““I feel absolutely no moral or theological obligation to the “power take all” mentality and strategies of the radicalizing right in our churches. They got their way, now let them enforce it. They are losing this battle in the wider culture and doing great damage to the witness of the church. We struggle against the principalities and powers in the Continue Reading
Amen. The founders and leadership of the IRD are despicable, paranoid, devious and deceitful. Much like the insitigators of the SBC takeover (and were very much behind that, too). Moyers did a God and Politics episode on the UMC missionaries who were hounded by the IRD anbout their work in Central America. Right wing crusaders without a Christ heart.
“There is nothing stopping us from four degrees other than our own will to change course, which we have yet to display. Because the planet is as big as it is, and as ecologically diverse; because humans have proven themselves an adaptable species, and will likely continue to adapt to outmaneuver a lethal threat; and because the devastating effects of Continue Reading
This is a battle of opinions and interpretations, far from truly being a matter of “The Authority of Scripture”. It is a battle of the “Authority” of what we think that authority actually says. Those who cannot/will not understand that are sealing themselves inside their own minds, to the detriment of “that they may be one” (which does NOT say Continue Reading
“It is important to mobilize people who at the moment are concerned, but basically complacent, and turn them into people who are much more activated and essentially voting about climate as a first-order political priority rather than a third- or fourth-order priority – judging politicians on the basis of their climate policy.”— David Wallace-Wells in an interview in The Guardian Continue Reading
“The majority of the burning has come since the premiere of Seinfeld. Since the end of World War II, the figure is about 85 percent. The story of the industrial world’s kamikaze mission is the story of a single lifetime—the planet brought from seeming stability to the brink of catastrophe in the years between a baptism or bar mitzvah and Continue Reading
“more than half of the carbon exhaled into the atmosphere by the burning of fossil fuels has been emitted in just the past three decades. Which means we have done as much damage to the fate of the planet and its ability to sustain human life and civilization since Al Gore published his first book on climate than in all Continue Reading
Feinstein: “Ive been doing this for 30 years”.What? Putting off meaningful and sufficient action on the mess we’re making? Voting to kick the can down the road? I think it’s enough (and too much). Please step aside. (My comments inspired by McKibben’s article in the New Yorder, and observation that it’s been 30 years since James Hansen testified before Congress Continue Reading
“We need people in every organized workplace to be getting together and imagining what their workplace would look like if they took rapid de-carbonization seriously. And asking how could it improve lives? How could it lead to a fairer economy?” — Naomi Klein https://buff.ly/2Nomqt0 She is so awesome!
Another twitter exchange re: AOC and Climate:
My reply to a twitter commenter making what he thought was a joke about the “the world is going to end in 12 years”: Not everyone is scientifically literate. We rely on the advice of our leaders. AOC said the world will end in 12 years..explain it — Bonnie D (@Acool2Minutes) February 16, 2019
“I think the brilliance of the Green New Deal framework is that it doesn’t ask people to choose. It says, “We all care about the end of the world. But we also care about the end of the month. So how do we design policies that simultaneously lower emissions and lower that economic strain?” And that’s exactly what they’re trying Continue Reading
I have a “problem” with Naomi Klein in that I can never stop succumbing to the temptation to quote too much of her articles. No surprise that her book “This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs The Climate” was THE one I point to that really did set me on a new path in my theological mission and focus: To help enable Continue Reading
“Of course it mattered to have FDR in power instead of Herbert Hoover, but it mattered even more to have an organized population which was flexing its muscles in every conceivable way in the 1930s—from sit-down strikes in auto plants, to shutting down the ports on the West Coast, to shutting down entire cities with general strikes. And it mattered Continue Reading
On the #GreenNewDeal: “It’s about understanding that we are in a time of multiple overlapping crises, and that we are on an incredibly tight deadline when it comes to lowering greenhouse-gas emissions in time to prevent truly catastrophic warming. In order to bring people along with these necessary changes, there have to be benefits in the here-and-now in terms of Continue Reading