But, I have absolutely no respect for folks who know better, who then silently stand by and condone others believing and spreading and defending sheer nonsense.
Particularly, the kind of sheer nonsense that makes it impossible to understanding the geophysical workings of our planet.
We agree with each other. I’m just trying to get everyone to realize not all Christians are rabid evangelicals who think the Bible is the inspired, immutable Word of God. I was that sort of Christian, and until I returned to college and started rubbing elbows with liberal Christians I believed all Christians were hopeless romantics who stood by and watched the Phelps clan try to destroy lives. Now I know better. I don’t understand the cognitive dissonance it takes to believe in a vengeful god who killed his son to clean up a mess he created while also believing we should all love each other and protect the environment, but I go to school with hundreds of people who think that way.
I met them in my environmental policy classes, so these Christians are self-selected environmentalists and may not represent mainstream Christian thinking. The point is, even if they are a minority, some Christians do condemn those who spread lies about the environment. We need more of them, but we also need to work with them.