A change of pace on religious craziness

Personally, after a while I get bored reading about religious believers saying crazy things about evolution and homosexuality, so I like it when they throw some variety my way and say crazy things about other topics, like global warming. Here’s from an interview with U.S. Senator James Inhofe (via Jerry Coyne): 

Eliason: Senator, we’re going to talk about your book for a minute, you state in your book which by the way is called The Greatest Hoax, you state in your book that one of your favorite Bible verses, Genesis 8:22, ‘while the earth remaineth seed time and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease,’ what is the significance of these verses to this issue?

Inhofe: Well actually the Genesis 8:22 that I use in there is that ‘as long as the earth remains there will be seed time and harvest, cold and heat, winter and summer, day and night,’ my point is, God’s still up there. The arrogance of people to think that we, human beings, would be able to change what He is doing in the climate is to me outrageous.

Caller: Senator, do you quote any Scripture in your book?

Inhofe: Yeah, as a matter of fact I do. My favorite is Genesis 8:22 which is ‘as long as the earth remains there will be seed time and harvest, cold and heat, winter and summer, day and night,’ you know, God’s still up there. There’s another piece of Scripture I’ll mention which I should’ve mentioned, no one seems to remember this, the smartest thing the activists did in trying to put their program through is try to get the evangelicals on their side, so they hired a guy named Cizik, and he had his picture in front of Vanity magazine dressed like Jesus walking on water. He has been exposed since then to be the liberal that he is. I would say that the other Scripture that I use quite frequently on this subject is Romans 1:25, ‘They give up the truth about God for a lie and they worship God’s creation instead of God, who will be praised forever.’ In other words, they are trying to say we should worship the creation. We were reminded back in Romans that this was going to happen and sure enough it’s happening.

Thank you, Senator Inhofe, for making my day a little less boring.

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  • Minneapostate

    Aside from being the ranking homophobe in the Senate, Inhofe is also a member of Doug Coe’s group The Family–covered extensively by Jeff Sharlet in 2 books, and the sponsors of the National Prayer Breakfast. What many people may not know is that he also has a direct connection to the Ugandan “Kill the Gays” bill which was introduced into the Ugandans Parliament in 2009, and was just recently resubmitted. If this becomes law, it would not only call for the death penalty in some cases, but would also make it a crime to not report a family member or friend’s homosexuality–punishable by 3 years in prison. This bill was introduced by David Bahati, and it was Jim Inhofe himself that introduced Bahati to The Family on one of his many missionary trips to the country.

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