“According to NASA, one hurricane is the equivalent of 10,000 nuclear weapons. One volcano is 10,000 atomic weapons. So every year, we have got like two million atomic and nuclear weapons going off and the planet still seems to be in pretty good shape, so what is it we think we are going to do to damage the planet?”
– David Barton, evangelical Christian political activist, founder of WallBuilders, and pseudo-historian, dismissing concerns about what climate change could mean for the future of the planet.
I’m not a biblical scholar, but I recall this passage from Luke 23:34 –
“When they came to the place called The Skull, they crucified Him there, along with the criminals, one on His right and the other on His left. Then Jesus said, ‘Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.’ And they divided up His garments by casting lots. The people stood watching, and the rulers sneered at Him, saying, ‘He saved others; let Him save Himself, if He is the Christ of God, the Chosen One.’”
The Chief’s translation: never mind him;
he’s a dumbass who doesn’t know what the fuck he’s talking about.
“To the atheists watching this telecast, if our belief in God offends you, move!”
– John Hagee, founder and pastor of Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas.
That’s ridiculous. Does he honestly think atheists would watch his broadcast?
“Rick Santorum is from God and will win with Christians and Catholics uniting for Santorum.”
– Pastor Steven Andrew, USA Christian Ministries.
Christians AND Catholics? I think he’s insinuating that Catholics aren’t Christians, a claim I’ve heard before from the usually self-righteous evangelicals. I should know. I’ve worked around plenty of them. I hate to break the pastor’s heart – then again, not really – but the Catholic Church was the first Christian church, and everything is descended from there. Some evolved rather nicely; e.g. Methodists and Lutherans. Others not so much; e.g. Baptists and Pentecostals.