Concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered to him, we ask you, brothers and sisters, not to become easily unsettled or alarmed by the teaching allegedly from us—whether by a prophecy or by word of mouth or by letter—asserting that the day of the Lord has already come. Don’t let anyone deceive you in any way, for that day will not come until the rebellion occurs and the man of lawlessness[a] is revealed, the man doomed to destruction. He will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called God or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in God’s temple, proclaiming himself to be God.
- 2 Thessalonians 2:1-4
Just because I have the flu, it does not mean that I cannot get my dander up. And I have been boiling lately – or maybe that was the fever I was running.
You would think that when you watch a channel that is 100% weather, 100% of the time, that you would get weather, and not politics. But they subtly add the politics as a subtext, a way of saying something, or a hint.
I feel like changing channels every time one particular storm specialist is on the air. He talks about global warming and how global warming will doom the planet if people are not forced (what of freedom?) to comply with more stringent emission standards. Yet, in my opinion, their source of the problem is loose science, empirical observations without clean scientific theory to back it up. The scientists touting global warming would protest my last statement, but they are being paid to provide answers, and they need their grant money to continue. They have a conflict of interest.
It is odd that the rings of Saturn, made of ice, are melting. It may take a few million years for them to disappear, but they are getting thinner. These same scientists state that the rings are melting naturally due to the sun’s rays.
Hmmmm. Saturn’s rings are disappearing. They were not disappearing billions of years ago. Oh, these same scientists state the universe is 13.8 billion years old. My guess is that they called up the 13.8 billion year old scientist and he confirmed it. No, they extrapolated based on the latest theory that cannot be proven, because at some point, you just cannot measure it, and no one mentions that such methods carry with them large plus / minus errors, like billions of years in this case, if the theory is even precisely correct. … (Was that a successfully executed run-on sentence?)
Back to Saturn: Suddenly, the rings are melting. It is natural. It is coming from the sun. Yet… Yet, the sun has nothing to do with the earth getting hotter, although we are a lot closer to the sun – this sun that is melting the rings of Saturn – naturally. Our problem is man-made.
Get it! For us on this planet, and to keep money flowing into the pockets of the scientists and politicians, it is man-made. And man is so egotistical, he thinks he can fix it!
Is that not the focus of humanity on earth? Me, me, precious me. Even when “Precious Me” is being bad and destroying the planet, it is still ME.
We think that God has nothing to do with this. We think we can ignore God entirely and fix the problem ourselves and not have the End Times ever occur.
But science proves us wrong, even on that score. Entropy changes in only one direction. At some point, with or without God’s intervention, this globe will only be a pile of dust, mud, and water. That is hard science, but way out in the future. God wound up the clock and it has been ticking down ever since.
Should we be responsible stewards of this earth? Yes, but what is being crammed down our throats are scare tactics.
Oddly, this rant has been boiling for a while, and something totally different set it off.
My least favorite storm specialist reported something else. With the recent outbreak of deadly tornadoes in the southeast US, he reported that tornadoes in what is called “Dixie Alley” are more deadly than other tornadoes. He said that this deadliness of tornadoes was ‘largely’ societal. To prove the societal connection, he offers three ‘reasons’ for the deadliness. 1) Most Dixie Alley tornadoes are at night when people are asleep. Thus, they do not get into their safe place. 2) The terrain of Dixie Alley is largely heavily forested. Even in the daylight, you cannot see what is coming until it may be too late to get to a safe place. 3) Due to the rampant poverty level, many people live in mobile homes and do not have a safe place. Yes, when I grew up, mobile home parks were considered “tornado magnets.”
Let’s see. This is ‘largely’ societal. So, at least most of these reasons are societal or have societal elements in them. (Please enjoy my sarcasm. If you are sarcasm impaired, this is me putting up my SARCASM sign!) We can get rid of our free society and force people to stay awake every night so that they will be awake when the sirens start to go off. Problem solved on the first point. Wrong! We have to sleep at some point, and tornadoes do not punch clocks. Or maybe nighttime tornadoes is not societal.
The second point is utterly ridiculous to solve. If we strip the land of the trees, putting the tree farmers out of business and destroy natural habitats of thousands of woodland creatures… Can you spell PETA? You will have destroyed the ‘natural’, not man-made method, of removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere! Hello Global Warming! But if you want us to see death in a cloud approaching, we can do that. But then, there are hills that obscure what is coming… We have bulldozers, we can level those… But many Dixie Alley tornadoes are rain wrapped and you never see them anyway. Yes, we get force everyone to wear x-ray vision glasses… Or maybe not being able to see a tornado approaching is not societal.
Now, once we have learned to never sleep and there are no more trees, hills, etc., how will that help the income of the poor people of the south, who many depend on those forests, so that they can live in a sturdy structure that is built of solid materials firmly planted in the ground with a good foundation? Oh, did I mention that we no longer have trees – trees used to make wood that is cut into boards that make up those sturdy structures?
This one is societal. I grew up in Mississippi and left the state when I got a degree that was rarely needed there. I could have stayed home and collected garbage or delivered the mail or something else that I had not gone to school to do. Many of those that I grew up with would never consider moving from home to get a better life elsewhere.
One out of three being societal does not make the whole largely societal. Please, Doc, you are embarrassing yourself. But maybe not, you keep getting paid well to make weather a political issue, and we do not teach our children, or adults for that matter, logic anymore. They have a hard time filtering the opinions from the facts.
“Why don’t they teach logic at these schools? There are only three possibilities. Either your sister is telling lies, or she is mad, or she is telling the truth. You know she doesn’t lie and it is obvious she is not mad. For the moment then and unless any further evidence turns up, we must assume that she is telling the truth.”
- C. S. Lewis, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Who is lying? Where is Truth?
I shall rely on God, and God’s Word says that our problems are man-made. We broke the earth as a result of sin, and there is no fixing this earth. We can only be saved in believing in Jesus and going to a New Earth, for this earth will be destroyed.
Soli Deo Gloria. Only to God be the Glory.