Neil deGrasse Tyson Angers Christians with Christmas Tweets

In The Young Turks on YouTube by Hlarson2 Comments


“Neil deGrasse Tyson undoubtedly hopes you and your family are having a wonderful holiday season. Nevertheless, a series of tweets sent by the astrophysicist on Christmas have incensed some, as he provocatively questioned both the significance of the holiday — and the reason we celebrate it.

The messages drew a strong response across the Internet, with incensed commenters referring to the physicist as “a bigoted hack” and a “satanic shrill,” among other names.

On Friday, apparently in response to the strong reactions his statements drew a day earlier, Tyson again took to Twitter, this time to ponder, “Imagine a world in which we are all enlightened by objective truths rather than offended by them.””

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  1. He didn’t just anger Christians. I can’t call myself a Christian, but I do recognize Jesus as a man of great, wisdom, character and love who is above “cheeky” tweets. Mr. Tyson may be master in astronomy, but Jesus has him beat in the “social” sciences.

  2. I think maybe he’s “fanning those flames” because he’s been being attacked by Christians for so long. Eventually, you get fed up and go on the offensive.

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