The present administration’s attitude and practices toward nuclear weapons and climate change has, in no small measure, advanced the world’s chances of irrevocable harm to humanity. I know the following is probably going to fall on deaf ears. We are built that way by nature — to deny reality. We believe we are more attractive than we are, smarter than we are, younger than we are (well, unless we are very young), luckier than we are, and we are going to live to an old age then go to Heaven when we die.
Of course, heaven may have a basis in truth since we can’t argue with the metaphysical. But Christians, of whom I am one, have a habit of ignoring what may happen to this world after we are gone, evidenced by remarks such as “The Earth is not my home.” We relegate the future of the universe to our children with little concern for their well being, shackling them with a planet most foul and nuclear weapons to destroy all life. Have you looked your kids, your grandkids, in the eye and related your lack of concern?
Our atmosphere is growing poisonous on a logarithmic scale. Our land and seas are trashed. We have trashed the outer space around our globe. We are in the process of trashing the moon and other planets. We know this is true. So what do we do? We deny even science (which may be our only salvation). After all, wasn’t it science that postulated evolution? Away with it. Give us Trump. He will speak truth to us. O ye, of little faith, all our science is dependent upon God. Besides, He may not want such sloven people in His Home.