Friday, February 7, 2014

God's QC 11.5: Nye - Ham: Patriotism

Here I continue my thoughts on the debate between Bill Nye and Ken Ham on Feb 4 2014, at the Creation Museum in Petersburg Kentucky. In this video I'll begin discussing my thoughts on the debate event itself.

Before I start, I will note that due to some of the things I have to say, I expect to lose a few of you as subscribers. To prevent you wasting your time watching the rest of the series, I'll get it over with in this video. I will be sad to see you go, but to tell the truth, 6000 subscribers is too many, as it tends to inflate my ego, and I have trouble getting in and out of my apartment because my head is too big to fit through the front door. Thank you all for being part of the conversation, and I wish you all the best.

I begin this portion of the series, with a criticism for Bill Nye concerning his emphasis on American supremacy, which he mentioned many times during interviews leading up to the debate, and five more times during the debate event.

The issue of superstitious nonsense being forced on society is not about the US; it's not about supremacy. It's about laws that prevent homosexuals who love each other from receiving the same legal recognition as heterosexuals. It's about children being emotionally abused by being taught that they are evil and broken, that they will likely suffer eternal agony. It's about the unfairness of superstitious institutions making vast amounts of money and never having to pay any taxes. It's about taxpayer subsidies to ridiculous projects such as Ken Ham's proposed full-scale model of Noah's ark. It's about women and girls being denied access to abortion, contraception, and vaccinations against cancer-inducing viruses. It's about the AIDS virus spreading because superstitious institutions with power teach people that it's immoral to use condoms. It's about stem-cell research. It's about public policy concerning human-induced climate change. And it's about teaching children to think critically.

It's not about the United States. It's about all of us. We are all in this together, and we will sink or swim together. The human beings in the US are no more valuable, no more deserving to live in the wealthiest nation in the world, than the human beings everywhere else. Nye's attitude is a form of us-and-them-ism, one of the most poisonous attitudes ever known, an attitude perpetuated by the Abrahamic superstitions. It's time we ended us-and-them-ism, no matter what nice-sounding name you want to give to it.

Note that I am not judging Bill Nye, not saying that he is a bad person to be condemned. I offer this as constructive criticism, an invitation to him to re-think his position. Patriotism, at least in the sense that Nye uses it here, is simply racism in different clothing.

That's 11.5. Thanks for watching.

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