RELIVING THE “MONKEY TRIALS”

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Congressman Tim Walberg (R-MI) is not concerned about the effects of climate change because, if there is a problem, God will take care of it.

Speaking before constituents, he said, “… as a Christian, I believe that there is a … God who is much bigger than us. And I’m confident that, if there’s a real problem, he can take care of it.”

Rep. Walberg is not alone in his beliefs. According to a LifeWay survey, only 19 percent of Protestant pastors ages 18 to 44 strongly agree with the statement, “I believe global warming is real and man-made.”

Here’s My Take: Separating “God’s laws” from “Nature’s laws” is nothing new. Consider the 1925 Scopes “Monkey Trial,” when the ACLU defended a teacher convicted of teaching evolution. Evolution was a threat that contradicted the Bible’s account of creation.

Climate change is a threat to God’s omnipotence. Why worry about rising waters along coastal areas if God promised Noah he would never again flood the earth?

To cherish the earth is not to deny God. God is most denied when creation is destroyed.

 

2 thoughts on “RELIVING THE “MONKEY TRIALS”

  1. Tim Griffith

    Liked your blog! Hopefully, see you and Liz on the 4th,

    The Trump machine gets stranger and stranger, Sessions testimony up on Tuesday!

    Best, tim

    Sent from my iPhone

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    • Tim, we lined up a dog sitter for July 4 and are planning to come down. Thanks for your support of the blog.
      Liz has become involved with the formation of a new Democratic organization for women which has been good for her. She’s also a volunteer chaplain at the local hospital and back to taking painting classes. I’m editing a weekly column, “Voices of Faith,” for the local newspaper. Also, our daughter Amy has taken over marketing of the Family Medallion and we are trying to revive it as best we can. Other than the fact that we have no contact with Annie, we are trying to make sense of living in a small southern town as best we can.

      Also, we are using our grill. Thanks for setting it up.

      See everyone soon. Roger

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