The world is a wonderful place. Our God is so good in giving it to us. But to a large extent, we have not taken good care of it, nor of each other.
We have polluted the water, fouled the air and are dangerously changing the climate.
The breakdown of the family, the redefining of traditional marriage, global poverty, hunger, homelessness, abortion, physician assisted suicide, the arms trade, nuclear weapons, astronomical military budgets, human trafficking, corporate greed, murder and the mass murder of war are also among the critical illnesses humanity has inflicted upon itself. more >>
The Paris climate accord was announced with much pomp and self-congratulations ... but let's examine the worldview behind it.
This past weekend, representatives from 195 countries approved what the New York Times called a "landmark climate accord" in Paris.
Not surprisingly, President Obama, who has made fighting global warming a cornerstone of his foreign and domestic policies, was delighted. more >>
Recent events show that many contemporary politicians and their minions want the City of God without God, the fruit of Jesus' Kingdom without Jesus, the transforming work of the Holy Spirit without the Holy Spirit, and absolute truth without absolutes.
The dreamers believe devoutly that love, jobs, and climate control will pacify ISIS, and gun laws will stop bloody domestic mayhem. The fantasy-purveyors urge that the rest of us accept their pronouncements as absolutes while telling us that all is relative.
One thinks of the old story about the king convinced he was marching before his subjects richly garbed when the truth was he was naked. A number of today's "kings" are not only bare as the day they were born, but they parade on grand avenues of air. more >>
While President Barack Obama Saturday hailed the ratification of a universal pact, signed by diplomats from 196 nations in Paris to slow global warming by adopting green energy sources and cutting down on emissions, Republicans responded by saying the United States is not legally bound to the agreement without approval by Congress.
"The Paris agreement establishes the enduring framework the world needs to solve the climate crisis," Obama told reporters, after 196 countries approved the climate accord at the 21st Conference of Parties on Saturday to bring down pollution levels so as to limit the rise in global temperatures to well below 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit above pre-industrial averages and "and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels."
"It creates the mechanism, the architecture, for us to continually tackle this problem in an effective way," Obama said. more >>
A relative plans to come down to Miami in January to run the marathon. He called me recently and asked, "Hey, Jerry, am I going to be able to run in the streets of Miami? I hear from Obama that because of climate issues, the streets there are flooded, even with fish!"
He won't need big boots to wade through it all, since the president's characterization of South Florida was ridiculous. But the rest of us need big boots to wade through all the apparent malarkey of climate alarmism.
To hear some of our politicians talk about the subject, climate change is even responsible for terrorism. They claim ISIS is a product of global warming. more >>
Pope Francis has slammed fundamentalism across religions, but warned that there are many Roman Catholics who believe they have "absolute truth" and are fundamentalists themselves.
The Vatican leader took aim at fundamentalism within the Church during an in-flight press conference at the conclusion of his three-country tour of Africa, calling it a "sickness that is in all religions."
"We Catholics have some — and not some, many — who believe they possess the absolute truth and go ahead dirtying the other with calumny, with disinformation, and doing evil. They do evil. I say this because it is my Church," the pope said, according to Catholic News Service. more >>