Why Toxic Christianity is a Threat to Our Planet’s Survival

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Which way is right ?

In the article the opinion is stated that our current inaction on climate change is in fact God's will, that if He wants it different He will tell us. Fact is that this cannot be proved, it could be the other way, that God would 9n fact wish is to take action. Jesus in John 9, 1-3 indicates that the Creation is probabilistic and to assume that we know God's choice is arrogant and probably mistaken.

Don E. Bray 47 days ago

Climate.

It’s going to weather whether we like it or not. It is unacceptable that the U.S. should be bound by an weather accord quasi treaty to which the previous executive agreed but which was never presented for the advice and consent of the Senate. The COTUS requires that treaties be approved by a 2/3 vote. Styling the Paris agreement as an accord only served to try to force the U.S. into a treaty without the Senate giving it’s consent. The current executive acted appropriately to remove the U.S. from the accord. The Senate has approved over 1,500 treaties. Only 21 have been rejected. Perhaps this one would have been approved or not approved. Regardless, absent any decision by the Senate, it was only the agreement of a prior executive who failed to persuade the then current Senate to affirm it. In future treaty negotiations, weather analysts will need to negotiate with a view not simply to what a current executive might agree but to what the Senate will actually consent.

bthomas 73 days ago

This reminds me...

...of a recent comment about the (so far) lack of contact the human race has made with intelligent species existing elsewhere in the universe, despite SETI [the radio telescope project to beam sound communication to them], Voyager II, etc.: it may be that evolution functions as such that while intelligent species may arise they are in a sense preprogrammed to wipe themselves out. Abigail Adams, speaking of opponents of American Independence in letters to her husband John, who browbeated his fellow Continental Congress delegates into declaring it, commented thus about the short-sighted who pursued their own prosperity at the expense of others: "Let revenge, ambition, pride and malice bind such men - you may as well hope to bind a hungry tiger with a cobweb." If anything modern day nativism and prejudice reveals, it is the tyranny of these vices over the minds of men. This is not an optimistic viewpoint but I fear it is the realistic one. Adams' husband, who went from a young firebrand hero to a mediocre Vice-President and President, shared her New Englander post-Calvinist negative views of the mass of men. Yet the Adams dyad threw all they had, lives, fortune, and sacred honor, the whole schmear, into what they could do to better our imperfect race. Can we do no less? The current President and his scamvangelist allies appear to believe so.

George Nixon Shuler 74 days ago

Notable Quotes


Brian McLaren"All of us, especially people of faith, need to proclaim that white supremacy and white privilege and all other forms of racism and injustice must indeed be replaced with something better – the beloved community where all are welcome, all are safe, and all are free. White supremacist and Nazi dreams of apartheid must be replaced with a better dream – people of all tribes, races, creeds, and nations learning to live in peace, mutual respect, and neighborliness. Such a better world is possible, but only if we set our hearts on realizing the possibility."

– Brian McLaren, writing in "What I Saw in Charlottesville" on the Auburn Seminary website.


"The idea of racial (or most any other) supremacy is antithetical to that Gospel. We should remember that Jesus himself grasped for no superiority, no rank, but instead made himself a servant, giving himself in love. What we saw in Charlottesville was therefore a kind of anti-gospel, something that must be resisted, yes–but more, something that must be overcome."

– Dr. Craig Hill, dean of United Methodist-related Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, on Facebook.

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