Cleric wrong on climate change (and religion)

SO a man of the cloth who believes in something that isn t necessarily there , ie dubious miracles and a man known as Jesus Christ in a storybook, along with the money-pulling guilt franchise that is the church in its various forms thinks climate change

SO a man of the cloth who believes in something that "isn't necessarily there", ie dubious miracles and a man known as Jesus Christ in a storybook, along with the money-pulling guilt franchise that is the church in its various forms thinks climate change is mere fabrication by international government ("Retired vicar slams climate change myth," The Hunts Post, December 9).

Well, this preacher who bangs out his own religious tune of no real substance is missing the point of 'making the best of a bad lot'. For example, if there are floods, you take precautions: rather than leave your doors and entry points open, you seal them up.

If the earth's temperatures are fluctuating, we have to deal with many varied scenarios that may take several hundred years to resolve themselves, if they do at all.

Therefore, to think laterally, to counter temperature changes that could affect many generations preventative actions need to be utilised, rather than, for instance, leaving populations partially submerged for a mere 20 years because "it'll all get better by itself due to its cyclical nature, if left alone". Surely that attitude is too much to be left to chance.


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I'm sure that, if Mr Foster were appealing for money in relation to the Third World poor for a church charity, he would have his own spin on the situation based on what was currently happening.

I'll be watching out for the various church-endorsed charity appeals in natural disaster zones and thinking of retired clergyman Philip Foster. Could the man show us concrete evidence of miracles in the Bible before banging on about "mythical" climate change?

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Got to go now, as I've a few bottles of water I need to change into wine for a party.

ANGUS MURDOCH

Second Avenue

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