Sunday, March 11, 2012

Sen. Inhofe Thinks Climate Change is Disproved By...The Bible

He really, really does! He wrote a book about it and everything. But recently, Sen. Inhofe gave an interview with Voice of Christian Youth America where he gave chapter and verse for his belief in something that really does not match the evidence at all.

Well actually the Genesis 8:22 that I use in there is that “as long as the earth remains there will be springtime and harvest, cold and heat, winter and summer, day and night.” My point is, God’s still up there. The arrogance of people to think that we, human beings, would be able to change what He is doing in the climate is to me outrageous.

"God's still up there." Huh. I don't have an actual belief in a literal God--but human beings do things in the Bible that God doesn't seem to control.  Cain, for example, kills Abel.  We have free will, and our actions have consequences.  We make history. We, for example, created the atom bomb. We can poison sections of the earth so that no thing grows there through intensive farming, or pollution, or salting the soil. We can poison groundwater. We can cause run-off that creates dead zones, or accelerates the growth of algae, or create islands of our own plastic trash. I hate this argument: I'm waiting for someone to claim they've a religious exemption to doing anything in an environmental way.  "I can dump arsenic wherever I please because I believe God is still up there." This is such arrogance--on Inhofe's part.  He claims to know better knows better than the evidence his creator gave him the sensory apparatus to comprehend.

But these curious ideas about nature and God don't end with Inhofe. Pat Robertson just this past week commented on brutal, killing tornadoes that terrorized parts of the south and the midwest as follows:

Need more prayer.

I don't know if Jesus wept but I sure could.

1 comment:

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

But these curious ideas about nature and God don't end with Inhofe. Pat Robertson just this past week commented on brutal, killing tornadoes that terrorized parts of the south and the midwest as follows:

The people in the tornado belt keep getting hammered, but they keep voting for morons. I don't get, and I'm starting to lose my empathy for them.