In his article, "Creationists hit back at Bill Nye with their own video," Eric Marrapodi, CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor quotes Nye as saying, "I say to the grownups, if you want to deny evolution and live in your world, that's completely inconsistent with the world we observe, that's fine. But don't make your kids do it," Nye says in his Big Think video, which has been viewed nearly 3 million times."
(source: http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2012/08/31/creationists-hit-back-at-bill-nye-with-their-own-video/ )
Whether wittingly or unwittingly, Nye aligns himself with evolutionary materialism's hatred of the living God, His Revelation and negation of the Genesis account of creation ex nihilo.
Evolutionary materialist Dr. Scott Todd broadcast his hatred of the living God in the science journal 'Nature.' Todd said,
"Even if all the data point to an intelligent designer, such a hypothesis is excluded from science because it is not naturalistic." (Naturalism in the Light of Reality, Robert Gurney, creation.com, June 14, 2012)
Materialism and/or naturalism is of the worldview of monism (all that exists is this world and/or matter) which is held in common by pantheism and spiritualism and dates back to pagan antiquity and was or is taught by all non-biblical thought systems.
Greek Stoics and Epicureans for example, were materialistic monists and these two schools of natural science and evolution held the ancient world of thought in allegiance well into the Roman Empire.
Epicureanism reigns supreme in our own age through modern evolutionary materialism, and when we dig deep enough into the pantheist foundations of New Age spirituality, materialism is also found at its' bottom-most level.
The pagan philosopher Epicurus (342-270 B.C.) taught that there was no god or gods, first principles, moral law, souls and afterlife as all things on earth had evolved from the earth material, hence "all that exists" is an eternally existing void and animated matter.
This made human beings, their souls, spirit (intelligence) and moral agency, an evolved accident of chance. However, according to Epicurus's foolishness, reason was left but active only because sensations (i.e., firing of neurons, chemical interactions) stimulate it.
In modern "scientific" terms, the idea that brute matter spontaneously generated itself from nothing (void) and then after millions of years of evolution life miraculously emerged from matter is called abiogenesis. On the basis of this ancient mythological superstition, new-pagan evolutionary materialists assert that the living supernatural God, souls, spirits, angels, demons, heaven, hell and metaphysics do not exist.
As for 'modern' evolutionary theory, anthropologist Henry Fairfield Osborn, longtime director of the American Museum of Natural History reveals that Darwin is not its' originator but rather ancient pagans are. In the introduction to his history of evolutionism Osborn wrote:
"When I began the search for anticipations of the evolutionary theory....I was led back to the Greek natural philosophers and I was astonished to find how many of the pronounced and basic features of the Darwinian theory were anticipated even as far back as the seventh century B.C." (Osborn, From the Greeks to Darwin, p. xi)
Abiogenesis is such an obvious embarrassment that today evolutionary naturalists such as SETI researcher Paul Davies and Francis Crick, co-discoverer of the DNA molecule, have abandoned it in favor of panspermia.
Panspermia is the idea that life on earth was accidentally seeded by meteorites containing the essential building blocks of life or perhaps by highly evolved extraterrestrials who for billions of years have been guiding the evolution of man. The extraterrestrial idea was favored by quasi-Hindu New Age spirituality writer Arthur C. Clarke in his book, "Childhood's End" and a variation on this theme has recently been advanced by Davies and Crick.
Crick proposes a theory called "directed panspermia," the idea that,
"...life on earth may have begun when aliens from another planet sent a rocket ship containing spores to seed the earth."
He admits however that his theory only pushes the unresolvable problem of the origin of life out into deep space:
"This scenario still leaves open the question of who designed the designer [aliens] â€” how did life originally originate?" (Crick, Life Itself: Its Origin and Nature, 1981)
At the root of the rejection of the living God by Dr. Scott Todd and Crick is the rebellious assertion that man has not been created by Him, that he is not dependent upon Him for his own life, thus he is not created in His spiritual image. He is not dependant upon the living God but is rather a man-god, the creator of God and master of time, being, and the world.
