Cynthia Burack, guest bloggging at Thus Spake Zuska reports on a Christian Right conference:
You may not be surprised to learn that, in the Right world, global warming does not exist. Nay-sayers have been making this claim since scientists first began sounding the alarm about climate change, and no amount of scientific evidence produced in the interim has had any effect on this conclusion. Some may be a little surprised, however, to learn just what it is that the Christian Right says its global warming adversaries are up to and why Americans should reject their claims. A member of Congress, James Inhofe (R-OK), was on hand at the Summit to instruct the hundreds of activists present, and the no doubt larger audience reached by other media, that global warming is a nefarious creation of the United Nations.
Why did the UN cook up the idea of global warming? To "shut down the machine called America." In fact, we learned, global warming is a plot to destroy the US economy and to initiate one-world government--a goal not only of the UN but of the American political left more broadly. Establishing his Christian credentials, Inhofe invoked Romans 1:25 (For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever) to suggest that taking steps to ameliorate global warming would constitute a form of idol worship. And he urged conferees to spread the word about the plot in their churches and in organizations of which they are members.
He is absolutely right - and our first step on the path to destroying US economy was to get Bush elected. It wasn't easy, but through some strawmen (thank you Harris) and some straw companies (Diebold et al) we managed.
Some have claimed that Gore would have been a better choice for spreading the Global Warming Myth, but George W. Bush and his neo-conservatice cabal cannot be beaten at destroying an economy.
That's funny. At my church two Sundays ago, the sermon was on the Christian duty to protect creation by fighting Global Warming. So ... note to Sen. Inhofe, when chruches in Virginia start agreeing with Al Gore, it's time to give it up!
The "creature" in Romans is a graven image, but the Theocrats pretend it is an animal, and try to turn the passage into something about nature-worship. Ugh.
There's a nut-job in town who has purchased billboard space to let us all know the UN wants your gun, and he drives a pickup around with a billboard in the back that states the UN is fascist or statist or some other nutjob fear.
The UN's existence sure is convenient for some, I guess.
I met someone on "The Scotsman" newspapers online coments section, who claimed that Kyoto was a plot by the Japanese and Europe to damage the USA. Strangely enough he never came back with any evidence.
He's also a person who believes that Scotland could ahve a 9% growth rate. I'm not an economist, but I still think thats impossible, in the current conditions.
It's unfortunate it took a war in Iraq to learn it, but most Americans have learned a valuable lesson about religious extremism over the past 3 years.
I'm not talking about Muslim extremism, but about
Fundamentalist christians have shown their true colors and most americans have not liked what they have seen.