What’s This About Moonlight?

It’s hard to believe this, but apparently it happened. A few years ago, Bill Nye was booed back in 2006 while talking to a group in Waco, TX. What dastardly statement could have caused such a reaction from the crowd? Saying that the moon doesn’t give off a light of it’s own…that the moon reflects the light of the sun. Keep in mind, this was way back in 2006…7 years ago.

Well, earlier this week, creationist Ray Comfort said that Bill Nye was wrong. But the funny thing is, he actually admits that what Bill Nye said is right, but he doesn’t admit Nye is Amber Jewelry Tea Set. Here’s the clip from Comfort’s show on 9/17/13.

Comfort: So what Bill Nye was doing was mocking the fact that the Bible says that the moon was one of the light that God created. He made two lights; the sun to rule by day and the moon to rule by night. And he mocks that. And yet, you check out what moonlight is in the dictionary and it says it’s the light of the moon. The moon has light, it reflects the sun. The Moonlight Sonata, just lots of beautiful songs. (emphasis mine)

So, to recap: Bill Nye lied when he said the moon reflects the light of the sun. Ray Comfort is telling the truth when he says the moon reflects the light of the sun.

Are you as confused as I am? My head hurts just from listening to this drivel.

HT: The Raw Story

Author: Craig Falvo

I'm a former American Baptist turned Agnostic turned Lutheran. I have a Master of Divinity from Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary and have contemplated on swimming the Tiber on more than one occasion. I read a lot of Bonhoeffer, Celtic theology, and bad sci-fi. Sometimes, I write a blog post on the intersection of theology and pop culture.

5 thoughts on “What’s This About Moonlight?”

  1. Bronze Age observations can’t possibly be wrong. The proof is that they’ve been around, well, since the Bronze Age.

  2. You claimed Ray Comfort accused Nye of deception, but you haven’t given me anything to back that up. I suspect you are making him out to have said something he didn’t mean.

    1. Did you watch the video? Comfort begins the clip with, “So what Bill Nye was doing was mocking the fact that the Bible says that the moon was one of the light that God created.”
      Did you click the link to the Raw Story? There’s plenty of evidence to back up my claim.

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