Neil deGrasse Tyson Evokes Christian Ire

Update: NDT reflects on the reaction to his tweet as well as the tweet as an outlier for its number of retweets on his FaceBook page.

I’ve occasionally criticized Neil deGrasse Tyson’s coyness when it comes to identifying as an atheist but here he doesn’t even have to proclaim his non belief or identify with the label, “atheist” and he evokes outrage among Christians. How? He wrote a series of Christmas tweets, that I frankly found inoffensive and witty.

Here is a sample of his tweets:

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Here is a sample of the responses:

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Oh my!

Read more on the RAW Story site: Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Christmas morning jokes ignite pious furor on Twitter.

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