Bill Maher & Bill Nye agree: ‘Religion is the enemy of science’

During an interview on Friday’s Real Time, Bill Maher and scientist Bill Nye agreed “religion is the enemy of science,” while lambasting Republicans, Christianity, and creationism.

MAHER: I mean, I read that you were in, I think it was Texas and you quoted Genesis ‑‑

NYE: Oh, yes. Yeah.

MAHER: About, and the Genesis something like God made two great lights, the sun and the moon. And you pointed out to the crowd that the moon, of course, is not a light itself. It's just reflecting the light off the sun. And they (inaudible) it and stormed out of the room.

NYE: A woman by the wrist, took them out.

MAHER: Right.

NYE: Which was kind of cool but also troubling.

MAHER: But you cannot see that and not know that religion is the enemy of science and people say you can reconcile science and faith, no, we can't.

NYE: Well, the whole thing is in science you when you have claims. That's the big deal. So if you claim the Earth is 10,000 years old, that's just wrong. I mean, Rubidium becomes strontium and has this extraordinary half‑life and that's how we determine threes things. And the same way, as I said at that thing in Waco, I said it looks to me like whoever wrote this didn't really have it right. And bear in mind, everybody, this has been translated I don't know how many times from Sanskrit. Maybe the guy was pretty savvy actually.

“And he's talking here again about the verse: ‘And God made two great lights, the greater light to rule the day and the lesser light to rule the night,’” Pat explained.

“It is a reflection of light,” Glenn continued. “It's a light, when you look up to it at night it is a light. It gives light. It's not its own light. I mean, how simpleminded do you have to be?”

Stu was quick to point out the pathetic nature of Maher and Nye’s claims. Their argument has been reduced to analyzing ancient Biblical texts that have been translated countless times in order to claim Christians believe the moon is an actual light source, while simultaneously nit-picking about dates.

“Where they're saying, ‘Oh, yeah? Well, the moon isn't its own light. It's reflective light. And even though that's not at all specified in the Bible, we believe that's what they meant. So therefore Christians are idiots.’ If that's your argument, you're a moron. You're just a moron,” Stu said. “And it's like when you focus on things like that, it shows you have nothing. t shows you have zero in your weaponry because if that's the way you're going to attack Christianity, ‘Oh, well, their dates are different than ours.’ Who would care about that? That's not the point of the Bible.”

The teachings of science and religion have always had their differences, but, as Glenn explained, it is absolutely necessary for religion and science to coexist.

“Here's the real argument on why religion and science must coexist: Because if man rules himself, then man can do anything and can make it up as he goes along – there are no ethics anymore… It's just man saying, ‘Well, we can do it. Let's do it,’” Glenn explained.

“Well, that's why religion is important with science. Now there is a balance on everything… If you have somebody who is a religious zealot, who says we are not looking into anything scientific, well, then that's a crazy person in religion. If you have somebody who's in religion and says, ‘Yes, God created man. God created the intellect. God created all of the things on Earth, and we're supposed to be good stewards of it, and we're supposed to use our brains and our talents and our resources. God created the conditions for us to create medicine.’ So we're supposed to do these things. It's good for us to explore these things,” he continued. “However, are there limits? Of course there are limits. There are limits to everything.”

“There's a balance to everything. And that's where science and religion coexist in a world where there's balance. But once one of them gets out of balance, it's bad. Once religion starts taking over science, it would be bad. Once science starts taking over religion, it's bad. When are we going to understand,” Glenn asked. “You know, this is the thing about progressives. They think that they are so different than, ‘Well, we'll never lock up Galileo in the tower.’ No. You'll just lock up all the people who believe in religion in the tower. What makes you different? Nothing. It's just that your side is winning. The real enlightened position is balance. We don't lock anybody in the tower. We have a balanced approach to things. But that's too much common sense for today's world.”

Eric Weinstein, managing director of investment firm Thiel Capital and host of "The Portal" podcast, is not a conservative, but he says conservative and center-right-affiliated media are the only ones who will still allow oppositional voices.

On "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week, Eric told Glenn that the center-left media, which "controls the official version of events for the country," once welcomed him, but that all changed about eight years ago when they started avoiding any kind of criticism by branding those who disagree with them as "alt-right, far-right, neo-Nazi, etc.," even if they are coming from the left side of the aisle. But their efforts to discredit critical opinions don't stop there. According to Eric, there is a strategy being employed to destroy our national culture and make sure Americans with opposing views do not come together.

"We're trifling with the disillusionment of our national culture. And our national culture is what animates the country. If we lose the culture, the documents will not save us," Eric said. "I have a very strongly strategic perspective, which is that you save things up for an emergency. Well, we're there now."

In the clip below, Eric explains why, after many requests over the last few years, he finally agreed to this podcast.

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Glenn Beck: Why MLK's pledge of NONVIOLENCE is the key to saving America

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Listen to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s pledge of nonviolence and really let it sink in: "Remember always that the nonviolent movement seeks justice and reconciliation — not victory."

On the radio program, Glenn Beck shared King's "ten commandments" of nonviolence and the meaning behind the powerful words you may never have noticed before.

"People will say nonviolent resistance is a method of cowards. It is not. It takes more courage to stand there when people are threatening you," Glenn said. "You're not necessarily the one who is going to win. You may lose. But you are standing up with courage for the ideas that you espouse. And the minute you engage in the kind of activity that the other side is engaging in, you discredit the movement. You discredit everything we believe in."

Take MLK's words to heart, America. We must stand with courage, nonviolently, with love for all, and strive for peace and rule of law, not "winning."

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Conservatives are between a rock and a hard place with Section 230 and Big Tech censorship. We don't want more government regulation, but have we moved beyond the ability of Section 230 reforms to rein in Big Tech's rising power?

Rachel Bovard, Conservative Partnership Institute's senior director of policy, joined the Glenn Beck radio program to give her thoughts and propose a possibly bipartisan alternative: enforcing our existing antitrust laws.

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Dan Bongino, host of The Dan Bongino Show, is an investor in Parler — the social media platform that actually believes in free speech. Parler was attacked by Big Tech — namely Amazon, Apple, and Google — earlier this week, but Bongino says the company isn't giving up without a fight. In fact, he says, he's willing to go bankrupt over this one.

Dan joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he calls a "smear" campaign behind the scenes, and how he believes we can move forward from Big Tech's control.

"You have no idea how bad this was behind the scenes," Dan told Glenn. "I know you're probably thinking ... well, how much worse can the attack on Parler have gotten than three trillion-dollar companies — Amazon, Apple, and Google — all seemingly coordinated to remove your business from the face of the Earth? Well, behind the scenes, it's even worse. I mean, there are smear campaigns, pressure campaigns ... lawyers, bankers, everyone, to get this company ... wiped from the face of the earth. It's incredible."

Dan emphasized that he would not give up without a fight, because what's he's really fighting for is the right to free speech for all Americans, regardless of their political opinions, without fear of being banned, blacklisted, or losing jobs and businesses.

"I will go bankrupt. I will go absolutely destitute before I let this go," he said. "I have had some very scary moments in my life and they put horse blinders on me. I know what matters now. It's not money. It's not houses. It's none of that crap. It's this: the ability to exist in a free country, where you can express your ideas freely."

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