Originally Posted by littlebum2002
Sorry, I also want to post about climate change itself....
Thanks for this, Littlebum. My experience at CAF is that the ACC skeptics cannot under any means at all be convinced ACC is happening. It is a total waste of time to even try and convince them. They just will not accept it, even if God Himself were to come speak directly to them about it.....since they don't accept even what the scientists and popes have been saying about it. It's not a science issue, but an ideological issue, and they are totally convinced that if people seriously decide to mitigate ACC it will end up in a totalitarian regime and economic collapse. Recycling to them is the slippery road to such.
My question, therefore, was strictly about whether it is a sin to deny ACC (assuming it is real); and this was only for my own edification.
I, of course, feel very sorry for the tremendous human suffereing and loss of human life (and others of God's creatures) well on into the future from ACC -- perhaps even the untimely annihilation of all life on earth -- but at least I'm somewhat relieved the denialists' immortal souls are not as much in jeopardy as I had imagined.
I suppose at worst it might mean a longer stint in purgatory for the worst offenders (those who know ACC is happening, but work like dogs to pursuade others it is not happening)....but not spending their eternity in a much hotter place than a globally warmed world. That is a relief to me. Life is very precious, but our souls are even more precious.