“I’ve gotten a lot of negative attention for visiting Israel,” said Bialik, who is Jewish. “That’s what’s amazing… simply by going to Israel this summer and saying nothing more than, ‘I’ve gone to Israel,’ I got the same amount of hatred and threats and anti-Semitism for actually making a statement trying to support people whether I like it or not are serving in the army.”
“That reveals the truth. It really doesn’t matter what I support or believe, the fact that I’m Jewish and go there is enough – that should be alarming to most people,” she continued.
While Bialik revealed most of the backlash she received came from fans, she also noted the entertainment industry isn’t friendly to those who believe in a higher power.
“I think in general it’s never going to be trendy to be observant or religious in Hollywood circles,” she said. “There are people I know of faith and we tend to congregate together. I study Jewish texts weekly. That’s something really positive to me when you’re a person of faith, it stays with you all the time.”
The California-native, who earned a degree in neuroscience, said she’s often questioned by people who don’t understand how she can believe in both God and Science.
“Being a scientist and a person of faith, people want to know how that is. It leads to a lot of interesting conversations that I welcome but a lot of people want to open up a conversation just to tell you, you’re wrong,” she said.
The show she is on sure isn’t. I actually love The Big Bang Theory, but let’s be honest, they are not exactly friendly to religion. Her comments about people of faith and science are constantly brought up on the show as if having faith and being a scientist isn’t possible. And they mock Sheldon’s religious mother endlessly (aside from the fact that according to them Texas is also very anti-Jewish).
I have known many people who were both scientists and people of faith, whatever their faith was. The two go hand in hand in many ways. There is nothing in most religions that says science is wrong. And you can study and believe science and still believe God had a hand in it. What’s wrong with that?