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'HAPPY MONDAY': DeGrasse Tyson Wishes Merry Christmas To Christians By Reminding Them Of 5 Billion Non-Christians

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On Christmas, faux intellectual Neil DeGrasse Tyson, who has become famous for his supposedly-deep tweets that verge on the banal, sent out this backhanded slap at Christianity:

 

"Merry Christmas to the world’s 2.5 billion Christians. And to the remaining 5 billion people, including Muslims Atheists Hindus Buddhists Animists & Jews, Happy Monday."

 

This has become part of Tyson’s shtick — pricking Western culture by referring to it as a minority culture. But Tyson only has the liberty to do that because he lives in a Western society that not only tolerates but encourages dissent. He’d never have the intestinal fortitude to tweet the same sentiment during Ramadan were he a citizen of Saudi Arabia.

 

You can read the rest of Ben Shapiro's article here.

 

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On Christmas, faux intellectual Neil DeGrasse Tyson, who has become famous for his supposedly-deep tweets that verge on the banal, sent out this backhanded slap at Christianity:

 

"Merry Christmas to the world’s 2.5 billion Christians. And to the remaining 5 billion people, including Muslims Atheists Hindus Buddhists Animists & Jews, Happy Monday."

 

This has become part of Tyson’s shtick — pricking Western culture by referring to it as a minority culture. But Tyson only has the liberty to do that because he lives in a Western society that not only tolerates but encourages dissent. He’d never have the intestinal fortitude to tweet the same sentiment during Ramadan were he a citizen of Saudi Arabia.

 

You can read the rest of Ben Shapiro's article here.

 

We have God they have WHO?

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While I am sure it could be taken as a slap at Christianity (and may have been meant that way I don't know), it is also potentially offensive towards everyone of any other faith who just had their celebrations ignored. Surely someone of his background should not assume it is merely Happy Monday to all non-Christians, like the 209 million predominantly Muslim people in Pakistan celebrating their public holiday for the founder of Pakistan (Quaid-e-Azam Day) or the Hindus, celebrating the fifth day of their Pancha Ganapati celebration (modern but that is no excuse).

 

Besides, consider the source. This is from the man who thinks cats are extinct.

 

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