Not really breaking news: United States Senator misunderstands Scripture and Climate Change

I love this:

Eliason: Senator, we’re going to talk about your book for a minute, you state in your book which by the way is called The Greatest Hoax, you state in your book that one of your favorite Bible verses, Genesis 8:22, ‘while the earth remaineth seed time and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease,’ what is the significance of these verses to this issue?

Inhofe: 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.

The Senator from Oklahoma is clearly not able to understand the difference in translations which shows me at the start he doesn’t really know what he is talking about and may have either a ghost writer or borrowed extensively from the Conservapedia. I actually have heard the reverse of this verse to imply that climate change is actually a sign of the end of the world, but I don’t want to get into that. Something that James Inhofe doesn’t get, beyond the actual meaning of the passage, is that climate change will not forever end seed times, harvests, cold, heat, winter or summer or even day and night. What it does is to change them (well, day and night won’t be changed) for many areas. Further, given that humanity has often rebelled against God, it is not surprising that we can actually challenge the natural order of Creation to create certain problems for us. I mean, supposedly only God can make a mountain crumble, and yet… He also doesn’t address the issue of small ice ages, sun warm-ups, and why GREENLAND IS CALLED GREENLAND.

He goes on to say:

Inhofe: Yeah, as a matter of fact I do. My favorite is Genesis 8:22 which is ‘as long as the earth remains there will be seed time and harvest, cold and heat, winter and summer, day and night,’ you know, God’s still up there. There’s another piece of Scripture I’ll mention which I should’ve mentioned, no one seems to remember this, the smartest thing the activists did in trying to put their program through is try to get the evangelicals on their side, so they hired a guy named Cizik, and he had his picture in front of Vanity magazine dressed like Jesus walking on water. He has been exposed since then to be the liberal that he is. I would say that the other Scripture that I use quite frequently on this subject is Romans 1:25, ‘They give up the truth about God for a lie and they worship God’s creation instead of God, who will be praised forever.’ In other words, they are trying to say we should worship the creation. We were reminded back in Romans that this was going to happen and sure enough it’s happening.

That is was in response to a caller asking him if he quoted Scripture – because we call know that just by quoting Scripture one’s point is proved. He gets Romans 1.25 wrong, taking it completely out of context and out of Paul’s rhetorical intention.

Imagine that… a U.S. Senator not understanding Scripture, abusing it rather, and science.

I’m shocked, shocked I tell ya…

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3 Replies to “Not really breaking news: United States Senator misunderstands Scripture and Climate Change”

  1. So why is Greenland called Greenland? I always thought it was a cunning marketing trick by Viking realtors. First they named Iceland, and for obvious reasons failed to attract many settlers. So they called the next land they discovered Greenland, which sounds much more attractive! But I don’t think it fooled many people, or at least not many found they could actually survive there.

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