Ha-ha something to cheer me up on a dull miserable morning John Shimkus Republican Representative in the US says, God will save us from climate change. We should not be concerned about climate change because God has already promised not to destroy the Earth.
Excuse the pun but Christ Almighty how can a guy like that get elected to represent a state? And it’s not even one of the ‘bible bashing’ states of the south its Illinois. Now I may not believe humans are the primary cause of climate change but I am open mined enough to change my mind when someone finally has the balls to put everything together constructively without bias and shows us what is really happening. I certainly wouldn’t be best pleased to hear that this evangelical Christian wants to be the chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. You see now the crazies have overall power in the US, this is the sort of thing you will start to hear more often.
What sets alarm bells ringing is he is already on the committee; how does a guy who spouts the bible as fact get into such a high position of power?
Here are some of his quotes.
First, he noted God’s post-Flood promise to Noah in Genesis 8:21-22.
“Never again will I curse the ground because of man, even though all inclinations of his heart are evil from childhood and never again will I destroy all living creatures as I have done.
“As long as the earth endures, seed time and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, will never cease.”
“I believe that’s the infallible word of God, and that’s the way it’s going to be for his creation,” Shimkus said.
Then he quoted Matthew 24:31.
“And he will send his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds from one end of the heavens to the other.”
“The Earth will end only when God declares it’s time to be over. Man will not destroy this Earth. This Earth will not be destroyed by a Flood,” Shimkus asserted. “I do believe that God’s word is infallible, unchanging, perfect.”
So America now you have changed your allegiance to the right, this guy might end up with a powerful position in government. Shimkus thinks he is uniquely qualified to head the committee.
It is scary to think that people can be so blinded to believe such nonsense, when are we going to realise there is no socialist or capitalist, red or blue, rightwing or leftwing. There is just right and wrong, there is just commonsense and nonsense, there is just ingenuity and stupidity.
And electing a guy like that is just wrong, nonsense and stupid.
It is people like him that make the climate change argument so difficult to fathom, because there are people like him on both sides who are not interested the state of the planet they are only interested in themselves and their status.