Other Possible Places to Lie for Jesus

by William
(Monterey, Calif. )

1)Global Warming

2)Deficit Spending by O'Bama Administration
3) Socialism

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Sep 08, 2012
Not Really Applicable Here
by: Paul Pavao (webmaster)

Admittedly, there's a problem with Christians who are right wing politically and are prone to being just as ignorant or dishonest as they are about evolution. There are two reasons that your post paints an inaccurate picture, though.

1. Those issues are political issues, and while a lot of fundamentalists are right wing, the right wing is hardly all Christian. There are also many Christians who are not right wing.

2. Left wing political pundits are every bit as prone to dishonesty as right wing ones.

Let's take global warming, for example. Most weather scientists are convinced that there is a global warming trend, that carbon buildup in the atmosphere must produce a measurable warming affect (even if we don't know how much), and that all or the majority of the global warming and atmospheric carbon buildup we see is caused by man.

I'd agree with all that, sort of.

Because climate change is a political issue, and because the media, for the most part, lies at least moderately to the left of the average American, there's a lot of cover-up going on from the (probably) accurate side of the global warming issue.

For example, have you ever heard a report on ice melting in Antarctica that distinguishes between east Antarctica, which is not melting, and west Antarctica, which is? When discussing falling ice shelves, have you ever heard any report mentioning that east Antarctica has 70% of the world's landlocked ice, which is the only kind of ice that can cause a rise in sea level?

Have you ever heard anyone try to explain why Phil Jones, former head of the Climate Change Unit, said that from 2002 to 2010 there was (statistically insignificant) global COOLING (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/8511670.stm), yet 2001 to 2010 is consistently reported to have produced the five hottest years on record? Don't those two seemingly contradictory reports require explanation?

They don't require explanation if you never report the first of those facts and only the second.

As for deficit spending, it would be hard for me to discuss that civilly because I think it is so STUPID, with all capital letters. I voted for Obama, but I'll never make that mistake again. I thought he was going to get good advice and work at making things better, not panic at the fact that he had done nothing at all, then force through a health care law that 70% of the American public doesn't want.

Of course, this site isn't about socialism or Obama's deficit spending, whether it was stupid or not, and whether Republicans exaggerate it or not. And the fact is, it looks like the health care reform act is malleable enough that it might get shaped into something good. (Best easy summary I've ever seen is at http://www.forbes.com/sites/carolynmcclanahan/2012/07/09/cliffs-notes-version-of-the-affordable-care-act/)

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