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Doesn't Matter if We Desttroy the Environment... God Promised Not to Kill Us in a Flood...

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    Accordingly to Rep. John Shimkus... we have nothing to worry about.
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    Rep John Shimkus is not alone in his beliefs.  I was looking for an article I read a few years ago on why so many in the Christian fundamentalist community do not care about the environment or global warming.  Instead I found this 2004 article by Glenn Sherer entitled, Christian-right views are swaying politicians and threatening the environment.  Although the numbers might have changed since then (probably worse now) the underlying reasoning is still valid.

    Sherer states, "Many Christian fundamentalists feel that concern for the future of our planet is irrelevant, because it has no future. They believe we are living in the End Time, when the son of God will return, the righteous will enter heaven, and sinners will be condemned to eternal hellfire. They may also believe, along with millions of other Christian fundamentalists, that environmental destruction is not only to be disregarded but actually welcomed -- even hastened -- as a sign of the coming Apocalypse."

    "We are not talking about a handful of fringe lawmakers who hold or are beholden to these beliefs. The 231 legislators (all but five of them Republicans) who received an average 80 percent approval rating or higher from the leading religious-right organizations make up more than 40 percent of the U.S. Congress."

    Sherer also cites a 2002 Time/CNN poll that "found that 59 percent of Americans believe that the prophecies found in the Book of Revelation are going to come true. Nearly one-quarter think the Bible predicted the 9/11 attacks."

    "Because of its power as a voting bloc, the Christian right has the ear, if not the souls, of much of the nation's leadership. Some of those leaders are End-Time believers themselves. Others are not. Either way, their votes are heavily swayed by an electoral base that accepts the Bible as literal truth and eagerly awaits the looming Apocalypse. And that, in turn, is sobering news for those who hope for the protection of the earth, not its destruction."

    All of the above quotes are from Sherer's Grist article.  There is much more about the people and organizations behind the anti-global warming campaign. If any if this causes you to have concern, then I encourage you to read the entire article. Then you'll be really worried about the direction our country is headed, especially if Sarah Palin or a "think alike" gets elected President.  If that happens you can kiss our environment good-bye and move to Canada.
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    I just read this for myself.....
    overlooked it the last few days.

    The chairmanship for the House Committee on Energy and Commerce is between the guy who apologized to BP and an Old Testament Climate Denier?  Really, Really? 

    The Big Darkness is worse than I thought. 

    Does anyone have any words of comfort in times like these...maybe a poem they can share?

    I don't know man.....

    We're Beyond Thunderdome. 

    I'm contemplating the use of heroin to stop the pain.