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  14. Geo Bla

    May 19, 2018 3:35 pm

    Bill's right on the money that we should be skeptical in our thinking when we evaluate
    just about anything in life .

    This skepticism is something unique to humans.
    In science , skepticism could be an evaluation of information that was presented
    in a scientific study that didn't agree with the current consensus .

    By applying skepticism , common sense and accurate evaluations of the
    scientific data , we can eventually arrive at a proper conclusion,

    We can be extremely grateful that most of the sciences , such as medicine ,
    engineering and many others apply what the science shows.

    Unfortunately , that doesn't apply to the most of the evolutionary explanations
    of evolution.

    If it did , you wouldn't have it making the endless amount of unscientific claims
    that it does.
    If science followed the 1000's of nonsensical claims made by evolutionists ,
    such as junk DNA & RNA which many of these evolutionists would have
    been happy to leave at that , we would never had discovered the incredible
    complexity within a single cell.

    We would never have found out how these Junk DNA and RNA interact with
    each other or the many complex nano-machines , factory;s , roadways for
    transporting materials and volumes of information that has to interchange
    between all these for the survival of a single cell.

    Many scientists that study the cell , compare it to a city or a the Saturn 5
    spacecraft and this would still be a simplification of all of it's functions.

    Possibly we should apply some of that skepticism to flowers are pretty and
    colourful to attract the insects that don't see the colour or why some
    flowers are tiny and plain and still get pollinated.
    You could write books on this type of contractions presented in
    evolutionary science.

    So , I agree whole heartily that we should apply this skepticism based on
    accurate knowledge to all the sciences and we could rid of the
    pseudo science and continue to advance in our understanding .

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  15. Art Vanden Berg

    May 21, 2018 6:55 am

    The reason the penalties in the old testament were so harsh is twofold. First, they didn't have a lot of prison space so only minor penalties could be dealt with that way. Second life was cheap and most people weren't going to live to 40 anyway, so a 10 year sentence would be a life sentence, why not kill the bugger and save some prison space. Also I guess a third reason was that they had to send a message that these rules were serious. You rape your neighbor's wife or steal his goat, you die. I have to imagine that in the early days as morality evolved it evolved at the point of a spear. I see it as having evolved this way: If you don't want me to stab you, don't piss me off! And then at some point it became reciprocal, I won't piss you off if you don't stab me, and I won't stab you if you don't piss me off. But in the biblical times it had to be laid down pretty harshly.

    And to some extent I think our modern system is more cruel. You can get a life sentence in a gay dungeon for drunk driving if you accidentally kill someone, even though a sober person might go free even if he was being reckless and breaking other laws. I'd take the stoning. It's over in 5 minutes and a good rock to the head would mean you don't feel anything after that. What you did in the old days is get a trusted relative to "throw the first stone", make it a big one, and crush your brain.

    Of course then they came up with torture, every cruel form of torture one could imagine, but in forms that didn't kill very quickly. But I think this was to dissuade the still to be living more so than to punish the criminals. All you need to do to get rid of criminals is kill them quickly and painlessly. But to prevent crime in the ancient world, you need to make a very public and painful spectacle of them. A sort of "don't let this happen to you" type of thing. This is why Henry VIII beheaded his wives, but tortured those considered treasonous. A beheading is probably very painful, but probably not for more than a minute. A torture could last for days before they let you finally die.

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  16. Bonnie Hunt

    May 22, 2018 8:35 pm

    I wish I were more of a critical thinker when I was young! I was 54 when I realized religion was insane.

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  17. David Norwood

    May 23, 2018 3:15 pm

    Hey Bill, how do I think for myself? I’ve been raised by atheists but now I believe there’s more to life and the physical universe.

    What a ridiculous question. Everyone, please think for yourself. Unless, of course, you are schizophrenic or have some major mental illness, then you may wish to take the advice of doctors and love ones.

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  18. 1badcrow

    May 28, 2018 9:06 pm

    He sure looks creepy…..

    Bill Nye the perverted guy…Should be jailed for "Sexual interference with a minor"

    After producing a video aimed at kids teaching (grooming) kids to believe that participating

    in GAY ORGIES is a GOOD THING !

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSbwtI7H5hc

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  19. U WOT M8

    June 7, 2018 3:10 am

    It's important to not think of all religious people as idiotic nutjobs, it can be a very personal choice for someone and does not necessarily stop them from being skeptical and being scientific, we should rather address what ideas they propose to society

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  20. Darryl Learie

    June 8, 2018 6:03 pm

    I like Bill Nye am for open minded skepticism, don’t be so cynical as to refuse to investigate a claim. Investigate that claim with all skepticism, as extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.

