Sunday, June 1, 2014

Global warming? Or Jebus?

Do we believe what highly educated scientists worldwide, working within their own field of expertise, believe? Or do we believe what primitive goat-herders believed, long before human beings had even discovered science, back when "magic" was accepted as a perfectly reasonable explanation for everything?

"So we have a decision to make. Do we believe what an environmentalist group says and choose to live in a world where we're attempting to make everything as clean in the air as possible?" What? OMG! Who would want to live in a world with clean air?

All these weather effects are just a sign that Jesus is returning - any day now - just like all those other Christians have thought for the past 2,000 years. They, too, thought that the end of the world was imminent. Heck, Jesus promised to return within the lifetime of his disciples. (Clearly, he's overslept a bit.) All those other Christians were wrong, but Hagee believes that he's right because he believes that he's right. Can't argue with that, huh?

Matthew Hagee says he believes in the Bible because he believes in the Bible. He believes that the Bible is true, because he believes that the Bible is true. And he believes that his own interpretation of the Bible is correct, despite the tens of thousands of different Christians sects who can't even agree among themselves, because he believes that his own interpretation is correct.

That's it. That's his entire argument. He believes it because he believes it.


jeff725 said...

Great interview of former religious-righter Frank Schaeffer by Rachael Maddow:

"We have a subculture which is literally a 5th column of insanity that is bred from birth ... to reject facts."

"That evangelical subculture has rotted the brain of the United States of America."

"Sane Americans just have to move past these people, say 'Go wait on the hilltop until the end -- the rest of us are going to get on with rebuilding our country.'"

"A village cannot re-organize village life to suit the village idiot."

WCG said...

Hmm,... I'd forgotten to put a title on this post. I must have been half asleep, huh? (As I am right now, in fact.)

Thanks for the link, Jeff. I'd seen that interview before, but not recently. Yes, that's the problem with these people. But the larger problem is faith. If you believe by faith, soon nothing is too crazy to believe.