Bill Nye on his objective.

Many people have wondered why Bill Nye would debase himself to debate Ken Ham of Answers in Genesis.  This might give some of those people some insight.

My favorite debates have always been the ones I do in churches.  I want there to be a line a mile long to challenge me – that’s more time I get to reach out to the people who really need their minds changed.

So many atheists are convinced that religious people will never change their minds, so why walk into their den to let their leaders misrepresent us?  Friends, our movement is full of people who had their minds changed.  People are dropping away from the ranks of the faithful because minds are being changed.  It won’t always work, but it works enough to make it worth the effort.

Good on Bill Nye.

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When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.