“The amazing thing is that every atom in your body came from a star that exploded. And, the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics: You are all stardust. You couldn’t be here if stars hadn’t exploded, because the elements – the carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, iron, all the things that matter for evolution – weren’t created at the beginning of time. They were created in the nuclear furnaces of stars, and the only way they could get into your body is if those stars were kind enough to explode. So, forget Jesus. The stars died so that you could be here today.”
Oh my. Oh, my God. I mean, wasn’t Miley, like, raised in the Bible Belt? Where is the Bible Belt, anyway? Wait. Let me do a quick Google search. Yes. Yes, she was. She was born in Tennessee, and the Bible Belt apparently extends throughout most of the southern-southeastern United States. WHATEVER ARE HER FANS GOING TO THINK? Hell, what’s Daddy Billy Ray going to say? He’s probably choking on his chewin’ tobacky as we speak!
Let’s take a look at this, though, shall we? The quote? It’s not an original Miley Cyrus, folks, and yes, I know: I was disappointed that girlfriend couldn’t coin the “forget Jesus” phrase, too. Can you imagine how that would have come across to her hordes of fans that are hometown-representin’ Bible Belters? No, the quote belongs to Lawrence Krauss, a physicist who wrote a book called The Physics of Star Trek. Deep, right? Yeah, anyway, she just quoted him and, of course, pissed off a lot of people in the process, especially since Miley’s been a self-professed Christian for … well, awhile. Remember this quote?:
“A lot of people mocked me—they said, ‘What happened to you? You used to be a Christian girl!’ And I said, ‘Well, if you were a true Christian, you would have your facts straight. Christianity is about love.”
That was Miley, defending her stance on gay marriage, claiming that she supports it despite being a Christian.
Girl, I don’t know, but if I were you? I’d be watching my back. There’s people out there like Kirk Cameron, and if that doesn’t scare some ‘sense’ into you, heck. I don’t know what will.