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  •  So by Inhofe's logic. . . (8+ / 0-)

    If I pull up to his property with 7000 tons of radioactive toxic waste and dump it on his back yard, he'll be cool with that because "God's still up there" and won't allow anything bad to happen to his land?

    This is beyond even "anti-Science."  These are arguments that were refuted long before Galileo's time.  It seems to me that the early Church fathers themselves dismissed the notion that Biblical prophesy completely relieves man of moral concerns and ethical obligations---including those involving good stewardship of resources.

    Inhofe's logic here results in a kind of smug Christian nihilism:  nothing we do on earth matters because "God's still up there."  But Christian theologians have been arguing for 2000 years that man has special responsibilities to cultivate and use reason----God's supreme endowment and special gift (and responsibility) for mankind.

    Perhaps someone more schooled in this can correct me or back me up with more specifics.

    Dulce bellum inexpertis [War is sweet only to those who have no experience of it].

    by Fatherflot on Sun Mar 11, 2012 at 12:05:19 PM PDT

    •  Inhofe doesn't believe in "logic." (1+ / 0-)
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      TofG

      Remember -- he's a Republican. Republicans don't believe in stuff like "science" and "math" and "medicine."

      YOU try to divide by zero and see what YOU get.

      It's the same thing that HE'LL get if he tries it --

      "Error -- You Cannot Divide By Zero."

      :)

    •  Surely this heresy was named 2000 years ago (1+ / 0-)
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      I have no doubt that some radical christian sect 2000 years ago preached a kind of millenialism that came to the same conclusion ("God's still up there, therefore nothing we do on earth matters").  And it was surely called a heresy and fought by the church.

      Dulce bellum inexpertis [War is sweet only to those who have no experience of it].

      by Fatherflot on Sun Mar 11, 2012 at 12:32:17 PM PDT

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