Creationist Ken Ham already has a problem with Bill Nye’s new Netflix series, “Bill Nye Saves the World” that hasn’t even begun filming yet, saying the show will likely be used to attack creationism and other matters of faith.
“I am sure Bill Nye will see his new TV series as one where he can try to ‘save the world’ from those biblical creationists that he falsely believes undermine science/technology,” Ham told Baptist Press. “I believe he will try to appeal to the millennials in particular that he is going to save the world from creationists. He also wants to save the world from what he believes is the most important issue of the day; climate change.”
Ham, who has been an antagonist of Nye’s since the two debated the topic of evolution versus creationism in 2014, believes that the show will be anti-Christian and focus on spreading secularism.
“I would say my guess — it is only my guess — is his new series is going to be a big emphasis on climate change and more of a left-wing social agenda,” Ham said. “In my opinion, it will be an anti-creationist, anti-Christian agenda to appeal to the increasing secularism of our day.”
In 2015, when Fox aired a reboot of the Cosmos series featuring astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, Ham devoted a blog piece a week to trying to explain away the scientific evidence presented in the show, attempting to put a creationist spin on each episode.
Ham went on to comment that the title of Nye’s new show is ironic, saying that he won’t be saving anyone, as his message will likely lead people astray from the Christian faith. He also stated that climate change is not the most pressing issue the world faces today, sin is.
“I think there’s some focus on him here, ‘I’m going to save the world because I’m going to help people stop climate change … because that’s the most pressing problem,'” Ham predicted. “And of course … our message as Christians is the most pressing problem is man’s sin and rebelling against God. And Jesus has already paid the penalty to save us in this world; He’s already paid the price for that. And it’s Jesus who’s going to save those who put their trust in Him, not Bill Nye.”
Ham has continued to try and convert Nye to Christianity since their first meeting and is fearful his show is going to promote a socialist, anti-God agenda.
“Bill Nye is anti-God. It’s very obvious that he puts his trust in man and in secular academia,” Ham said. “When you’re promoting an anti-God, leftist socialist agenda, to the Christian, there’s no value in that. It’s going to really lead people astray.”
When discussing the show himself, Nye never mentioned creationism or religion and focused on how he will explain complex scientific issues to viewers such as vaccinations, genetically modified foods, and of course, climate change.
“Today, I’m excited to be working with Netflix on a new show, where we’ll discuss the complex scientific issues facing us today, with episodes on vaccinations, genetically modified foods, and climate change,” Nye said in the Netflix press release. “With the right science and good writing, we’ll do our best to enlighten and entertain our audience. And, perhaps we’ll change the world a little.”
Whether Nye decides to take on his old nemesis in the show remains to be seen.