Tuesday, March 31, 2009

How can you argue with crazy like this?

Meet Rep. John Shimkus (R-Ill). The other day, during the hearing of the U.S. House Subcommittee on Energy and Environment, Rep. Shimkus let us all know a) we are a "carbon-starved" planet (that's right...we need MORE carbon) and b) according to Genesis 8:21-22, God ain't gonna let anything happen to the earth. Additionally, according to Matthew 24, we'll know when God decides to end the earth, because we'll hear trumpet calls and God's elect (who I am sure includes the right Representative) will be gathered. According to Rep. Shimkus, the earth will only end when God decides it is so.

I wonder if the next time someone in Rep. Shimkus' family is deathly ill, is he gonna take them to a doctor, or is he just gonna pray. I kind of think he has to just pray. I mean, if he's willing to bet the whole of humanity's existence on his religious beliefs, shouldn't he put the health of his own loved ones where his mouth is? I mean...let's seperate the believers from the BELIEVERS, you know.

1 comment:

Cheesefrog said...

In the fall of 2007 Georgia was experiencing it's worst drought in over a century, and our Governor Sonny Perdue gathered people on the Capitol steps to pray for rain. The results were less than impressive, and the drought continued. What's bothered me to this day is not knowing whether God was simply ignoring the pleas for rain, or if He was out doing something else and just didn't get the message.

The follow-up to the story is that, a year and a half later, it's raining like it's Seattle and the lakes are about full again. Maybe God's just now catching up on His backlog of work...