Thu. Apr 18th, 2024

Responding to a colleague claiming that “God will not allow us to destroy the Earth”

Senator Whitehouse said:

“We need to face up to the fact that there is only one leg on which climate denial stands: money. The polluters give and spend money to create false doubt. The polluters give and spend money to buy political influence. The polluters give and spend money to keep polluting. That’s it. That’s it. Not truth, not science, not economics, not safety, not policy, and certainly not religion, nor morality. Nothing supports climate denial. Nothing except money. But in Congress, in this temple, money rules; so here I stand, in one of the last places on Earth that is still a haven to climate denial.
In our arrogance, we here in Congress think that we can somehow ignore or trump Earth’s natural laws, laws of chemistry, laws of physics, laws of science, with our own political lawmaking, with our own political influence. But we’re fools to think that. The laws of chemistry and the laws of physics neither know, nor care, what we say or do here. So we need to wake up. We need to walk not in the counsel of the wicked, nor sit in the seat of scoffers, but with due humility awaken to our duty and get to work. Because here on Earth, God’s work must truly be our own.”

Watch the entire speech more HERE

By Ana Grarian

50+ hippy chick from NY - STATE - and yes, I'm sensitive about that.

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Ken Carman
10 years ago

If this were true there’s a lot we’ve done, as a species, God certainly would not have allowed. And why do I get the feeling the guy claiming such accepts “free will” as a principle? People just don’t think these things through.

Ken Carman
10 years ago

So God is the Fed who prints, and essentially claims there is value to, our money? Or God has blessed the Fed? Yet I’ll bet they’re Teabagger types. Once again: have not thought through their own stands and beliefs?

Let it be said, if we are to believe the Bible, God did not “reward” the disciples with riches and such. Indeed they suffered as much, or more, than Jesus. Once again: the idea that money is a blessing from God seems awful convenient, and a convenient excuse to do whatever they want. Hmm… and how did Jesus react to people like that in his own time? Not well, if we are to use the tipping of the tables as one example. Not even those who thought praying loudly in public would bring them theological riches were viewed all that well. One does wonder exactly who they do worship.

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