Responding to Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Comments on God

Responding to Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Comments on God

On May 14, 2017, Chelsea posted a video (see below) where she asked Neil deGrasse Tyson whether he believed in God. The video takes about two minutes to provide an unsurprising answer of “No.” However, in his answer, deGrasse Tyson makes a few claims about Christianity that need addressing.

Here is a brief video response from me highlighting some of those claims as well as some links (see Resources below) to investigate my responses more deeply.

Neil deGrasse Tyson, Scientists, and God” with Jeff Zweerink
John Adams quote from video:

Because we have no government, armed with power, capable of contending with human passions, unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge and licentiousness would break the strongest cords of our Constitution, as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other. Oaths in this country are as yet universally considered as sacred obligations. That which you have taken, and so solemnly repeated on that venerable ground, is an ample pledge of your sincerity and devotion to your country and its government.


“Wasn’t the Flood Miraculous?” by Jeff Zweerink (article)
“Statements about Science That Bother Me Part 3”“by Kenneth Samples (article
“Grappling with Natural Evil”” by Krista Bontrager (article)
The Problem(s) of Evil: Deductive Challenge” by Kenneth Samples (podcast)
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The Problem(s) of Evil: Inductive Challenge” by Kenneth Samples (podcast)
The Problem(s) of Evil: Psychological and Natural Challenge” by Kenneth Samples (podcast)
Episode #7: The Problem of Evil (Final Episode)” by Kenneth Samples (podcast)
Why Do People Die in Earthquakes? Blame Corrupt Governments, Not God“by Fazale Rana (article)
Are Tsunamis Natural or Moral Evil?” by Fazale Rana (article)
RTB 101 Overview on Natural Disasters