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Right wing US fundies pushing reality denial religion/dogma

Postby a_haworthroberts » Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:47 pm

In the WHITE HOUSE.

https://www.sciencealert.com/trump-cabi ... nmentalism (one of their number, Scott Pruitt, has subsequently resigned)
"To think that man can alter the Earth's ecosystem—when God remains omniscient, omnipresent and omnipotent in the current affairs of mankind—is to more than subtly espouse an ultra-hubristic, secular worldview relative to the supremacy and importance of man". So I guess all extinct animals were made extinct by God Mr Drollinger- and humans played no role whatsoever in their disappearance? And humans have never unintentionally caused any massive oil spills or other environmental disasters such as massive wildfires?
And there was more pomposity from Drollinger:
"The biblically informed public servant must therefore order his thinking in light of God's revealed hierarchy in creation." And so it goes on. "To allow fish to govern the construction of dams, endangered species to govern power plants, flies to govern hospitals, or kangaroo rats, homes, is to miss the clear proclamation of God in Genesis.". Well I suppose you could read Genesis 1:28 (if that's what he had in mind) that way. Subdue the Earth and rule over every other species. Except that you can do those things without wilfully destroying eco-systems and messing up the climate in ways that badly affect not only those subdued species but also our own species. But these bigots put their reality denial religion and their political dogma over and above the findings of science, claiming that the Bible gives them the mandate for their ridiculous proclamations (that have the ear of that oaf Trump).
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ralph_Drollinger

And lo, a US radio host Frank Sontag apparently recently had a bit of a rant echoing Drollinger (I've not listened to the link that was supplied as I have better things to do on a sunny Sunday afternoon):
http://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2018 ... e-science/

What is wrong with these peoples' brains? And why are they misusing the Bible for political - and divisive and dangerous - ends?

For them Christianity has turned into the religion of stamping on 'radical environmentalism' (which they say is a 'religion').

Not everything that comes from radical environmentalism makes sense - but these dangerous bigots throw out the baby with the bathwater.
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Postby Brian Jordan » Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:49 pm

Are they using the Bible for their politics or basing their politics on their interpretation of the Bible? I'd have thought that if they are religious fundamentalists, it would be the latter - however distorted their interpretation.
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Right wing US fundies pushing reality denial religion/dogma

Postby a_haworthroberts » Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:05 pm

Brian Jordan wrote:Are they using the Bible for their politics or basing their politics on their interpretation of the Bible? I'd have thought that if they are religious fundamentalists, it would be the latter - however distorted their interpretation.


Some of them do appear to be Bible fundamentalist (if not young earthers) when it comes to environmental (and also social) political policies:
https://www.newsweek.com/2017/10/13/don ... 77587.html
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-43534724
https://freethoughtblogs.com/pharyngula ... very-tree/
https://capmin.org/coming-to-grips-with ... mentalism/

Presumably this explains the withdrawal from the Paris Climate agreement among other things.

Their environmental policies are based upon narrow religious faith and not the scientific consensus. If God fails to bail them out as a reward for their irresponsible-looking experiments/adventures in faith and dogma, guess who loses - everyone else (with perhaps the exception of the super-rich).

They will presumably attack that 'Hothouse Earth' story from this week (which was due to happen anyway regardless of the recent prolonged heatwave in large parts of Europe, and beyond):
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/ ... ouse-earth
http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2018/07/31/1810141115
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