I had this exchange recently with @RoundRockTim, a Texan who apparently doesn’t buy climate change …
Here’s what I don’t get: You believe in God, which is fine. And you accept Jesus, which is fine. But while you’re willing to wholeheartedly believe that, 2,015 years ago (or so) a virgin gave birth to a miracle baby with magical powers who was actually the son of an all-knowing, all-powerful God figure, you find it implausible that, just maybe, the earth is heating because of man’s activities. You don’t buy climate experts—the vast majority of whom know (like, don’t just believe—but know) earth is heating dangerously and unnaturally—but you’ll fully accept the burning bush and the arc and tablets delivered atop a mountain. When a president or a senator insists we need to cut emissions, you dismiss him/her as a liberal hack. Because, of course, he/she can’t be telling the truth about the environment.
But Jesus Christ walked on water.
I promised I’d be less negative here, but—fucking a–. What has to happen for people to wake up and see that bad stuff is happening, and if we don’t fix it we’re in big trouble? Furthermore, why aren’t the most pious on board with climate change? It’s God’s creation, no? His precious gift to humanity. Do you think Jesus Christ would say, “Eh, forget the scientists. We need to drill”? I mean, really?
But folks like @RoundRockTim, who may well be the nicest person in the world, just keep on keepin’ on.
And the world gets a little bit hotter.