Oklahoma Senator James Inhofe, a.k.a. “Senator Snowball,” blasted Pope Francis over his encyclical on climate change. Inhofe, an avowed Christian, believes that any Christian who comes out with a belief that humans have anything to do with climate change has a problem. He’s worried that the encyclical will make other Christian leaders support man-made climate change.
Romans 1:25 said there would be a time when people would start worshiping the creation instead of the Creator, and that exactly is what’s been going on, the trend that has been going on today. The interesting thing is that all of those people on the other side are the extreme liberals that are against everything that you and I stand for. This is a highly political environment we’re in right now that should not have been brought into the Catholic Church or any other church.
So trying to encourage good stewardship of the home that their god supposedly gave us is worshiping the planet, instead of the deity. Right.
This is something Inhofe truly believes, though. He seems to honestly think that there’s no way humans could be causing any climate change because of his god, and because the Bible says it’s not possible. This man lets his religion guide his decision-making, and is one of the biggest reasons the U.N. is trying to work on wording climate agreements in such a way that they don’t require our Congress’ approval for us to sign on.
An earlier piece on Right Wing Watch bears out his beliefs. He said, back in 2012:
Well actually the Genesis 8:22 that I use in there is that ‘as long as the earth remains there will be seed time and harvest, cold and heat, winter and summer, day and night,’ my point is, God’s still up there. The arrogance of people to think that we, human beings, would be able to change what He is doing in the climate is to me outrageous.
Basically, we’re supposed to sit on our duffs and do nothing at all, because his god has it all figured out. Really, though, why do people want any part of a god that would allow the earth to heat in such a way that extreme weather kills people and animals? Why is allowing this to happen in any way “just?”
That piece from Right Wing Watch claims that the former Vice President of the National Association of Evangelicals was “bought off” by environmentalists and liberals. He, too, apparently worships creation instead of the creator.
Inhofe is a serious anti-scientist. The Pope, on the other hand, has a master’s degree in chemistry. Despite being Pope, he’s qualified to speak out on climate change, and he’s right. We need to start paying attention, and Christians like Inhofe need to either get on board or get the eff out of the way. We can’t get anything serious done with the religious right holding office. And since we’re not supposed to be a Christian nation anyway, why are these people allowing their religions to dictate how they govern?
Image of James Inhofe by Gage Skidmore. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Flickr. Image of Pope Francis by Korea.net / Korean Culture and Information Service. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons. Images merged by Rika Christensen