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.”

It's not just the Twitter mobs, the Leftist extremists and the flagrant fourth-wave feminists who want ICE abolished. As we've seen, there's a growing number of politicians who want to see it as well.

Cue Alejandro Alvarez, who in his 32 years has managed to cultivate his brand as a "serial immigration violator." Alejandro has been deported 11 times. Well, he's facing deportation once again, after allegedly "slashing his wife with a chainsaw." His wife is in recovery and is expected to survive.

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Around 3:00 pm last Wednesday, police arrived at Alejandro's. When they arrived, they found Alvarez's wife suffering from "traumatic physical injuries, believed to have been inflicted by a chainsaw." The couple's three children were huddled in fear inside the home. Alejandro's wife was rushed to a nearby trauma center for an emergency surgery.

Alejandro fled the scene of the crime, but was eventually hauled in by police and booked under "suspicion of attempted murder, child endangerment, hit and run, and grand theft auto."

Sounds like the kind of guy who should be in our country illegally, right?

ICE spokeswoman Lori Haley noted that "Immigration officers have lodged a detainer against Alvarez, requesting that local authorities notify Immigration and Customs Enforcement before his release to allow them to take the man into custody."

This is the new reality.

This is the new reality. The immigration agency has to ask for permission, to file requests, to have illegal immigrants who are guilty of crimes dealt with. Luckily for Alejandro, Los Angeles is a sanctuary city, so maybe he'll get another pass and be back on the streets in no time.

The Purple Heart is reserved for those wounded or killed during battle. Awarded by the President, the medal has George Washington's image right there on the front of it. Make no mistake, it is reserved for heroes. True heroes. Men and women who've faced death and still persevered. Soldiers who fought in battle at the cost of their limbs, their lives, or their inner peace. John F. Kennedy earned a Purple Heart for his heroism as a gunboat pilot in 1944. John McCain received one for, well, we all know his horrific story. Colin Powell. Roughly one million Purple Heart medals have been awarded to veterans, all of whom were determined to have fought valiantly, with courage and heart.

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So it was a bit of a head-scratcher to hear comments from Democratic Representative Steve Cohen from Tennessee and self-appointed "Leader in Effort to #ImpeachTrump." During a House Oversight Committee hearing questioning Peter Strzok, Cohen said, perplexingly, that Strzok deserves a Purple Heart. You know, because he's injured by all those mean text messages that HE sent?

As we've seen, other than Cohen's fanboy praise, Strzok hasn't gotten off easy. Thankfully. The Department of Justice's Office of the Inspector General wrote: "We did not have confidence that Strzok's decision to prioritize the Russia investigation over following up on the Midyear-related investigative lead discovered on the [Anthony] Weiner laptop was free from bias."

Lack of confidence. I believe that's one of the criteria for a different medal. Not a Purple Heart, though. Sorry, Strzok, you'll have to get your trophy elsewhere.

Time mgazine is back at it again, reporting the real news, doing the proper journalism. One of their latest articles is sure to earn them a Pulitzer. Surely. The article is titled, "Women Are Buying Up Plan B Because They're Terrified of the Future Supreme Court."

Here's how the article opens:

Within hours of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement announcement last month, Emily Hauser was standing at a drugstore counter asking a pharmacist for two packages of Plan B. At age 53, she didn't need the emergency contraception pills — in fact, she wasn't sure who would, or when. But Hauser bought them anyway.

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I like that the article sets up Kennedy's retirement as an apocalyptic event. A recurring theme in the mainstream media, now that I think of it, especially lately. Here's the gist of it:

Across the country, Americans are stockpiling emergency contraception in light of Justice Kennedy's retirement and President Donald Trump's Monday nomination of Brett Kavanaugh. The nation's highest court is on its way to having a conservative majority, making threats against Roe v. Wade seem more dire than ever.

A good article includes backstory. History. The context. Here's what Time had to say about the sudden influx—some would say panic—in birth control:

To understand the interest in buying up Plan B, you need to brush up on Roe v. Wade. Some background: The court handed down the 7-2 decision in 1973, confirming that a woman's right to terminate her pregnancy is covered by the Fourteenth Amendment. Progress has been rocky since then.

Of course they reduce the issue to a series of strawman fallacies.

Ah, yes. Of course they reduce the issue to a series of strawman fallacies. At this point, it's impossible for those inflicted with Trump Derangement Syndrome, and now Kavanaugh Derangement Syndrome, to have a civil conversation. They certainly aren't going to budge in their opinion. Our main goal, obviously, is to connect to them as fellow human beings, living in the same chaotic world, and, hey, maybe along the way they'll admit that, maybe, they're a little more biased and deranged than they previously realized.

If all you knew about American politics came from The New York Times, CNN, The Washington Post, or MSNBC, you'd think that a "Blue wave" is about to swamp the country, with hip, millennial geniuses like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez surfing the crest of the wave. In fact, you would already think Ocasio-Cortez is the greatest hope for America since Barack Obama.

America is a very large country, and reality is usually more complex than the media lets on. But, since the media already has their narrative and superstar Ocasio-Cortez set for this November, there's no room for another young, minority, female, child of immigrants, political outsider, from the ultimate blue-wave state of California, named Elizabeth Heng. Well, there probably would be room for a story like that, except that she's a conservative.

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Thirty-two-year-old Elizabeth Heng is running for Congress against Democrat Jim Costa, in California's 16th district. It's been 40 years since a Republican won in that district.

In the early 1980s, Heng's parents fled the violence in Cambodia and immigrated to the U.S. In 2008, after graduating from Stanford where she was student-body president, Heng opened several cell-phone stores with her brothers in the central San Joaquin Valley. Running her own business and managing 75 employees opened her eyes to a not-so-dirty secret about capitalism trying to survive the virus of progressivism. She says, "I saw firsthand how government regulations impacted businesses negatively. I constantly felt that from Washington, D.C., and Sacramento, they were saying that I was everything wrong with our country, when all I was doing was creating jobs."

That's when she decided to venture to Washington, D.C., where she worked for six years learning the ins and outs of legislation and campaigning. She ended up working as a director for President Trump's inauguration ceremony, a job she managed while also finishing her MBA at Yale.

Fiscal responsibility isn't quite as sexy-sounding as free college for everyone.

One of the biggest lessons she learned working in Washington became the platform she is now running for office on: fiscal responsibility. She says, "In a family or a business, we don't suddenly act surprised when a budget comes up for the year. We get it done."

What a concept.

Still, fiscal responsibility isn't quite as sexy-sounding as free college for everyone. So, don't expect Elizabeth Heng to replace Ocasio-Cortez as the media darling anytime soon.