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  21. Proto Man

    June 18, 2018 12:22 am

    "Read the bible and see if its all literally true". Bill, thats fine for some books of the bible but not all of them. The bible is not A book, but a series of different books with different genres. Would you read mother goose in the same way as you would read the New York Times? I would certainly hope not!

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  22. Honey Sharma

    June 18, 2018 1:35 pm

    religion is a fear based tool that was invented to implement ethics & moral in societies. man was also like animal back then, who was haunting, killing, surviving in harsh world. but as soon as they figure out then unity & formation of tribes of humans can help them survive more easy, they begin to implement steps to sustain stability & control in that tribe, so it could progress furthermore.

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  23. Chuck-U Farly

    June 23, 2018 10:56 pm

    religion is an evil self perpetuating scam that preys upon the weaknesses and fears of people. There is nothing tangible that only religion can provide.

    In truth there is freedom
    In faith there is slavery and tyranny
    Religion only exists on faith.

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  24. philiummatterblaster

    July 16, 2018 9:24 pm

    bill i think you should go visit a haunted mine for a night. check out ryoutube video creepy sounds in mine. maybe its fake but if u do your research you will see the likely hood of this guy faking is very low in my opinion. an what you hear is idk

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  25. philiummatterblaster

    July 16, 2018 9:26 pm

    i think its easier for you to say its not true because its easier to explain than how there could be some lever of consciousness after your physical self is gone

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  26. philiummatterblaster

    July 16, 2018 9:27 pm

    if you do alittle deeper reseach you can find some weird cool stuff out there that's real

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  27. Rocket League trades

    July 22, 2018 3:00 am

    I’ve have a question for all u atheist if ur wrong u go to hell or whatever if Christians are wrong what’s the worst that’s gonna happen nothing is nothing we won’t know if we’re wrong or not so what do u have to lose if u become a believer

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  28. Tom Kelly

    July 24, 2018 1:01 am

    I was raised by a father who prays to the gods of skepticism. There are some major downfalls to the skeptics worldview. First of all it is always against what is being said, and never is it skeptical of being skeptical.

    I see no beautiful ancient architecture made by skeptics, no songs and dance.

    My first 2 children were born at the abortion clinic.

    I was married at 23, divorced at 24, had 2 dead babies, and 2 living ones that live with their mothers for the most part.

    Skepticism is a world view that is empty, lifeless. I can't do religion, I know everything that is wrong with it. I do very much admire the results though. Religion works in a whole lot of ways.

    What does science have to say about how to find love? what to do when you find it? how to create a good nest for children to come in to? Where is the proof for forgiveness? Love? Kindness? Generosity?

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  29. Practical Bible Studies

    July 27, 2018 2:32 pm

    The comments here are ridiculous. Not all Christians are complete morons. Not every Christian is a Young Earther. Check out Hugh Ross on that. And no, we don’t all think atheists are raping and pillaging the world. Please don’t repeat sound bites and look in to it with an intelligent Christian.

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  30. Shaun

    July 29, 2018 1:11 am

    The parting of the red sea is a historical claim and there are several possible causes, wind being one of the more commonly cited ones. It is claimed that a wind of 63 miles per hour lasting for 12 hours would have pushed back waters estimated to be 6 feet deep, exposing the mud bed for crossing.
    Also, Genesis is written in figurative language, I can debunk your claim that it's literal through comparison with revelation where it explains who the serpent is(Revelation 20:2 / 12:9). If you believe, you believe, if you disbelieve, you disbelieve, but nobody here wants you to believe or disbelieve in ignorance. And certainly not based on a straw man! (And that's what misrepresentative claim is, a straw man, misrepresenting it to debunk it is not science). Learn, question, ask. Watch Gary Habermas argument on the resurrection if you have time. History is full of unlikely events, why? Simple, we don't bother recording the uninteresting ones. A lion eats a man, Monday in Rome, a lion doesn't… Hmm… That's weird, did he cost himself with a bitterant or something? Part of skepticism is seeking explanations that don't require faith, then when you are left with the impossible staring you in the face, that is when we question what we have known. This question when faced with the impossible is the beginning of belief, unless, of course, we can find an explanation. Even the church seeks to rule out all scientific explanations before declaring something a miracle.
    Read 'to hell and back' with Audie Murphy, then read the book. It's a true story, he toned it down because what actually happened was too unbelievable. "With the Germans 100 yards away, he climbed into the burning tank destroyer turret and began firing…" … Moments after he jumped off the tank destroyer — having stopped the attack all by himself — the thing exploded. Unlikely events happen daily, it's not until it's impossible while simultaneously being verifiable that I begin to consider the possibility of something more.
    You want to see a Christian become a skeptic real fast… tell them about a man who claims to be the reincarnation of Jesus. There's a list on wikipedia, it's available in 5 languages.

