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pfewl 2 posts  |  Last Activity: Jun 19, 2015 10:35 AM Member since: Jul 23, 2004
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  • http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/06/18/congressional-republicans-shrug-off-pope-call-for-urgent-action-on-climate/

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    the asnwer is in

    by pfewl Jun 18, 2015 1:23 PM
    pfewl pfewl Jun 19, 2015 10:35 AM Flag

    Hi missedagain, as I've stated many times I'm not a liberal. I'm a registered Independent. Always have been. It's interesting that the right is always trying to categorize anything that is not far right as liberal. I consider myself in the center. For example, I'm against abortion but for gay rights. (science proves that gay occurs naturally throughout most mammalian species, yet the right selectively uses religious dogma from centuries ago to be against it.)

    You nailed my thoughts on the Pope. I'm not at all a religious person. But the Pope is largely correct in his CC assessment and in framing the problem as a moral issue. I don't agree with him because he's the Pope. I agree with him because he's right. Morally we all have a responsibility to future generations. Also, because the Pope is not beholden to money interests of corporations, billionaires and think tanks, he's free to speak the truth regarding CC. Unlike politicians.who are in an endless game of having to say what will win them votes and garner campaign donations.

    What I find to be interesting is that the right generally claims the high ground on religion. But only when it suits them. When it can be used in maintaining money flows and political power. If the Pope were funding campaigns they'd mostly be heeding the Pope

    I'm expest that none of this matters to you and you'll simply resort to calling me a lefty or something like that. Because then you'll have successfully cast me as them in as us vs. them argument and made yourself comfortable and happy.

    Regarding CC ask yourself this question. Who are more trustworthy, politicians or scientists?. Your conclusions about CC should align with how you answered that question. I suspect your conclusion does not. Am I correct in my suspicion?

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