Saturday, May 24, 2008

“We Get It!” Evangelicals, Don’t

In the ongoing attempt to blather on about anything, Christian leaders have come up with another canard to keep the faithful distracted. And with this lunatic list of names, like Focus On the Family’s James Dobson, Richard Land of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, the Family Research Council, Institute on Religion and Democracy and Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation, how could you possible question the sincerity of their convictions.

Just when we thought the religious right “Got It” back in 2006 acknowledging the fact that humans cause global warming, a “coalition of conservative evangelical leaders wants to enlist 1 million Christians to sign a statement questioning whether human-caused global warming is a real threat and arguing that restrictive environmental policies harm poor people(AP).”

The "We Get It!" campaign is filled with nutty contradictions, like this example
from this zany statement: "Our stewardship of creation must be
based on Biblical principles and factual evidence."

With a belief in minimal factual evidence in the Bible, they’ve chosen to apply a much higher standard of evidence in their own current history, the one they see and read about daily.

“The campaign's materials argue that "recent, slight warming" is an unproven
threat that could lead to restrictions in energy use and drive up the cost of energy and food for the world's poor.”

They have got to be putting us on? Besides not answering the question about how much of the Bible has been proven, as opposed to the body of evidence proving global climate change is real, wouldn’t unrestricted use of energy drive up the cost of energy? Weaning ourselves off of consuming energy would lessen demand and drive down prices…Wait, now they’ve got me blathering on about nothing. The saner voices are fewer in number:

“More than 110 backers, has endorsed legislation to decrease carbon dioxide
emissions…saying the threat of global warming is too grave to wait for perfect
knowledge about whether, or how much, people contribute to it.”

So if the “We Get It” campaign could just get one million instead of the mere 110 greenies, then they will have to proved that the current list of environmental disasters is an “unproven threat.”

It’s good to see the hysterical right taking on the global warming myth and defending the First Amendment by getting city councils to adopt “In God We Trust” as their city motto.

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