For those who question "global warming" being a religion

Posted by Dale on Feb 12, 2002 at 09:08 (

1. The world is facing environmental crises of unparalleled magnitude, including some on a global scale.

2. Looking after the Earth is a God-given responsibility. Not to look after the Earth is a sin.

3. Christians need to re-emphasise that the doctrines of creation, incarnation and resurrection belong together. The spiritual is not to be seen as separate from the material. A thoroughgoing theology of the environment needs to be developed.

4. Our stewardship of the Earth, as Christians, is to be pursued in dependence on and partnership with God.

5. The application of science and technology is an important component of stewardship. Humility is an essential ingredient in the pursuit and application of science and technology - and in the exercise of stewardship.

6. All of this provides an enormous opportunity for the church which has too much ignored the Earth and the environment and neglected the importance of creation and its place in the overall Christian message.

Sir John Houghton is co-chairman of the Scientific Assessment Working Group for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The IPCC is the UN group that assesses the scientific, technical and socio-economic information relevant for the understanding of the risk of human-induced climate change.

So now are we going to get people walking around the schools demanding the stop preaching global warming on the basis of seperation of CHurch and State? Somehow I doubt it.

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