Climate change? Don’t worry, be happy!

Climate change? Don’t worry, be happy!

WHY? Because an “expert” in the subject says weird weather patterns are a sign of Jesus’ imminent return.

Who is this dumbbell? Why, none other than Matthew Hagee, executive pastor of the 20,000 member Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas.

Speaking on his “Hagree Hotline” yesterday, he kicked off by informing viewers that in situations where “men are saying things that contradict God’s word; God’s word is accurate and men are wrong” … and that is why Christians should not believe in climate change.

Hagee explained that the views put forth by scientists and experts on any subject are not to be believed if those views are at odds with what the Bible teaches. So the extreme weather events that the planet has been experiencing are not the result of climate change but are rather signs of the End Times and the imminent return of Jesus Christ.

The Bible says that whenever we approach the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ[and] that there would be strange weather patterns. Jesus said this in Matthew the twenty-fifth chapter.

So we have a decision to make: do we believe what an environmentalist group says and choose to live in a world where we’re attempting to make everything as clean in the air as possible, or do we believe what the Bible says, that these things were going to happen and that rather than try to clean up all of the air and solve all of the problems of the world by eliminating factories, we should start to tell people about Jesus Christ who is to return?

This bilge follows an earlier Hagee broadcast this month in which he called on conservative Christians to become more “spiritually violent” in fighting against such evils as gay marriage and abortion because secularists who support such things have:

Become violent with people of faith.

He added:

There is a value in spiritual violence and it is time that you considered the role that you are playing or not playing and whether or not it’s time for you to become more aggressive in your beliefs.

Hat tip: Penigma

23 responses to “Climate change? Don’t worry, be happy!”

  1. Stephen Mynett says:

    “There is a value in spiritual violence”, he says.
    So, as long as I say bless you my son at the same time it is OK for me to kick this twerp in the groin.

  2. Broga says:

    Strait jacket time for this looney. He has lost the plot and is rapidly descending into the pit of craziness. Abandon hope all ye who embrace the madness of believing the literal truth of the bible.

  3. barriejohn says:

    It would help if we knew what his real name was, Barry (there seem to be three versions there!). I did wonder whether you were getting confused with the wonderful Mr Magoo, who was also ridiculously short-sighted:

  4. remigius says:

    …there would be strange weather patterns. Jesus said this in Matthew the twenty-fifth chapter.

    Can someone please help me?

    I’ve just read the whole of Matthew 25, and yet I cannot find a single reference to climate change. There is some guff about virgins, something about bags of gold, sheep and goats. And some bloke upset cos no-one visited him in prison.

    Plenty of the usual incoherent blathering – but not one bloody mention of the weather.

    Am I missing something?

  5. barriejohn says:

    Actually, I’m going to say that I feel sorry for him. Here’s his pop:

    Hagee has incurred controversy for his religious beliefs and comments regarding Nazism, Catholicism, homosexuality, Islam, Judaism, and Hurricane Katrina.

    Quelle surprise!

  6. remigius says:

    barriejohn. How did you do dat?

    We can put pictures in comments now? Blimey!

  7. barriejohn says:

    Yes, but unfortunately you can’t see see that Mr Magoo is driving his vehicle off the cliff edge unless you click onto the image. Oh well, you can’t have it all I suppose!

  8. barriejohn says:

    I reckon he meant Matthew 24:

    “Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.”

    All to take place before that generation had passed, of course!

  9. remigius says:

    So that’s climate change is it? I thought it had something to do with polar bears.

  10. Broga says:

    @remigius: You can only understand the climate change reference if you read the verses with the requisite amount of faith. This faith is more appropriately described as gullible stupidity. So, with a few exceptions, most who join us here are not going to understand. Understand in this context is more appropriately described as deluded.

  11. barriejohn says:

    Climate change is actually caused by “pollution of godlessness” and “emission of evil”:

  12. barriejohn says:

    I don’t know what to make of this one. Is God in control of things or not?

    There is no need to worry! Those who trust in the Lord Jesus Christ are eternally safe in the hands of the living God (Jn 3.16). You do not have to go through the extremes of these end time judgements (the ‘wrath’ of God). The Bible promises all those who put their trust in Jesus Christ will be exempt from ‘the hour of trial that is coming upon the whole world’.

