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December 12, 2007

Pope Denounces Global Warming Hoax

Kudos to Pope Benedict XVI for taking a stand against the tsunami of global warming moonbattery that threatens to wash away our civilization:

Pope Benedict XVI has launched a surprise attack on climate change prophets of doom, warning them that any solutions to global warming must be based on firm evidence and not on dubious ideology.
The leader of more than a billion Roman Catholics suggested that fears over man-made emissions melting the ice caps and causing a wave of unprecedented disasters were nothing more than scare-mongering.

The Church may be realizing that the global warming movement is not just a massive bureaucratic power grab and a chance for shady characters like Al Gore to get rich. By promoting it at every opportunity while systematically suppressing Christianity, the liberal elite is trying to establish the depraved antihuman ideology of radical environmentalism as a replacement for religion.

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If moonbats have their way, this will pass for a saint.

On a tip from Bergbikr.

Posted by Van Helsing at December 12, 2007 2:27 PM

Comments

I see the famous lonely polar bears have put in another appearance accompanying the article. Sigh.

Posted by: Ian from the EUSSR at December 12, 2007 3:28 PM

You should read what the pope actually wrote here:

http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/benedict_xvi/messages/peace/documents/hf_ben-xvi_mes_20071208_xli-world-day-peace_en.html

Second hand references aren't worth much.

Posted by: Mark Schaffer at December 12, 2007 4:16 PM

Posted by: V the K at December 12, 2007 4:51 PM

Respecting the environment does not mean considering material or animal nature more important than man. Rather, it means not selfishly considering nature to be at the complete disposal of our own interests, for future generations also have the right to reap its benefits and to exhibit towards nature the same responsible freedom that we claim for ourselves. Nor must we overlook the poor, who are excluded in many cases from the goods of creation destined for all.

There we go - a denouncement of both humans-should-be-extinct-for-Gaia and Let's-bankrupt-Asia-with-Kyoto-MarkII.

Posted by: BUUUUURRRRNING HOT at December 12, 2007 5:40 PM

How long now before the Goracle declares the Pope a heretic? Don't you know the earth has a fever? Just ask those in the midwest dealing with that thermal insulating ice.

Posted by: retire05 at December 12, 2007 5:51 PM

On the menu at Bali - not only will industries continue to be screwed by Son-of-Kyoto, now they're discussing taxing rich people. And by 'rich' they mean anyone who isn't so poor that they have to eat the dirt left over from biofuel harvests.

http://www.climate-skeptic.com/2007/12/climate-activis.html

Is there ANYTHING moonbats can suggest that doesn't involve taxing everyone down to the same level???

Da drim vil kum tru! Sosialism for hol wurl!

Posted by: BUUUUURRRRNING HOT at December 12, 2007 6:40 PM

Just to note: $9000 a year is $750 a month. That is McDonald's floor-mopper pay. EVERYONE MUST PAY FOR THE SINS OF GLOBUL WARMINGS!!! Literally, pay.

Posted by: BUUUUURRRRNING HOT at December 12, 2007 6:44 PM

Time magazine titles it: BUSH VETOES KIDS HEALTH BILL!!!!!!!!!!!

Then a few paragraphs in, bluntly states:

In a statement notifying Congress of his decision, Bush said the bill was unacceptable because — like the first one — it allows adults into the program, would cover people in families with incomes above the U.S. median and raises taxes.

http://www.time.com/time/politics/article/0,8599,1693945,00.html

They then go on to insinuate that the wallet-raping is 'popular with the public', when anyone who isn't a raging socialist already realizes that they'll be paying for the healthcare of bums too irresponsible to buy insurace.

Has moonbat cognitive dissonance and logical disconnect gotten so commonplace that people don't even blink at self-refuting reports anymore?

Posted by: BUUUUURRRRNING HOT at December 12, 2007 8:10 PM

What was that about global warming being a covert vehicle for worldwide socialism?

http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1693937,00.html

Summary: Rich countries which earned their way to the top through hard work (e.g. Singapore - island with no resources that clawed its way to 1st-world status in under 50 years) should be penalized for being successful.

Posted by: BUUUUURRRRNING HOT at December 12, 2007 8:13 PM

As usual, the hysterians neglect to mention the massive cost that Bastard-Mutant-Child-of-Kyoto will wreak on developing nations. THAT will really kick the poor in the nuts.

Note also the writer of the above piece hails from Bangladesh - hence the obvious shilling for that country while enviously disparaging capitalist whore Singapore.

Posted by: BUUUUURRRRNING HOT at December 12, 2007 8:16 PM

Did read the vatican's document: points #7 and #8
"The family, the human community and the environment"
and found nothing to suggest that they've fallen for the global
warming mantra. Their language was clear and concise: take care of what we have but don't act irrationally or jump to conclusions when instituting policy.

Posted by: fellowes at December 12, 2007 10:17 PM

While the pope's warnings may be warranted, he certainly does not qualify as a credible commentator regarding scientific matters. Actually, it's pretty laughable. Given the fact that the church is historically ant-science, anti-reason, and anti-logic, and that they have fought EVERY SINGLE significant scientific advancement during their existence, I'd take what the Pope, of all people, has to say on scientific matters very critically.

In fact, Given the church's track record on advocacy of scientific research and it's conclusions one could almost assume that because the Pope does not believe in global warming it must most certainly exist.

