What moon landing?

MSR News Online Astronaut Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., lunar module pilot of the first lunar landing mission, poses for a photograph beside the deployed United States flag during an Apollo 11 extravehicular activity (EVA) on the lunar surface., Photo Date: 1969 \\MGN Online

Why are people given the freedom to not believe in God, but not the freedom to question whether the U.S. landing on the moon happened?

It appears that a professional athlete not believing the U.S. landed on the moon will get him in as much trouble as not standing during the national anthem. There’s a certain crowd that works very hard to keep everyone in line. But, is Steph Curry disrespecting astronauts?

There must be a swift pushback against anyone who denies the existence of the Holocaust, but what is the harm of denying the moon landing? Why is it important to stop Curry from talking about it?

To question the moon landing is harmless. It is more than appropriate, it is also fun. Curry should have held his ground — he is now letting the bullies control the narrative.

Russia and the U.S. were locked into this childish win-at-any-cost race to the moon, and now the whole thing looks like a hastily thrown-together movie, a bad movie. One in four Americans, and also one in four Brits, believe we did not land on the moon; in Russia, one in three are non-believers. This is no small crowd — over 100 million within these three nations.

When looking at the evidence, I would say it is good science to not believe.

Frank Erickson lives in Minneapolis.