Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Absurdities in Genesis: Dominion Over the Slag Heap

Really? Seriously? Do you people have any concept of what Earth day is about? Well, let me educate you a little bit...

We have one planet. Just one. Now, we have systematically since the beginning of the industrial revolution devastated the ecology of our planet, damaging, destroying, or making uninhabitable rivers, lakes, forests, plains, and just about any other ecosystem you can imagine. This disgusting lack of respect for the planet has led to mass deforestation and subsequent desertification.

Your "comic" here serves to illustrate a profound level of ignorance and complete arrogance. You think this is about your God? You, who in your anti-abortion furor claim to promote a "culture of life" are basically promoting the idea that environmentally sustainable living is an affront to your God regardless of how many will die to support your "culture of life". How utterly pompous and self-important.

Let's break it down a bit...

You say that Earth day promotes:

We exist because of the earth: This is undeniable. As stated previously, we have one planet on which to live at our current level of technology. If you can think of somewhere else we can currently exist, give me a call.

The earth is our mother: This is mostly metaphorical, and is, when used literally a bit of a pagan thing. But generally Earth day is populist, not religious.

Celebrate the Earth: Why not? Its where our crops come from, it feeds the animals that we eat in turn... Oh that's right. It doesn't explicitly mention YOUR god. Well, it doesn't explicitly remove your god from the equation either. Whether you believe god gave dominion over the Earth to you or not, if you don't take care of it, its not going to last.

Love the Earth: See above.

Why does it always have to be about your religion? If you stop and think about it for two seconds maybe you'd look less idiotic, but that might be asking a bit much. If you think Earth Day has anything at all to do with your religion positive or negative, you need more of a reality check than even the average YEC wingnut.


  1. Honestly. I bet these same people would be spankin' mad if they gave their children brand new expensive shoes, and then those kids immediately ran out and got them dirty.

    (For the fundys among us, in this analogy, the shoes are the earth and dirty refers to polluting it.)

  2. What is really funny is that Jesus has commanded them to be stewards of the planet. These people who claim to follow the Bible literally are the ones being the worst stewards for the planet.

    Luke 16:10-12 "Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much. So if you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will trust you with true riches? And if you have not been trustworthy with someone else's property, who will give you property of your own?"

  3. Earth Hour, Earth Day, Earth Week..... does anyone think that perhaps we should be living Earth Year, every year?

    It's amazing that we actually need to dedicate a day towards awareness-raising with regards to not shitting on your own doorstep.

    (Taking PF's lead; in this analogy, the Earth is the doorstep and the shit is human activity, all of it.)

  4. @PF: These are people we well know are unable to comprehend metaphor unless its one they decide on because it suits their theology.

    @Beam: YEC's don't care. They never care. So many of them are so caught up in their ridiculous rapture theology that they couldn't care less what happens to this planet of ours. They're not expecting to stay after all...

    @Matt: Every day should be earth day. And I'm no great environmental activist, but this blatant disregard is not just irresponsible handwaving, its absolutely disgusting to boot.

  5. Oh I know. I am just saying it is anti-Biblical, like most of their garbage.

  6. so true

    They say you can make the bible say anything you want. By that token, if it can have so many meanings it certainly wasn't made by a perfect deity.