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Apropos “Groaning in the West,” Does End Time Belief Really Cause Climate Change Apathy?

July 8, 2013

Buffalo Doug

Given my post “Groaning in the West,” this thoughtful analysis of evangelical apocalyptic beliefs and their relation to environmental action is helpful:

Does End Time Belief Really Cause Climate Change Apathy? | Atheologies | Religion Dispatches.

To quote from the author, Robin Globus Veldman,

In my own research I did find some evidence of apathy about climate change that seemed to be related to end time belief. This only seemed to be the case among those who were truly passionate about the end times, however. In a small-town Pentecostal church I visited, for example, during a Sunday service the pastor painted a vivid picture of a world descending into chaos, listing a coming “holy war” with Iran, Christians being  persecuted around the world, the inability to pray in school (“These days you get in trouble if you say ‘bless you’ when someone sneezes at school!”), and the way society…

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