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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Providence (god) helps those who help themselves

I think lurking behind the thoughts of climate change denialists is belief and religion. Of course nothing is inherently wrong with the influence of faith. Most would agree the spirituality of Gandhi and Mandela informed and improved their humanity. But religious influence will also blind a person to what is clearly apparent to others not filtering there observations through that parochial lens. This comes to a division between the authoritarian ( father knows best ) view of knowledge and communitarian view ( it takes a village ). Many religious people though they think God is almighty also take seriously the old adage 'God helps those who help themselves'. Maybe spreading this kind of sentiment around the ranks of believers would be of some help. Though I have not imagined so far how to go about this.


Update

I read my Bible. He made this earth for us to utilize.” — Norman Dennison, founder of the Corydon Tea Party

“Being a strong Christian, I cannot help but believe the Lord placed a lot of minerals in our country and it’s not there to destroy us.” — Lisa


Tea Party Defends Climate Pollution As Lord’s Will

2 comments:

  1. And maybe some might be ashamed that God's children destroyed the home God gave them.

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  2. Regarding the update- There is probably nothing to be done about rank stupidity except to expose it the best we can.

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