Quote of Stupidity

 

 

“God is not capricious. He’s given us a creation that is dynamically stable. We are not going to run out of anything.”

— Republican State Rep. Mike Beard of Minnesota on God’s infinite largesse and why it should put our minds at ease about strip mining the planet

(Thanks to Chez over at Deus Ex Malcontent.)

 

But retired environmental lawyer Chuck Dayton sees it another way. This from Minyanville.com:

He explains that the United Methodist Church said, “We, as stewards, have failed to live into our responsibility to care for creation,” the U.S. Catholic Bishops said that the Church’s “response to global climate change should be a sign of our respect for God’s creation,”  and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America said, “We see the despoiling of the environment as nothing less than the degradation of God’s gracious gift of creation.”

“It’s just plain wrong-headed to think that divine intervention will fix everything,” Dayton says. “One could say, ‘Well, life persisted and got better [after the six mass extinctions in the Earth’s history], ’cause here we are, the pinnacle of creation, so that was all a part of God’s plan.’”

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