I stand with Anthony Watts and Eric Worrall in this regard.
Christians accept the claim Christ made that He is the truth. Our commitment must be to truth. The truth is that green policies, green religious claims, are death.
Life and health for the world is in energy. More fossil fuel and more available, affordable energy are the requirement. There is no substitute. No religious edict or philosophical contortions will change the fact that not only must we burn these fuels, but we will.
The ancient physician’s oath is not religious, but it is true: First, do no harm.
Green policies, the religious demands of secular environmentalism do clear harm today. First, do no harm.
Portrait of Galileo Galilei, 1638 by Justus Sustermans. Source Wikipedia
Guest essay by Eric Worrall
Does a Christian owe their first loyalty to the Pope, or to God? If your conscience tells you one thing, and the Pope tells you another, which path should you follow?
Galileo followed his conscience. Even when given a direct order by the highest authority in Christendom, to recant his opinion that the Earth is not the centre of the universe, he chose conscience over obedience, divinity over temporal authority – until he was threatened with unspeakable pain.
I am not saying the church is always wrong. Most of the time, the church is a force for good. The moral authority which is the Christian church helped to create the modern world. The concept of a single god, a god of love rather than hate, a universe of order, in which the forces of chaos…
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