    Wow – that’s a relief then!

  13. Paul Cook says:

    Its OK as jeseus is now on all these everyday items see link below.

    WTF is wrong with these people.

    Glad to see this report is listed as/under INSANITY.

  14. bear47 says:

    Wow. So anything any scientist says, IF it does not agree with the holly buy-bull is false? Amazing, absolutely amazing. A book, actually a collection of various stories, written by a gang of illiterate, nomadic goat herders about 2000 to 3000 years ago is THE last word on ALL topics and the “science” of this holly buy-bull trumps any and all recent (as in the last 2,000 years worth) of new discoveries and inventions. Does this mean Newton was wrong? I don’t recall this buy-bull mentioning falling apples, just one in particular that was supposedly eaten after a talking snake convinced Eve to eat it. Also, this buy-bull makes NO mention of relativity or quantum physics, not even a word, not one small peep about being able to communicate electronically, via such scientific advances like radio, TV, the internet, cell phones, etc. So, ALL of these things either MUST be ignored as devices of Satan, OR, they “are” mentioned somewhere inside this holly buy-bull. Yeah, sure thing there sparky, I do not buy your bullshit nor your buy-bull.
    Oh, and your papa, old demented John Hagee is a total asshat of the highest order.
    Screw you Mr. Hagee, AND the sheep you rode in on.
    Oh, and have a nice day OK
    charlie in the US of A

  15. bear47 says:

    The way I read it, IF you bless yourself, then yes, kick him in the groin, hard.
    LOL, ain’t I a stinker?

  16. remigius says:

    Does anyone else see a monkey wanking. Or is it just me?

    Ok. I put a certain gif of an ape on’t site to just see what Disqus could do.

    But I removed it straight away. And it’s still there. Go figger!

    And thanks for giving us the opportunity to post pics – cos

    Barry, this chimp looks so like you!

    Oh how I love this new look Freethinker.

    Note to self. Stay off them interwebs when pissed!

  17. Paul Cook says:

    It’s an orangutang. It is one of the great apes not a monkey.

  18. Matt Westwood says:

    Newton was inspired by seeing an apple fall. Eve ate a forbidden apple. Apples are therefore evil. Newton and his science are by extension evil. So all scientists must be put to death now.

  19. Matt Westwood says:

    “Mister Librarian! Those students over there just called you a monkey!”

  20. barriejohn says:

    Oh no – chimpanzees are apes as well!

  21. Vanity Unfair says:

    I have contrasting thoughts on the Bible as a science textbook. On one hand you have the author(s) of Genesis trying to work out how the Earth came into being and, without the benefit of proper geological theory, coming up with a useful framework: first the basic stuff, eternal v. limited, natural v. manufactured, then increasingly complicated stuff, astronomical formations, geographical features, life forms of ever-more-complex types. Unfortunately nobody did any experiments to confirm or refute the hypothesis so all that work went to waste. On the other hand there is some really slapdash stuff such as the pond outside Solomon’s temple that was ten cubits in diameter and thirty in circumference- i.e. pi=3. (1 Kings 7:23) If I’m allowed a third hand there are the predictions that never happen but are not withdrawn: very unscientific. In short: an interesting start but falls away rapidly. Not to be trusted. The same goes for anybody who uses it as a source for scientific prediction. But I don’t suppose that’s news to any reader here.

  22. LastPsalms says:

    So…lay down your weapons against pollution, global warming and industry but take it up again against gays? God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit can take care of one but not the other? Where’s the love? Stand up for what YOU believe for yourself and pray for God to do what He sees fit for the rest. Holy Spirit has done well convicting people for quite some time now…let Him do His job where He sees fit…

  23. Robster says:

    Hagee above: “whenever we approach the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ”. So this is a regular occurrence then? The regular popping into existence by the baby jesus has established a predictable timetable for the arrival of the dead jew according to this Hagee person and it’s always preceded by dodgy weather. If the weather’s nice, no jesus, he’d make a grey day, greyer.