Noted climate alarmist Bill McKibben just tweeted this gem . . .
Not for the first time, Pope Francis makes a lot of sense: 'Destroy Creation and it will destroy us.' http://t.co/FNbqcnb9T3
— Bill McKibben (@billmckibben) May 23, 2014
. . . that links to this story on Think Progress Green:
Pope Francis Makes Biblical Case For Addressing Climate Change: ‘If We Destroy Creation, Creation Will Destroy Us’
An excerpt from TPG:
Speaking to a massive crowd in Rome, the first Argentinian pope delivered a short address in which he argued that respect for the “beauty of nature and the grandeur of the cosmos” is a Christian value, noting that failure to care for the planet risks apocalyptic consequences.
“Safeguard Creation,” he said. “Because if we destroy Creation, Creation will destroy us! Never forget this!”
The pope centered his environmentalist theology around the biblical creation story in the book of Genesis, where God is said to have created the world, declared it “good,” and charged humanity with its care. Francis also made reference to his namesake, Saint Francis of Assisi, who was a famous lover of animals, and appeared to tie the ongoing environmental crisis to economic concerns — namely, instances where a wealthy minority exploits the planet at the expense of the poor.
“Creation is not a property, which we can rule over at will; or, even less, is the property of only a few: Creation is a gift, it is a wonderful gift that God has given us, so that we care for it and we use it for the benefit of all, always with great respect and gratitude,” Francis said.
Francis also said that humanity’s destruction of the planet is a sinful act, likening it to self-idolatry.
“But when we exploit Creation we destroy the sign of God’s love for us, in destroying Creation we are saying to God: ‘I don’t like it! This is not good!’ ‘So what do you like?’ ‘I like myself!’ – Here, this is sin! Do you see?”
Hey, do you know what else is part of “Creation?” A baby. Are we to assume that Think Progress and Bill McKibben are embracing Catholicism’s pro-life message, too?
And as far as the environment goes, I’m for alleviating the suffering of the world’s poor through cheap, affordable electricity — something the Left wants to deny those in need.