Monday, November 07, 2005

so what's our mission, again?

When Cleaner Air Is a Biblical Obligation - New York Times

i love this part:

Mr. Inhofe said the vast majority of the nation's evangelical groups would oppose global warming legislation as inconsistent with a conservative agenda that also includes opposition to abortion rights and gay rights. He said the National Evangelical Association had been "led down a liberal path" by environmentalists and others who have convinced the group that issues like poverty and the environment are worth their efforts.

yeah, shame on the church people who have the nerve to think that poverty and creation care are important! fie on them!

and, hey, how about that rhetorical connections between global warming=abortion=gay rights! masterful.

i guess we know what inhofe thinks is the christian mission.


Wasp Jerky said...

There's no reason for many evangelical Christians to support cleaner air. Jesus is going to come rapture them. Pollution is part of God's plan. It's all in Revelation. If only they knew the rapture was only a 150 or so year old idea.

ding said...

i tried talking to people from my old church about this a looong time ago; they said it wasn't a spiritual matter and, absolutely, the Rapture kind of negated all of that.

i was stunned. there's a kind of nihilism to that way of thinking, isn't there?

Wasp Jerky said...

"there's a kind of nihilism to that way of thinking, isn't there?"

And self-fulfilling prophesy to boot.