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  •  It's the End of Times types (1+ / 0-)
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    who believe Jesus is coming back, any day now, so they don't feel any urge protect the environment for their kids or grandkids since they'll all be raptured up to the city whose builder is God and the rest of us (undunked and unsaved) will be down here living in sewage and toxic sludge, with Satan.  

    Political scientists David Barker and David Bearce did a study showing that when it comes to climate change, “a belief in the Second Coming reduces the probability of strongly agreeing that the government should take action..."

    The reason:

    “non-end-times believers have little reason to doubt humankind’s infinite persistence, all else being equal, end-times believers ‘know’ that life on Earth has a preordained expiration date, no matter what—and that all Christians will be raptured before the going gets too tough.”

    With a majority of US Republicans identifying as end times believers (!), they make a good case (in End Times Theology )  that end time belief may be a key factor stymieing climate change legislation.

    Bill Moyers did a good bit on political religion.

    •  I would like to agree (0+ / 0-)

      but, why do they try so hard to possess all the worldly wealth, when they know they cannot take it with them . I mean, have they ever seen a hurse pulling a uhaul?

      The Job Killing Republican Party is directly responsible for the Great Bush Recession.

      by earthling1 on Fri Sep 13, 2013 at 07:41:58 PM PDT

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