In his book, "Utopia: The Perennial Heresy," the emminent Catholic philosopher and historian Thomas Molnar (1910-2010) notes that the two recurring themes of modern humanist rebellion and itsâ€™ ideologies, philosophies, and scientism are naturalism and evolutionary conceptions. At the root of these two themes there is,
â€ â€¦.defiance of God, pride unlimited, a yearning for enormous power and the assumption of divine attributes with a view to manipulating and shaping mankindâ€™s fate.â€ (p. 227)
With penetrating insight, Fyodor Dostoevsky---the apocalyptic prophet of the nineteenth century--- observed that the Promethean pride of men like Crick and Todd is such that they can and will choose to lacerate themselves and others in their sinful defection from the will of the living God. (Political Apocalypse: A Study of Dostoevskyâ€™s Grand Inquisitor,â€ Ellis Sandoz, p. 195)
Like Karl Marx, Freud, Nietzsche, the West's death of God theologians, Davies, Evolutionary Christians, Todd and now Bill Nye, all men who choose to defect from the living God and His offer of redemption become devoid of faith and hope, said Dostoevsky. And collectively speaking, these men are Dostoevskyâ€™s Grand Inquisitor, who having fallen into nothingness, love no oneâ€”not their fellow man or the living God and not themselves, for by their defection they have rejected the only source of life and of man's humanity....the living God.
Unless there is repentence, the defection of prideful man from the living God ends not only in the conceptual murder of God but in the murder of other men as well. This evil arises when, puffed up by pride and believing themselves very wise, defectors sooner or later discover to their horror that they are forced to accept a position about themselves that is intellectually foolish, utterly stupid.
This means that in defecting they have become non-persons who must say to evolutionary forces, â€œthou art my father who has caused me to evolve from matterâ€ and to brute matter or to extraterrestrials, â€œthou art the source of life that hast begotten me.â€
Upon realization of his stupidity, the prideful defector loathes not only God in His transcendence but also the spiritual image of God in other men as well as their exercise of moral choice, for the defector knows that man in his personal freedom can challenge the evolutionary thinking, naturalism, propaganda, lies, and other deceptions forced upon society by powerfully influential defectors.
Thus the envious non-person must spiritually 'murder' other men by erasing both the image of God in them---beginning with their sons and daughters--- as well as their freedom to choose if non-persons are to attain dominion over society. To achieve their murder necessitates more evil---lies, dumbing-down, trickery, treachery, and subtle deceit in order that non-persons can conceptually reduce other men and their children to apes, troglodytes, pond scum, or meaningless matter in motion, for with the God-created personhood of other men obliterated:
â€œâ€¦man effectively ceases to be human and becomes little more than a speciesâ€”a herd of cattle, even an insect. The dehumanization of man is the first task of the humanist. Dostoevsky called it the creation of the â€˜Ant Heap,â€™ the building of the â€˜Tower of Babel.â€™ Starting from unlimited freedom, the man-god arrives at unlimited despotism.â€ (Political Apocalypse: A Study of Dostoevskyâ€™s Grand Inquisitor,â€ Ellis Sandoz,p. 196)
Though in the eyes of the defectors other men have become nothing, it is in reality the defector who has become nothing, yet a nothingness aflame with burning, gnawing envy from his father the devil.
Bill Nye has willfully chosen to unite with other defectors--non-persons--and to use his TV pulpit to persuade his audience to do as he has done---defect from the living God, fall into non-being and forever shut themselves out of Paradise by saying to the god-of-forces, that is, evolutionary forces, â€œthou art my father who has caused me to evolve from matterâ€ and to brute matter or extraterrestrials, â€œthou art the source of life that hast begotten me.â€
This is not love but hate. Creationists are not the child-abusers....Pied Piper non-persons are.