Re: [asa] Theology of AGW WAS The Climate Science Isn't Settled Just responding

From: <Fivefree@aol.com>
Date: Fri Dec 11 2009 - 16:12:34 EST

Apologies,
I respond very slowly as I have a full plate running a company. My
responses in green.
In a message dated 12/3/2009 2:17:10 A.M. Mountain Standard Time,
michael.andrea.r@ukonline.co.uk writes:

 

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Usually I am lurker and glance occasionally at threads here. However, Rich
Blinne, as a committed AGW has played fast and loose (as most AGW's do, to
my observation) with a few facts. I fact checked him on a few points and
would like to show to all. I have snipped for brevity.
 
In a message dated 12/2/2009 11:39:27 A.M. Mountain Standard Time,
rich.blinne@gmail.com writes:

Snip...

Al Gore isn't a proponent of Gaia theory. That's James Lovelock.
_http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Lovelock_
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Lovelock) Al Gore's a Baptist.
 

From "Earth in the Balance"
"The richness and diversity of our religious tradition throughout history
is a spiritual resource long ignored by people of faith, who are often
afraid to open their minds to teachings first offered outside their own system
of belief. But the emergence of a civilization in which knowledge moves
freely and almost instantaneously through the world has ... spurred a renewed
investigation of the wisdom distilled by all faiths. This panreligious
perspective may prove especially important where our global civiilzation's
responsibility for the earth is concerned." (pp. 258-259)
This is not Baptist theology. I could quote more if you want. I would say
the statement above classifies him as a syncretist or New Age adherent.
Michael says; This is both a misreading and misrepresentation of what Gore
 said.
 
I don't believe so. See _http://www.adherents.com/people/pg/Al_Gore.html_
(http://www.adherents.com/people/pg/Al_Gore.html) and
"...We passed the Southern Baptist Convention building. Earlier in the
day, Gore had made a point of telling me that he and Clinton used to pray
together in the White House. I asked him which church in Nashville he and
Tipper attended now. There was a pause in the front seat. "We're ecumenical
now," Gore said, finally. Tipper said with a laugh, "I think I follow Baba Ram
Dass."
Al knows how to not speak personal inclinations. Tipper...not so much. His
silence speaks acquiescence and possibly agreement.

He was not New Age but considering how ALL faiths will respond to the
climate crisis from their own perspectives.

I see a different message spoken indirectly.
 
snip
 
I am afraid you have used the old "New age" card to dismiss others and
wrongly accuse Christians of being New Age.

Please correct your opinions fivefree

I believe I have the correct view here. Hinting of the wisdom of pagan
religions ('open your mind to the wisdom of the ancient religions') other than
Christianity and a subtle push for synchretism (this from other statements
he has made).
 
Michael

Jack Jackson

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