My Earth Day Rants

earthhourThe smell of Hippie is in the air…

Another Earth Day is upon us.  We call it light bulb day at our place.

I want to go on record here and now  as saying I love my air conditioning, my ice maker, and my refrigerator, my lights, my electronic gadgets, my car, my washing machine. I have no desire of returning to living a life-style reminiscent of the 1840s.

I regrettably do not have the time to write up a fresh post to commemorate what is better termed, Water Melon Day. You know: Green on the outside, but red on the inside.

In fact, from hence forth, I will call this day “Water Melon Day.”

mbpAt any rate, I thought I would link to some of my past articles I have written ranting against the leftist tyranny of global warming.  Be alert. Some of the links I supplied in the various posts may no longer work. I apologize in advance if that is the case. Make sure if anything to read the one I marked as my personal favorite.

Suicide Solution

Brave New Thuggery

Peer-Reviewed Snake Oil Salesmen

False Prophets

Magic Bean Science

D’OH!

How Global Warming Junk Science is Messing with My Life (A personal favorite!)

PCT=EVIL

Biblical Earth Day Resources

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7 thoughts on “My Earth Day Rants

  1. Fred
    Just the fact that you know what Man Bear Pig is means you are awesome.
    Christians should be the strongest protectors of the environment because we are to care for it.

  2. Fred, sometimes your posts are too awesome for words. This one was great! Each of the links were terrific too. I passed it along to my hubby, who will enjoy them too. BTW, we have really gone over the line on the children thing too. Anyone gives me trouble, I usually reply with “Who do you think is going to pay your SS? I’m raising more taxpayers! Be happy!”

  3. Wow that was the best line I’ve heard to describe enviornmentalist extremists…green on the outside and red on the inside.

  4. Fred, what’s your take on doctrinally conservative but hard line Leftist? I once know a guy on a secular political conservative forum. He is a classical even confessional Calvinist (not the Grace Community, or Sydney Anglican, or even The Gospel Coalition variety, but the whole three forms of unity old school Reformed) but is a hard left liberal and a big time defender of Obama’s policies on that forum for many years.

    switching to my own local church circles, I have a few brothers and sisters in Christ who are converted believers in the New Calvinist camp, and one of them is even a Reformed/Conservative evangelical Anglican curate (minister in training post seminary), yet they are enthusiastic Green Party supporters.

    What do you make of this seeming disconnect between faith and politics?

  5. Joel,
    My first reaction is that this guy is seriously muddled in his thinking. I would have to ask him about the serious disconnect between his alleged conservative doctrine and the worldview that Obama promotes. He is for homosexual marriage and the wholesale slaughter of the unborn. His fiscal policies are a disaster and demonstrate a man who is not thinking biblically about the people he governs. This friend of yours would agree with such sin?

    And the Green Party people are basically pagans. It’s as if your friends are repeating what happened to God’s people in Judges when they compromised with the Canaanites. They seriously think they can adhere to biblical values and a Bible oriented worldview and still be compromised with people who are essentially atheistic?

  6. Fred, my apologies that I didn’t make it clear that I’m from downudner so the politics could be different.

    I think we have to be mindful that there are different shades of Calvinism, a case of “There are Calvinists, and there are Calvinists”. The type of Calvinism I see here are quite different from yours – which sees secular politics in this angle, quited from Geoff Robson from New Zealand. There are absolutes that we must adhere to when it is directly related to the gospel, beyond that it is a matter of applying godly wisdom. In theory, someone could claim they were using biblical wisdom when they declare their support of a generally leftist platform

    Let me know what you think:

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    http://kiwifruitblog.org/2011/11/18/christians-and-interacting-with-government/

    So what issues will we engage over, and how will we go about doing that? We need to remember that on many issues there is no obvious ‘Christian’ position. For example, is the war in Afghanistan a good thing? Are trade unions appropriate? Is the GST a good idea? Is the exploration of space something worth pursuing? The gospel gives an enormous amount of freedom for us as Christians in all kinds of areas, including the formation of political convictions.

    As the Bible shapes our minds, and as we take every thought captive to Christ (2 Cor 10:5), so we should expect our views to change – rather than using ‘Christian freedom’ as our ‘get-out-of-jail-free card’. But in many areas we do have this freedom, and we need to ensure that we don’t turn areas of Christian freedom into tests of genuine faith or orthodoxy.

    But what about those issues where Christians should agree, as the Bible clearly directs them to a particular position? In these areas, we need to understand the difference between gospel absolutes, and different opinions about tactics. That is, what are the non-negotiables that the gospel requires us to oppose or affirm – and what are the issues of wisdom and freedom on how best to achieve those aims? Christians can differ on the latter, but we should not differ on the former.

    For example, almost all Christians would agree that we are to be good stewards of God’s creation. But is a carbon tax the wisest and most useful way to ensure that we do that? We are to love our neighbour, but are unfettered free markets and deregulation the best ways for a society to do that? We are not to murder, and we are to respect and protect the life of every person made in God’s image – but would tighter gun control be a helpful step to that end?

    Here’s how Christian writer Tony Payne put it: “Means, methods and strategies are complex, difficult and largely a matter of situational wisdom. We need to extend to one another the liberty to make these pragmatic judgments as best we can. This means that we should not declare the ‘Christian’ position to be pro-fair trade, or pro-private education, or pro-unionised labour, or pro-anything that is a pragmatic matter of left-leaning vs. right-leaning. We shouldn’t tie our views on these matters to the gospel, to our churches, or to our preaching, as if to believe the gospel or be part of our church means that you should support fair trade or any particular cause or policy.”

    Before moving on, there is one more vital thought on how to interact with our governments – one vital text that undergirds all this. “First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.” (1 Tim 2:1-4)

    According to this passage, the role of secular government is certainly NOT to promote the gospel itself. But we should long for governments to lead their nations so that God’s people can get on with their core business, unhindered: to live lives of peace and godliness, and to proclaim the news of God our Saviour, so that people are saved.

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