Thursday, January 3, 2008

Are Evangelical Christians Killing Mother Nature

The proof is provided via BBC’s World Service broadcast on the 14 of May 2007. Looks like people like me are not “that-kind-of-crazy” anymore.

By: Vanessa Uy

At first, it’s kind of hard for me to tell if this is legitimate news broadcast or one of those Tom Clancy novel-made-for-TV-type things. As every Tom Clancy fan can attest the character driven nature style of his works, this particular BBC news broadcast made Dr. Thomas Ice of Liberty University look and act like the “main villain” on “The Sum of All Fears.” Dr. Thomas Ice unabashedly expressed his views on a legitimate news broadcast that Global Warming and other environmental concerns of recent times are just “Hollywood-left-wing-propaganda.” Is Dr. Ice trying really hard to throw out of the window the concerns of the majority of “Rational Americans” want to achieve. The “Rational Americans” want to tell the rest of the world that not all Americans are not egotistical narcissists who want all of the planets natural resources only for themselves. Maybe, Dr. Ice doesn’t want all of America to be environmentally conscious because this is an important stepping stone in establishing a meaningful dialogue between the Islamic World and the West.

Even before the post- September 11, 2001 backlash, the impoverished peoples of the Islamic World has been left “holding the bag” so to speak due to the insensitive energy intensive lifestyles of the more-money-than-sense-Evangelical-Christian-powers-that-be making self-serving policies on Capitol Hill. Even though they are still a minority, they can easily trick Rational Americans like they did in the 2004 US Presidential Elections. The Evangelicals doctrine of greed, exploitation and unbridled materialism are one of-if not the- main reason of the proliferation of misery and suffering in the Islamic World. And I’m beginning to wonder why Osama Bin Laden didn’t specifically mention these people on his “Fatwah.”

1 comment:

Al said...

Are Evangelical Christians adopting a "dangerous" doctrine that we humans can't possibly destroy our own planet via our commercially driven greed and avarice? I saw the CNN documentary "God's Warriors" back in 2007. The part that really interests me is when Christiane Amanpour interviews Reverend Richard Cizik. Reveren Richard Cizik is considered somewhat of an iconoclast in the American Evangelical Christian community because he preaches about how we humans are destroying our environment through our uncontrolled (carbon burning)industrialization. As a result of this pro-environment stance, he was branded a heretic by his own National Association of Evangelicals and other "Christian" notables such as Dr. James Dobson.