Creationist on Bill Nye’s ‘Amoral’ Evolution: ‘If I’m Hitler and You’re a Jew, Sorry, You’re Lunch’
Creationist author Terry Mortenson lashed out out at Bill Nye’s claim that he finds joy in scientific discovery. Demanding that science without faith is “purposeless,” Mortenson said the non-theistic viewpoint of Nye steals joy from Christianity and uses it to justify amoral, meaningless, evolutionary pursuits.
“I base my beliefs on the information and the process that we call science,” Nye said. “It fills me with joy to make discoveries every day of things I’d never seen before. It fills me [with] joy to know that we can pursue these answers. It is a wonderful, astonishing thing to me that we are — you and I — are somehow at least one of the ways that the universe knows itself.”
During the post-debate wrap-up hosted by Answers in Genesis, Mortenson took offense at Nye’s statement, stressing that without the hope of an afterlife through faith, experiencing joy while you are alive is ultimately meaningless.
“What is the joy of realizing that I came from pond scum as a result of an explosion and that eventually I’m going to die and I won’t be here, I won’t remember that I ever lived, nobody else will ever remember,” Mortenson said to co-hosts Eric Hovind and Paul Taylor.
He continued that to base your beliefs in evolution is to base your life on something without purpose or morality; he then compared those who put their faith in evolution to Hitler and abortionists.
“All you have in evolution in is what is. It’s the survival of the fittest and if I’m stronger than you and I’m a lion and you’re a gazelle, sorry, you’re my lunch,” Mortenson said. “And if I’m Hitler and you’re a Jew, sorry, you’re lunch. And if I am outside the body and you’re in the mother’s womb, and I don’t want you, sorry, you’re lunch.”
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