christiannightmares
christiannightmares:

Another way to look at global warming (For a related video, click here http://christiannightmares.tumblr.com/post/387608485/a-christian-preacher-mocks-global-warming-nuts)

Forty-four percent of the American population is convinced that Jesus will return to judge the living and the dead sometime in the next fifty years. According to the most common interpretation of biblical prophecy, Jesus will return only after things have gone horribly awry here on earth. It is, therefore, not an exaggeration to say that if the city of New York were suddenly replaced by a ball of fire, some significant percentage of the American population would see a silver lining in the subsequent mushroom cloud, as it would suggest to them that the best thing that is ever going to happen was about to happen—the return of Christ. It should be blindingly obvious that beliefs of this sort will do little to help us create a durable future for ourselves—socially, economically, environmentally, or geopolitically. Imagine the consequences if any significant component of the U.S. government actually believed that the world was about to end and that its ending would be glorious. The fact that nearly half of the American population apparently believes this, purely on the basis of religious dogma, should be considered a moral and intellectual emergency.-Sam Harris

christiannightmares:

Another way to look at global warming (For a related video, click here http://christiannightmares.tumblr.com/post/387608485/a-christian-preacher-mocks-global-warming-nuts)

Forty-four percent of the American population is convinced that Jesus will return to judge the living and the dead sometime in the next fifty years. According to the most common interpretation of biblical prophecy, Jesus will return only after things have gone horribly awry here on earth. It is, therefore, not an exaggeration to say that if the city of New York were suddenly replaced by a ball of fire, some significant percentage of the American population would see a silver lining in the subsequent mushroom cloud, as it would suggest to them that the best thing that is ever going to happen was about to happen—the return of Christ. It should be blindingly obvious that beliefs of this sort will do little to help us create a durable future for ourselves—socially, economically, environmentally, or geopolitically. Imagine the consequences if any significant component of the U.S. government actually believed that the world was about to end and that its ending would be glorious. The fact that nearly half of the American population apparently believes this, purely on the basis of religious dogma, should be considered a moral and intellectual emergency.
-Sam Harris

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    Praise God for a dead planet!
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    ^^^ hear, hear.
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    On Resurrection: “It should be blindingly obvious that beliefs of this sort will do little to help us create a durable...
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    This is precisely why Armageddonist beliefs are dangerous, and why what others believe is, unfortunately, of public...
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    I… I can’t. Watch the linked video. I. Wow.
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    ughhh!! People!!