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Date:January 8, 2010
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David
I give you a quote from chapter 21 of their book.1 Corinthians 6:12Everything is permissible for me but not everything is beneficial No condemnation. No guilt. No religious obligation. There are many gray areas with regard to how Christians should respond to things that the Bible does not directly address. Climate change falls into that category. Therefore, like any matter, it is incumbent on us to become aware of the issues at hand and then act as our hearts and minds lead us. This is true Christianfreedom in action. If you decide you dont want to individually contribute to a solution to climate change, so be it. You are free in Christ to decide that. Conversely, if you as an individual decide to make decisions that help, that is great. You wont earn status points with God. But you will be doing something that benefits yourself and others along the way, a very tangible expression of Gods love to others. Lets explore our freedom to choose a little furtherAnd while I agree that the bible does not address climate change as well as other gray area subjects [i.e. sex before marriage, consuming alcohol, wearing ties to church] that does not give us the right to make up pour own mind.Our religious obligation is to care for creation. I think that mandate is somewhere in Genesis. For the authors to quote Paul who is commenting on a popular Greek colloquialism of his day - is a huge misappropriation. A popular saying was everything is permissible for me it was used to wave away eating too much and having crazy sex. Paul comments in his own words, but not everything is beneficial. And I would argue that choosing to do nothing about global care is not a benefit to the earth. God made the earth and said, it is good. [check Genesis for me to make sure its still there] so I dont think we have the right to mess up or even to even stand idly by and allow others to mess up that which God has made.
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Date:October 25, 2009
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Scotty Strickland
Katharine Hayhoe and Andrew Farley are Christian scientists. Yes, thats right. Scientists really can be, and many are, Christians. God didnt make smart, intelligent and scientific minds just for the other side. And I am the center target audience for their book, A Climate for Change. This is Christian scientists explanation, and look, at a volatile subject these days, global-warming. As they point out, this subject has fallen into a red state vs. blue state arena of politics. And it needs to be de-politicized. Doubt is very much a part of our faith. Whether we let it manage our faith or our faith manages our doubt, is the question. We are more susceptible to doubt when we stay isolated and uninformed. If we limit ourselves to a mindset without looking at the options we develop wrong perceptions and those will always lead us to wrong conclusions. Hayhoe and Farley do an excellent job of making what could seem like a science class easily understood, complete with graphs and figures, that Im sure will help those that are more visual learners to understand. They explain the differences between natural occurrences and those created by humans. They are concise and organized in their presentation. I did not expect to be totally converted in my doubt of this subject by the time I finished reading it, but it did point me to a word we should all be familiar with, Christian or not. Stewardship. God gave us a wonder planet to live on. And we have some very clear evidence, by many that are not bought and paid for by a political party, that it needs some help. Hayhoe and Farley do conclude with some very real and easy solutions that you and I, and our children, can do. The key is to get everyone on board and understand the facts. And this is a great book for understanding those facts.
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