Driscoll: Let It Burn

Researchers David C. Barker of the University of Pittsburgh and David H. Bearce of the University of Colorado analyzed a 2007 survey of political views and discovered a correlation between belief in the "end times" and support for government action on environmental issues:... belief in the “Second Coming” of Jesus reduced the probability of strongly supporting government action on climate change by 12 percent when controlling for a number of demographic and cultural factors. When the effects … [Read more...]

Christianity, Environmentalism, and Long-Term Strategies for Success

Following the death of Jesus, there were many arguments among early Christians about what path the new religion would take going forward. It is my belief that two of these arguments determined, more than any other, the future survivability and later impressive success of Christianity in the world.One of the major early arguments--framed in the Bible as a dispute between Peter and Paul--was whether this new movement was still Jewish, or whether it should expand to encompass Hellenic peoples … [Read more...]

Why capitalism must fail.

by Custador(Note from Florien: Since I'm a capitalist, this does not reflect my views.)I saw this video a few years back and was thinking about it today; it's basically a mathematics lecture which proves that capitalism cannot work for very much longer as the dominant socio-economic system and why if it does we're all absolutely screwed.[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-QA2rkpBSY]This simple mathematical lecture explains everything from peak oil to the population explosion. Hope … [Read more...]

Oil Drilling and My Ignorance

A few years ago, I was debating the "peak oil" theory with a friend, and I remember wondering if parts of the earth would cave in due to all the oil we extract.Which is an interesting thought, and might be something to consider if oil was stored in underground lakes — which is what I assumed was the case. But oil is actually stored in rock. I learned this recently, so I thought I'd pass it on to those who didn't know about this either: Contrary to common belief, oil is not held in great u … [Read more...]

Atheists Worship Obama, Not God

When you turn away from God and religion, Glenn Beck says you put your hope and trust in Barack Obama instead:[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEuAVgmWt0U]He also says that the US became a powerful country because we acknowledged God (unlike, you know, all those other countries), and now it will decline as people turn into evil atheists.The stupid, it burns! It's hard to believe people actually watch his guy for anything but entertainment.(via) … [Read more...]