Saturday, February 22, 2014

Thinking themselves wise, they became fools.

     Romans 1:22  is a verse that comes to mind frequently when I read the news these days.  "Professing to be wise, they became fools."  The Message translation explains it even more clearly when you look at verses 20-22, "What happened was this: People knew God perfectly well, but when they didn’t treat him like God, refusing to worship him, they trivialized themselves into silliness and confusion so that there was neither sense nor direction left in their lives. They pretended to know it all, but were illiterate regarding life."
     I again thought of Romans 1:22 when I read this news excerpt from yesterday's "Daily Digest for Friday" email from The Patriot Post.

In January 2013, following a violent year in Chicago with over 500 homicides, Center for American Progress board member Christie Hefner ridiculously claimed that global warming was a leading culprit. "There is a dramatic increase in gun violence when it is warmer, and we are having this climate-change effect that is driving that," she told MSNBC. Her faux concerns are being mimicked in the L.A. Times, which is promoting an alarming new study by research firm Abt Associates. They find that, "Between 2010 and 2099, climate change can be expected to cause an additional 22,000 murders, 180,000 cases of rape, 1.2 million aggravated assaults, 2.3 million simple assaults, 260,000 robberies, 1.3 million burglaries, 2.2 million cases of larceny and 580,000 cases of vehicle theft." Gee, that sounds about as likely as all those fantastical predictions from climate models. Then again, Leftists attribute everything to global warming.

Below is another example of foolishness excerpted from the same Patriot Post email:

        ...Truth be told, there are other culprits for California's [drought] predicament, but they're hardly subtle or climate related. As the Heritage Foundation reports, “Hundreds of thousands of acres of water have since been diverted from farmlands” courtesy of federal government regulations – all to save a three-inch smelt fish. According to California Department of Water Resources Director Mark Cowin, this diversion has cost the ability to irrigate 200,000 acres of farmland or to provide water to meet the needs of 1.4 million households for one year.                                                                      
         Instead of easing the regulations, however, the government – ruled by the environmental lobby – is effectively choosing to prolong the effects of the drought while trying to lay the blame on climate change. Meanwhile, farmers are hurting, crops are dying, and workers are preparing for unemployment. But apparently that's okay for Washington. Because somewhere, a smelt is smiling.

     How foolish!

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