Thursday, March 1, 2007

It takes one to know one

The Reverend Jerry Falwell, the man responsible for such quotes as "I believe the pagans, the abortionists, the feminists, and the gays and the lesbians...helped this [9/11] happen," is, remarkably, still speaking his mind. All you abortionists out there can breathe a sigh of relief though, because now Falwell is taking aim at the environment. What, you might ask, is the looniest position one might take on global warming? From the AP wire:

The Reverend Jerry Falwell says global warming is "Satan's attempt to redirect the church's primary focus" from evangelism to environmentalism.

Who's to blame? I don't knooooooowwwww............SATAN?! Can Falwell's mania retroactively make the church lady not qualify as satire, and instead be seen as a prophecy of things to come? It remains to be seen. The article continues:

Falwell told his Baptist congregation in Lynchburg yesterday that "the jury is still out" on whether humans are causing -- or could stop -- global warming. But he said some "naive Christian leaders" are being "duped" by arguments like those presented in former Vice President Al Gore's documentary "An Inconvenient Truth. Falwell says the documentary should have been titled "A Convenient Untruth."

Yes, "A Convenient Untruth." You know what I think that's a good name for? Falwell's particular brand of venomous, hateful Organized Religion. It's convenient that Falwell can know what "God" is saying to him, and to no one else, and then Falwell can turn that into a financial and political Powerhouse. That is reeeeeaaaalll convenient. The article concludes with this gem:

Falwell said the Bible teaches that God will maintain the Earth until Jesus returns, so Christians should be responsible environmentalists, but not what he calls ... quote ... "first-class nuts."

Yeah. You wouldn't want to look like you're crazy. Blame Satan. Collect check. Wield influence. Repeat.