Thursday, April 23, 2009

A Biblical Literalist on Global Warming

If some in the GOP don't realize they are bumping along on the crazy train, Illinois Rep. John Shimkus has arguably taken hold of the train's controls when it comes to global warming as you can see from his comments during this March 25th hearing of the US House Subcommittee on Energy and the Environment (2:26), ending with his statement that God will be the one to determine when the world ends.

So... never mind global warming, or starvation, or pollution or torture, for that matter. It's all in God's control and we mere mortals and our stinking secular laws have little place in this human realm. Makes God seem pretty nasty, doesn't it?

No wonder many who are not either spiritual or religious think those who are nuts. Oy.

"The earth will end only when God declares it's time to be over."

Realize that the context of the quote above is a congressional discussion on climate change/carbon load/global waming.

During this attack of crazy-trainitis, Shimkus' reference to flooding and the first passages read from Genesis ends in his statement that he believes Gods words to be "infallible, unchanging and perfect".

Makes me crazy.

Why vote for congressmen at all? Why not just have priests, pastors, preachers etc. make the laws? Oh wait... that would mean we abdicate our human responsibility and that atheists and others who don't share his views are not represented, not to mention that first amendment nonsense about not establishing a state religion (obviously, it might suit Jews but then there's this thing called CE and oops, there he is... Christ! So I guess it is safe to say that this clown believes in establishing Christianity as our state religion... so all you other folks... OFF the crazy train right now! Go home wherever that is!).

Now, go wash your brain.