NEW YORK -- In a major shift, a group of Southern Baptist leaders said their denomination has been "too timid" on environmental issues and has a biblical duty to stop global warming. The declaration, signed by the president of the Southern Baptist Convention among others and released today, shows a growing urgency about climate change even within groups that once dismissed claims of an overheating planet as a liberal ruse.More evidence that the mystical religious right and the nihilistic secular left will set aside their hatred of each other long enough to cooperate in the destruction of their common enemy--capitalism.
Admittedly, the declaration was only signed by 44 Baptist leaders. I don't know how many of the 16 million Baptist flock they represent but this could be the beginning of a push to join the many other Christian evangelicals who have bought into the GW hysteria. JunkScience.com blog has a post which links to the entire NYtimes article.
I suppose the 'biblical duty' is being extrapolated from the phrases that say god wanted man to dominate the earth and rule over its many beasts. Doesn't that sound a lot like what sirs Gore, (James) Hansen, and the EU and UN are planning on doing? Trouble is, the only beasts they want to rule are humans.
There is finally the point that both the left and right see man as a sacrificial animal. A non-sacrificial way of life, as advocated by Objectivism where men deal with each other by means of trade and respect for each other's rights, is alien to the minds of both.