Neil deGrasse Tyson's Christmas morning jokes ignite pious furor on Twitter
Neil DeGrasse Tyson (Bruce Press/Wikimedia Commons)

Renowned astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson spent his Christmas morning composing a series of holiday-themed tweets that annoyed and outraged some Christians.

He began by pointing out the obvious:

Before moving into what many Christians considered "offensive" terrority:

Nor were capitalists safe from his withering wit:

Which is not to say that he did not make at least one attempt to apply his knowledge to a common Christmas question:

Needless to say, many were not amused:

And -- because it's Twitter -- the conversation had to turn political: