Courtesy of Raw Story:
The Cornwall Alliance’s Calvin Beisner, who has previously said that believing in climate change “is an insult to God,” explained on Thursday that the Bible said it was also very rude to not use oil, coal and natural gas.
“The wicked and lazy master was the one who buried his talent in the ground and didn’t do anything to multiply it,” Beisner explained. “That’s essentially what those who say we need to stop using oil, coal and natural gas are telling us to do. Just leave those resources buried in the ground, rather than pulling them out and multiplying their value for human benefit.”
Fischer likened the situation to a birthday present he was given at the age of six.
“I opened up a birthday present that I didn’t like, and I said it right out, ‘Oh, I don’t like those,’” the radio host recalled. “And it just crushed — and the person that gave me gift was there. You know, I just kind of blurted it out, ‘I don’t like those.’ And it just crushed that person. It was enormously insensitive of me to do that.”
“And you think, that’s kind of how we’re treating God when he’s given us these gifts of abundant and inexpensive and effective fuel sources,” Fischer added. “And we don’t thank him for it and we don’t use it.”
“You know, God has buried those treasures there because he loves to see us find them.”
You know I have heard some truly stupid things come out of the mouths of these Right Wing lunatics, but this one really takes the prize.
God "buried those treasures there because he loves too see us find them?"
So I assume that drilling for oil, mining for coal, and searching for natural gas reserves is all a cosmic game of hide and go seek? Or perhaps a holy Easter egg hunt?
Is that ALSO why it was okay to drive the native population of their land? Because they were hurting God's feelings by not raping the planet? Well that's an interesting rationalization for the continued use of fossil fuels.
You know using this same line of "logic" it kind of makes me wonder why these idiots don't consider the possibility that God may have never wanted them to crap all over this beautiful planet we live on and would like them to find a way to clean up its oceans and rivers, reduce the population currently devouring its resources, and return it to the pristine shape that we found it in originally?
Or did I just read the Bible wrong?
(H/T to 2emptynest)