Rep. Shimkus At Climate Change Hearing: “God Decides When The Earth Will End”

Shimkus’ opening statement, during which he read various Bible verses, before concluding: “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.” Watch:

(h/t) ProgressIllinois

12 thoughts on “Rep. Shimkus At Climate Change Hearing: “God Decides When The Earth Will End”

  1. Rep Shimkus, you are delusional. The Earth will survive with or without us — not even your god can destroy it.

    The problem you will not see because your head is SO far up your stupid ass, is that we are destroying our ability to survive on this planet.

    See the difference?

    Didn’t think so…

  2. Rep. Shimkus:
    I concur with you that God solely will decide when the earth will end and we owe account to none other for our faith or our worship, that the legitimate powers of government reach actions only, and not opinions. Even worse, rather than admit to not understanding climate change, many scientists will attempt to answer anyway – this usually results in very garbled and illogical explanations – leaving the listener even worse off.
    While the right to talk may be the beginning of freedom, the necessity of listening is what makes the right important.

  3. In the event that a giant sky-dwelling being actually exists, and any part of the “Bible” actually is true, I’d have to embrace the concept of protecting the Earth and the human-life-sustaining environment upon it, as doing the will of said giant sky-dwelling being, as opposed to giving in to “temptation”, and squandering the opportunity for continued existence, given to us by said giant sky-dwelling being. The sin here, is in not opposing the “false prophets”, who claim we cannot be responsible for our own destruction, when it is entirely within the power of “their God”, as defined by “their religion”, that said “God” (or giant sky-dwelling being) has infinite power, including the power to allow humankind to determine its own ultimate fate.

  4. The previous theological, (or theo-illogical) program, was brought to you by Yuengling Original Black and Tan, from America’s oldest brewery, and Doritos Nacho Cheese Flavor Tortilla Chips.

  5. The arrogance of man…that his continued existence and stupidity is required for the planet to exist.

    It’s why the fairy tale says the earth is only 5,000 some odd years old. That’s all man can remember. They can’t bear the thought that the planet is millions of years old, has survived many global catastrophes and it still goes on.

    Nor can they face that in just a few thousand years man has managed to muck things up so badly that nature is getting ready to take the toilet brush to itself again in self defense.

    I always liked the old saying…If a tree grows in a forest and man isn’t around to turn it into a deck, does it really just get to keep growing?

  6. If Noah was a fundie christian alive today he’d tell God that his bible told him not to waste his money building any stupid arc.

  7. Why do these fucktards have to be from IL? I mean, really, we had three, soon to be four, governors in prison and the whole Chicago politics bullshit. Now, this guy embarrasses the entire state.

    Spare. Me.

  8. Or you could move east to Pennsylvania, MsJ. Just stay out of the central part of the state with the exception of State College (very progressive). Then again, PA had Ricky “man on dog” Santorum for 12 years in the Senate.

  9. “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.”

    Wow… deep thoughts!

    I don’t think humans will destroy the earth and I don’t think the “spirit in the sky” really gives a rats ass one way or the other. What I do think might happen is that humans will destroy their ability to live on the third rock from sun. As for this rock, it doesn’t give a damn either because it will keep on keeping on regardless of whether life exists or not.

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