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Offline stromboli

Apocalypse Believers Apathetic About Global Warming
« on: July 14, 2013, 08:48:01 PM »
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I used to be one of these people. Refusing to take action on the basis of belief in the Rapture is beyond dumb, first of all because the Rapture itself in nonbiblical, controversial to begin with and silly. And yet, thanks to the efforts of the "left behind" crowd, it is believed across the board by many if not most xtians. The Republicans, especially the Tea Party, have essentially determined not to do anything towards global warming efforts. In a weird way, they may be incurring their own Apocalypse.
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Offline frosty

Re: Apocalypse Believers Apathetic About Global Warming
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2013, 11:10:13 PM »
This should not be a surprise regarding incurring their own apocalypse. Many doomsday sects of the three Abrahamic religions have often tried to cause mass chaos and destruction because they believe that if they do so, their chosen saviors will come faster. Considering many from the Tea Party aka Republican crowd are also religious conservatives.... your words may not be that far from the truth.

Even when I was a kid I always thought it was stupid for people to cause pandemonium so the world can end faster. As if an all powerful, omnipotent, omnipresent super deity that created everything would need little humans to do his dirty work for him.

Offline Solitary

Re: Apocalypse Believers Apathetic About Global Warming
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2013, 01:24:51 AM »
The anti science atitude of the Bush administration, motivated in part by the heavy representation of Catholics and evangelical Christians in virtually all federal offices from the president on down and dominating most advisory panels, suppressed reports by government scientists on issues such as birth control, global warming, and stem cell research.

Anti science was implicit, or even explicit, throughtout this movement. Scientists have to stop sitting back and start stepping up to challenge religion. The welfare and, indeed, the survival of our species is at stake. Not a big loss in my opinion from what I see happening in the world.  :shock:   :evil:  Solitary
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Re: Apocalypse Believers Apathetic About Global Warming
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2013, 04:21:58 PM »
And people say religion is benign.

Offline Colanth

Re: Apocalypse Believers Apathetic About Global Warming
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2013, 05:01:20 PM »
Ignoring global warming is a clear and present danger to at least 7+ billion human lives.  Isn't killing someone who poses a clear and present danger to your life self defense?
Afflicting the comfortable for 70 years.
Science builds skyscrapers, faith flies planes into them.

Offline AllPurposeAtheist

Re: Apocalypse Believers Apathetic About Global Warming
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2013, 05:12:40 PM »
The people holding the levers of power know it's a fucking joke, but the world isn't coming to an end anytime soon. Global warming may be indeed true, but so is air conditioning and waterproofing.
These asswipes use these ploys to keep raking in enormous sums of cash and wealth and don't give one rats ass how many people die or suffer as a result. They can fly anywhere on the planet to escape the effects. As for myself.. I'm not a big polluter, but not trying to raise any alarms either mainly because my voice is never going to be heard by those controlling the levers of power and as much as it may irk the piss out of you the same power brokers are not fretting over our conversations here on AF.
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Offline frosty

Re: Apocalypse Believers Apathetic About Global Warming
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2013, 05:19:25 PM »
Quote from: "AllPurposeAtheist"
The people holding the levers of power know it's a fucking joke, but the world isn't coming to an end anytime soon. Global warming may be indeed true, but so is air conditioning and waterproofing.
These asswipes use these ploys to keep raking in enormous sums of cash and wealth and don't give one rats ass how many people die or suffer as a result. They can fly anywhere on the planet to escape the effects. As for myself.. I'm not a big polluter, but not trying to raise any alarms either mainly because my voice is never going to be heard by those controlling the levers of power and as much as it may irk the piss out of you the same power brokers are not fretting over our conversations here on AF.

You are right about the futility of certain discussions related to this topic, I just think it's always important to have discussions about things and not hold back what we want to say just because certain parties do not agree with, or even hate, our points of view on the subject. That being said, I completely get you when you are talking about how other entities have the power and we do not. I've always know that when it comes to Internet activism, unless it's followed up with some physical action, it is basically useless. Of course physical action could mean a wide variety of things but I'm sure you get the point.

Your post also reminded me of all the times I used to try to make your exact point to fellow Internet goers. Of course, most of the responses I got back were always very negative, but that's because people have a hard time accepting that all their emotional out-pours and keyboard battles may be for nothing.

Offline AllPurposeAtheist

Re: Apocalypse Believers Apathetic About Global Warming
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2013, 05:34:10 PM »
Quote from: "frosty"
Quote from: "AllPurposeAtheist"
The people holding the levers of power know it's a fucking joke, but the world isn't coming to an end anytime soon. Global warming may be indeed true, but so is air conditioning and waterproofing.
These asswipes use these ploys to keep raking in enormous sums of cash and wealth and don't give one rats ass how many people die or suffer as a result. They can fly anywhere on the planet to escape the effects. As for myself.. I'm not a big polluter, but not trying to raise any alarms either mainly because my voice is never going to be heard by those controlling the levers of power and as much as it may irk the piss out of you the same power brokers are not fretting over our conversations here on AF.

You are right about the futility of certain discussions related to this topic, I just think it's always important to have discussions about things and not hold back what we want to say just because certain parties do not agree with, or even hate, our points of view on the subject. That being said, I completely get you when you are talking about how other entities have the power and we do not. I've always know that when it comes to Internet activism, unless it's followed up with some physical action, it is basically useless. Of course physical action could mean a wide variety of things but I'm sure you get the point.

Your post also reminded me of all the times I used to try to make your exact point to fellow Internet goers. Of course, most of the responses I got back were always very negative, but that's because people have a hard time accepting that all their emotional out-pours and keyboard battles may be for nothing.
Exactly..Thank you!

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Re: Apocalypse Believers Apathetic About Global Warming
« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2013, 04:41:36 AM »
I dunno, seems to me if I created a universe, then created a species to enjoy it and they pissed my gift away, I'd be pretty angry about it.  Fuck your rapture; I spent six days making that god-damned thing!  Maybe I'll just flood them all out...

 

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