I wouldn't jump up and down with glee because the Pope dosen't believe in it. It's not helping your cause at all people!

I mean, the Pope still believes that the Earth is the center of the universe, dosen't he?

Posted by: Anonymous at December 13, 2007 4:28 AM

Given the fact that the church is historically ant-science

Which is why it has always been one of the biggest patrons of the sciences and was home to the earliest astronomical observatory in post-Roman europe, based on the principle that a God of reason would make a logical universe, and that study of that logical universe would allow people to have a better understanding of God's logic and reason. Hm... but go on, keep saying it was anti-science, I know it'll make you feel better.

the Pope still believes that the Earth is the center of the universe

Only in the metaphysical sense. The heliocentric model was accepted by the church a long, long time ago.

Posted by: Archonix at December 13, 2007 4:53 AM

Archonix,

It only took the church about 200 years to accept the heliocentric view. 200 years! that's indicitive of the church's scientific modernity. 200 years behind the rest of the scientific rational, logical world, my friend..The fact is both the catholic church and Martin Luther bitterly opposed the heliocentric model and simply refused to accept it. Galileo was tried as a heretic by the church for teaching heliocentrism....He was given the papal command not "hold or defend" the heliocentric view!

Given the fact that in post Roman Europe, the church controlled just about everything, through lying, cheating, and conning the masses out of everything they had, it's not suprising that they would build an observatory. They were primarily interested in observatories so that they could maintain their calenders .sure the church was a patron of science, but they had a vested interest in manipulating scientific reasearch, as they do today, to attempt to substantiate their illogical and unscientific claims. see "intelligent design" as a modern example of religion masquerading as science. The church will always claim to be "pro" science. they are simply against findings that contradict their narrow world view.

Any scientific advances that even remotely threaten a Christian interpretation of the Bible have traditionally led to rejection by the church at best. Death to the offending scientist, at worst. By the way, this woudl include just about every significant discovery in the history of the world. If the church would have existed when fire was first discovered, they would have rejected it as the work of satan.

"Christian Science" and "reason" is throwing a woman into a lake and burning her alive as a witch if she dosen't drown. If you seriously believe that the church has credibility when commenting on scientific matters, well then you really are living on another planet, and i assume that one really is at the center of the universe.

Posted by: Anonymous at December 13, 2007 2:44 PM

Anonymous
Apparently you believe in "global warming". It's a CON, the biggest since scientology! Gore himself is "anti-science", otherwise, why does he insist "the debate is over"? In REAL science, there is ALWAYS debate.

Posted by: KHarn at December 13, 2007 2:56 PM

Well then Anon. Since the previous pope subscribed to evolution I guess you'd have us dig him up and kick out the present one? I'm not an RCC so it makes no difference to me, but let's be honest about the record shall we?

Your info is painfully lacking. Science in fact supports much of what the bible records, provided of course that people understand the bible (which most do not, especially leftards). As KHarn noted, global warming via mans' doings is a con, plain and simple. Gore found a vehicle to resurrect his pathetic political career and to invigorate his pocketbook.

Posted by: fellowes at December 13, 2007 5:23 PM

Fellowes, I began this discussion by saying that the pope's warnings regarding global warming may very well be true. I realize that reading comprehension is not among the skills prized by the right wing posters to this blog, as it is evident that they have difficulty with such matters. It is difficult to argue with the semi-literate, I must say. My argument is and has been that the Pope is not a credible commentator on scientific matters.

How is my info lacking? How long did it take for the RCC to accept evolution? have they offically accepted it now? Science supports what the bible records? Like what? The story of creationism, immaculate conception, resurection? That the Earth is the center of the universe? That the earth is flat? That heaven and hell actually exist? Tell me please, where does science support these claims?

Please, your argument is absurb! Science has been the Christianity's greatest enemy. Religious faith BY DEFINITION is anti-rational, anti-logic. The more we are able to study and explain phenomena in the world, the less credibilty the whole "God did it" argument has. I am not going to begin to list and provide you with the hundreds of examples where modern science directly contradicts what the Bible says. If you took your nose out of the Bible long enough to read something else, you might know this. But then again, you wouldn't understand it anyway....

Posted by: Anonymous at December 14, 2007 2:47 AM

Absurb? Oh ya...what language.

I hold three degrees in the sciences (hard ones, not the soft psycho-babble ones). Dear, dear anon, the western world has LED the scientific realm for centuries and guess what? The western world is largely CHRISTIAN. Your perspective is totally askew. Also, you've obviously NOT read nor have you understood scripture. Give me ONE example where science contradicts scripture. ONE.

Posted by: fellowes at December 14, 2007 9:53 AM

How about the first sentence....?

Posted by: Anonymous at December 15, 2007 4:11 PM

Fellowes... excellent job defending the church's role in advancing science. Atheists like to push their skewed view that the church is anti-science, anti-reason, when in fact it is the opposite (read D'Souza's book "What's so great about Christianity", for an excellent treatise on the subject.)

By the way, Galileo was never tried as a heretic for his advancing of the heliocentric model - that is a fallacy. He was tried as a heretic for unrelated reasons. Also, all of the talk over the last century regarding the "Big Bang" makes Genesis look all the more plausible...

Posted by: Steve F at December 16, 2007 5:49 PM