Wednesday, November 10, 2010

GOP Energy and Commerce Committee chair candidate: no need to worry about global warming; God promised no more floods

Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL) will seek the Energy and Commerce Committee chairmanship in the new GOP led House of Representatives. He has, in the past, maintained that we do not have to worry about climate change because God promised in the Bible not to destroy the world again after Noah’s flood.

From the YouTube video blurb:
From the March 25, 2009 hearing of the U.S. House Subcommittee on Energy and Environment gives us a crazy performance by insane Rep John Shimkus, a climate change skeptic. Spouting bible verses as evidence that climate change is false, he concludes by the end of his opening statement that: "The earth will end only when God declares its time to be over. Man will not destroy this earth. This earth will not be destroyed by a flood."
Indeed, Genesis says:
9:11 I will establish my covenant with you; neither will all flesh be cut off any more by the waters of the flood; neither will there any more be a flood to destroy the earth.

9:12 God said, This is the token of the covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations.

9:13 I set my rainbow in the cloud, and it will be for a sign of a covenant between me and the earth.

9:14 It will happen, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the rainbow will be seen in the cloud,

9:15 and I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh, and the waters will no more become a flood to destroy all flesh.

9:16 The rainbow will be in the cloud. I will look at it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth.

9:17 God said to Noah, “This is the token of the covenant which I have established between me and all flesh that is on the earth.”
Thing is, there's plenty of other leeway for Global Warming to result in the destruction of the planet, without flooding.

Watch the video below.