Could it be that the solution to climate change has been staring us in the face all this time? Recent (?) findings reported by senior Church of England bishops suggest that floods devastating parts of the UK are God’s judgment on the immorality and greed of modern society! The flooding is a result of Western civilisation’s decision to ignore biblical teaching!
According to The Rt Rev Graham Dow, Bishop of Carlisle, the floods are not just a result of a lack of respect for the planet, but also a judgment on society’s moral decadence. Thomas Suttcliffe, in an article in The Independent drew what must be the inevitable conclusion, from this “that God is prepared to kill innocent people in order to get his message across.” And in their statements the Bishops are “condoning the actions of a terrorist God”
These bishops in their statements demonstrate the uselessness of a faith-based approach to understanding the world and solving our problems. Does anyone really believe we could solve the problems of climate change by all reading the bible and adopting appropriate morals? Wouldn’t that mean effectively standing by, ignoring the real causes of these problems and refusing to take the appropriate actions to solve them?
Doesn’t this situation illustrate that religion is just not capable of producing solutions to the real problems of the world?