Thursday, March 4, 2010

Global Warming- Farce or Fear?

In addition to inventing the Internet, I'm sure that most people have heard of the work that Al Gore has done in regards to Global Warming. Some people have called it groundbreaking. Some have called it junk science. Groundbreaking or junk, he got a Noble Peace Prize for it.

There's a pretty big debate that swirls around regarding global warming. There is some that say if we don't do something about it, we're all going to die, and then there is some that say its not real.

When it really gets tricky is when you start to talk to people about it when they are Christian people. "Good stewards of the earth" they say. "God will sustain the earth" say others. Its really enough to make your head spin.

Here's what I say about global warming- I have done exactly zero direct research in regards to global warming. Meaning, I'm not a scientist. Sure, I can read articles, and scan the Internet for whatever some hack job posted this week, but I'm no expert. What I learn about Global Warming comes from the media and other people and when I make statements about it, it can only be because I trust those 'experts' that they have the right data to support their claims.

I think its really easy to spend your life regurgitating other people's thoughts and ideas and try to come off as an informed person. I also think its easy to become over inflated in your own mind in how smart you think you are, just because someone else claims to figure something out and you jump on their bandwagon. I didn't study with Einstein. I didn't discover E=Mc2. I can learn it, which makes me a student, but it doesn't make me an expert.

Here's my point- when it comes to Global Warming, unless you're wearing a white lab coat and doing research, everything you hear you must accept by faith. That's the truth. You can say whoever said whatever, but unless you were actually there in the lab, you have to accept it by faith.

So what to do? live by faith in God! If I had the choice between trusting some researcher guy and trusting God, I'm going to trust God. His word says that He will never leave me or forsake me. His word says that He will take care of me. His word says that I will live eternally. So I don't worry about it. I recycle. I do what I can when I can, but I don't worry about it. If the world warms, cools, blows up or stays, God knows where I'm at, and what I need and He can sustain it all.

I try to focus more on heaven, less on earth. Cause there is a place that is eternal, that is overly warm, and I don't want to go there.


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