Religious Fanatics and Oil Industry Shills Agree: Paul Ryan Has a ‘Biblical View of the Environment’
Here’s American Family Association fundamentalist loon Bryan Fischer with energy industry shill Cal Beisner, congratulating Mitt Romney on his selection of Paul Ryan — because Ryan’s anti-science views on climate change and the environment are every bit as insane as theirs: Fischer and Beisner Praise Ryan’s ‘Biblical View of the Environment’.
Fischer: It seems like we’ve got another clear differential when it comes to a sane, objective and biblical or evangelical understanding of man’s relationship with the environment. Paul Ryan seems to get it and the other team doesn’t. So that would be potentially very good news for those of us that care about seeing a biblical view of the environment in public policy.
Beisner: Yes it would. Ryan’s understanding I think fits well with the biblical understanding that God made man in His image to be creative and productive as He is, to fill and to rule the earth. Not to abuse the earth, not to rape the land so to speak as many environmentalists talk, but rather to increase its fruitfulness, its beauty and its safety to the glory of God and the benefit of our neighbors. I think that really underlies the comments that Ryan has made on these issues through the years and it comes I think from his solidly Christian worldview background.
Beisner: Most Americans do not see any real purpose in tight restrictions on CO2 admissions. Many Americans actually remembered what they learned way back in seventh and eighth grade biology class, mainly that carbon dioxide is plant food. So the more of that there is in the air the more the crops grow and the cheaper the food is around the world, this actually helps especially the poor.