The biblical truthiness that God created the Earth for humans to use has overtaken the biblical truth about nature’s intrinsic value, so much so that people are blinded to what’s actually written
Climate change denial from the Book of Hesitations
Ann Alexander’s Blog, NRDC’s Switchboard
This is a powerful response to the Rush Limbaugh and Tea Party claim that God has given us the right to destroy the earth.
Above all, Scripture tells us, in the words of Christ, “The truth shall set you free.” Blind climate change denial, which angrily ignores the overwhelming scientific consensus, is not truth. Nor are claims that the Bible justifies rapacious exploitation of our planet. The truth is that our society has taken a serious wrong turn away from the Biblical ideal of renouncing material greed and caring for the Earth. Acknowledging that truth could set us free from our reckless fossil fuel-consumptive habits, and the grim climatic future they portend.
There really is no excuse to ignore this crisis any longer. It’s already too late.