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  31. Geocentric Kingdom

    August 5, 2018 8:38 pm

    Trick Question: Modern "science" like evolution, globe earth, and dinosaurs is religion.

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  32. Ted G

    August 20, 2018 3:57 pm

    It comes from outside of you bill. If I die, murder is still wrong. Morals do not come from contingent beings.

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  33. ShadowZZZ

    August 22, 2018 10:08 am

    religion poisons everything and there very likely is no god. read books and watch videos of intellects like richard dawkins, chtistopher hitchens and sam harris, they prove my point. rationality and reason >>> superstition and indoctrination. the truth doesn't care about ridiculous beliefs.

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  34. Reece King

    August 26, 2018 12:46 am

    I'm a Christian and you can believe what you want but personally I prefer believing in golden streets and happiness rather than an endless black void

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  35. randy bell

    September 4, 2018 6:42 pm

    You have such a small mind.I bet the largest reason you can not perceive the obvious is the desire for some kind of illicit sex.

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  36. Some Random

    September 10, 2018 4:44 am

    Ask yourself 'is there a good reason to believe this'
    If not, then you shouldn't believe it. Because you don't have a good reason to.

    If yes, then please enlighten me. I'm yet to hear a good reason to believe any supernatural claims. But would be very interested if anyone had one.

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  37. ****

    September 21, 2018 7:06 pm

    I like the way Bill Nye approaches this. It's wasn't abrasive what so ever. He simply stated that you should believe in what makes sense to you. I grew up christian and around 18 to 19 I began to question things. Fear impeded my ability to question reality and view a world that worked scientifically before. Once I gained enough confidence to overcome fear, I began to realize I this world is not how the bible depicted it and humans are too unreliable yet predictable to trust. More critically deep thoughts on the subject lead me to believe in myself and have my own perception in the word. So I don't label myself athiest or religious. Simply have my own beliefs and I'm happy living life that way.

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  38. JBMSTRIKER71

    November 27, 2018 1:55 am

    I like how Bill is Unbiased he doesnt necessarily go against god he wants people to evaluate a situation. I personally believe in god. Scientifically the Universe was made from outcomes beyond the Laws of Physics(A). Philosophically, Life it self has to have a purpose(B).(C) Check out Strangest Mysteries Youtube channel.

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  39. Jacob Staten

    November 30, 2018 7:16 pm

    You are not required to practice a religion, but you have about as much right to abolish or never hear about it as you do to never see a black person or gay couple.

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  40. Mael-Strom

    December 1, 2018 8:49 am

    You only need to figure out two words in the Bible to understand what it's all about …"Jesus wept."

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  41. Charity Montoya

    January 1, 2019 7:35 am

    I started questioning the bible around 5 yrs old. I remember asking the pediatrician if it was true men had less a rib then a woman and if so on what side?!
    One time, when learning the story of the Tower of Babel, I asked why God bothered with the other languages? I said wouldn't they have just pass out or died from lack of air and atmosphere? I bet that would of stopped 'em! I was told by my Sunday school teacher, "that's a good question for your dad!"
    But the main reason I moved on from my christian "conditioning" was the inability to accept, I was less than because I was born female. And the teachings on being a "godly women" went against my nature…

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  42. Charles Amusan

    January 12, 2019 2:37 am

    Ok so forget about God for a second. An aircraft contains many coordinated parts. It's not possible for all those parts to come together without a designer. Now think about the human body organs , brain . Now think about the solar system and seasons. There has to be an intelligent designer.

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  43. Pitoman

    January 24, 2019 11:20 pm

    That is a very confused and confusing answer i think . I would say : start asking yourself questions about the limits of each claims. A claim like : humans must worship god. Why ? Why don't animals and plants have to do that ? God created them too so why not them ? What makes humans different is this regard ? At what point humans became humans ? Assuming you accept evolution, when was the first human who had to do that ? What is worshiping ? At what point do you stop worshipping ? Should you think about god and thank him all day long ? Or is it enough to go to church and pray each sunday ? Or even just believing he exists and live your life as he weren't there ? What is the consequence of not worshipping ? Do non-believers have a worst experience on earth ? Does god deserve worshipping ? Which god should we worship ? The god of the bible ? of the Qu'ran ? They have equal validity so why this one ?
    I inivite you to ask similar questions about every claim that comes from religion and you will realize a lot of those questions don't have answers or pose even more questions. Go for the details and you will see that only reason and science can answer some of those questions.

