Well, no, but that’s the theory of this author, Oliver “Buzz” Thomas, who is a minister, lawyer and author of 10 Things Your Minister Wants to Tell You (But Can’t Because He Needs the Job).

The article is here.  Is Our Religion Killing Us?

The analysis is here.

Buzz doesn’t like the Bible’s command to be fruitful and multiply because there’s too darned many humans, and every new one produces to more greenhouse gases that are causing global warming which will flood the earth and cause starvation and disease.  Oh and drought, too.  Of course, overpopulation is caused by the doctrines of the Roman Catholic Church and the Mormons, and maybe the Jews, too.  Maybe Muslims, too, a little bit.  Not a lot, of course.  Buzz even manages to work in women and gays.  (Hint: They’re oppressed.  By the Church, not the Muslims.)  Therefore, priests should preach that people should only have two children.  Plus the government should end tax breaks for having children and start building desalinization plants.  We don’t want to be like the Aztecs!

Hell, why not just tell everyone to be gay?  Then they won’t have any children.  Buzz is a great name for this guy because he flits from theory to theory like a little bee, picking up a little of this and a little of that but not actually digesting any of it.  Ultimately his message opposes human life, human progress, democratic institutions and religious dogma.  (By the way, “dogma” is a good word, not a bad one.  It means a system of principles or tenets of a church.)  

There are simply too many questions.  No one knows how many humans the Earth can sustain.  The science of anthropogenic global warming is not settled.  The countries populating the fastest right now are not Roman Catholic or Mormon countries.  Even if anthropogenic global warming were real, no one knows what the results will be.

But Buzz buzzes right past all of that, because what he wants is control and a warm feeling of moral superiority.

Some questions I have about manmade global warming are, given the fact that the global temperatures in the Middle Ages were three or four degrees warmer than global temperatures today, and there was very little human activity causing greenhouse gases at the time, what caused that warming?  If temperatures are warming today — and there’s even some issue about that — how does anyone know that what caused warming in the Middle Ages isn’t doing it today?  And if the Middle Ages were that much warmer and the world didn’t flood and everyone die, what makes anyone think that will happen now?

Buzz buzz buzz.

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