Of course, when the whole issue has been exposed for what it is (in part, a mixture of half-truths, deceit and scare tacticts driven by liberals who want to tell us how to live while theyÃ‚ jet around the world to this or that Green conference held in exotic locations), mark my words the Enviro-Fascists will still claim victory, that their efforts saved the planet, this despite the fact that at the present time and in a bid to get us out of our cars and into sandals,Ã‚ many claim we have left it to late!.
Sadly,Ã‚ many Christians, like manyÃ‚ other well-meaning people, have uncritically embraced the global warming gospel, thus sleepwalking into a culture of fear and doom.Ã‚ Their instincts and motives are partially correct, namely, thatÃ‚ Christian theology does have something to say about dominion, care for and protection of the world God has given us. Yet they have allowed a largelyÃ‚ atheist or post-Christian, paganÃ‚ `geolatrous’ (worship of the earth)Ã‚ lobby to dictate and drive the agenda. Subsequently,Ã‚ there is a near total absence of Christian teaching and study of environmental issues that do matter from a biblical perspective, namely,Ã‚ good stewardship of resources, waste, personal responsibilityÃ‚ and pollution. Instead we are all out chasing the rainbow.
Calvin L. Smith, Ph.D.
Principal and Tutor of Theology
King's Evangelical Divinity School
Faculty Page: www.kingsdivinity.org/about/faculty-calvin-smith
Editor, Evangelical Review of Society and Politics