Ethics Daily.com: Southern Baptist Leader Attacks Gore, Says Christians Should Save Souls, Not the Earth

It’s been a while since I came down on Al,  but I just couldn’t resist when I saw this:

The president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary said on Friday’s “Albert Mohler Radio Program” that he takes a “middle position” on global warming. He believes the evidence shows the earth is warming and that human activity is at least a contributing factor, but he doesn’t know how much humans can do to reverse it. He also argued that most Americans aren’t ready to support the radical lifestyle changes required if Gore’s doomsday scenario is accurate.

“I am one who is thankful that human beings discovered carbon-based fuels,” Mohler said. “I am thankful that we discovered electricity and how to use it.”

Mohler said those things “come with a tradeoff.” He called it a sin to “deliberately misuse” the earth, because the Bible says the planet ultimately belongs to God and is entrusted to humanity as a matter of stewardship.”

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Oh,  so it’s a matter of “most Americans aren’t ready to support the radical lifestyle changes required if Gore’s doomsday scenario is accurate.” So what “most Americans” WOULD do is the measure of obedience.  How inane.

“He called it a sin to “deliberately misuse” the earth”,  but since the “science” is so “unclear” (it’s NOT , according to actual scientists),  this is not a case of “deliberate”.  That lets us off the hook.  Mohler is one of those participating “thinktank” people who champion the cultural right viewpoint,  and helps to drag the Southern Baptists into the mess.  And all under the guise of “pure Christianity”. 

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