Mike Huckabee, God, and the Environment

17 12 2007

As part of their Off The Bus series, Huffington Post has an interesting pieceon Huckabee’s views on religion and environmentalism. 

When it comes to Earth and the environment, Mike Huckabee has never been shy about bringing God into the conversation. In 1998, while speaking to the Arkansas Farm Bureau, Huckabee said:

“God made us, and God made the Earth. . . . He gave us the privilege to use it and enjoy the resources, but never to worship it. We’re to worship Him, not the thing He made. To me, environmentalists are those who worship the things that He made rather than He who made them.”

This wasn’t the first time Huckabee had had harsh words for environmentalists. In 1996, he said:

“Wacko environmentalists, who get out of their concrete towers one weekend a month and go look at a tree, believe they know more about the care of the land than farmers. They want to tell us what deodorant we can use and what kind of gas to put in our car.”

And on evolution . . .

I think schools also ought to be fair to all views. Because, frankly, Darwinism is not an established scientific fact. It is a theory of evolution, that’s why it’s called the theory of evolution. And I think that what I’d be concerned with is that it should be taught as one of the views that’s held by people. But it’s not the only view that’s held. And any time you teach one thing as that it’s the only thing, then I think that has a real problem to it.

Sweet jesus.  Evidently the man can’t read.  If he could, he would see that the title of the class is “science” – and so it is only natural that only scientific theories be considered.  ID has absolutely nothing to do with science.  I mean go talk to the FSM people. 

I’m also sick of these conservatives who think that since the earth was created for us we can exploit it all we want.  This human-centric view I thought had gone the way of the earth-centric view (you know, that the sun orbits the earth).  Evidently there are still dipshits out there who think they’re the best things since sliced bread.  Which, in my opinion, is a very childish world view.

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