Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Creationists can't get their story straight in their 'war on global warming'

The Christian group, Family Research Council (FRC) mocks Al Gore as "Chicken Little" and cites 600,000 year old evidence to dismiss his global warming projections.

Say what?

According to Christian fundamentalist creationists, the world is just 6,000 years old. What gives?

The FRC clearly supports creationism -the numero uno core principle cited on FRC's website is:
"God exists and is sovereign over all creation. He created human beings in His image." ... and, "God is the author of life"
The FRC supports creationist education in schools. An article on their website declares:
"creationism just might evolve into part of the curriculum for South Carolina. Only then will kids begin to understand education's 'missing link'."
Sounds creationist enough to me. Yet, in mocking Al Gore and his dire warnings on global warming, the FRC cites Rep. Joe Barton's (R-Texas) 600,000-year-old scientific evidence that Gore's carbon dioxide claims are false. The problem is, Barton's evidence is 594,000 years older than the date that God created the world and the universe, according to creationists. Whoops!

The Republican/Fundamentalist War on Science rolls pathetically and confusingly forward. It must be noted however that there has been a call to action by at least one Evangelical group on the threat of global climate change.

(For a concise explanation of the political aspect of the Republican War on Global Warming, see my previous post on the subject).

1 comment:

Coco said...

In fairness to the FRC, a belief in creationism doesn't necessarily mean "young-earth" (abt. 6000 years). There are also plenty of old-earth creationists who readily accept scientific estimates for the age of the earth. Various interpretations of Scripture can lead to either conclusion. FRC appears to have taken no stance either way on the old-earth/young-earth matter.

That said, yes, FRC is little more than a Republican voting coalition. They wholeheartedly sell the Republican agenda and turn out the votes for the party. Secular issues that are left to the discretion of believers (economics, environmentalism) are merely repackaged and sold to their members as the "moral" position on that issue.