Thursday, April 24, 2008

Nancy Pelosi -- Speaker of the House -- Theologian

Speaker Nancy Pelosi is apparently fond of quoting her favorite Bible verse.
She quotes it whenever she feels the need to persuade and comfort -- to exhort her fellow Americans to action. Pray tell -- what is her favorite Scripture? As she puts it in her official Earth Day press release:
The Bible tells us in the Old Testament, 'To minister to the needs of God's creation is an act of worship. To ignore those needs is to dishonor the God who made us.' On this Earth Day, and every day, let us pledge to our children, and our children's children, that they will have clean air to breathe, clean water to drink, and the opportunity to experience the wonders of nature.
Why you ask are you not citing to the chapter and verse? It's NOT in the Bible. "To minister to the needs of God's creation is an act of worship. To ignore those needs is to dishonor the God who made us." ??? Since when did God speak in split infinitives? Nancy Pelosi is an Intelligent Design advocate.

I'm not saying stewardship of the Earth -- in its proper place and properly understood -- can't be worshipful. Rampant and toxic dumping of garbage, chemicals, etc. is sinful -- especially where people will be harmed. just 't need fake Bible verses from Second Hezekiah 3 to tell me that.

It's called Faith and Reason Madame Speaker. Read the Bible first -- have faith that Holy Spirit will enlighten your understanding and then you can draw an otherwise perfectly reasonable conclusion from other less specific verses.

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