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Popular Tea Party commentator claims that atheists are unintellectual monkeys, humiliated by science, and powered by unholy pride

Popular Tea Party commentator claims that atheists are unintellectual monkeys, humiliated by science, and powered by unholy pride

"Wild Bill for America," a popular Tea Party commentator on YouTube who has enjoyed almost 4 million video views, thinks that atheists are unintelligent and abandoning scientific reason to support their positions because the Biblical creation story is supported by scientific evidence.

Comparing non-believers with monkeys in a zoo, "Wild Bill" claimed yesterday (see video embedded below):

As an American, I do enjoy a good chuckle. As a kid, I was entertained by monkeys at the zoo. Nowadays, I get a kick out of atheists trying to portray themselves as intellectuals. There is nothing intellectual about not believing in God.

Atheism is nothing but rebellion, powered by unholy pride.

Oh, they desperately try to make people think that they are superior in intelligence and knowledge. They want people to believe that they are too-well educated to believe in God. Yup, they're snobs.

Now what's really entertaining is that some of them are still trying to claim that science supports their philosophy.

Now most atheists have given up on that tactic, embarrassed and humiliated by years of failures, frauds and hoaxes. Now, most atheists avoid science talk and rely instead on sarcasm and ridicule of the Hebrew scriptures.

Now when somebody challenges me on this issue, I confidently tell them that I believe that God created the heavens and the earth just like the scriptures say. I know this because of one, the reliability of the scriptures which has been tested repeatedly for generations, my own knowledge of the Creator, and the PhD level scientists who, by their own education and research, have determined that the Bible story best fits the evidence that we have.

Oh yes, that is the dirty little secret that atheists try to hide.

There are thousands of high-level scientists who confidently believe the Bible. People like Dr. Raymond Damadian, the inventor of the MRI machine that changed the face of modern medicine; Dr. John Baumgardner, geophysicist, the world's preeminent designer of computer models for geophysical convection. How about Dr. Ian Macreadie, molecular biologist, winner of Australia's top medal for outstanding contribution to scientific research? And then there's Dr. A. E. Wilder-Smith, a former evolutionist with three earned PhDs -- he could just no longer be a part of the evolution coverup. He is now a committed Christian scientist. {Editor's note: He died in 1995.}

Now these are just a few of the respected scientists who acknowledge that the scientific evidence that we have today is best represented by the creation story found in the scriptures.

So, you atheists just keep on pretending that your superior knowledge and intelligence prevents you from believing the Bible story and I will continue to chuckle, just like a kid standing in front of the monkey cage at the zoo.

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Wild Bill's commentary set off a flurry of name calling and emotional responses in the comments to his video.  There were some with calmer emotions, like RevoDan, who wrote:

You know, I agree with 98% of what you say, but I'm now done listening to you. To summarily attack all atheists and essentially call them monkeys is too much. We all complain about the stupid liberals who resort to name calling, and you just did the same. Because I choose to not believe in a creator doesn't make me stupid and I'll refrain from providing my opinion of those who do believe for one simple reason: they have the right and I respect it and wont call them stupid because they believe.

Atheism is not simply linked to disbelief in Biblical creationism.  Buddhists, for instance, do not believe in a creator god and are considered by many to be atheists because of this.  The atheism community at Reddit, which is approaching 1 million members, has a thorough explanation of the diverse atheist community and their beliefs.

The world is not as black and white as portrayed by Wild Bill, whose website states that he had a career in law enforcement and later served as a missionary after attending a Bible college.  Almost 13,000 Christian clergy have signed "The Clergy Letter," which is a letter supportive of both religion and science that reads:

Within the community of Christian believers there are areas of dispute and disagreement, including the proper way to interpret Holy Scripture. While virtually all Christians take the Bible seriously and hold it to be authoritative in matters of faith and practice, the overwhelming majority do not read the Bible literally, as they would a science textbook. Many of the beloved stories found in the Bible -- the Creation, Adam and Eve, Noah and the ark -- convey timeless truths about God, human beings, and the proper relationship between Creator and creation expressed in the only form capable of transmitting these truths from generation to generation. Religious truth is of a different order from scientific truth. Its purpose is not to convey scientific information but to transform hearts.

We the undersigned, Christian clergy from many different traditions, believe that the timeless truths of the Bible and the discoveries of modern science may comfortably coexist. We believe that the theory of evolution is a foundational scientific truth, one that has stood up to rigorous scrutiny and upon which much of human knowledge and achievement rests. To reject this truth or to treat it as "one theory among others" is to deliberately embrace scientific ignorance and transmit such ignorance to our children. We believe that among God's good gifts are human minds capable of critical thought and that the failure to fully employ this gift is a rejection of the will of our Creator. To argue that God's loving plan of salvation for humanity precludes the full employment of the God-given faculty of reason is to attempt to limit God, an act of hubris. We urge school board members to preserve the integrity of the science curriculum by affirming the teaching of the theory of evolution as a core component of human knowledge. We ask that science remain science and that religion remain religion, two very different, but complementary, forms of truth.

While there are scientists who endorse Biblical creationism, as Wild Bill says, the majority support evolution through natural selection.  A Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life report published in July 2009 stated, "Nearly all scientists (97%) say humans and other living things have evolved over time — 87% say evolution is due to natural processes, such as natural selection."

Pew on scientists and evolution

As to scientists and belief, a November 5, 2009, report by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life stated:

A survey of scientists who are members of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, conducted by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press in May and June 2009, finds that members of this group are, on the whole, much less religious than the general public. Indeed, the survey shows that scientists are roughly half as likely as the general public to believe in God or a higher power. According to the poll, just over half of scientists (51%) believe in some form of deity or higher power; specifically, 33% of scientists say they believe in God, while 18% believe in a universal spirit or higher power. By contrast, 95% of Americans believe in some form of deity or higher power, according to a survey of the general public conducted by the Pew Research Center in July 2006. Specifically, more than eight-in-ten Americans (83%) say they believe in God and 12% believe in a universal spirit or higher power. Finally, the poll of scientists finds that four-in-ten scientists (41%) say they do not believe in God or a higher power, while the poll of the public finds that only 4% of Americans share this view.

Pew on Scientists' belief in god

About D.

  • Sound like the pot calling the kettle black. Rebellion? If you cannot believe, then how is that rebellion? Are people who are Buddhists and/or Taoists rebellious against Xianity because they don't believe the Bile and many not in a god? Are Hindus rebellious because they believe their religion and holy texts? What about Muslims who do not believe the teaching of Xianity, but rather believe the Quran instead? Are they rebellious too? The majority of scientists do not believe in a god, but that does not make them rebellious against Xianity. It seems to me that he is the one that is arrogantly ignorant, because I could poke more holes into his bogus statements and that is just for starters, but I'll leave it for others do so.

    • Shaun

      Thanks for leaving a sane reply to a mad person's ravings

    • olhg1

      IME, lots of folks read into Sacred Scripture what they believe it says. Then the totality of their life's experiences-ups and downs of relgious and secular-mixed in with their Biblical exegesis, produces a worldview that doesn't sit well with many people. However, many people seem to be on their wavelength and enjoy and agree with their ideas. Takes all kinds.

  • Rob S

    When either an Atheist or a Religionist uses the word "God" then you should check your mental wallet to see if you've been had.

    • Deborah_B

      It's a shorthand term, I think.

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