Re: [asa] Climate change & Christianity (was: Associated Press Reporter Does Science and Peer Review)

From: Rich Blinne <>
Date: Fri Oct 30 2009 - 17:47:22 EDT

On Fri, Oct 30, 2009 at 11:39 AM, Christine Smith <> wrote:

> Hi all,
> Cameron wrote:
> "I would be equally impressed if he could make clear to me what he has not
> made clear to me in his twenty or thirty posts on the subject over the last
> year, i.e., what relevance he thinks the debate over AGW has to Christian
> faith or Christian theology, which is, after all, the focus of this
> discussion group. In his posts I discern statistics, claims about computer
> modelling, and claims of a sociological and political nature about the
> biases of those who express doubts about aspects of AGW, but I've heard
> precious little about God, Creation, the Bible, etc."
> Well, I'm obviously not Rich and can't speak for him, but this is an area
> of interest to me so I'll go ahead and address Cameron's request. The areas
> I see climate change relating to Christian faith and theology are as
> follows:
> [Good summary of Biblical environmentalism snipped]

If Cameron wants to find the Biblical basis for my views (which aren't
terribly original) he can see the following on the ASA web site.

This brings to mind a Living on Earth interview with the President of the
Academy of Evangelical Scientists, Cal DeWitt. He
noticed a strong Biblical basis for Christian environmentalism but none for
their Christian opponents. It appears that radical libertarianism rather
than Biblical exegesis drives their views. Like Dr. DeWitt I have yet to
hear one Biblical argument other than we don't have to worry about the
planet because Jesus is coming soon. After all, you don't polish brass on a
sinking ship.

Rich Blinne
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