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  44. Aeromatic

    January 28, 2019 4:35 pm

    Interesting because as a Muslim, I personally believe that science and religion are totally compatible, and of course you don’t have to agree, but I definitely think critical thinking is quite important

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  45. MsLulumaria

    January 29, 2019 8:00 pm

    I lost my baby 3 days after she was born. I hated everytime anyone told me God wanted her for him. That she was an "angelical being". That I should rejoice she was with God… That's it for me and religion. Who thinks that? What kind of God makes someone suffer? Don't give that divine crap plan! I don't find comfort in that kind of thinking.

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  46. Mister Fusion

    February 2, 2019 6:38 am

    Religion: "The evidence of (blank) is everywhere, it's undeniable. People who can't see the evidence are in denial because they're under the influence of (blank). It's your duty to enlighten these people so that they can see the truth."

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  47. Elijah Theurer

    February 5, 2019 11:12 pm

    Because my family raised me with science education, I separated the 'truth' of religion and the truth of science, letting go of religion was easy as soon as I actually thought about why I believed in God. Took me an afternoon.

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  48. Westfield Aud

    February 12, 2019 8:50 pm

    if you think you're Hardcore skeptikal non-Believer then please read this: "ASHHADU ALLA ILAHA ILLALLAH, WA ASHHADU ANNA MUHAMMADAR-RASULULLAH".

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  49. Dr. apostasy

    March 6, 2019 5:32 pm

    Stop believing is the easiest thing to do. The hardest is telling your puritanical family. It's equivalent as coming out of the closet they will shun you or disown you, worse they will keep preaching to you.

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  50. Adam F

    April 8, 2019 2:03 pm

    The entire logical primise is errant. You can't prove by natural law the existence or absence of what is by definition supernatural and outside the laws of nature. At the end of the day its "faith" either way.

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  51. jason sims

    April 13, 2019 4:01 pm

    I'm a Christian. I also believe science and that things need to be proven. But any honest thinker, who isn't blinded by what they believe, is going to be honest and say regardless of whether you believe in creation or naturalism isnt going to affect whether a person can go create inventions and make scientific discoveries. What we can see and prove now isnt affected by out belief. Lets be honest, no one can prove whether the universe was created or naturally made. No one was around during these times so everyone has to make their own assumptions based on evidence.

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  52. Angelic Doctor

    April 15, 2019 9:27 pm

    Great distinction between cynicism and skepticism, Bill Nye! REAL Christianity stands up to skeptical inquiry, but only if the inquiry is real.

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  53. Ham Sandwich

    May 13, 2019 7:37 pm

    I went through the process the questioner is about to undertake. All you have to do, in response to each claim made by your religion, is ask questions. "How do we know this claim is legitimate?" "What credible evidence exists to substantiate this extraordinary claim that violates known laws of physics?" "If there is no vallid proof, why do we tell children the claims are true, instead of being honest and telling them we only hope they are true?" The answers to those and similar questions will quickly reveal to any honest person that religion is based only on superstition, wishes and story books. At that point, most people get angry for a while when they realized they've been lied to all these years. After that comes freedom of thought, limitless opportunity for mental and emotional growth, and the capacity to be inspired and motivated by the wonder of the real world.

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  54. Nuttymeemps

    May 25, 2019 11:23 pm

    Bill Nye is right. Religion is superstition. There is no rational or scientific thought in religion. Continue to believe in Santa Clause or wake up, it’s your choice.

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  55. Aaron E

    June 25, 2019 2:22 pm

    Try anything a religon says when you do…. this will happen or b… that will happen. In. The end of this you'll see nothing happend!…

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  56. Bongo Brandy

    June 28, 2019 5:21 am

    Crop circles are real! I've made hundreds of them. My tractor has a rear left tire that goes flat all the time.

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  57. oksanasdad

    August 6, 2019 12:26 pm

    You are a piece of shit, Bill Nye the Mechanical Engineering Atheist. Of course, there is no reason for you not to be an Atheist. Your understanding of theology is comical. You know what, you're not an atheist. You are your own god…

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  58. eloundainfo

    August 11, 2019 12:25 am

    Skeptical thinking were God does not exists but science does. The young
    lad is running from one religion and into another. I am a Christian my
    lord and savior is Jesus Christ, but I am not in a mainstream religion,
    however Bill Nye is, Bill Nye the religious guy.

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  59. Archives of Creation

    August 12, 2019 6:45 pm

    Skepticism and requiring proof can be good things. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qK6Z03dg1kQ

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  60. Keilani Miller

    August 28, 2019 12:18 pm

    stand back and just think how ridiculous it all sounds. its just absolutely ridiculous to think that animals can talk . just learn about our place in the universe and you will realize just not possible

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