Thursday, November 11, 2010

And God Said

We're all doomed. Andrew Leonard explains the sad theocracy of Rep. John Shimkus (IL):

Juan Cole does us the unpleasant service of bringing back to life the comments of John Shimkus, R-Ill., a year and a half ago.

Shimkus starts by quoting Genesis 8, Verses 21 and 22, in which God makes Noah a promise.

Never again will I curse the ground because of man, even though all inclinations of his heart are evil from childhood and never again will I destroy all living creatures as I have done.

As long as the earth endures, seed time and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, will never cease.

Shimkus continues: "I believe that is the infallible word of god, and that's the way it is going to be for his creation... The earth will end only when God declares its time to be over. Man will not destroy this earth. This earth will not be destroyed by a flood."

I'm glad that John Shimkus can sleep at night, faithful that that God's word is "infallible, unchanging, perfect." But for those of us who are less confident in humanity's ability to keep from massively screwing up, the thought that the Bible will be determining government energy policy is massively ulcer-inducing.

Congrats, science is now irrelevant as long as we have Noah's story and enough meth to make the pain go away! Meanwhile I'll enjoy Chicago's Indian Summer whilst huffing gasoline as it may be the only way to understand such willful ignorance. Cuz, you never know science isn't exact nor is it always right. Right! Right?! Here's an idea maybe God is finally fed up with your consistent twisted and demented approach to his word? Ever think of that?! Shimkus you sir are infallibly inane.

We're re-entering a dark period in history when policy decisions were made by men and their fetus jars.

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Steve said...

See here's the thing about his statement: even if you take his religious position seriously, the contention is that global warming is MAN MADE. God's promise is that he's not going to do anything, but it doesn't mean we can't do it ourselves. Sure, God's not going to flood the world, but if we keep pumping CO2 into the air, we damn well will.

Steve said...

In fact, as I think about this further, his logic would prove that global warming is man made. Clearly the environment wouldn't warm up on it's own. That's not in God's plan. So it can't be the sun, cosmic rays, etc.