Friday, December 14, 2012

Blame the weather on the Bible?

Here is an interesting poll. Reuters is reporting that 4 out of 10 Americans blame weather disasters like  hurricane Sandy on biblical predictions about the end of the world than climate change. 

Here is what the article says.

Nearly four in 10 U.S. residents say the severity of recent natural disasters such as Superstorm Sandy is evidence the world is coming to an end, as predicted by the Bible, while more than six in 10 blame it on climate change, according to a new poll.
The survey by the Public Religion Research Institute in partnership with the Religion News Service found political and religious disagreement on what is behind severe weather, which this year has included extreme heat and drought.
Most Catholics (60 percent) and white non-evangelical Protestants (65 percent) say they believe disasters like hurricanes and floods are the result of climate change.
But nearly two-thirds (65 percent) of white evangelical Protestants say they think the storms are evidence of the “end times” as predicted by the Bible.
Overall, 36 percent point to end times and 63 percent to climate change.PRRI research director Daniel Cox said that some respondents – including 75 percent of non-white Protestants – believe extreme weather is both evidence of end times and the result of climate change.

Read the full story here.

1 comment:

  1. Seems to me God made the creation with instability as part of it for His own logic.

    Climate change is as thoughtless as blaming Divine judgment every time, as if we didn't have hurricanes and volcanoes and floods before we started burning fuels for energy or became a very sinful group of humans.