Many Republicans are using the Bible to ‘prove’ that we need not worry about climate change and that it is actually arrogant to even consider the possibility of human activity contributing to it.
These are all End Times fanatics, of course, eerily reminiscent of James “Kill a Tree for Jesus” Watt –Ronald Reagan’s Secretary of the Interior who famously said that we should be trying to use the Earth up as fast as possible God will come to “take us all home.” Well of course, since the devout are speaking of death when they speak of “going home” they are, in every sense: Planet-killers. Death merchants.
These people are bringing the Bible into Congressional hearings in order to argue that nothing needs to be done about the problem, saying that their religious beliefs should be the basis for how we are governed. Not only does the Bible tell them that we cannot do anything to destroy the planet, it actually tells them how the planet will die. They suddenly forget that they are always saying, “God works in mysterious ways” meaning that if one accepts that God is to be the one to destroy the planet perhaps he is using us to do it.
Perhaps the most ridiculous remarks of all come from Rick Santorum (as hard as it is to believe that he would say anything that was not perfectly rational) who says, “We were put on this Earth as creatures of God to have dominion over this Earth, to use it wisely and to steward it wisely, but for our benefit, not for the Earth’s benefit.”
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