Neil deGrasse Tyson Gets Accused of “Riling Up Christians” with Christmas Day Tweet About Isaac Newton

On Christmas Day, Neil deGrasse Tyson tweeted this gem:

It quickly became his most retweeted message ever, and many accused him of “riling up Christians.”

That’s completely absurd.

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NBC Wonders Why Physicians Don’t Rely More on the “Power of Prayer”

Earlier this week, NBC News considered the pressing problem of physicians relying on medical knowledge alone rather than also incorporating pleas for supernatural intercession into their treatment plans.

You see, doctors don’t get everything right all the time; therefore, we need God in the mix.

This was essentially the gist of the piece. Cynthia McFadden interviewed Father John Murray, a Catholic priest who broke his neck in a fall. Despite predictions from doctors that he wouldn’t walk again, Murray is able to do so, and regards the recovery as nothing short of miraculous.

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Christian Author Makes Fine-Tuning Argument for God’s Existence in The Wall Street Journal

In a Christmas Day opinion piece (behind a paywall) for The Wall Street Journal, Christian author Eric Metaxas explained that science proved God because of an argument that’s been debunked so many times over, you have to really work hard to pretend rebuttals don’t exist:

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Survey: Americans Are Just About Evenly Split On the Issue of Religious Displays On Government Property

When it comes to government endorsement of religion, Americans are more or less evenly divided.

A new Pew Research Center survey finds that 44% of Americans say Christian symbols like nativity scenes should be allowed on government property even if they are not accompanied by symbols from other religions. In addition, 28% of U.S. adults say that such symbols should be permitted, but only if they are accompanied by symbols from other religions, such as Hanukkah candles. One in five (20%) say there should be no religious displays on government property, period.

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That’s One Way to Use the Bible Against Jesus

They found a biblical loophole:

(via Cyanide & Happiness)

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