Monday, March 10, 2008

Pope Prius III

I feel in many ways this is beating a dead horse. I am a little tired. Plus, all of the carbon emissions I've used beating the dead horse could have been used elsewhere. Mainly so that Al Gore could fly around in his private Jet more. How silly of me.

Anyway, sarcasm aside, I think there are two interesting stories out there today and then one I pulled from my archives because in many ways it encapsulates my viewpoint. And no, it doesn't involve me saying the world is going to burn anyway so why not let it. I actually am probably a little more "green" then most people realize. I don't let that out in public though...well...oops.

The first story was shown to me by a friend on Facebook and it's from the Southern Baptist Convention and I have to tell you I didn't expect this one. I mean I didn't expect this one! They came out with a rather balanced viewpoint on it however one line struck me and it goes as follows: "However, the leaders said that current evidence of global warming is "substantial," and that the threat is too grave to wait for perfect knowledge about whether, or how much, people contribute to the trend." I don't know if I buy this. I'm sorry but I don't. I do not believe there is a "threat". I don't think of global warming like I do OBL. I don't see global warming walk in with suicide vest on or flying planes into a building. Does that make me hate the planet? no. Does that mean I'm putting my head in the sand? No. I just think that we can be smarter and when we use the threatening language and fear that puts me on edge. I don't like it.

This leads me to the Pope. They made a new list of the seven deadly sins and on the list there is a section on polluting the planet unnecessarily. (They also have birth control in there but will save that for another day) I agree with this assessment. While I don't know if I would put it on the "grave sins" list I still think it's pretty substantial. If you don't respect God's outer world then you obviously probably won't respect His inner sanctuary. The correlation is inseparable.

I also want to remind people though that back in December Pope Benedict warned against fanaticism in this movement and I think that reminder is still necessary now! "The German-born Pontiff said that while some concerns may be valid it was vital that the international community based its policies on science rather than the dogma of the environmentalist movement." AMEN! And I would also add that these sciences be actual science and not some left-wing, abortion toting, let's extinct the earth people. A gross exaggeration but I've been to the sites and they are there!

Finally, to give an example of the kind of nonsense I'm talking about. This little nugget came from the Baptist article. "His professor had compared destroying God's creation to "tearing a page out of the Bible."" Now I applaud the thought but has it ever struck the student or the teacher that PAPER was used to actually make that Bible? Just asking?


"Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few." Matthew 7:13-14