John Kerry invokes Bible while talking warming; Will Michael Mann mock him?

PJ Media reports on a John Kerry dinner speech at the State Department last night:

Kerry then took a swing toward climate change, saying “our great faith traditions” need to work together on “our obligations to one another: partnerships for peace, for prosperity, for our people, and for the future of our planet.”

“For many of us, respect for God’s creation in almost every scripture really demands and translates into a duty to protect and sustain God’s first creation. Our response to climate change ought to be rooted in a fundamental sense of shared stewardship of the earth that emerges from that tradition,” he said. “We must also obviously strive to forge a partnership for peace, and there is no religion, no philosophy of life – whether Hinduism, Confucianism, Native American tenets – nothing that doesn’t talk about peace and the responsibilities of each human being to another.”

Read “Warmist Hypocrisy Alert: Michael Mann now okay with using Bible in global warming debate.”

5 thoughts on “John Kerry invokes Bible while talking warming; Will Michael Mann mock him?”

  1. You know the left is desperate when they trot out the Bible and get all pious (often quoting/interpreting scripture erroneously).

  2. He always seemed like a fake to me. I took a dislike to JFK on his Winter Soldier testimony and haven’t seen much to change my mind since.

  3. It is also important to note that, in the culture that produced the books of the Bible, there was no concept of “Heaven” or “Hell”. God’s favor was shown by long life and a high standard of living.

  4. BTW, I notice that, while Kerry wants me to wear the sackcloth and ashes, he’s still styling in clothes that cost more for one suit than my entire closet cost. I don’t grudge him the suit but the hypocrisy sure bugs me.

  5. “For many of us, respect for God’s creation in almost every scripture really demands and translates into a duty to protect and sustain God’s first creation.”
    The call for stewardship is found often in the Bible but it’s hardly part of “almost every scripture” and it’s never cast as a duty ahead of establishing a decent standard of living. God promised the Israelites a land of milk and honey, not sackcloth and ashes.
    In the Old Testament, the greatest sin is not greed or adultery or homosexuality, although they all come in for some scathing. The greatest Old Testament sin is “whoring after false gods.” It sure as gospel isn’t having a decent standard of living and a productive economy.
    In the New Testament, it’s hard to say if the greatest sin is failing to believe in Jesus or contributing to the misery of the poor. But it isn’t wealth or being productive in the New Testament either.

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