Bill Nye—Full of Sound and Fury, Signifying Nothing?

by Ken Ham on January 31, 2015

The famous line “full of sound and fury, signifying nothing” comes from Shakespeare’s Macbeth (Act 5, Scene 5).  Macbeth is lamenting the brevity of life—and in essence the meaningless of life because it is so short.

And that, to me, sums up what Bill Nye wants generations of our kids to believe—that life is nothing more than a short existence here that arose by natural processes—then you die and cease to exist.

As we lead up to the one-year anniversary (next week) of the Nye-Ham debate, an article quoting Bill Nye appeared on the Christian Today website on Friday, January 30.

The article states the following:

Celebrity science educator Bill Nye said in a recent interview that he worries about the indoctrination of the current generation of science students to a worldview that he states is “obviously wrong.”
Well, of course Bill Nye would say my worldview is “obviously wrong,” as the debate I had with him was really a clash of two worldviews. My worldview is based on the Word of God, whereas Bill Nye’s worldview is based on his belief in naturalism—man’s beliefs about how the universe and life supposedly arose. (You can watch the debate online for free.)

The article continues with this:

Nye was referring to the creationist worldview that is being promoted by Ken Ham and the organisation Answers in Genesis . . . “This is the big concern of mine . . . their relentless, built-in attempts to indoctrinate a generation of science students on a worldview that is obviously wrong.” Nye, also known as The Science Guy, continued, according to the National Geographic. “I worry about these kids—they're part of my society. We can't raise a generation of students who don't understand the fundamental idea in all of life science, any more than you want to raise a generation of kids who don't understand chemistry or physics or arithmetic,” he added.
Yes, it really does come down to Bill being “full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.” He wants generations of kids to be taught they arose out of natural processes (naturalism), and when they die they cease to exist. Naturalism is atheism. He doesn’t want people like me telling generations of kids that they were created in God’s image, that they have a problem called sin, and that God loves us so much. He provided the solution to sin in the person of Jesus Christ and His death and Resurrection.

When you die, you don’t cease to exist; you will exist for eternity in heaven or hell. God wants to save us from eternal separation from Him. Bill wants to force his religion of naturalism on generations of kids and stop them hearing the wonderful message of salvation.

It behooves all of us to heed this warning:

And whosoever shall offend one of these little ones that believe in me, it is better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were cast into the sea. (Mark 9:42)
Next week is the one-year anniversary of the Nye-Ham debate held February 4, 2014. AiG has put together a special video message from me (in an interview by Mark Looy) as we reflect on the debate and what has come out of it over the past 12 months. Keep watch for this special video presentation this coming Monday, February 2.

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