What an interesting combination of insanities
As you may have noticed, I am very busy these days and it will continue to be so for 9 more days because several things have overlapped. So it may be a time for easier blog posts.
When I was reading a title by Anthony Watts,
In the State Department, they follow the slogan "religion matters". Moreover, all religions are really brothers and all of their scriptures, starting from Genesis, command us as follows:
You shall save the Muslim world and the blessed children of God such as the ISIS from the anthropogenic global warming.OK, I added the ISIS but otherwise it's there. I agree with those who say that if the socialist U.S. Obamacare really works, John Kerry should be immediately assigned several psychiatrists for free.
First of all, religions are not loving cousins. They are as much cousins as they are unrelated inventions. They are, have been, and will be loving each other as much as they are and have been and will be hating and exterminating each other.
If Kerry were a responsible Secretary of State, he would know that the American values – and not just the general and controversial thing such as "religion" – matter in the work of his office. If he knew something about the Middle East, he would know that his country has many more staunch enemies than friends over there.
If he had opened the Bible and if he hadn't lost his mind since that moment, he would know that there is nothing about climate change or global warming over there. The old Jews couldn't really understand the concept of the "climate" or distinguish it from the "weather" – and this unified weather+climate was clearly controlled by God, not by humans, usually in order for God to make the point that He shouldn't have been messed with (especially on religious, not industrial, matters).
The Bible actually contradicts the environmentalist attitude to the world in the most general sense. The Holy Scripture clearly and unambiguously says that God has generously donated the Earth to the humans – God's proteges – so that they can exploit it, manage it, and screw it, if it makes them happy. And that's what people (and animals) have been doing for millions of years, anyway. I am somewhere in between the attitude of the Bible and that of the environmentalists but that may be a reason why I view them as incompatible memes on opposite sides.
The same key text of Christianity also clearly says that those who believe in various false prophets, such as the Muslims, should be informed about their fatal sins and their looming journey to Hell. In other "brotherly" scriptures, the duties of the believers are much harsher – and more seriously, the Muslims often behave in this way even in the 21st century (because they still live in the 14th one or so). For example, how would the Muslims love Fritz Kohn, Kerry's Jewish grandfather who came to the U.S. from the Czech lands? (On behalf of my country, I apologize to America for that unfortunate accident – Fritz Kohn's suicide in Boston's Copley Plaza Hotel was too little too late.) Well, the answer is given in Hadith, the package of important religious teachings of the Sunni Islam:
The Day of Judgement will not come about until Muslims fight the Jews, when the Jew will hide behind stones and trees. The stones and trees will say O Muslims, O Abdullah, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him. Only the Gharkad tree, (the Boxthorn tree) would not do that because it is one of the trees of the Jews. (related by al-Bukhari and Muslim). Sahih Muslim, 41:6985, see also Sahih Muslim, 41:6981, Sahih Muslim, 41:6982, Sahih Muslim, 41:6983, Sahih Muslim, 41:6984, Sahih al-Bukhari, 4:56:791,(Sahih al-Bukhari, 4:52:177)All the stones and trees – except for one tree I have never heard of (I admit that since late May, the trees that I have encountered most frequently were gradient boosted decision trees) – would co-operate in the extermination of the Jews. With such a co-operation of the landscape, it is clearly unnecessary to build any gas chambers. So this talk about the harmony between the religions is ludicrous. And by the way, the quote above is so important that it became a part of the Charter of Hamas. And as you may see, it is not just a formality on the paper (or papyrus): they say it and they live it. Unfortunately.
If John Kerry were a sane person in the 21st century, he would have also known that the purely technical and modern-science- and economics-dependent question whether one should "wrestle" with the climate change can't be answered by the Bible even if that text were trying to provide us with an answer. Sensible people believed that scientific controversies could have been settled in this way something like 500 years ago but this methodology became to be exponentially eliminated soon after.
The U.S. Secretary of State seems to be deluded and lacking basic mental health at so many levels that I wouldn't really know what to do with him. I realize that the act of worshiping of religions must be popular among the U.S. electorate (those supporting both parties) but I am sure that most Americans are able to notice that something has gone awry over here.