Majority of Pastors Doubt Global Warming but Recycle at Church
While many churches are acting "green," the majority of pastors disagree global warming is real and man-made. The percentage of skeptics has dropped since 2010, but the percentage is still higher than in 2008, according to a survey by LifeWay Research.
The October survey of Protestant pastors' views of environmental issues shows Protestant pastors in the Northeast, older pastors and pastors self-identifying as Democrats tend to be more environmentally active compared to younger, Republicans and counterparts in other regions of the country.
Consistent in the LifeWay Research findings of 2012, 2010 and 2008 is that about a quarter of pastors say they speak on the environment to their churches "several times a year." The percentage of pastors who say they rarely speak on the environment decreased in 2012 to 34 percent. Fifteen percent of Protestant pastors say they never speak on the environment....
why does lifeway associate the global warming carbon tax ponzi scheme with being stewards of the earth or the acceptance of it related to recycling? as we take in estrogen-mimicking chemicals, heavy metals, etc, it is only ourselves that we harm. Christianity is not equivalent to the industrial revolution and global marketeering! somehow institutional Christianity has set up in their minds a world of Christian coorporatism against liberal communist business haters. this simply doesn't match the political reality around us. can there be a middle ground between self-annhilation and tree hugging, something like respecting the earth and nature that God has given us and using it wisely even for the simple fact that we depend on the air, water, even microscopic life for our very lives?
why are we not passing healthy ways of living down to the next generation? you'd think of anyone who would appreciate God's provision, it would be creationists!
It's really just a case of "Waste Not, Want Not," and of course "Cleanliness Is Next to Godliness," (Don't bother to look it up in your Bibles -- though I'm not sure what the KJV may actually say! ) My pastor may have mentioned about such things once or twice over the decades -- but if he did, I sure don't remember it. He's never dedicated a sermon to it.) Hey, at least recycle your aluminum cans --sometimes they even give you money for them-- and besides who wants to worship in a messy church? So, why shouldn't a church recycle? It costs little or nothing.
Every time a volcano pops its cork, it shows how silly the notion of man-made global warming is. Gentlemen, start your engines. You who are old enough, remember the threat of man-made global cooling in the 70's, and how we were going to have a new ice age, with mass starvation resulting.
God's word on the environment is to subdue the earth and have dominion over it (Gen. 1:28) and not to worship it (Rom. 1:25). Current day environmentalism appears to be more a guise for worshiping the creature rather than the Creator.