July 22, 2006

Environmentalists scan biblical scripture for global warming references

Posted in political satire at 12:12 am by thewashingtonbeltsider

by Terri Firma

Environmental groups pressing for increased political traction on preventing global warming, as the temperatures hit historic highs for the second year in a row, are scouring scripture for references to greenhouse gases. Religious conservatives have long rallied to the gay marriage issue, which they find justification for in biblical scripture. “I’m no religious scholar, but I could swear I saw references to bio-diesel and alternative fuels in the bible in parochial school as a kid,” said Jan Tobin of the Alternative Fuels coalition.

“I found one,” said environmental lobbyist Dani Hales. “In Jeremiah 2:5:7, it says ‘the aposteles spoke of light that will shine in the icy regions, and the polar bears shall lose their homes.’ If this isn’t a clear reference to the melting of the polar icecaps, I don’t know what is.” In addition, Hales is claiming to have access to archaelogical evidence that the Israelites used solar panels on their homes as they crossed the desert in the book of Exodus.

Advertisements

3 Comments »

  1. Mary Grace Miller said,

    How about the apocalyptic writings of Isaiah – Chapter 24:4-6:

    “The earth mourns and fades, the world languishes and fades; both heaven and earth languish. The earth is polluted because of its inhabitants, who have transgressed laws, violated statues, broken the ancient covenant. Therefore a curse devours the earth, and its inhabitants pay for their guilt; Therefore they who dwell on earth turn pale, and a few men are left.”

  2. Mary Grace Miller said,

    How about Revelation 16:20: “Every island fled, and mountains disappeared.”

    Or, Luke 21:25: “There will be signs in the sun, the moon, and the stars, and on earth nations will be in dismay, perplexed by the roaring of the sea and the waves. People will die of fright in anticipation of what is coming upon the world, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken.”

    Or, Revelation 16:8-9: The fourth angel poured out his bowl on the sun. It was given the power to burn people with fire. People were burned by the scorching heat and blasphemed the name of God who had power over these plagues, but they did not repent or give him glory.”

  3. Terri Firma said,

    These are quite stirring, Mary Grace. Thank you for posting them.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: