I think this man is secretly reading the Qur’an.
God will not intervene to prevent humanity from wreaking disastrous damage to the environment, the Archbishop of Canterbury has warned.
In a lecture, Dr Rowan Williams urged a “radical change of heart” to prevent runaway climate change.
At York Minster he said humanity should turn away from the selfishness and greed that leads it to ignore its interdependence with the natural world.
It’s called the diseases of the heart my brother of another faith.
And God would not guarantee a “happy ending”, he warned.
Dr Williams has often spoken out about environmental issues.
The “happy ending” is yawm al qiyaamah. It’s happy for some and unhappy for others.
Speaking on Wednesday he said just as God gave humans free will to do “immeasurable damage” to themselves as individuals it seemed “clear” they had the same “terrible freedom” as a human race.
“I think that to suggest that God might intervene to protect us from the corporate folly of our practices is as unchristian and unbiblical as to suggest that he protects us from the results of our individual folly or sin,” he said.
Word. It’s called riba (usury, interest). This is result of it. On to the rest of the article:
“God’s faithfulness stands, assuring us that even in the most appalling disaster love will not let us go – but it will not be a safety net that guarantees a happy ending in this world.”
Without a change of heart, Dr Williams warned, the world faced a number of “doomsday scenarios” including the “ultimate tragedy” of humanity gradually “choked, drowned, or starved by its own stupidity.”
The poorest and most vulnerable and our children and grandchildren would pay the heaviest price for climate change, he added.
A Greenpeace spokesman welcomed the speech: “Hundreds of thousands of people are dying every year because we haven’t taken the necessary steps to stop climate change.
“Whilst there’s nothing wrong in hoping for a miracle, relying on one does seem to be more than a bit reckless.
“We need to all do what we can now, or we’re giving up on this world.”
Meanwhile, a spokesman for the British Humanist Association said: “The fact that god is not going to help us handle climate change will come as no surprise to many.
“But nor will the reinterpretation of ancient texts to be about stewardship rather than dominion, or indeed any faith in some non-human support.
“What may help us to manage it is human reason and the application of technology, and a recognition that we are on our own on this earth and must handle our own problems.”
This is the same man that said Muslims in the UK should be able to follow the shariah. Maybe he’s a closet Muslim waiting for the right time to go public. I mean look at his beard! How many Christian priests, bishops, popes, etc. are rockin’ beards these days? Actually, the Eastern Orthodox Christians do, but not so much the Catholics or Protestants.
Anyways, may Allah guide him to Islam.
Source: BBC News